USCâs Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance is seeking an Assistant Director, Compliance Programs and Assessment to assist in the implementation of comprehensive compliance programs for the university that includes training, policies, monitoring, data analytics, reporting and enforcement to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and administrative requirements. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Compliance, the Assistant Director will work with compliance liaisons and partner with business leadership to assist in conducting compliance risk assessments, determining areas of focus, and monitoring and assessing university-wide compliance risk areas. Fostering within the university a culture that promotes integrity and ethical behavior in all institutional compliance matters, the Assistant Director will coordinate with the Department of Audit Services, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, Risk Management, Office of General Counsel, and other units as appropriate. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing office that is developing its program to increase transparency and compliance in a variety of risk areas at a pivotal time in our history. This role will lead program assessments across the University and directly manage the Program Manager, Program Development and Privacy.
Assists in implementing and assessing comprehensive compliance programs for the university that includes training, policies monitoring, data analytics, reporting and enforcement. Conducts investigations of possible compliance violations.
Oversees the monitoring and quality assurance elements of the institutional compliance program, including establishing appropriate metrics, data analytics and repots to ensure compliance with federal, state and local administrative requirements.
Partners with business leadership to conduct compliance risk assessments to determine areas of focus and development corrective action plans. Identities and develops tools and data analytics to assist departments with compliance and supports departments in driving implementation of corrective action and risk mitigation plans.
Effectively deliver critical information, gather information, and communicate with others of different perspectives. Participates and provides leadership in associations and committees both internal and external to the university.
Develops, reviews and modifies existing policies and procedures, as needed by working with relevant departments, units, faculty and administration. Researched and identifies compliance trends and established education and communication programs accordingly. Maintain current with university policies, applicable state, federal and administrative laws, regulations and trends impacting institutional compliance.
Conducts reviews and investigations of potential compliance violations, creates written reports and makes recommendations for corrective action, when appropriate.
Assists with developing training, outreach and other resources to help promote a culture of ethics and compliance across the organization.
Demonstrates, through words, actions, and ideas, alignment to USCâs Strategic Plan and the Culture, Ethics and Compliance organizationâs Strategic Plan.
Required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned or requested.
TheÂ University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.Â
Masterâs degree/ J.D.
8 years of related experience, preferably in an institutional compliance role in higher education, government or industry
Demonstrated ability to track, manage and handle significant volumes of matters involving different issues with keen attention to detail.
Knowledge of risk management and liability issues affecting higher education.
Lead/guidance skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize different tasks and projects.
Deft interpersonal skills for communicating with all levels of staff and diverse individuals and groups.
Excellent problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability addressing difficult and complex issues and diffusing high-tension situations.
Knowledge of human resources processes, with experience in mediation, negotiation, staff development, and teaching/training staff.
Minimum Required Skills:
Bachelorâs degree in business administration, legal studies, finance, audit or similar ethics and compliance education, or equivalent work experience
Well versed in elements of an effective compliance program with demonstrated skills in collaboration, critical analysis, problem solving and discretion
Certification/Licensure:Â Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification from Compliance Certification Board, or commitment to obtain such within 1-year post-hire.
6 years of related experience working with regulatory requirements, program assessments and policies
Demonstrated administrative and project management skills, particularly among cross-functional teams
Demonstrated skill in influencing management with multiple business, cultural and interpersonal development
Ability to build consensus and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel with a combination of tenacity and tact
Possess analytical skills and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking
Ability to balance and effectively prioritize numerous projects covering a variety of subject matters
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
Minimum Education: Bachelorâs degree Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in business administration, legal studies, finance, audit or similar ethics and compliance education. Experience working in compliance. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification from Compliance Certification Board, or commitment to obtain such within 1 year post-hire. Experience working with regulatory requirements, policies and codes of conduct. Demonstrated administrative skills and project management skills, particularly among cross-functional teams. Demonstrated skill in influencing management within multiple business, cultural and interpersonal environment. Ability to build consensus and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel with a combination of tenacity and tact. Possesses analytical skills and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking. Ability to balance and effectively prioritize numerous projects covering a variety of subject matters. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are required. Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
Internal Number: REQ20094951
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.