Compliance Specialist (Equity Compliance Specialist)

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – I – Exempt
  • 03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
Division of Student Affairs and Engagement
Full/Part Time:


Under general direction by Director of Student Affairs and Engagement, the Equity Compliance Specialist works closely with students, staff, faculty, human resources, athletics, and academic affairs to oversee Penn State Harrisburg’s compliance efforts with regard to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Violence Against Women Act, Clery Act, Stand For State as well as other laws and rules relating to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender and interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and related policy violations. The Equity Compliance Specialist develops implements and oversees programs and trainings to ensure compliance with required protocols, regulations and laws with the aim to foster a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to the academic pursuit and healthy personal development of all persons. Typical Work Duties: Accountability and Self-Management – Assist in the development and implementation of programs and trainings to ensure compliance with required protocol, regulations, and laws including federally mandated program requires. Interpret and administer policies and procedures related to Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and Affirmative Action. Effectively manage complex task including exceptional attention to detail and follow through. Develop, plan and monitor budget associated with programming, trainings and resources associated with equity compliance. Leadership – Coordinate campus initiatives to ensure campus philosophies and polices AD 74, and AD 84 are embedded into campus culture. Provide leadership in subject-matter issues related to compliance. Develop and execute unit strategic action plan. Serve as a liaison between campus and University Park Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response and the Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose. Communication – Effectively translate complex compliance information into common terms. Demonstrate Clear and concise verbal and written communication. Innovation/Problem Solving – Oversee and provide input to a variety of compliance related programs. Creates solutions in conformance with organizational policies. Demonstrate strong ability to identify analyze and solve problems. Other Duties As Assigned – Represent the Director of Students Affairs and Engagement as assigned. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high degree of personal/professional ethics and an ability to maintain professional boundaries; knowledge of trauma-informed investigative techniques; an ability to establish rapport and work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies; knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations related to Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act; outstanding customer service abilities; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organization skills; and an ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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