Compliance Officer

Barnesville, Georgia
Aug 15, 2017
Compliance Officer
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Compliance Officer shall work under the direction of the Vice President for Finance and Administration to maintain an effective College-wide compliance program: providing education, support, and coordination; developing and maintaining College policies and procedures; identifying areas of potential compliance risk through periodic review and assessment of the compliance activities of various administrative units; providing guidance to the Administration to address and mitigate compliance risk; and reporting results of the compliance program efforts to appropriate parties.

Duties include the oversight of internal investigations and grievances, the formulation of College policies and procedures, faculty and staff training, and assistance with the oversight of College contracting procedures. Areas of responsibility may include Information Technology, Title IV, ADA, sexual harassment, Title IX, EEO/Affirmative Action, FERPA, record retention, and institutional compliance.


• Create and maintain policies, procedures, and guidelines, and lead projects that ensure Gordon State’s ongoing compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations
• Monitor regulatory, legislative, and policy matters that affect the College’s compliance efforts, staying current on new developments and disseminating information concerning such developments to College administrators; contribute to implementing best practices
• Plans, directs and coordinates college activities in Information Technology, specifically in the field of Information Security
• Develop, deliver, and implement training (both broad-based and individualized) to the Gordon State workforce, and assist in the development of communication programs to educate and update the Gordon State community on compliance, risk and/or privacy requirements
• Develop and implement annual work plans to assess and review policies, practices, and processes with requirements, and develop, implement and monitor corresponding corrective action plans
• Develop and maintain a compliance inventory and calendar, including the various individuals or units responsible for meeting particular compliance obligations and associated reporting obligations
• Provide guidance to the Administration to address and mitigate compliance risk
• Report results of the Compliance Program efforts to appropriate parties
• Performs related duties

Minimum Qualifications:


• Demonstrate professionalism, discretion, and judgment through sound decision-making to obtain solutions through collaborative efforts with a wide-variety of offices and departments throughout Gordon State College
• Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams and projects from start to finish
• Advanced IT systems and security training
• Highly effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to address a wide variety of sophisticated audiences.
• Demonstrated critical thinking skills and ability to implement strategic policy recommendations.
• Superior knowledge of state and federal statutes, laws and regulations, industry standards, trends and/or regulatory requirements in expertise subject area.


• Master’s Degree required
• Must have experience in the field of Information Technology, preferably including security Audit, privacy, compliance or other relevant experience in higher education; A+, SANS, NET+, Sec+ preferred
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with having had a similar position for at least five years.