The Compliance Director reports directly to the Executive Director, School of Unrestricted Education. The position manages compliance initiatives, including state authorization, related accreditation projects, and institutional effectiveness processes, for the School.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Research – Manages the research of state and federal regulations related to state authorization and general compliance. Remains current on trends, recent decisions, and noteworthy news related to state authorization. Ensures the development and maintenance of a comprehensive list of each state and federal regulations related to educational programs—distance or physical presence. Tracks all compliance-related costs. Supports the site development process with the initial review and communication of authorization demands. Serves as the authority on all compliance matters for the School.
Activity Tracking – Establishes tracking procedures to monitor activities of the School that will initiate compliance or accreditation projects, including face-to-face teaching, other physical presence activities, and new programs. Communicates with leadership when said activities will require compliance or accreditation reporting. Ensures these priorities are included in the planning process.
Planning – Prioritizes short-term and long-term priorities for the Compliance Office based on site development, government expectations, and university activities (Section 2). In collaboration with the Executive Director, establishes a comprehensive project plan for compliance activities to include anticipated timelines, expectations, and costs.
Project Management & Supervision – Manages each compliance including narrative writing, documentation collection, and timely submission for initial applications and reapplications. In support of the accreditation liaison, prepares notifications and prospectuses for extended education programs and sites, including narratives and documentation. For all projects, tracks project milestones and tasks. Reports progress on a regular and periodic basis to leadership. Supervises other compliance personnel who may assist permanently or from time-to-time.
Institutional Effectiveness – Assesses the effectiveness of compliance initiatives. Prepares periodic reports on findings. Implements recommendations for improvement. Supports the Executive Director with research and analytics projects. Supports the Executive Director with ensuring the School’s (and its departments’) compliance with institutional effectiveness policies.
Preferred Education – Master’s degree in business, legal studies, public administration, or related fields
Accreditation & State Authorization – Experience with the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation processes; Experience with procedures related to state authorization and general compliance
ProjectManagement – Project management skills with an emphasis on compiling and reporting information
Communication – Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, especially written and oral communications; Ability to write technical narratives for government or accreditation reports
Collaboration – Ability to work with faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds and duties
Critical Thinking – Strong analytical skills as such relate to problem-solving and absorbing new information
Technology – Experience with data collection tools and applications in the Microsoft Office Suite
Minimum Education – Bachelor’s degree in business, legal studies, public administration, or related fields
Experience – 5 to 7 years of experience in institutional research/effectiveness, accreditation, compliance, public administration, project management, or business analysis work
Additional Salary Information: Available upon interview
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