Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The position of Licensure and State Authorization Officer supports Lamar University in establishing state authorization compliance for course activities offered outside of Texas. The position reports to the Assistant Vice Provost of Digital Learning and is charged with taking steps necessary to obtain and maintain authorization to operate in states and countries where Lamar has determined it will provide instruction. The Licensure and State Authorization Officer must be a detail-oriented professional, with the ability to read, interpret and analyze state and federal regulations. The Officer will have the ability to work Independently on projects and must be able to produce accurate work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Essential Job Functions:
The position develops, initiates, and maintains all state authorization applications, reporting and continued compliance. Compiles information to prepare submissions of new and renewal state applications with accuracy and within strict deadlines; creates monitors and updates timelines for regulatory activities.
This position creates and maintains tools for tracking and reporting on regulatory changes, and keeps database accurately updated to reflect changes in state authorization status .
This position stays current with regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels and provides reports on a regular basis. Maintains a current working knowledge of the Texas Education Agency, State Board of Nursing and other licensing agency requirements.
Routinely researches state and federal laws, rules, and regulations including professional licensure regulations, implement communication and appropriate strategies to assure compliance.
Identify pending compliance changes and conduct proactive and in time training to ensure policy/procedure compliance through planning cycles.
Work with faculty and ensure that academic programs leading to professional certification or licensure maintain the standards required of such programs and ensure that reporting responsibilities are fulfilled.
Manage the application and reporting processes for operating and degree-granting authority from state boards of higher education, including distance education requirements.
Creates, updates, and manages the LU Online websites.
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Education Required: Bachelors degree with training as a Paralegal or in a Legal office. Masters Degree Preferred.
Minimum Experience Required: 3 years experience in higher education, compliance, or legal settings.
Key Competencies: Exceptional attention to detail and recordkeeping Experience coordinating project initiatives and maintaining project files Experience working with state compliance issues Ability to read, interpret and analyze state regulations Experience in Microsoft Office applications Experience In problem solving, planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production, digital audio and video editing, HTML coding and editing. Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 40 pounds and remain sedentary working at a desk for extended period of time. Current drivers license and ability to travel.
Job Conditions: This position may require performing other job-related duties to meet university and departmental needs.
Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana