Associate Registrar

  • Job Reference: 00002618-1
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2021
  • Company: Management Business Solutions
  • Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration, Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Ferris State University has retained Management Business Solutions to be a “value-add” partner to their recruitment for this position. As a solution-based staffing organization; we have aligned our processes to mirror Ferris’s talent strategies to identify, screen, and recruit qualified candidates.


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Under the general direction of the Registrar, coordinate the administrative duties and responsibilities of the Registrar’s Office and associated staff and work independently with the Athletic Department in eligibility matters relating to student athletes and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.



  • Supervise, coordinate, train and serve as a back up to Registrar’s Office staff
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs to review and implement curriculum
  • Provide training and Banner support to campus community
  • Manage and process Registrar Office related processes such as graduation, initial participation, direct credit entry, website maintenance and workflow etc.
  • Serve as a Registrar’s Office representative on various committees
  • Maintain and in-depth knowledge of applicable university, state and federal policies and compliance regulations.
  • Evaluate current practices and procedures to find efficiencies and work on special projects to execute.
  • Serve as the University athletic administrative liaison to develop, recommend, and implement various policies and procedures relating to the NCAA player eligibility.
  • Coordinate NCAA player eligibility between the athletic, academic and student affairs departments. Works cooperatively with all University departments to insure compliance.
  • Serve as certifying official of Ferris State for NCAA eligibility and as one of the University employees who are authorized to contact the NCAA.
  • Review student records to determine athletic eligibility or ineligibility. Approve student class changes to insure compliance with NCAA. Work with faculty and academic advisors to resolve problems.
  • Prepare and sign a variety of University detailed reports and rosters as required by NCAA.
  • Advise and/or train University employees on various NCAA issues.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge, evaluate and interpret federal and NCAA requirements
  • to insure University compliance. Utilize the NCAA legislative database to research, analyze and make various interpretations based on that data.
  • Analyze reports and data for accuracy and investigate and resolve discrepancies in accordance with various University, federal or NCAA procedures/policies/regulations.



  • Reports to the Registrar.
  • Maintain confidentiality of designated information.
  • Deal with highly sensitive information in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, parents, outside agencies.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or University. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum requirement: Two years’ work experience in an office setting where data organization and accuracy and attention to detail are important.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with a varied and diverse group of constituents.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to successfully accomplish related processes and functions as needed.
  • Ability to serve as an accessible leader able to assist with a variety of tasks and assignments.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to varying work/task assignments within the workplace.
  • Ability to understand and investigate issues relating to federal, state and NCAA regulations.



  • Professional work experience in higher education, preferably within enrollment services or academic affairs. Professional experience with NCAA, especially eligibility regulations. Understanding and experience with student system software such as Banner.



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