Lesley University Manager for Regulatory Affairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

To view the full job description and to apply please use the link provided to be redirected to our website. Job Description: The Manager for Regulatory Affairs supports state educator licensure and national regulatory reporting across the University. In collaboration with the Lesley Certification Office, the Manager for Regulatory Affairs manages operations within the complex and changing arena of state educator licensure; executes license audits and official electronic endorsements with MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; communicates via email, phone, website, and at events about new requirements and the implications for incoming, current and former educators; advises the university community (current students, alumni, faculty and staff) regarding certification and license renewal requirements, testing policies, and state licensure and testing procedures. Often has initial contact with prospective applicants and orients them to Lesley licensure programs, with frequent referrals to admissions. The position also manages the national regulatory filing flow for the University. Additional tasks include: tracking GSOE scholarships, scheduling curriculum committee work, the application process for Graduate Assistantships and supporting GSOE events. The position requires careful attention to detail and accuracy as reports filed effect student licensure access and the university's regulatory compliance with state and national agencies. Note: Evening and weekend work required. Essential Functions: Advise students, alumni, faculty, staff, prospective students and general public about educator licensure (preliminary, initial, professional, renewal) and Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). This position requires a deep knowledge of educator regulations, guidelines and licensure. Analyze and research complex cases regarding licensure or MTELs, in consultation with Certification Officer, Registrar, Program Directors or the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). Requirements: Bachelor's Degree. Ability to understand, interpret, and represent state regulations accurately to multiple constituencies. Strong attention to detail and follow-through, with the ability to solve problems, analyze situations, complex data and case-by-case requests. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated advising capabilities. Ability to set and manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work collaboratively with others as well as independently. Discretion and good judgment when working with confidential and sensitive material. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to take initiative, with demonstrated organizational skills and previous experience in administering or directing highly detailed, complex tasks. At least 1 year of experience in the field of higher education. Intermediate/expert technical skills with the ability to use email, word, web, excel, power point. Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of licensure and certification is desirable. Experience with Colleague and Informer. Additional Information: Salary Grade 24: $49,152 - $58,492 Note: Evening and weekend work required. Background checks are required for all positions. Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. Application Instructions: A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of