Compliance Officer (Title IX and Conduct Investigator) Location:
Valdosta State University Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.
Manage assigned institutional compliance functions to ensure university compliance with a variety of state and federal regulations, grant requirements, ethics guidelines, etc.
Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs for Student Conduct and Title IX, the Compliance Officer is primarily responsible for the prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of sexual violence and higher-level conduct complaints involving students, including bias related incidents. In collaboration with the Director, develop investigation plans and coordinate and/or conduct investigations of Title IX, bias related, and higher level conduct cases in a timely manner. Prepare comprehensive investigation reports to be used in conduct hearings and to inform University response.
The Compliance Officer assists in the development and implementation of best practices in Title IX and Title VI Investigations, policy and campus training, keeping abreast of current state and federal laws, regulations and trends in Title IX and Title VI compliance. They will assist in tracking cases, data and trends related to sexual misconduct and harassment complaints, follow-up actions and resolutions, while maintaining detailed records. Research and assist with the administration of Title IX prevention programming, including the creation, assembly and distribution of educational materials to the University community. The Compliance Officer also assists with the preparation of updated written Title IX materials, including the University's publications and web content on sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence.
In addition, the Compliance Officer ensures compliance with the documentation of conduct records and student incidents of Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and collaborate with the Director of Public Safety to ensure the compilation and regular review of data related to campus crime statistics. They also contribute accurate student conduct and incident data to the Clery reporting committee in order for Public Safety to publish the Annual Security Report required by law.
Typical Allocation of Duties:
Provide guidance - 20%
Conduct investigations, audits, and/or research to ensure compliance with applicable legal, regulatory, and/or accreditation-related guidelines.
Advocate - 20%
Advocate for the achievement and documentation of institutional best practices in compliance-related subject matter areas.
Develop policies and procedures - 20%
Assist in the development of institutional policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Collaborate with others - 20%
Collaborate with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to help ensure institutional compliance.
Prepare reports - 20%
Prepare a variety of regular and special reports documenting university compliance.
Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of related work experience.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).
Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
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