POSITION TITLE:  Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:      Office of Compliance

REPORTS TO:         Vice President for Business & Finance, and President

FLSA:                        Exempt

This position promotes and supports the learning experience of Marian University students by the development, implementation, and enforcement of a comprehensive compliance program to promote an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct, adherence to all University policies and procedures, and minimizes enterprise risk. In addition, s/he will also serve as the institution’s designated Title IX Coordinator.


Compliance Officer

The Compliance Officer has overall responsibility for the University’s compliance program.  Working with senior leadership, other employees, and in close cooperation with the University Business Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Compliance Officer strives to:

  1. Ensure that the University has policies and procedures reasonably designed to satisfy existing and new legal obligations.
  2. Identify and address significant compliance risks by conducting compliance gap analyses and risk assessments of campus programs.
  3. Ensure the University has practices and systems to communicate key policies and other relevant aspects of the compliance program to employees.
  4. Plan, organize and conduct regular audits of University procedures, practices, and documents in collaboration with all constituents (i.e.: committees, departments and units).
  5. Chair the Campus Compliance Committee and Serve as 504c/ADA Coordinator for the institution.
  6. Provide regular compliance reports to the senior leadership and University Business Board Committee.
  7. Develop and conduct educational and training programs that focus on the key elements of compliance programs so that appropriate employees are knowledgeable of institutional policies and pertinent federal and state standards.
  8. Ensure adequate records are maintained to document compliance efforts.
  9. Prepare and disseminate the reporting of annual federal reporting of crimes and safety statistics, including the Clery Report, Campus SaVE Act reporting, and EDGAR 86 compliance bi-annual reviews
  10. Develop, disseminate, and maintain emergency risk management processes for the university including emergency preparedness policy and protocols, regular safety and risk management audits, and training for all stakeholders.
  11. Train all campus security administrators on their Clery crime reporting duties annually and/or as needed.
  12. Manage complaint forms and route complaints to appropriate offices.

Title IX Coordinator

Serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the University.

  1. Coordinates Marian’s efforts to comply with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and all applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and inappropriate sexual conduct), domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
  2. Serve as the Lead Investigator or assign Investigators for Title IX and other discrimination/hate crime-based reports on campus.
  3. Conduct training for investigators annually and as needed.
  4. Oversees Marian’s response protocols for responding to complaints or reports of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and retaliation hat relates to these matters, and identifies and addresses any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports or complaints.
  5. Serves as the institutional custodian of all Title IX, harassment, discrimination, sexual violence reports and records for internal and external reporting purposes.
  6. Oversees Marian’s prevention and education efforts related to sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination in all Marian programs.
  7. Oversees the drafting and implementation of all policies and procedures related to harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and other related policies.


  1. Performs other work related duties as assigned. 


  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Three (3) plus years’ of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified required.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable state and federal laws, including case law, and regulations relating to unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, Title IX and Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act.
  4. Demonstrated ability to collaborate, identify opportunities and take action to build effective cross-departmental relationships to achieve institutional compliance goals.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, administrative, organizational, planning, and project management skills, including an ability to convey complex legal and regulatory compliance issues to various university stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of compliance systems and controls.
  7. Able to adjust to changing work environment and to respond to changing institutional needs
  8. Willingness to work collaboratively to advance the institution’s mission and educational purpose.
  9. High degree of fairness, personal integrity, ethics with high standards and maintain confidentiality.
  10. Accurate, focused, and professional communication skills.
  11. Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission.


  1. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Prior experience in higher education environment preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to muapplicants@marianuniversity.edu. Please use ‘Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator’ in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline Extension: October 11, 2019


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Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.