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Compliance Specialist

Texas State University
San Marcos

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Compliance Specialist

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Compliance Specialist


San Marcos


Institutional Compliance

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • OEO manages hundreds of complaints every year. This position requires an individual who exercises sound judgment and critical thinking, is immediately prepared to deal with a variety of complex issues and has experience dealing with difficult situations in a highly complex organization. Demonstrated knowledge of policies and regulations that pertain to applicants, students, faculty, and staff including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and any other state/federal anti-discrimination regulations.
  • Knowledge Training in conducting investigations and/or internal audits, preferably through a nationally recognized organization General understanding of Title IX, Title VII, ADA, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidance, and Office for Civil Rights Guidance
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to diverse
  • internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to produce a well-written investigative report based on sophisticated logical reasoning and high level of analytical thinking.
  • Demonstrated experience with establishing and maintaining professional working relationships
  • and interpersonal skills.
  • This employee must have the ability to communicate clearly in person, by phone, e-mail, written communication, and various reports and letters required for this position.
  • Must be able to travel, operate a motor vehicle, and be away from their home or office for periods of time when attending meetings, trainings, and conferences.
  • The employee may be required to perform handling activities with lightweight or easily moved items (e.g. books file folders, boxes of office supplies, small machine parts, etc.); perform moving activities for brief periods; operate light equipment; perform repetitive motions for brief periods.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree, including degrees in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Law, Higher Education Administration or related fields
  • Training design and delivery
  • Content management system experience
  • Bilingual Spanish-English

Job Description:

Responsible for compiling, preparing and managing departmental compliance documentation. Responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

Job Duties:

  • The position above is the Senior Investigator is responsible for assisting the Director with the overall management of the office, including developing, interpreting, and advising on university policy. The Assistant Director works with more autonomy than the Compliance Specialist. The Compliance Specialist operates with little autonomy, however they are relied upon to make policy-based decisions with little guidance and oversight. Additionally, Compliance Specialist perform more administrative duties such as the intake process.
  • In accordance with university policies and procedures, lead independent and unbiased investigations, and draft memoranda of findings and recommendations for university leadership. Investigation duties will include, but not limited to: develop an
    investigation plan, analyze complaint to identify allegations, interviewing complainant and respondents, identify and interview witnesses, identify and collect relevant documentation, appropriately document interviews and other investigation findings according to the
    OEO investigation process format, and analyze information gleaned from investigation to determine findings. Report detailed written analysis and findings from complaint
    investigation to the Director in accordance with applicable legal requirements and the OEO&TIX investigation process format Complete, accurate, defensible investigative reports that thoroughly analyze the applicable university policy to determine, whether, based
    on a preponderance of the evidence, if the policy has been violated.
  • Maintain relevant certifications and/or complete assigned annual professional development/training to support the development and delivery of trainings and educational programs to the Texas State community on University policies and procedures related to protected sexual harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and inform these constituents about the complaint procedures and investigative processes.
  • Assist with creating, maintaining, analyzing and reporting data Support the mission of upholding a positive learning, working, and living environment, by participating in campus committees, as determined with supervisor

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application.

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Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at


Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.


Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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601 University Drive
San Marcos
United States

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