Reporting to the Executive Director of Risk Management & Safety, this position is responsible for coordinating compliance with the University’s policies and programs impacting youth protection. This position will serve as the focal point for review and communication of updated laws, procedures, and processes to comply with such policies all while articulating the University’s vision and mission for youth programs and assuring the integration into the units providing youth programming.
1. Develops, implements, and monitors a program for minors based on industry standards for youth programs and other regulatory requirements related to Youth Protection Program compliance. 2. Provides guidance and interpretation of applicable university policies related to youth protection and oversees compliance with the operational requirements of these policies. Manages an inventory/database of program information. Develops reports for Risk Management & Safety and university leadership. 3. Reviews/approves documents and submitted information associated with registration of university sponsored and third party programs that involve minors. Monitors background clearance requirements for persons working within university sponsored and third party programs that involve minors. 4. Maintains a data-driven continuous improvement model to promote effective compliance with all policies related to youth protection; establishes a monitoring plan to assess compliance with the policy throughout the year; and regularly assesses current youth program risks and compliance trends and proposes policy updates. 5. Monitors and reviews regulatory and legislative changes that impact youth protection and mandatory reporting of child abuse; prepares the university’s response to these regulatory changes; follows up with appropriate changes in university policies and the Youth Protection Program to ensure required changes are implemented. 6. Acts as a liaison to administration and provides subject matter expertise to evaluate and resolve questions relating to protection of minors with University staff, faculty, students or visitors. Creates and delivers training, resource materials, presentations and other communications for all individuals working with university sponsored and third party programs that involve minors. 7. Creates and monitors a Youth Protection Program website. Serves on committees related to Youth Protection Program compliance. 8. Performs on-site visits/reviews of registered university sponsored and third party programs and events that involve minors. 9. Establishes audit protocols and conducts annual (randomized) audits of programs involving minors to assess compliance with the Youth Protection Program. 10. Collaborates with other university departments to recommend and apply updates to policies that protect minors involved in university sponsored and third party programs.
Additional Salary Information: $45,100 - $75,000
Internal Number: S072P
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