We are seeking a Youth Safety Coordinator who will oversee compliance with the Johns Hopkins University Policy on Safety of Children in University Programs (the Policy) and all applicable laws and regulations regarding university programs that provide educational programming to minors. Reporting directly to the JHU Chief Compliance Officer, the Youth Safety Coordinator will work closely with programmatic, academic, human resources, and public safety leadership to ensure the University's educational programming for youth and minors is provided in a manner that aligns with best practices and meets all compliance obligations.
The Youth Safety Coordinator will be responsible for identifying issues and managing compliance obligations associated with youth safety in University programs. The Youth Safety Coordinator will design, implement, and monitor a robust centralized system of oversight over all divisional educational activities involving minors. The Youth Safety Coordinator will manage all required University trainings in the area of youth safety, will stay abreast of applicable state and local laws, and will work closely with human resources and other University offices on issues related to background checks, fingerprinting requirements, and other youth safety compliance issues.
The success of this position is highly dependent on establishing and maintaining successful working relationships with faculty and staff colleagues and units across the University, including academic divisions, administrative departments, and senior University leadership.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee communications with stakeholders in departments across the institution regarding policy requirements.
Establish and maintain cyclical monitoring plan to ensure programmatic compliance with the Policy and applicable laws and regulations.
Regularly assess current youth program risks and compliance trends and propose policy updates to University leadership.
Create resources to educate departments on University policies and best practices regarding youth protection.
Assess and address emerging needs as they relate to University youth programs.
Maintain productive working relationships with representatives of academic units and administrative departments that operate or host youth programs in order to promote principles of youth protection.
Completed undergraduate degree with at least five years of related work experience or completed masters degree in a relevant field with at least three years of related work experience.
Demonstrated success working within and navigating a complex organization.
Demonstrated strong intellect and judgment; the ability to think critically and effectively communicate with a wide variety of constituents; and pragmatic acumen with the ability to identify priorities in a complex environment.
Experience working in a compliance role in a college or university or other heavily regulated industry.
Experience working in social work or in a field adjacent to social work.
Background in youth safety and/or education compliance.
Characteristics and Attributes of a Successful Candidate:
Organized self-starter with strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to engage productively in a demanding work environment.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and deadlines.
A high level of emotional intelligence and ability to establish and maintain functional relationships horizontally and vertically across a complex organization.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of University officials and constituents.
A positive attitude, willingness to work as a team member, and a sense of humor.
Classified Title: Youth Safety Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Min/Mid/Max Salary Range: $71,230/ $97,880/ $124,510 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: VP and General Counsel Office of Personnel area: University Administration
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
This hybrid position must be worked from Baltimore, MD
This position does not offer sponsorship
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency may be permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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