at American University of Afghanistan
Published March 29, 2022
Location Doha, Qatar
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  




Founded in 2006, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit, nationally-accredited university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We are a dynamic university with a student population of over 1,000 students.


AUAF is seeking a qualified candidate for the full time position of Registrar.


Position Summary


The mission of the Registrar's Office is to assist students in achieving their educational goals at AUAF by maintaining and providing accurate records, providing an effective registration process, and by evaluating students' academic progress according to established curricular requirements in compliance with academic policies.


The Registrar is to oversee the mission of the office by leading staff effectively in the planning and delivery of services and programs and collaborating with administrators, chairs, IT, and other staff to facilitate and improve services to students, while protecting the integrity and security of student academic data.


The Registrar oversees all operations of the Registrar’s Office as well as the hiring, training and development of Registrar's office staff. The Registrar collaborates with other university leaders to design quality student services and protect student records.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Direct, mentor, and guide the Registrar's office staff; work in collaboration with the office management staff to establish direction, priorities, and goals


Responsible for institutional data reporting to assist with university wide decision making and planning for student finance, curriculum alignment, enrollment trends/management, student live, staffing, alumni and facilities


Responsible for the creation, collection and analysis of data from student, faculty and staff records to create predictive models to assist with planning


Work closely and liaise with educational partners such as the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, American University of Sulaymaniyah (AUIS), Iraq, Bard College, New York and other partners as AUAF expands its global footprint


Creation of reports for government bodies (Qatar-Doha and US agencies)


Provide leadership and oversight in developing office policies and procedures to continuously improve services provided by the Registrar's Office, including:


Performing incoming transcript evaluation and recording/maintaining effective registration processes


Processing grades


Certifying and reporting enrollment to internal and external entities


Tracking and clearing students for graduation; producing diplomas


Coordinate Commencement ceremonies


Make data-informed proposals and decisions to contribute to the overall goals of the office and the university


Oversee the development of the annual academic calendar


Work with the different departments and division chairs to develop and implement academic policy and curriculum


Function as the primary university data custodian for student academic records with responsibility for setting and implementing appropriate planning and policy­ level standards


Serve as the main resource to university departments for institutional policies and practices relating to student academic records, particularly in regard to balancing the university need for data access with the legal and ethical issues involved in records privacy and security


Direct budget preparations and internal allocations for the Registrar's Office


Participate in professional development activities including professional associations relating to college registrars and accreditation


Serve on university academic and administrative committees and serve in other capacities as needed or directed by the university


Required Qualification and Experience:


Master's degree in higher education administration or related discipline preferred


Minimum three years in a senior position responsible for student academic records and policy and procedures associated with those records


Record of growth in professional responsibility that demonstrates logical analysis, problem-solving, innovation, and leadership; ability to analyze data and use statistics for inferences and actionable decisions


Ability to move the office forward in the development of the profession including effective outreach to other universities to promote student learning outcomes; ability to change culture; a clear understanding of trends, policies, and regulations related to the academic records environment


Significant experience in the adoption and use of technologies to increase productivity and accountability within the records office; advanced understanding of relational database and ERP systems, preferably PowerCampus, including integration of self-service, learning management and degree audit systems in a complex university setting


Effective communicator with interpersonal and communication skills to interact verbally and in writing with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, and administrators; to facilitate team work among staff and in committees; and to foster effective working relationships externally with schools, colleges, organizations, and agencies


Requires a high level of confidentiality


This position is remote but may require future travel and short term relocation to AUAF’s regional campuses such as Education City, Doha, Qatar.




Knowledge of policies and procedures of an academic environment


High attention to detail


Supervision of diverse staff


Cross departmental collaboration


Excellent command of the English language


Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Direct experience working within an American system of higher education


Ability and knowledge in maintaining a high degree of professionalism


Ability to operate a personal computer including Microsoft Office and other database platforms


Problem solving and decision making.




The American University of Afghanistan offers a generous benefits package which includes flexible working hours, a competitive salary, international health care and life insurance, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave and location specific allowances when travelling if applicable.


How to apply


To apply for this position, please send as a single PDF document which includes: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three references by email. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please include AF-Int-01-2022- Registrar in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

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