Manager of Compliance & Special Projects

Fayetteville, AR
Aug 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC839P

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Working Title Manager of Compliance & Special Projects

Position Number 15709

Department Distance Education

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The School of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach-Global Campus is the collaborative leader that facilitates the efforts of the academic colleges, schools, and units at the University of Arkansas to develop and deliver faculty-driven, high quality, and cutting-edge online, distance, and workforce education programs and courses. The Global Campus' focus is on progressive and innovative learning solutions in addition to expanding access to educational and professional opportunities to all students (traditional, non-traditional, and working professionals).

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

This position will establish and maintain relationships with state higher education personnel across the United States resulting in positive relations and reputation for state regulatory compliance and expertise. Expands relationships and seek opportunities for partnership and collaboration with other university units and external constituents. Researches state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including professional licensure regulations. Assesses opportunities and challenges brought on by changes to national and state licensure accreditation requirements and state higher education regulations. Prepares and submits applications, forms, and reports required by individual states, licensure boards, and national council for state authorization reciprocity agreements in order to obtain and maintain state authorization and/or approval. Serves as the liaison between Global Campus and academic programs for surveys. Manages special projects for Global Campus.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree or Juris Doctorate degree

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in field of study related to education, administration, or management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of the organization and administration of various higher education academic and social programs
  • Knowledge of campus and community resources
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and campus rules, regulations, and requirements related to campus academic and social programs
  • Ability to coordinate the activities of campus academic and/or social programs
  • Ability to evaluate collected information and formulate into recommendations
  • Ability to compile information into report form
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Global Campus

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $40,000 - $48,000 commensurate with education and experience

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 08/26/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 09/18/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or Juris Doctorate degree?
    • Master's degree
    • Juris Doctorate degree
    • Both degrees
    • Neither a Master's nor Juris Doctorate degree
  2. * Do you have a degree in a field of study related to education, administration, or management?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your experience with compliance matters (state, federal, and campus rules, regulations, and requirements related to campus academic and social programs).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience with project development and/or project management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience with collecting and analyzing information, formulating recommendations, and writing reports.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
  2. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.
  3. Proof of Veterans Status