Licensure & State Authorization Officer #495364

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111462
Position Title Licensure & State Authorization Officer #495364
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 495364
Department Higher Education Partnership

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

General Description:
The position of Licensure and State Authorization Officer supports Lamar University in establishing state authorization compliance for course activities offered outside of Texas. The position reports to the Vice Provost of Digital Learning and is charged with taking steps necessary to obtain and maintain authorization to operate in states and countries where Lamar has determined it will provide instruction. The Licensure and State Authorization Specialist must be a detail-oriented professional, with the ability to read, interpret and analyze state and federal regulations. The Specialist will have the ability to work independently on projects and must be able to produce accurate work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Essential Job Functions:
1. The position develops, initiates, and maintains all state authorization applications, reporting and continued compliance. Compiles information to prepare submissions of new and renewal state applications with accuracy and within strict deadlines; creates monitors and updates timelines for regulatory activities.
2. This position creates and maintains tools for tracking and reporting on regulatory changes, and keeps database accurately updated to reflect changes in state authorization status.
3. This position stays current with regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels and provides reports on a regular basis. Maintains a current working knowledge of the TEA State Board of Nursing and other licensing agency requirements.
4. Routinely research state and federal laws, rules, and regulations including professional licensure regulations, implement communication and appropriate strategies to assure compliance.
5. Identify pending compliance changes and conduct proactive and in time training to ensure policy/procedure compliance through planning cycles.
6. Work with faculty and ensure that academic programs leading to professional certification or licensure maintain the standards required of such programs and ensure that reporting responsibilities are fulfilled.
7. Manage the application and reporting processes for operating and degree-granting authority from state boards of higher education, including distance education requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Job Requirements:
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required with training as a Paralegal/Legal office.

Experience Requirements: Three years of higher education, compliance or related legal experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Exceptional attention to detail and record-keeping
• Experience coordinating project initiatives and maintaining project files
• Experience working with state compliance issues
• Ability to read, interpret and analyze state regulations
• Experience in Microsoft Office applications
• Experience in problem solving, planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities
• Evident of effective and verbal and written communication skills

Essential functions or requirements listed above may not be performed in every position with this title, and these essential functions may not include all related duties that might be requested and/or performed.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements: Master’s Degree.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 12/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • I do NOT have a high school diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All but Dissertation
    • Earned Doctorate
    • Professional degree (MD, JD, etc)
  3. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years of experience do you have in higher education, compliance or related legal experience? Three (3) years minimum required. Specify briefly the area(s) of experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Miscellaneous