Compliance Specialist 4 (Faculty Consulting Analyst)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President of Research
Office for Research Protections
Full/Part Time:


The Faculty Consulting Program Analyst (“Analyst”) will report to the Director of the Conflict of Interest Program (“Director”) in the Office for Research Protections and work in collaboration with Conflict of Interest Analysts, and the COI Assistant. This individual will communicate requirements for faculty consulting approval and disclosure to administrators and faculty, and respond to inquiries concerning faculty consulting. The Analyst will work with other Penn State offices such as the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Technology Management, Office of General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Office, Office of Human Resources, and faculty and staff of all Penn State campuses. This individual will contribute towards the development and maintenance of a program to manage all aspects of the faculty consulting request and approval process and for maintaining records that document the outside activities reported by faculty. The individual will provide reports to Executive Administrators as required by University policy. They will write, periodically review and update faculty consulting policies, procedures and guidelines and update forms and procedures as they relate to the faculty consulting review and reporting process. This individual will be required to assist in the development and maintenance of educational materials delivered as mandatory requirements or on an as needed basis. This individual will also be required to review Conflict of Interest disclosures, and address COI issues as assigned by the Director. Administration of the faculty consulting oversight process includes, but is not limited to: assisting leadership in the development of processes to facilitate the review, approval and reporting of faculty consulting as outlined in Penn State Policy AC80; assisting in the design, development, and testing of consulting functionality for the University’s electronic disclosure and management system (“COINS”); communicating with faculty members to obtain additional information as needed; developing Standard Operating Procedures for managing the consulting program; establishing working relationships with department heads and other college or unit leaders; using email and other IT systems to communicate with faculty and administrators and/or to any other Penn State offices or programs necessary; maintaining Program records (mostly electronic); monitoring faculty and University compliance with consulting policies on behalf of the University, and producing annual reports on faculty outside business activities. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required and knowledge of and experience with electronic data management systems is strongly desired. Must possess and demonstrate effective administrative and technical skills, must be able to exercise a wide range of independent judgment, discretion and decision-making abilities, must maintain confidentiality, must have excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, and must have demonstrated ability to work independently. Must be comfortable communicating with senior management. Master’s degree or equivalent (e.g. J.D.), and experience with academic administration or policy/compliance issues is strongly preferred. Experience with grants management, faculty time and effort reporting, or with regulatory compliance processes is preferred.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088