University Registrar

Job Description


Date Posted: 07/16/2020

Req ID: 205

Faculty/Division: Vice-President & Provost

Department: Provostial Advisor on Recruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Established by royal charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. Located in Toronto—Canada’s largest city—the University encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. Its teaching programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in the heart of Toronto’s downtown, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. With approximately 22,000 faculty and staff, 93,000 students of which 25% are international, and an annual operating budget of $3.0 billion, the University is one of the world’s largest publicly funded research-intensive universities, and contributes $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year.

University Registrar

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The University of Toronto (U of T) seeks a seasoned leader for the role of University Registrar. Dynamic and forward-thinking, and an advocate for the provision of an excellent student experience, the incumbent models such qualities as they partner with stakeholders across Canada’s largest university. Reporting to the Provostial Advisor on Recruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology in the Office of the Vice-President and Provost, the University Registrar plays an integral role in driving strategic and academic plans across the University’s tri-campus system.

The University Registrar oversees a broad staff complement. Among other responsibilities, they provide leadership and advice on matters related to registration and student records management, financial aid and awards, fee assessment, access to information, and act as the official custodian of U of T’s student information system. In the current education environment, where technology is leveraged heavily to meet the needs of today’s learner, the University Registrar works closely with Information Technology Services on continuous improvements, systems, and automation. The University Registrar provides strong direction to registrarial service teams, and maintains a topflight, student-centric service culture.

The ideal candidate holds a Master’s degree from a recognized university, and has experience in data/information analysis and decision making. Given the size and scope of the University—with a combined total of 115,000 faculty, students, and staff across its three campuses—experience in a large and complex setting is considered an asset. To be successful in the role, the University Registrar must communicate in a compelling manner—both verbally and in written form—gaining the trust and respect of colleagues as well as the student population. The incumbent has a deep and abiding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms; exercises sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all interactions; and, has experience managing multiple, competing, and frequently changing priorities.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Consideration of candidates will commence early August 2020. Nominations, enquiries, and applications can be sent to Interested applicants can also use the following link to submit their application (letter of interest and resume):

Closing Date: 12/12/2020, 11:59PM EDT

Employee Group: Salaried

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 9 - Hiring Zone: $162,317 - $189,370 - Broadband Salary Range: $162,317 - $270,530

Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

Language of Work: English

Benefits Package Offered: Please find the link to U of T benefits here

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