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Clery Act Compliance Officer

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Safety & Security, Legal Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Clery Act Compliance Officer works collaboratively within the University to ensure the institution's compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and associated regulations. Serves as the institution's designated Campus Safety Survey Administrator in accordance with the Department of Education requirements.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

Coordinates the institution's Clery Act Compliance program. Develops and implements policies, procedures, programs and activities as required by the Act. Trains key stakeholders on Clery Act requirements.

Prepares, publishes, and distributes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Effectively communicates the availability of the report and ensures accessibility to prospective students and employees.

Identifies maintains a list of all Campus Security Authorities each academic year. Collaborates with Campus Security Authorities to ensure accurate and timely receipt of all crime statistic data. Provides relevant training on the requirements of the Campus Security Authority role.

Collects, analyzes and prepares reports on crime and disciplinary referral data. Identifies patterns and consults with leadership. Submits annual crime statistics data to the Department of Education, as required.

Collaborates with the FGCU Police Department Records Division to ensure proper classification of crime incident reports. Ensures compliance with daily crime and fire log requirements.

Partners with appropriate university departments to ensure compliance with regulations such as Drug Free Schools and Safe Campuses, Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights, and Violence Against Women Act. Maintains accurate records on awareness and prevention programs and presentations.

Collaborates with the Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness, Office of Media & Public Relations, and University Marketing & Communications to ensure compliance with the Emergency Notification and Timely Warning requirements of the Clery Act.

Stays abreast of changes to the Clery Act and other laws or regulations affecting campus security compliance and reporting.

Other Duties:

Services as the Records Custodian for all Clery Act-associated records.

Other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Communications, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Higher Education Administration, Law or closely related field.

Three years of professional full-time experience with Clery Act compliance, other federal act compliance, and/or public service related accreditation processes.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Communications, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Higher Education Administration, Law or closely related field.

Three years of work experience in a higher education setting.

Experience drafting and publishing an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Advanced Clery Act Training.

Experience with other related topics to include, but not limited to, Title IX, VAWA, Uniform Crime Reporting, and the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA, Uniform Crime Reporting, and the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.

Knowledge of research techniques, statistical gathering and analysis, and the ability to gather, organize, evaluate, and analyze data, and prepare reports, proposals, plans and recommendations.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.

Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.

Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, coworkers, and external partners.

Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.

Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.

Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to plan, assign, instruct, and direct the work of others engaged in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Department and/or assigned functions.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $58,000 annually

Telecommuting will be considered for the right candidate. Must be a Florida Resident.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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