This position is a full-time, salaried (exempt) Limited Appointment. Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $107,900 to $177,600 annual, commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications. UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UWSA comprehensive benefit package, please access ALEX, the UW System’s on-line virtual benefits counselor. In addition to ALEX, you can read our benefit summary guide: Summary - Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited Appointees. Furthermore, the UW System Total Compensation Estimator is a tool designed to provide you with total compensation information.
Telecommuting is allowed.
The Office of Compliance & Integrity provides support and services to UW System institutions in identifying and fulfilling compliance obligations from federal law, state law, and Board of Regents policies and to promote a culture that moves beyond regulatory compliance to one that embraces ethics and integrity. This position will operate within a hybrid work environment.
Major Responsibilities Reporting to the President of the UW System and the Board of Regents, this position performs the following duties:
Supervise and ensure compliance with the requirements of Wisconsin’s Public Records law, state and System ethics requirements, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX, Clery Act, public records, records management, youth protection, import export control, and freedom of expression. Supervise professional staff with expertise in these areas.
Coordinate and support the UW System’s and comprehensive institutions existing, decentralized compliance units outside above mentioned compliance areas to create an institutional compliance network. The CCO will develop an effective systemwide compliance program, which coordinates and provides support, advice, and training for compliance partners within UW System and between and among the comprehensive institutions.
Monitor internal and external compliance environments; produce reports; identify and communicate potential risks and vulnerabilities to University decision makers; and establish processes to coordinate and communicate internally regarding the UW System’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, as well as institutional policies.
Coordinate educational and training programs to ensure that members of the University community understand the compliance responsibilities relevant to their work.
Build collaborative relationships and establish regular communications processes with compliance partners within UW System and between and among the comprehensive institutions.
Develop a program that promotes:
awareness of Regent, UW System and campus policies, as well as state and federal laws;
use of compliance reporting; and
an understanding of new and existing compliance issues, policies and procedures.
Report to the President on the performance of the CCO’s duties and the operation and effectiveness of the UW System and comprehensive institutions’ compliance efforts; recommend solutions and risk mitigation priorities.
Hire and supervise the Office of Compliance and Integrity staff responsible for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX, Clery Act, public records, records management, youth protection, import export control, and freedom of expression.
Update/improve/develop comprehensive compliance policies, procedures, guidelines, training and certification programs in collaboration within UW System and between and among the comprehensive institutions and with faculty and staff governance bodies.
Oversee UW System Compliance Matrix database, including ongoing research required to maintain current requirements
Refer compliance problems/concerns to the appropriate UW System or comprehensive institution resources for investigation and resolution in coordination with the General Counsel.
Responsible for the Office of Compliance and Integrity budget.
This position is directly involved in formulating, interpreting, and monitoring policies for the Office of Compliance and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications To be considered for this position, applicants must have:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
At least three years of progressively responsible experience in law or the field of compliance in a complex organization
Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills
Demonstrated diplomatic skills working with key stakeholders, including senior officials
Demonstrated ability to adhere to appropriate standards of conduct and ethics
Demonstrated knowledge and use of Microsoft products and other technology skills
Advanced degree such as a juris doctorate, PhD, or other advanced terminal degree preferred.
Five plus years of experience in a compliance-related field, legal services/advice, or as a professional compliance officer.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and provide guidance to groups with diverse viewpoints, commitments, experiences, and responsibilities toward the attainment of common goals.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate and lead process-improvement efforts.
Excellent ability to communicate technical and complex concepts clearly and persuasively in writing, in meetings, in presentations, and in training sessions.
Experience with Wisconsin’s Public Records law.
Experience with Wisconsin’s ethics laws.
Experience with ADA, Title IX and/or HIPAA requirements.
Excellent attention to detail, superior analytical and interpretation skills.
Additional preferred qualifications include:
Experience working with compliance-related topics in a University or state or federal government setting, such as federal research and environmental, health and safety regulations as well as other regulations regarding the operation of complex public bureaucracies.
A demonstrated ability to work effectively within a highly complex and diverse regulatory or compliance environment.
Professional leadership experience within an academic institution, large company or government agency.
The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, educating approximately 165,000 students each year and employing 40,000 faculty and staff statewide.
With 13 universities across 26 campuses and a statewide extension network with offices in every county, the UW System is a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.As one of Wisconsin’s largest employers and a premier educational system, UW System provides employees with opportunities for a lifelong career in a workplace that values meaningful and fulfilling work.
We support our employees on their career journey with options like diversifying their skills, growing in place and deepening their expert knowledge, or changing careers within the UW System. We want to provide the flexibility to make work “work” for everyone.
We don’t just want you to work here – we want you to thrive here. The UW System provides a competitive and comprehensive pay and benefits package that supports your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. UW System institutions cultivate an environment for your holistic success and encourage a ...healthy work-life balance.
UW System strives to foster a workplace environment that supports cultural, academic, and intellectual diversity and inclusion, grounded in the Wisconsin Idea.
A career at the UW System is more than getting a good salary with great benefits. It’s about connecting with others who share the Wisconsin Idea and who want to make a positive impact on our communities. As an employee of the UW System, we are each expected to sustain a culture of respect, equity, and inclusion that values the voices, attributes, and contributions of our diverse workforce.