The State Authorization Program Coordinator assists in maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations that impact educational activities offered across state lines. Compliance with these regulations furthers the university’s mission to expand access and affordability and increase student success. This role helps ensure that an Ohio State degree will be recognized, and students will be eligible to sit for licensure outside Ohio.
Under the guidance of the State Authorization Program Manager, this individual will develop expertise and maintain a working knowledge of evolving foreign, federal and state distance education regulations and their impact on Ohio State activities. The majority of this role requires researching and verifying state professional licensing board requirements and educational prerequisites for licensure. This individual will confidently communicate with state agencies regarding regulatory requirements, draft required disclosure statements, and communicate with university stakeholders about the impact of regulations on Ohio State programs. In addition, this individual will gather program information and student data, maintain a shared document storage system, and assist with the submission of required authorization applications and reports.
This position will contribute to state authorization communication and outreach efforts by drafting articles and stakeholder updates, participating in State Authorization Advisory Committee meetings, and meeting with stakeholders. The Program Coordinator will also participate in regional and national state authorization network workshops and conferences and engage in professional development opportunities.
The successful candidate will independently organize, execute and document regulatory and professional licensure research; proactively manage and seek guidance on projects; clearly and simply communicate complex information in person and in writing; and foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least one year of demonstrated experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing state and federal regulations in any field; Familiarity with best practices in effective legal research and writing: ability to describe basic research steps and formulate appropriate questions; High level of organization and attention to detail; Strong writing skills and the ability to convey complex information using clear, simple language; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.