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University of Kansas Open Records Program Coordinator in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Open Records Program Coordinator


General Counsel

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

70% Performs all aspects of the University’s KORA request and response process;

  1. Promptly intakes, logs, calendars, reviews, tracks, and responds to records request within all statutory deadlines. Evaluates requests to determine if clarification or narrowing of scope is needed;

  2. Collaborates with all University units and departments to gather documents in response to KORA requests and provides unit liaisons guidance with record collection questions and time management;

  3. Determines and prepares cost estimates and prepares written communication to the requester in a timely manner. Manages receipt of payments and assists with the processing of deposits generated by open records requests;

  4. Compiles, reviews, and releases public records from various University units and departments after payment is received. Coordinates with assigned attorney on complex matter to ensure that responses comply with legal requirements;

  5. Conducts research and analysis on various KORA topics including the application of exemptions;

  6. Redacts or exempts confidential information from public records where protected by federal or state law;15% Provides guidance, education, and consultation to University constituents and stakeholders regarding compliance with state and federal public records regulations;

15% Provides guidance, education, and consultation to University constituents and stakeholders regarding compliance with state and federal public records regulations;

5% Evaluates and maintains statistical data and trends necessary for annual reporting;

5% Facilitates and participates in the development and execution of University policy and objectives concerning public records;

5% Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Work Schedule:

M-F, 40 hours

Strong Hall

1450 Jayhawk Boulevard

FLSA Status:


Conditions of Employment:

Contingent on Funding

Contact Information to Applicants:

Lori Haaga

Director of Legal Administration


Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of administrative experience in a law firm, office, higher education, or government entity;

  2. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by application materials and/or previous work history;

  3. Experience in a high-volume office with competing deadlines; and

  4. Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with various levels of staff, faculty, and administrative leaders.

Employee Class:

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Advertised Salary Range:




Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Policy management experience in developing, maintaining and/or cataloging information;

  2. Three years of experience in public records management;

  3. Experience in maintaining and updating websites and related materials;

  4. Experience working as a litigation assistant/paralegal; and

  5. Experience working in higher education and/or public affairs.

Position Overview:

The University of Kansas Open Records Coordinator manages the University’s compliance with the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA). This position provides guidance and expertise to University constituents concerning all aspects of the KORA process for the University of Kansas Lawrence and all reporting campus locations, the KU Edwards Campus and KU Medical Center. This position reports to an Associate General Counsel. The successful incumbent will have experience in working with sensitive/confidential information in a timeline driven environment where organizational skills are critical.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 8 hours of sick leave earned every month, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work! The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A complete application includes:

  1. A current CV or resume

  2. A cover letter addressing how the required and preferred qualifications are met.

  3. Contact information for three professional references.

Application review begins Thursday, September 21st and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Job Family:


Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of state and federal laws concerning the management and disclosure of public records;

  2. Knowledge and skill in interpreting, applying, and explaining applicable processes, laws, rules, and regulations;

  3. Ability to use independent judgment and manage confidential information;

  4. Strong attention to detail, organization, and time-management;

  5. Ability to track and consistently meet deadlines;

  6. Skilled in prioritizing and completing multiple tasks of varying complexity and urgency in a timely and efficient manner;

  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

  8. Exemplary communication skills;

  9. Ability to work with effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; and

  10. Ability to cultivate collaborative relationships throughout the University.