Stratford University

Compliance Officer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/5/2018 11:11 AM)
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United States

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At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”   Visit our University blog at




The Compliance Officer assists with projects to ensure that accreditation and other regulatory/compliance issues and concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved through campus audits and other effective methods. He/She additionally reviews regulatory standards to ensure that the University policies and procedures are current and relevant.



  • Gather materials for campuses as they prepare for accreditation visits and coordinate the creation of submitted materials in order to develop templates for all types of submissions
  • Develop and maintain databases for use in applications; use databases and manipulate data for reporting to outside organizations.
  • Assist campuses in applying for and achieving programmatic accreditation. Keep track of all deadlines, materials, etc. as related to programmatic accreditation.
  • Maintain deadlines for all accreditation submissions
  • Maintain and update the University catalogs and addendums ensuring compliance with accreditors and regulatory bodies
  • Help to develop and maintain internal compliance training tools to be used at each campus
  • Help to develop and maintain template documents within the Stratford University intranet
  • Develop and implement training programs to educate campuses on institutional accreditation, programmatic accreditation, and federal and state standards.
  • Maintain Compliance “Hot-line” that can be used throughout the organization to access compliance resources, ask compliance-related questions and report possible violations
  • Periodic campus visits in preparation for accreditation visits and to ensure compliance with all regulating agencies.
  • Work on program applications in conjunction with other departments to ensure accurate and compliant implementation of new and revised programs.



The Skills:


  • Strong personal accountability and unwavering attention to detail in meeting assignments
  • Ability to work independently, make independent judgments, and multi-task
  • High energy, outgoing personality/friendly and professional attitude
  • Commitment to quality service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Initiative to do what is needed, self-motivation and the ability to function efficiently and effectively within a team and in a fast-paced environment
  • Good oral, written, reporting and presentation communication skills
  • Mature judgment and diplomacy to interact effectively with a broad spectrum of people, including accreditation bodies, regulatory commissions, faculty members, staff, vendors and contractors, both individually and within a team
  • Determine need for new projects and manage them start to finish; pick up existing projects and execute to completion.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Familiarity with regulatory guidance pertinent to for profit education
  • Two to three years demonstrated experience in a professional environment
  • Basic knowledge of accreditation and university academic rules and regulations
  • Excellent computer skills, experience with Microsoft Suite and database design a must



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified

Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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