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Academic Compliance Officer

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Provosts
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Office of the Provost is seeking anAcademic Compliance Officer who is responsible for ensuring the university’s compliance with federal, state and accreditation regulations that impact JHU academic programs. As the project manager of the university’s State Authorization efforts, the Academic Compliance Officer plays a lead role in ensuring compliance with regulations concerning distance education programs. They also coordinate the process by which new and substantially modified academic program proposals and substantive change requests are reviewed in the Provost’s Office and prepared for submission to the appropriate agencies, including the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

This position is responsible for researching, understanding and monitoring state regulations; interacting with JHU academic divisions to collect information, to monitor programmatic developments and to report them to state agencies as required; compiling and filing applications for registration in states where required; and developing and implementing processes, procedures and controls to ensure JHU’s ongoing compliance with applicable regulations. The Academic Compliance Officer will coordinate and manage complex projects of strategic and operational importance in the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Academic Compliance Officer will be expected to understand or quickly familiarize her- or himself with policies, procedures and regulations relevant to JHU and higher education, including, but not limited to, accreditation guidelines and standards, state approval processes for academic program approvals, and various federal and state regulations. The Academic Compliance Officer will plan and facilitate the work of committees, task forces and/or working groups as needed; articulate goals, processes and procedures to internal and external audiences; coordinating meetings, presentations and other activities; conduct and direct research activities in support of planning and decision making; and proactively advise leadership in the Office of the Provost and others on areas relevant to higher education policy and relevant federal and state laws. The Academic Compliance Officer will prepare a variety of written communications, including but not limited to speeches, reports and high-level correspondence, and must be able to work both independently and with senior University leaders. This position requires excellent judgment, discretion, and professionalism.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure university academic compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Research/monitor state regulations and assess implications on JHU academic programs, providing analysis and recommendations to the Provost’s Office and university leaders.
  • Initiate policy revisions and updates as needed.
  • Review and prepare for submission academic program proposals and substantive change requests to appropriate agencies.
  • Independently prepare applications to state agencies for state authorization, including compliance documentation.
  • Monitor JHU authorization status in each state to ensure timely renewal to maintain institutional compliance.
  • Manage review and signature process for institutional agreements requiring signature by the Provost.
  • Collect and organize program information from JHU academic divisions.
  • Work closely with senior university and divisional staff, including representatives from the Provost’s Office, Finance and Administration, General Counsel’s Office, Student Financial Services, Tax Office, and divisional deans’ offices.
  • Manage institutional data in support of planning, decision making, and state authorization.
  • Develop and implement systems and processes to improve monitoring of state authorization, tracking of JHU program information, and maintenance of JHU Academic Program Inventory.
  • Review and prepare academic program proposals for review by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and work with divisions to support their program proposals.
  • Project management of strategically important activities in the Office of the Provost.
  • Develop policies, procedures and controls to ensure university compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Facilitate work of committees, task forces, and/or working groups as needed, articulate process, structure and goals, as well as coordinate meetings, presentations and other activities.
  • Manage complex data collection efforts, including oversight of internal surveys, focus groups and/or interviews.
  • Write and edit briefings, reports, and/or white papers or other communications.
  • Proactively provide guidance and recommendations to Provost’s Office and university officials regarding relevant regulatory and compliance issues
  • Hire and supervise undergraduate and graduate work study students.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master's Degree preferred).
  • At least five years of experience managing compliance initiatives.
  • Familiarity with post-secondary academic institutions, and Johns Hopkins University in particular, is strongly preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization, project management and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced research skills required.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently; prioritizing and managing multiple projects.
  • Experience producing reports and managing data.
  • Ability to work with senior leadership at Johns Hopkins.

Classified Title: Academic Compliance Officer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF
Starting Salary Range: $71,510 - $98,410 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Vice Provost Education, Ofc of
Personnel area: University Administration

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
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