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Registrar and Director, Institutional Research

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The AFI Conservatory Registrar and Director, Institutional Research guides and directs the Office of the Registrar and all of its related functions, including providing support and service to Fellows, faculty, alumni, and staff by creating and securing accurate academic records. Additionally, the Registrar and Director is responsible for providing leadership in the measurement and assessment of the Conservatory’s educational effectiveness, enrollment management, strategic planning, and other data-driven initiatives.

Registrar core duties include the secure maintenance of academic records, development of the Fellow handbook and class schedules, course registration, grading, degree conferral, and ensuring compliance with all state and federal requirements and regulations related to compliance reporting and Fellow records privacy.  Additionally, Institutional Research core duties include partnering with stakeholders from across the institution to identify, develop, gather, validate, analyze, and share data and information related to institutional and programmatic activities.



  • Manage Fellow academic records processes and course registration.
  • Maintain, manage, and publish Conservatory class/course/workshop schedules and calendars.
  • Maintain curricular offerings, and degree inventories.
  • Manage grades and transcript processing and degree/graduation audit processes.
  • Oversee database, student information system, and information systems management for Conservatory programs.
  • Act as liaison with student information system and other information system suppliers/vendors.
  • Provide technical support and training on student information system and other information system—as relevant, for Conservatory faculty, fellows, and other community members.
  • Collaborate with the Dean, Vice Deans, faculty and staff to facilitate and improve services to Fellows.
  • Prepare and maintain directory information and releases.
  • Train and familiarize Conservatory personnel and Fellows on FERPA, data and records privacy, and related matters.
  • Manage all Registrar and Institutional Research staff members.
  • Manage the review, updating, and publishing of Fellows Policy & Procedures Handbook on an annual basis.
  • Create and update on an annual basis the manual of Registrar Operating Procedures.
  • Develop and administer the departmental budget.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree and academic preparation and training in registrar and institutional research services, higher education administration or related field required. Master’s degree in related discipline is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum five years of progressive experience in a Registrar, Institutional Research, or related office in higher education is required.
  • Advanced background in research methods, statistics, data validation and analysis, data governance, and benchmarking.
  • Strong knowledge of student information management systems (experience with Empower preferred) including installation, conversions, and enhancements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of film, television, theater, multimedia, animation or related arts educational programs is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FERPA and SEVIS regulations.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to successfully manage staff and provide direction to the Fellows and other external clients.
  • Advanced data representation and visualization skills required.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills coupled with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

Institution Description

The American Film Institute champions the future of the moving image as an art form. We believe in the revolutionary power of visual storytelling to share diverse perspectives, inspire empathy and drive culture forward. The American Film Institute believes in the power of diverse voices to drive culture forward. We strive to cultivate and sustain an inclusive environment at AFI that actively affirms and, is respectful of, the identities of all people, across genders, abilities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds and ideological perspectives – and one where self-reflection, honesty and accountability are practiced. At AFI, we are responsible for the community we build and the stories we tell.


AFI requires full vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees, subject to limited, legally required exceptions. Proof of vaccination, or documentation supporting an exception to this policy, will be required prior to employment.
Application Due Date: 2022-08-31
Job Start Date: 2022-06-27
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Los Angeles
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: American Film Institute
Reports To: Not Applicable
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Not Applicable

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