Chief Compliance Officer

Odessa, Texas
Mar 21, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a general academic university of The University of Texas System whose mission is to provide quality education to all students in a supportive in-person and online educational environment; to promote excellence in teaching, research and service; and to serve as a resource for the intellectual, social, economic and technological advancement, as well as the healthcare, of the diverse constituency in Texas and the region.

Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to more than 7,000 students from all over the U.S. and the world, as well as 250 teaching faculty. It offers 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study across five colleges and schools: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and the College of Nursing. The student-teacher ratio is 18/1, and 90 percent of the tenure-track faculty hold doctorates in their teaching fields.

Dr. Sandra Woodley began her tenure as the President of UTPB on July 1, 2017. Prior to that, Dr. Woodley served as the UT System’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, where she led long-term strategic planning, policy research and accountability efforts. Dr. Woodley brings great insight to and understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing students.

UTPB offers a comfortable small-campus feel backed by the might of The University of Texas System. UT sister campuses include UT Austin, Arlington, Dallas, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio and Tyler; there are also multiple world-renowned medical institutions such as UT Southwestern and MD Anderson. The University of Texas System is one of the nation’s largest systems of higher education, each year awarding more than one-third of all undergraduate degrees in Texas.

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About the Position

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Compliance Officer beginning Summer 2018.

The Chief Compliance Officer reports to the President.

General Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate University-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the University and its employees are complying with domestic, local and international regulatory requirements as well as internal policies and procedures
  • Establish and chair a University Compliance Committee
  • Provide leadership for the University compliance function by giving specific guidance to management, professional staff and individual departments
  • Assess, prioritize and participate in the maintenance of the University’s compliance program
  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Business Affairs, Internal Audits, Risk Management and Treasury, and other relevant University officials and units, to develop, update and maintain the University’s compliance risk-management program
  • Monitor compliance-associated activities relating to standards of conduct and ethical relationships throughout the University
  • Ensure that training curriculum content, methods and expected training outcomes meet legal, regulatory and University objectives
  • Keep abreast of pending regulatory developments
  • Ensure thorough and timely investigations
  • Evaluate all institutional risks through the use and implementation of ERM
  • Monitor identified high risks through a compliance monitoring plan
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Essential Responsibilities:

• Handle highly confidential material, understanding that all University information should only be disclosed to those who have a need to know, for legitimate business reasons

• Exercise and apply sound judgment and decision-making skills as well as the ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality of data

• Maintain thorough understanding of state and federal laws related to compliance issues affecting institutions of higher education or non-profit organizations including matters related to research and the NCAA

• Promote a culture of compliance and the identification, escalation and timely mitigation of compliance risks

• Operate as the content expert relating to University compliance issues by maintaining internal compliance calendars and checklists

• Lead monthly internal compliance meetings, and coordinate and report on the annual compliance review

• Maintain high level of integrity, team orientation, professionalism and trustworthiness

• Uphold a high value on ethical standards, and treat others with dignity and respect

• Develop compliance-related policies and procedures, develop training materials and provide training

• Accomplish assigned tasks within the required time frame and be able to shift quickly between several tasks without loss of continuity

• Possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Specifically Word, Excel and Outlook)

• Quickly learn new technology and stay current with emerging office technologies

• Interpret and explain detailed reports, and express ideas effectively in oral and written form

• Type, compose and edit correspondence, memos, letters and reports; revise schedules, forms, reports, records and other information; and research statistical information for use in reports

• Communicate general information to University constituency effectively; when applicable relay complex or adverse information with tact and diplomacy

• Accept effective supervision, assignments, change and correction

• Engage in meaningful and intentional professional development appropriate for areas of responsibility

• Maintain professionalism when carrying out all responsibilities, and when dealing with all staff and other customers while fostering positive working relationships

• Accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner

• Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Texas Board of Regents and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred) with two years’ experience conducting investigations and addressing legal or regulatory requirements, preferably in an academic setting. Working knowledge of laws and regulations in areas such as NCAA, FERPA, Title IX, Clery and VOWA; Title VII and HIPAA. An acute sense for detail as well as excellent administrative, organizational and communication skills. Customer-centric approach toward service. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.

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To nominate someone for this position, e-mail: [email protected]

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Geralyn Franklin Ph.D. and Alan Medders, Ph.D. will be assisting the University with the search. If you have questions or would like to have a confidential conversation about the position, call 256-239-2305 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Candidates for this position will be considered through April 20, 2018