Compliance Specialist 3 (Investigator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Compliance Specialist within the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response (OSMPR) to assist the Director of OSMPR in helping Student Affairs and the University’s Title IX Coordinator in creating a safe and respectful educational environment for students by addressing instances of sexual and gender-based harassment and misconduct. The Compliance Specialist will provide prompt and effective action when complaints of discrimination are reported at University Park and the Commonwealth Campuses and will assist in monitoring the processing of cases for compliance with applicable laws. The Compliance Specialist will respond to and investigate reports of alleged sexual and/or gender-based harassment and misconduct in a prompt and thorough manner; prepare investigative reports and communicate findings to parties and relevant University stakeholders; assist in coordinating the provision of resources and support services for individuals involved in reports of sexual or gender-based harassment and misconduct; assist in maintaining a database related to reports of sexual and/or gender-based harassment and misconduct, develop reports, assess trends, and identify areas of concern in the campus environment; assist the OSMPR Director and Title IX Coordinator in reviewing and revising policies and procedures related to incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment or misconduct to ensure compliance with the law and alignment with best practices; conduct regular travel to assigned commonwealth campuses to respond to reports of alleged sexual and/or gender-based harassment and misconduct, deliver training, and support campus efforts. This position will work closely with other relevant units across the University, including the Office of Student Conduct, the Affirmative Action Office, Ethics and Compliance, Human Resources, Risk Management, the Office of General Counsel. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree in public health, human services, social work, psychology, education, or a related field preferred. A Juris Doctor, Master’s in Social Work, or Master’s in Higher Education is highly preferred. 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 position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. 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