Grand Canyon University
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Grand Canyon University’s department of Academic Compliance is seeking a full time Accreditation Administrator. This position is responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with state regulations, accreditation standards, and programmatic licensure requirements.
The Accreditation Administrator reports to the Director of Compliance and Accreditation and provides management and assistance for a broad range of regulatory activities including the completion of applications, annual reports, program authorizations, agent permits, information requests and other duties supporting compliance with state higher education authorities. The Accreditation Administrator will serve as the point of contact to state regulatory entities and as the subject matter expert on selected, relevant state regulations. In addition, the Accreditation Administrator will assist the colleges and University in maintaining compliance with programmatic and regional accrediting standards.
- Provides point-of-contact leadership and customer service to designated state agencies
- Serves as Subject Matter Expert on the relevant regulations in assigned states
- Provides guidance to internal stakeholders regarding the impact of regulatory requirements on business objectives
- Conducts research of state requirements for University programs intended to lead to licensure and certification and responds to internal inquiries related to student and enrollment issues.
- Establishes and maintains excellent communication and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes concerning regulatory compliance obligations and strategic business objectives
- Ensures timely and accurate applications, documents, and reports to meet the requirements of accrediting bodies and state regulatory agencies
- Analyzes and interprets regulations, policy and guidance related to licensure and certification requirements for ongoing organizational compliance and in response to specific inquiries posed by business partners
- Identifies areas of risk and proposes corrective action plans
- Researches, gathers, and helps interpret accreditation and state regulations, including but not limited to the regulations of state boards of nursing, state departments of education, state counseling boards, and state authorization agency regulations
- Prepares, analyzes, audits, and submits data required to meet regulatory obligations
- Collaborates with department heads and internal business partners to ensure compliance requirements are communicated and implemented across the organization
- Maintains record of relevant data related to the organization’s regulatory compliance (ex. communications, approvals, authorizations, special requirements, renewal dates, regulatory changes, operational decisions, and regulatory interpretations
- Assists College Deans, Program Directors, and University staff with activities related to maintaining institutional and programmatic accreditations
- Provides research and information for University programs that may lead to licensure and certification and responds to inquiries for planning and enrollment purposes
- Provides support to teams responsible for resolving student issues related to credentialing
- Monitors and revises language for the University’s student-facing documents to ensure compliance with state regulations
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor degree required; Master degree highly preferred
- 3 - 5 years working in a highly regulated industry or equivalent experience
- Subject-matter expertise in postsecondary regulation highly preferred (i.e. state licensing requirements, accreditation, teacher certification, nursing licensure)
- Experience working in cross-departmental collaborative teams
- Demonstrable record of ethical behavior, integrity, initiative, and resilience.
- Evidence of strong time management and organizational skills
- Evidence of being self-directed, ability to work under little supervision
- Evidence of good critical thinking, judgment and problem solving
- Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills with the ability to clearly communicate complex information to regulators and staff
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
- Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.
Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.
Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.
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