Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Registrar
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Benefits eligible


When you join NWHSU you're not simply doing a job, you're making a difference. You'll see passion for our mission, our work, and our future growth opportunities all around you. Culture is extremely important to us. We're a small enough organization that you'll get to know everyone, have a voice, make an impact, and feel the enthusiasm of everyone you work with. Yet we're large enough to offer exceptional benefits including a university contribution to our 403(b), generous PTO and a flexible environment. It's an ideal blend and a superb organization to expand your career.

What can you expect?

  • Our goal? Preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance healthcare.
  • Every role and individual contributes to our success. No matter what department you work in, you'll see passion for our work and respect for one another.
  • Belonging is important to us - we all bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and value to the organization. And that makes us stronger.
  • We're committed and engaged. You'll see that in every meeting, every discussion and everything we do. It shows and we're proud of it.
  • We don't simply say we have a team environment - we live it. Your ideas and suggestions matter. We listen to one another and when something makes sense, we do it.
  • We've still got that entrepreneurial spirit, even though we've been around for 80+ years. And we like that.
  • We share information and have fun - through monthly Open Forum meetings with our senior leaders, to random employee celebration events throughout the year.
  • We build in flexibility in roles whenever we can. We work in a hybrid environment. Each manager works with their team members to ensure there is a healthy work-life balance.
  • Your personal and professional work opportunities are important to us - we provide these benefits so you can continue to excel in your career.

Position Summary:

The Registrar is a university leader in supporting student success through university and program innovation, problem-solving, consulting, and direct-to-student services. The Registrar is responsible for the productive use of the university's student information system, management of student records, registration processes, policy development, review, and management, and student-facing academic support activities for the University. This position directs the centralized activities of the Registrar's Office staff that have direct responsibility for transcript maintenance and verification, academic registration, graduation and professional licensure certification. This position ensures the University's policies and procedures regarding student records are in compliance with FERPA and other legal, regulatory, and academic requirements.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible opportunity.

Work Location: Bloomington, MN with flexibility to work 1-2 days per week remotely; must live local and be able to come to campus as needed.


  • Lead design, development, and delivery of Registrar processes.
  • Actively contribute solutions for innovative academic offerings.
  • Implement policies and procedures for the administration of student records in accordance with federal/state regulations, laws, accreditation requirements, as well as institutional goals and objectives.
  • Research and execute process improvement; and continue to expand the use and functionality of existing and new technology to ensure the accuracy and integrity of student data and records.
  • Develop and manage the academic policy portfolio.
  • Ensure the integrity, accuracy, and security of all academic records of current and former students.
  • Supervise the processes for the articulation of transfer credits, graduation and certification of degrees programs, enrollment and degree verification, production of official transcripts and diplomas.
  • Maintain processes related to registration, creating class schedules, processing and reporting grades, production of transcripts and diplomas, enrollment and graduation.
  • Develop guidelines and manage the communication of student and program information to internal and external customers.
  • Manage the daily operations of the Registrar's Office.

Staff and Performance Management

  • Design efficient workflows.
  • Assign work duties.
  • Manage team and invest in performance coaching and management
  • Serve on University-wide committees..
  • Attend and host regularly scheduled departmental meetings.       
  • Participate in conferences and seminars to network, keep abreast of trends, and stay updated on state, federal, and/or accreditation rules and requirements.

What you need to have?

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Seven years of related experience, including five in management roles
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills to maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and university leaders.
  • Demonstrated skills in meeting the information and planning needs of students through development of various service programs from the Registrar's Office
  • Strong partnership skills including collaboration, willingness, candor, clear communication, and action-orientation
  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex regulations and technical requirements.

Does this sound like the type of role you could excel in? Where your background and experience may contribute to the growth of our organization? A role where you can add your passion and enthusiasm, and make a difference? If you believe you have the education and experience to meet the qualifications for this role, we'd value talking to you. Non-traditional backgrounds are welcome.

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet your current needs an anticipate your future needs. Our generous time away helps you enjoy a healthy work life rhythm.

  • Paid Time Off (earn 22 days per year)
  • Holiday (15 days in 2022)
  • Discounted and free on-site clinic services for you and your family
  • 403(b) Plan (4.75% University contribution with a 2% employee contribution)
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • EAP and other wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement for external programs
  • Tuition Reduction for internal programs (includes family members)
  • On-site fitness center

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor of Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Masters' offerings in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Functional and Integrative Nutrition, and Integrative Care, and undergraduate offerings in massage therapy, health sciences, and allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university and intend to be a leader in creating integrative care solutions.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

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