Protection of Minors Manager

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  • Job Number:523621
  • Classification:Administrative Specialist 3
  • Grade:Grade 79
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Safety Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance, Law/Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management team seeks qualified applicants for the Protection of Minors Manager. This position is responsible for overseeing UAF's Protection of Minors program and policy, to include all of the University's rural community campuses. The position must be able to analyze and interpret law, regulation, and policies as it applies to protecting minors, and mitigate and manage potential risks that may occur during activities associated with minors or risks to the University. To be most effective, the incumbent should be able to demonstrate a high degree of interpersonal skills that are required to communicate effectively with and successfully manage, coordinate and train on UAF policy and procedures pertaining to minors.

Duties:

1-30Campus Engagement: Serve as the key resource at UAF for implementation of the Protection of Minors policy. Work with UAF camps and activities to handle any issues that arise regarding the safety and security of minors. Meet and collaborate regularly with UAF sponsored camps, activities, and faculty mentors, research directors, and PIs engaging with minors to provide a venue for discussion, input on policy or procedure changes, risk assessments and other questions. Collaborate with various departments that engage with minors both on and off campuses to assess risk and needed support. Act as the administrator for UAF Protection of Minors policies and other regulations pertaining to the protection of minors. Partner with the Department of Equity and Compliance and the Center for Student Rights and Responsibility to ensure compliance with Title IX, Title VII, Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE Act, FERPA, the Clery Act and other laws, rules and regulations as they relate to the protection of youth.Essential
2-20POM DUTY: Training and Educational Resources To enhance safety and best practices, develop, determine and provide training and educational resources for UAF activities involving minors. Provide Campus educational resources through UAF’s Protection of Minors website, the Cornerstone, and printed resources. Provide Protection of Minors training reports as requested.Essential
3-20POM DUTY: Compliance and Assessments Maintain awareness of the legal, regulatory and compliance environments at other universities in regards to protection of minors. Review the campus inventory of programs, camps, mentoring and research serving minors, ensure that appropriate personnel have completed a background check as described in the POM policy, have completed required POM training, and have signed the required Code of Behavior. Review UAF programs, camps, mentoring and research for compliance with the UAF protection of Minor’s policies and procedures. Perform program assessments for minor and precollege (dual, concurrent, middle college) programs across campus. Participate in audits with Statewide as needed. Ensure contractors, which work with or are providing a service on campus, meet the requirements in the Protection of Minors policy.Essential
4-20POM DUTY: Oversight, Registration and Reporting Oversee event registration for activities involving minors occurring on UAF campuses, including community campuses and research sites, as a member of the UAF Events Committee or other applicable committees where engagement at this level is useful. Lead ongoing efforts to proactively identify University-affiliated and non-University affiliated youth activities, including maintaining an up-to-date inventory of activities and owners of activities. Provide accurate information on numbers of programs and attending minors to required and interested parties in the University system including information associated with the Clery Act. Manage the content of a “Protection of Minors” website, the renewal of program registrations, and Authorized Adults and Mandated Reporter compliance with policy and regulation. As needed, update existing policy, rules, and regulations that impact youth. Ensure procedures for reporting are efficient and clearly understood for compliance purposes.Essential
5-10OTHER DUTIES: Risk Management: Prepare risk waivers for activities involving minors. Perform risk assessments and insurance reviews for events. In conjunction with the Risk Manager, review contracts, including independent contractor determination forms, affiliation agreements, and MOU/MOA. Process Certificate of Insurance requests. Review volunteer checklists and alcohol applications.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of risk management, child abuse and molestation prevention practices and regulations and be able to stay current with trends in these areas.
  • Be able to read and interpret law, regulation, and policy as it applies to protection of minors and develop mitigation to manage potential risks that may occur due to an activity associated with a minor program or other University risks.
  • Must possess excellent writing skills, be an effective communicator and consensus builder, have the ability to train staff, faculty, and volunteers on UAF policy and procedures as they pertain to Minors and risk.
  • Must have or be able to obtain an Alaska Driver’s license, and travel when needed to UAF off campus sites, including rural campuses, and for training.
  • Must be able to pass a background check
Typical Experience:
4 years or more years of demonstrated experience evaluating, coordinating and developing training on policy or procedural subject matter, developing policies and procedures for protection of minors, University or K-12 experience, or working with or caring for minors.
Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice or a similar field or a combination of degree and experience.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.

New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on Monday, February 6, 2023. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time, on Sunday, February 5, 2023. 

*This position is open until filled.

UAF COVID REQUIREMENTS:

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus.  While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence.  As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha' campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lee Ann Amerson, EHSRM HR Coordinator, at lamerson@alaska.edu or (907) 474-6664.

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