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Cleveland Institute of Art / Posted July 28, 2022

Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the position of Registrar. The Registrar provides dynamic and strategic leadership in Academic operations by effectively managing the maintenance and integrity of all student academic records, curriculum management, the creation and maintenance of course schedules, all areas of student registration and the recording and reporting of grades, graduation, compliance with FERPA regulations, international students/SEVIS procedures, and the establishment and maintenance of processes for the equitable and consistent administration of policies and procedures as they relate to registration and academic record keeping.

In this role the Registrar will manage the registration process for all students, provide record-keeping and statistical reports on student enrollment, grades, retention, attrition, demographic profiles, degree completion, faculty loads and more. Provides FERPA training as needed as part of new faculty/staff orientation. Serves as the School Certifying Official (SCO) for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and works with other CIA representatives (Financial Aid, Business Affairs, Enrollment/Admissions, Marketing, etc.) to ensure institutional compliance. In partnership with OAA, manages College Catalog updates to courses and degree requirements. Determines the general academic calendar in consultation with other CIA managers, for final approval by the Cabinet. Manages managerial and fiscal operations of the Registrar's office, including preparation of the annual budget and payment authorizations for invoices. Supervises and evaluates administrative staff in the Registrar's office.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in organization, time management and staff supervision. As well as a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the manager of registrar and/or academic operations and a bachelors degree; masters preferred. A thorough understanding of Student Information Systems (Jenzabar data management system preferred), including but not limited to maintenance of data integrity and report development. Understanding of the structure, interdependencies, and current management practices within higher education. Knowledge of the requirements of internal and external organizations for data management and evaluation purposes. Experience in working with the reporting requirements of the National Student Clearinghouse and Department of Veterans' Affairs.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our community.


This is a full-time exempt position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Cleveland Institute of Art offers a benefit package including; vacation, sick, personal time accrual as well as additional time off while the college is closed during winter break; health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and inter-museum council discounts.

Review of applicants will begin August 12, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.


The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators. With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 13 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by USA Today as the “Best Arts District” in the country.

The mission of CIA is to cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design. Visit our website at: www.cia.edu

CIA Vaccination Requirement Notice

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CIA has implemented a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CIA and provide proof of their fully vaccinated status upon hire.

Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious or moral belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CIA undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at hr@cia.edu.

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