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Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer (Based in Hickory, NC)

Employer
Appalachian State University
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023


Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer (Based in Hickory, NC)

Department: Office of Compliance and Ethics - 640000

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated ability to advise senior management and governing board on enterprise-level compliance risks.
  2. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  3. Knowledge of current emerging higher education-related legislation, issues, and trends.
  4. Knowledge of public policies, legislation, guidelines, and standards pertaining to discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.
  5. Supervisory, employee development, and leadership skills.
  6. Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize and effectively present data.
  7. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  9. Strong analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills.
  10. Ability to interpret and advise on the application of various laws and regulations.
  11. Knowledge and understanding of investigation, negotiation, mediation, and complaint resolution process of high-level, sensitive claims on behalf of a public institution of higher education.
  12. Knowledge of team-building principles and techniques.


License/Certification Required
Compliance and/or Ethics Professional Certification, or the ability to obtain such certification within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. J.D. combined with four years of relevant experience.
  2. 3-5 years experience in a university environment or highly regulated industry with compliance and/or policy-related responsibilities.
  3. Knowledge of the operation of the UNC system.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Appalachian State University is seeking a Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer to oversee the Office of Compliance and Ethics in the implementation, operation, and oversight of an enterprise-wide compliance program. The primary purpose of The Office of Compliance and Ethics is to support the Division’s efforts by promoting and supporting an academic and working environment that reflects the university’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in the conduct of the operations. The primary role of the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer is to oversee the Office of Compliance and Ethics in the implementation, operation, and oversight of an enterprise-wide compliance program at Appalachian State University to ensure the university’s full adherence to the legal, ethical, and regulatory obligations imposed by all levels of government and other oversight agencies.

The Office of Compliance and Ethics is located on App State’s Hickory Campus in Hickory, N.C. The Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer will connect both virtually and periodically in person with stakeholders on App State’s main campus in Boone, N.C., to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

Compliance Management - 40%
  • Establish and oversee a continuous, proactive, and comprehensive compliance program.
  • Establish compliance standards, policies, and procedures to prevent and detect inappropriate (or encourage appropriate) conduct and facilitate compliance.
  • Direct and collaborate in the development of compliance education and training programs.
  • Ensure that the compliance program is followed, monitoring and auditing and periodically evaluating the program’s effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance and representation to leadership on changing governmental requirements.
  • Direct and oversee the University’s integrated strategic compliance planning process.
  • Lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the various compliance areas of oversight in alignment with government laws and regulations.
  • Develop an ongoing program to heighten awareness of the various University campus compliance programs.


Campus/Community Relations - 30%
  • Communicate standards, procedures, and other information regarding the compliance program in a practical manner to all members of the University.
  • Provide regular training on rules, regulations, and University policies.
  • Provide and publicize a reporting system that allows for anonymity and confidentiality.
  • Respond to non-compliance, if discovered, by taking the appropriate steps and responding in matters that would prevent similar conduct in the future.
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact regarding the university’s policy development and revision process.
  • Advise on the possible interaction between proposed policies with other existing policies outlined in the university and UNC System policy.
  • Interact with senior management, faculty, staff, and government agency officials, to represent and promote the development of strategic compliance programs.
Project Management and Strategy - 30%
  • Maintain a professional staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, competencies, and professional certifications for Enterprise Risk Management, Clery Act Compliance and provide oversight of these areas.
  • Promote and enforce the compliance program consistently using appropriate incentives for compliance, and developing disciplinary measures for non-compliance, criminal conduct, or failure to take reasonable steps to prevent and detect inappropriate conduct.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of higher education-related compliance functions; research and analyze policy concepts, complex policy issues, possible legal implications, and the impact of proposed policies and policy revisions on key areas of the institution.
  • Plan, develop, monitor, revise, and implement the university’s compliance initiatives in response to changes in the law.
  • Develop an ongoing program to heighten awareness of the various University campus compliance programs.
  • Oversee adequate record maintenance and that processes are in place to document compliance efforts.

The Office of Compliance and Ethics is part of the Division of Institutional Integrity. The Division of Institutional Integrity supports Appalachian State University by driving a campus culture of compliance and facilitating the University’s ability to maximize strategic opportunities while minimizing liability exposure. This allows the University to achieve its academic mission and strategic plan while adhering to ethical, legal, and regulatory responsibilities, thus creating a unique environment to comply with the extensive regulations and administrative oversight applicable to operations. The Office of Compliance and Ethics supports the Division’s efforts and this position will provide an integral role in support of the University’s mission and will be responsible for the implementation, operation, and oversight of an enterprise-wide compliance program at Appalachian State University to ensure the university’s full adherence to the legal, ethical, and regulatory obligations imposed by all levels of government and other oversight agencies.

Work Schedule/Hours:Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 08/14/2023
Proposed Date of Hire: 09/18/2023

To apply, visit https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/41332

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


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