Associate registrars usually work for colleges or universities and are responsible for tracking and maintaining both current and former students' academic and attendance records. They must also ensure compliance related to enrollment and graduation requirements and may supervise other staff in the registrar's office.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are important in this position, and computer skills are also necessary to keep data and information organized at all times. Associate registrars should also be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision as well as in a team environment, and must always ensure compliance with regulatory requirements related to students' academic records and other relevant documents.
Associate registrars are also responsible for staff development and training in order to improve information-processing and ensure that data is properly backed up in accordance with current procedures. They should always stay up-to-date with new technology in the marketplace, and some employers also require them to assist in the development of new college courses and the department's budget. A bachelor's degree or higher in business administration or a related field is generally required for this position, and they may also be required to attend relevant conferences and/or ongoing education programs.