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Department: 426301 - Environmental Health & Safety
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Director of Youth Programs and Compliance leads the University's program on the protection of minors. This program is intended to provide development, facilitation, monitoring, revision, and oversight of policies, protocols, training and compliance related activities to help groups hosting minors on campus provide a safe and healthy environment for participants.
Reporting directly to the Director of Risk Assessment, the Director of Youth Programs and Compliance works closely with the NC State's Compliance Officials Working Group for policy development, implementation and compliance across all colleges and divisions of the University. The Director of Youth Programs and Compliance serves as the University point-of-contact and subject matter expert for establishing and maintaining best practices in the protection of minors on campus. The Director develops NC State policies and procedures related to youth protection and further communicates these to University stakeholders who operate programs involving the participation of minors. The position requires regular review and monitoring of policy compliance and will report recommendations for changes and/or modifications to the Director of Risk Assessment, Associate Vice Chancellor for Environmental Health and Public Safety, University Provost, Vice Chancellor for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, and the Compliance and Integrity Manager within the Office of General Counsel.
Responsibilities include: Establishing and maintaining a youth compliance program based on NC State's Compliance Program Attributes, consistent with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines elements of an effective compliance program.
Fostering a culture of compliance through outreach and engagement with University programs that involve the participation of minors.
Ensuring NC State policies, regulations and rules governing programs that involve the participation of minors are followed and University programs are held accountable.
Assisting in facilitating training for all University programs that involve the participation of minors. This includes approval of training content in addition to centralized tracking and monitoring of individuals requiring and participating in training.
Acting as a subject matter expert to evaluate and resolve questions and issues relating to youth protection with University staff, faculty, volunteers or visitors.
Monitoring and reviewing regulatory and legislative changes that impact youth programs, preparing the University's response to regulatory changes, and acting on appropriate changes in policies/youth programs areas to ensure required changes are implemented.
Collaborating with the Compliance and Integrity Manager, the Compliance Officials Working Group, Division of Academic and Student Affairs, and other applicable individuals and units (academic and/or administrative) on updates to policies, rules and regulations that impact youth protection.
Developing and maintaining a centralized inventory of all University programs that involve the participation of minors.
Providing ongoing direction to youth program leadership on the implementation of procedures, as well as, recommendations to ensure that best practices are implemented within youth programs.
Creating educational resources, template forms, instructional materials and other appropriate communication mediums focused on continual improvement of services and programs to enhance youth safety best practices. Sharing and spreading appropriate resources to areas sponsoring youth programming.
Developing and implementing educational programs for faculty, staff and volunteers regarding youth safety and other regulatory requirements related to youth protection compliance.
Monitoring background clearance requirements for persons working within youth programs, in collaboration with the University's Central Human Resources Background Check Unit and program directors.
Referring and reporting allegations of misconduct to University Police.
Reporting data, metrics, issues, and incidents to appropriate stakeholders, including the NC State Board of Trustees, Audit Risk Management and Finance Committee and the University Compliance Steering Committee.
Serving on University, regional, federal, or other committees and boards related to youth compliance.
Representing the University at youth compliance-related conferences.
Other duties as assigned
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Possess exceptional written, oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
Possess a strong work ethic.
Demonstrated ability to serve productively and collaboratively as a team leader and team member, while also being self-driven and able to work independently.
Demonstrated ability to work professionally and collaboratively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies.
Prior risk management and compliance experience.
Demonstrated experience in working with a population diverse in cultures and backgrounds.
Strong customer service orientation.
Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to use sound judgement to identify the best course of action.
Work experience directly related to managing a program of the scope and complexity of the University's program on the protection of minors and compliance.
Prior experience in a higher education campus/setting and/or in a youth-serving or public service setting.
Proven ability and/or experience in evaluating, coordinating and developing training on policy or procedural subject matter and ability to deliver training to various constituents.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00107271
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