Licensure & State Authorization Officer #495364

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Licensure & State Authorization Officer #495364



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Distance Education

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Job Summary:The position of Licensure and State Authorization Officer supports Lamar University in establishing state authorization compliance for course activities offered outside of Texas. The position reports to the Assistant Vice Provost of Digital Learning and is charged with taking steps necessary to obtain and maintain authorization to operate in states and countries where Lamar has determined it will provide instruction. The Licensure and State Authorization Officer must be a detail-oriented professional, with the ability to read, interpret and analyze state and federal regulations. The Officer will have the ability to work Independently on projects and must be able to produce accurate work under
pressure and meet deadlines.

Essential Job Functions:
•The position develops, initiates, and maintains all state authorization applications, reporting and continued compliance. Compiles information to prepare submissions of new and renewal state applications with accuracy and within strict deadlines; creates monitors and updates timelines for regulatory activities.
•This position creates and maintains tools for tracking and reporting on regulatory changes, and keeps database accurately updated to reflect changes in state authorization status .
•This position stays current with regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels and provides reports on a regular basis. Maintains a current working knowledge of the Texas Education Agency, State Board of Nursing and other licensing agency requirements.
•Routinely researches state and federal laws, rules, and regulations including professional licensure regulations, implement communication and appropriate strategies to assure compliance.
•Identify pending compliance changes and conduct proactive and in time training to ensure policy/procedure compliance through planning cycles.
•Work with faculty and ensure that academic programs leading to professional certification or licensure maintain the standards required of such programs and ensure that reporting responsibilities are fulfilled.
•Manage the application and reporting processes for operating and degree-granting authority from state boards of higher education, including distance education requirements.
•Creates, updates, and manages the LU Online websites.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required:
Bachelor’s degree with training as a Paralegal or in a Legal office. Master’s Degree Preferred.

Minimum Experience Required:
3 years’ experience in higher education, compliance, or legal settings.

Key Competencies:
•Exceptional attention to detail and recordkeeping
•Experience coordinating project initiatives and maintaining project files
•Experience working with state compliance issues
•Ability to read, interpret and analyze state regulations
•Experience in Microsoft Office applications
•Experience In problem solving, planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and
establishing priorities
•Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production, digital audio and video editing, HTML coding and editing.
•Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:
•Ability to lift 40 pounds and remain sedentary working at a desk for extended period of time.
•Current driver’s license and ability to travel.

Job Conditions:
This position may require performing other job-related duties to meet university and departmental needs.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional
services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time