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The UC San Diego Office of Ethics & Compliance (OEC) serves as an independent, objective internal resource responsible for coordinating and monitoring the University's ethics, compliance and enterprise risk activities. Our goal is to help the University fulfill its responsibilities to the people of California, protect the well-being of the institution and advance our educational mission by deterring misconduct and promoting honest, ethical conduct in which applicable laws, rules and regulations are followed and the public trust is maintained. OEC reports to the Chancellor and provides senior leaders with a cross-functional emerging view of risks, leading to more informed strategic decisions, better allocation of resources and stronger governance practices.
Under minimal direction of the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO), the Director of Compliance is responsible for providing overall guidance and oversight for the strategic development, implementation, and administration in order to promote an effective compliance program for UC San Diego. The Director of Compliance ensures that UC San Diego compliance programs are consistent with UC and UC San Diego Standards of Business Conduct, ethical principles, and core values; applicable Federal and State laws and regulations; and University policies and procedures. Additionally, the Director of Compliance oversees compliance with training mandates, promotes of a culture of compliance, and promotes an ethical culture throughout the organization. The Director of Compliance leads committees and workgroups across a variety of compliance areas, collaborating to achieve shared goals, and to ensure the enterprise risk management program works to apprise management of emerging risks that need leadership attention. Other position responsibilities include conducting risk assessments, training and education, communication and reporting, internal monitoring, and all regulatory compliance-related activities which constitute best practices in a higher education environment.
The Director of Compliance will, in partnership with CECO and other stakeholders, emphasize value through analyzing, assessing, and monitoring organizational operations, controls and risks; examine and evaluate policies, procedures and systems; and make recommendations for enhancement and improvement where needed. The incumbent will help to ensure alignment with applicable laws and ethical standards of the organization to prevent illegal, unethical and improper conduct.
The Director of Compliance may assist the CECO in presentations to senior leadership and work with various UC San Diego campus and UC San Diego Health committees. The Director of Compliance will also collaborate with many departments on a variety of projects, offer best practices and subject matter expertise on significant and emerging high-risk areas. This position also participates in the development and implementation of the ethics and compliance strategic plan.
EducationLaw degree (JD) from an accredited law school; or an equivalent combination of education and experience highly preferred.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Has broad and thorough knowledge of the compliance and ethics profession, theories, and standards. Experience with issues and challenges facing the educational, research and clinical components of the university with a full understanding of, and ability to adopt, institutional compliance efforts to effectively respond to legal/regulatory changes and technological trends.
Experience leading and facilitating cross-functional compliance committees to solve complex campus compliance and control issues. Experience developing, implementing, and overseeing plans for cross-functional committees.
Expertise in all aspects of assigned functions, including development and management of compliance plans, reporting systems and controls.
Ability to supervise support and professional analyses functions for compliance and ethics programs. Demonstrated experience researching and analyzing complex administrative, programmatic, personnel, and legislative issues, and to formulate and draft policy recommendations and implementation strategies.
Demonstrated experience communicating, both verbally and in writing, complex findings and recommendations in
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