Work Location Detail 825 21st St NW Washington, DC 20052
Assigned Organizational Area: University
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Executive Vice President and Treasurer (EVPT)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable
Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Senior Management
Posting Number: Staff - 000774
Working Title: Assistant Vice President, Compliance and Privacy
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, daytime hours
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
Recruitment Salary Range: commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Job Open Date: 05/18/2012
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:
Job Vacancy Anouncement Information
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 employees. The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.
Job Description Summary:
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Administration and partnering with the staff of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, the Assistant Vice President, Compliance and Privacy, will develop a strategy and an action plan to (1) adapt the Universitys culture of compliance to a continuously changing environment and (2) enhance the functions purpose and value across the institution. The AVP, Compliance and Privacy, manages two staff members and serves as a catalyst with others to educate and to inform faculty, staff, and students about the merits of and adherence to all aspects of compliance at GW. The AVP, Compliance and Privacy will need to develop close relationships with colleagues in other University organizations which have a significant role in the Universitys compliance efforts including the Executive Vice President and Treasurers Office, the Office of General Counsel, Baker Tilly, the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, the Registrar, Athletics, and Student Affairs.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 10 years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and a J.D. and/or Master’s Degree or CPA designation is highly desirable.
A minimum of 10 years of professional level compliance and/or audit experience. Previous professional level financial experience within a complex private higher education institution, a governmental agency or department, or health care environment is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and comprehensive understanding of emerging trends and regulatory requirements such as the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, FERPA, and HIPAA.
Experience communicating compliance requirements and laws in a creative manner.
Proven track record of conducting risk assessments and developing compliance metrics and measurements, and holding individuals and departments accountable in a thoughtful manner which encourages support of the compliance process.
Stellar written and oral communication skills and excellent people and interpersonal capabilities.
The person must be approachable, warm, flexible, creative, an entrepreneurial thinker, a problem solver and possess model 21st century skills relevant for leading in a global society.
This individual must be mature, fair-minded and level-headed, and open to new ideas. Relationship-driven, the person must exercise tact, grace, and diplomacy, political astuteness, culture competency, and excellent judgment.
Exercises a high level of emotional intelligence with strong interpersonal skills.
Agility to learn new areas quickly.
Demonstrated ability to find solution to situations which have multiple potential outcomes and require the ability to distill available information to that which is relevant to the solution.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Provides leadership for the Universitys Compliance and Ethics Program by promoting, monitoring and reporting on compliance activity at all levels of management, including the Board of Trustees and senior management. Develops the Compliance and Ethics Program in the context of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Provides in-class and on-line education to the University community to promote regulatory compliance and communicate University policies. Updates the Employee Compliance Guide as needed.
Facilitates and manages an effective advisory committee structure that includes currently chairing the Compliance Committee and the Policy Steering Committee for the review, approval, and publication of new and revised policies.
Performs annual risk assessments in coordination with the responsible management personnel, Internal Audit, and the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Identifies changes in risks associated with new laws and regulations and increased audit activity. Identifies and recommend implementation of activities intended to mitigate risk such as creation or changes of policies and training.
Serves as the designated privacy officer for HIPAA, GLB, and FTC-Red Flag-FERPA assigned to the Registrar.
Monitors compliance issues reported from the Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line, phone, fax, web, mail, e-mail or other means of communication. Communicates and promotes the Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line. Reports investigation results monthly to the Senior Associate Vice President for Administration, the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and Baker Tilly.
Monitors and reports on the Universitys compliance with the reporting and disclosure of conflicts of interest per the Universitys conflict of interest policies. Oversees maintenance of listing of conflicted vendors and monitoring of potential transactions with such vendors. Partners with University units to manage known conflicts.
Monitors audit activity at the University and follow up to monitor implementation of corrective action plans which result from such audits.
Monitors various publications and web resources for changing laws and regulations that affect the higher education community. Continually seeks out best practices in compliance operations for complex organizations which could enhance the Universitys compliance function.
Maintains and reports compliance metrics monthly to the appropriate key stakeholders. Monitors and measures compliance with requirements for external filings with external agencies.
Disseminates in a timely manner information regarding changes in laws and regulations affecting specific areas of the Universitys operations to leaders of those functions.
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The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.