Chief Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Ethics Officer

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Vacancy TypeSAAO Tier IIIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleChief Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Ethics OfficerSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experiencePosition Number00107741Work ScheduleMonday- Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department010101 - Chancellor's Office And StaffDepartmentOffice of the ChancellorJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

At NC State University, we create prosperity for North Carolina and the nation. We began as a land-grant institution grounded in agriculture and engineering. Today, we’re a preeminent research enterprise that excels across disciplines.

NC State is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources management. We’re at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And we’re home to one of the world’s best colleges of veterinary medicine.

Our more than 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students learn by doing. They pursue original research and start new companies. They forge connections with top employers and serve communities local and global. Through it all, they enjoy an outstanding return on investment.

Essential Job Duties

NC State University is committed to fostering a culture of compliance, integrity, and responsible risk management. As part of its commitment, NC State is seeking experienced and innovative candidates for a newly-created position of Chief Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Ethics Officer (CCRMO). Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the CCRMO will be responsible for central oversight and coordination of the Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management functions at the university. The CCRMO also manages a small staff that would include experienced compliance personnel (2 or 3) and will be expected to work closely with the Office of General Counsel and the Internal Audit Division, among others.

The CCRMO is responsible for:

•Providing overall strategic oversight and coordination of the University’s compliance efforts, including coordination of the University’s compliance governance structure, Compliance Plan, oversight of the Compliance Steering Committee and other working groups.
•Monitoring compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements in collaboration with Compliance Owners throughout the University, including the Office of the Provost, General Counsel, Athletics, Finance and Administration, OIT, Environmental Health and Safety, Division of Academic and Student Affairs and other departments and units as appropriate.
•Evaluating the effectiveness of the University’s compliance obligations and efforts and providing guidance to internal university constituents on best practices related to compliance.
•Assisting in responding to federal agency reviews and investigations.
•Designing, implementing, and maintaining programs, policies, and practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
•Directing the collection and analysis of data to meet compliance requirements and in response to findings and recommendations of internal and external audits.
•Providing strategic advice regarding the incorporation of the University’s core values into a culture of compliance, ethics, and integrity.
•Along with HR and other units across the university, developing and maintaining training and education on relevant regulatory and compliance subjects, including research compliance, data security, data privacy, laboratory safety, Title IX, athletics, Clery Act, HR compliance obligations, Ethics Act, False Claims Act, Financial Aid, and others.
•Developing, coordinating, and/or participating in educational and training programs focusing on elements of risk management, and ethics.
•Consulting, collaborating, and/or coordinating on internal investigations of compliance issues, working with the specific units or departments who are the subject matter experts.
•Initiating and monitoring corrective action and processes improvement as needed in conjunction with functional Compliance Officers.
•Assessing internal and external compliance environments across the institution.
•Leading and managing the University’s Strategic enterprise risk management process, including providing oversight and strategic guidance in identifying, managing and mitigating risks identified through the Enterprise Risk Management process.
•Providing advice and consultation to unit operational risk managers on identifying, handling, and mitigating risks.
•Tracking and updating progress toward mitigating and addressing risks identified through the strategic enterprise risk management process.
•Providing updates to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees on activities related to compliance and enterprise risk management.
•Managing NC State’s Ethics Hotline, in coordination with the Internal Audit Division.

Other Work/Responsibilities

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

•An advanced degree (Masters, JD, MBA, or PhD) in a relevant field from an appropriately accredited institution. In lieu of an advanced degree, candidates must possess a relevant bachelor’s degree and extensive related experience.

•5+ years related experience in compliance and/or strategic or enterprise risk management-related functions.

Departmental Required Skills

•Detail-oriented individual with excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.

•Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a team among diverse groups of academic and administrative colleagues.

•Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

•Ability to develop and/or interpret complex regulatory requirements and the ability to communicate technical and complex concepts.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

•Significant legal, regulatory, audit, and/or compliance experience at a higher education institution.

•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of emerging trends and regulatory requirements affecting a large, research-based institution of higher education, including Federal Sentencing Guidelines, environmental health and safety, FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, ADA, employment and hiring compliance, federal and state privacy issues, GDPR, research compliance, and financial aid.

•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Risk Management models and programs; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of risk mitigation strategies in a decentralized environment.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please attach a cover letter, resume and a separate document containing contact information for references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Justin Lang, Executive Search Services, [email protected] or 919-513-1963

Job Open Date08/23/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

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  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • Other Online Job Board (Identify job board in question #2 below)
    • Craigslist
    • Social Media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Other)
    • Carolina Job Finder/Employment Guide
    • NC Works
    • Dress for Success
    • Job Fair (Identify job fair in question #2 below)
    • Technical/Trade School Program (Identify program in question #2 below)
    • Direct contact from NCSU Representative (Identify person in question #2 below)
    • NCSU employee referral
    • Other (Identify in question #2 below)
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 8/27/2019
    Application Due: 11/25/2019
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