Compliance Officer (Student Affairs)
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.Job Summary
Manage assigned institutional compliance functions to ensure university compliance with a variety of state and federal regulations, grant requirements, ethics guidelines, etc.Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Director of Student Conduct and Title IX Coordinator, the Compliance Officer will be the university’s lead investigator in cases involving complaints of student sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and gender-related violence including stalking and intimate-partner violence, and conduct cases that could lead to suspension or expulsion.
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 -
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.
Collaborate and consult with campus partners to regularly monitor and manage investigations and reports associated with student misconduct.
Serve as the lead investigator for cases involving sexual assault, sexual and/or gender-based harassment, intimate-partner violence, stalking, and retaliation.
Serve as the lead investigator for conduct cases that could lead to suspension or expulsion.
Act as a neutral party through all aspects of investigation to ensure a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties.
Maintain accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.
Create comprehensive written investigative reports in keeping with University and USG policy.
Assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive university wide training program for students, faculty, and staff to include Title IX training, conduct hearing officer training, EverFi Educational Program, and civility/code of conduct education.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of related work experience.
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.