Posted: March 28, 2024

University of Hawai'i - William S. Richardson School of Law
Manoa, HI

Summary of Position

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • *Serve as the Registrar for the William S. Richardson School of Law.
  • *Responsible for the management, planning, direction, operation and evaluation of the Registrar's Office. Hire, train, supervise, review & evaluate the work performance of the staff.
  • *Continually evaluate functionality of applicant and student data base and supervise the maintenance of computer and other records of all students in the Law School degree programs.
  • *Establish internal procedures to ensure compliance with Law School, UH system, State, Federal, and other pertinent policies, rules, and regulations.
  • *Serve as the repository for and custodian of all law student records. Oversee the creation, collection, maintenance, storage, and disclosure of student and institutional records.
  • *As the custodian of student education records, design, initiate, test & revise as necessary procedures which provide for the accurate recordkeeping & reporting functions in the student information system.
  • * Serve as a resource to evaluate, analyze, and formulate a response to requests for the release of non-directory student information.
  • *Serve as the primary liaison between the Law School and the Manoa Scheduling Office to prepare course offerings each semester. Work with the Associate Deans and faculty to ensure effective registration processes.
  • *Manage and implement the receipt, processing, and audit of all grade reports and transmission of all final grades each semester to the University's Ellucian Banner system, including the calculation of student grade point averages and class rankings each semester.
  • *Review and evaluate student records and GPAs at the end of each semester for academic action regarding the Law School's Academic Regulations.
  • *Serve as a resource to students, faculty, staff, and the public by providing accurate and thorough information related to student records, registration, and general school information.
  • *Assist the Associate Dean for Student Services in managing and administering exam accommodations per the recommendations of the UH Kokua Office in compliance with the ADA for all exam procedures and processing.
  • *Work closely with instructional administration in the production of the Schedule of Classes and UH Manoa Catalog.  Review, recommend, and update the academic regulations and registration information.
  • *Serve as the school Banner Security Administrator and determines the Banner access required for faculty/staff to perform job duties according to position descriptions.
  • *Attend professional development conferences, workshops, meetings related to student records, registration, and academic policies.
  • *Work evenings, weekends, and holidays during peak registration and exam periods or when otherwise necessary.
  • *Establish & implement procedures for release of student info to conform to federal government's FERPA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Hawaii's Admin Rules Protection of Ed Rights and Privacy of Students, and policies and procedures of the Law School and University.
  • Serve as a resource to evaluate, analyze, and formulate a response to requests for the release of non-directory student information.
  • *Improve seamless, efficient processes by utilizing technology (electronic files, forms, and workflow) with respect to registration, exam, enrollment verification, graduation audit, and bar certification processes.
  • *Assist the Associate Deans in evaluating students’ academic progress and executing academic actions such as leaves of absences, withdrawals, probation, suspension, and dismissal.
  • *Conduct graduation audits, determine honors, and engage in other activities pertinent to the graduation of students (including preparation of Bar certifications, preparation of lists certifying graduation for UH, the Bar, etc.) allowing them to sit for the Bar. Certifications include the certification of character and fitness to take the Bar exam, a qualifying exam to be licensed to practice law.
  • *Assist the Associate Deans in conducting program assessment and reporting relating to program evaluation, student success, and bar exam passage necessary to maintain law school accreditation with the American Bar Association.
  • * Implement programming for law students on subjects such as graduation requirements, exam taking software and exam procedures, and dual degree programs.
  • *Communicate clear, effective, and professional messages in person, in print, e-mail and on the Registrar's webpages.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education Required: Bachelor’s
Years of Experience Required: 3 years

Additional Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of student services in educational settings as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  • Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with student services in educational settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  • For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.

Supplemental Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work outside of normal scheduled hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Considerable leadership experience in student services specifically in a professional school.
  • Knowledge of legal educational curriculum, standards, and policies.
  • Considerable knowledge of database management and word processing.
  • Considerable Experience with Banner, FERPA, LSAC (Law School Admissions Council Credential Assembly Service).
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge and utilization of web design programs, specifically Drupal, and other database and survey programs, specifically Access and Google in higher education.
  • Experience interacting with students and faculty in higher education, including experience with minority and disadvantaged groups.
  • Considerable advising and/or counseling experience for progress towards degree, registration, and graduation requirements, specifically in higher education.



How to Apply

Submit (1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; (2) resume; (3) the names and contact information of at least three professional references; and (4) transcripts showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.)


Application Deadline: Until position is filled.