Assistant Registrar

Bennington College
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About the Job

Assistant Registrar


Bennington College


Job Type: | Full time


Location: Bennington, Vermont, United States


Bennington College, an innovative and pioneering liberal arts institution, is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Assistant Registrar to provide in-person record and registration services for students, as well as general administrative support within the Provost’s Office. The Assistant Registrar will report to the Associate Dean of Academic Planning and Registrar, but will collaborate with colleagues within the Provost’s Office and from across the college in support of students and their success.


The Assistant Registrar is the point of contact in the Provost’s Office for all inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and alumni, welcoming and assisting those who visit the office, as well as promptly answering inquiries made by phone and email. The Assistant Registrar will provide timely services to students on campus and support various records, registration, and data-related responsibilities within the office. Additionally, the Assistant Registrar will oversee the ordering and organization of diplomas for commencement proceedings.


This position requires exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, impeccable attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities effectively, as well as manage sensitive information with tact and discretion. Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, strong technology skills (Google Suite required, student information systems preferred), and a facility with Microsoft Excel. Two or more years of relevant work experience is required; background in a registrar’s or records office-or in higher education-is preferred. Note: This is an in-person position at our campus in Bennington, Vermont. This position requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check as well as compliance with the College’s COVID vaccination policies.


Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success and community cohesiveness. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.


The College


Bennington College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and tuition benefits including Tuition Exchange scholarships. The College also offers an on-site fitness center as well as generous time off benefits (4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days and 17 paid holidays).


Bennington College is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. This position captures, contributes to, and reflects the ethos of this creative community.


Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest. From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.


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Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Bennington College is fully committed to advancing antiracism and social justice throughout all aspects of the institution. The impetus of this work was President Laura Walker’s establishment of the President’s Working Group on Anti Racism (PWG) with the goal of becoming an antiracist, equitable institution "that is more diverse, more inclusive and is actively fighting against racism while exploring the intersections of class, gender, and other vectors of identity and positionality."

Bennington College’s inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer, Dr. Alfredo Medina, has prioritized working collaboratively with all constituents in dismantling systems, policies, and programs that are systemically racist and to consistently create and sustain equitable systems and solutions to challenges at the college. Additionally, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Associate Director is charged with overseeing educational and social justice literacy training and programming on campus for students, faculty and staff. The ODEI works to finalize an action plan that incorporates PWG recommendations and addresses system and policy related initiatives.

Wage or Salary
$48,000 annually