Compliance Specialist in McAllen, TX at Southern Careers Institute

Date Posted: 7/4/2020

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    McAllen, TX
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Job Description

Only Those with a Passion to Change Lives Qualify.

At Southern Careers Institute (SCI), the core of what we do is passion.  We’re passionate about putting our students first to help improve their lives through education and career training.  It’s this passion that drives everything we do.

Compliance Specialist

We call it being a life changer, but you’ll call it a job you love while helping others find the same.  You’ll have a hand in improving the lives of countless SCI students throughout Texas by working with impassioned educators and campus faculty in a collaborative, interactive environment to create optimized environment for our students.

As the Compliance Specialist, you will implement, and oversee compliance with required protocols, regulations, and laws such as research protections and integrity, conflicts of interest, contract compliance and grant compliance. This position works with and trains various corporate and campus team members in all departments to monitor and ensure the departments comply with all local, state and federal laws and regulations and are prepared for any changes in regulations when they occur.

What you can expect when joining SCI:

  • Training & Development
  • Fun & Energetic, Family-Based Environment
  • Continuous Growth Opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Options
  • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Options (HSA & FSA)
  • Basic Life & Accident Insurance
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • SCI is an Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review federal and state requirements, research protocols, and other government, local, and company mandates to ensure that the Company and its employees are in compliance with these regulations;
  • Responsible for submissions to TWC and COE as part of the education team that prepares, reviews and submits new program applications, program revisions, annual reports, etc.;
  • Coordinate the Department of Labor reporting;
  • Clery Act Reporting;
  • Share IPEDS key holder status with the VP of Education;
  • Participate in TDLR communications/ reporting;
  • Monitor schools’ compliance with outcomes;
  • Ensure that all existing SOPs and policy statements are reviewed annually;
  • Update procedures and policies to ensure fulfillment of current and new regulatory obligations;
  • Develop, conduct, and maintain mandated training and education programs;
  • Develop and maintain training tools, including worksheets, scripts, templates, databases and reports;
  • Identify training opportunities, evaluate trends, conduct online webinars and manage the online learning management systems;
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to administration, faculty, staff, and students in area of expertise;
  • Conduct investigations and/or routine monitoring for program compliance and/or in response to reports of non-compliance or concerns;
  • Respond to notifications of unsafe conditions, contract non-compliance, or other discrepancies and report findings to compliance committees, administration, federal agencies and/or other mandated entities, as required and/or appropriate;
  • Consult and interact with other institutions, federal agencies and other entities outside of the Company to discuss best practices, compliance concerns, or regulation interpretation;
  • Provide technical and administrative direction on all safety and health policies and programs;
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements

Successful candidates will have: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • 1-3 years of experience in the field of compliance, preferably related to post-secondary educational institutions;
  • Strong understanding of regulatory procedures and compliance;
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and graduation requirements.


About Southern Careers Institute

SCI has been changing lives for over 50 years, now and we’re just getting started.  We offer certification-based training with programs in Medical, Business, Cosmetology, Skilled-Trades and Technology with campuses spanning across central and south Texas as well as online.  Our students can graduate most of our programs in under one year and with real-world experience under their belt.