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Director/Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Position OverviewThe Office of Audit, Risk & Compliance (OARC) provides leadership and university -wide services that strengthen accountability, mitigate significant risks, investigate and resolve allegations, and reduce the consequences of non-compliance with federal and state laws. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor Integrity & Compliance/ Chief Compliance Officer, the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer (DCCO) contributes to the leadership of the university's institutional compliance and ethics program and provides programmatic oversight to the research-focused regulatory compliance areas. These areas include export compliance, conflict of interest and commitment, research integrity, and data security and privacy. These include programs to manage privacy risks and export control compliance for both campuses and the research integrity and conflict of interest (CIO) programs for the KU Medical Center.

The DCCO must possess a broad knowledge of research-related regulations to support the responsible and ethical conduct of research and ensure compliance with key federal and state laws and regulations, as well as university policies. The DCCO works closely with research units on all campuses to identify, prioritize and remediate research compliance risks. Job Description50%- Institutional Compliance Leadership:
  • Lead the university’s institutional compliance and ethics program as it relates to research-related risks; inform best practices and identify program priorities to assess and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of university research compliance processes and respond to changes in the law.
  • In coordination with the CCO, work collaboratively with compliance partners and with all levels of university management to coordinate risk, compliance, and ethics activities, accomplish program objectives, and facilitate mitigation of identified risks.
  • Develop an annual research compliance work plan that reflects the University’s unique characteristics, needs, and risks.
  • Identify compliance gaps and propose corrective actions.
  • Implement and oversee a monitoring program in coordination with university research partners to gain assurance of research-related compliance across high-risk compliance areas. Perform and oversee compliance reviews and cultural surveys, as appropriate.
  • Provide guidance, advice, and training and educational programs to KU faculty, staff, and students to improve the university’s understanding of compliance-related laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee, develop, and execute effective marketing and awareness campaigns to promote the research compliance program and to encourage reporting of suspected non-compliance.
25%- Support of Regulatory Compliance Program areas:
  • Provide general guidance and support to research-related compliance program areas to ensure effective policies, education, assessments, prevention strategies, and corrective measures are in place to comply with the laws, regulatory requirements, and ethical standards of each program.
15%- Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Assist the CCO in preparing reports and presentations for the Executive Institutional Risk Committee. Provide presentations to university leadership and the EIRC at the direction of the CCO.
  • Monitor the regulatory landscape within higher education compliance and ethics and continuously expand subject-matter expertise.
  • Participate in relevant compliance and ethics organizations, including attending meetings and conferences, participating in work groups, engaging in speaking opportunities, or performing other related activities.
  • Evaluate emerging compliance trends and make recommendations to the CCO for implementing best practices to support the continuous improvement of the university’s program.
  • Support the university’s mission of fostering an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
10%- All other duties as assigned by the CCO.

Key Competencies
  1. Technical Competency: subject-matter expertise in research compliance matters for universities and academic medical centers. Understanding of compliance frameworks and their applicability to the higher education industry.
  2. Risk-identification: the ability to identify and assess compliance risks and navigate a decentralized control environment. Strong critical thinking and analysis skills to solve problems.
  3. Leadership Presence and Credibility: the ability to hold the room with senior leaders. Willingness to engage on difficult issues and hold other leaders accountable with transparency and fairness.
  4. Action Oriented: the ability and desire to act quickly to resolve issues and develop solutions.
  5. Communication: effective communication skills with internal clients, team members, peers, and senior leaders.
  6. Customer and Personal Service: dedication to providing high service levels to internal and external campus stakeholders.
  7. Utilizing Technology: understanding and expertise with the role technology plays in compliance activities.
  8. Law and Government: knowledge of laws and the regulatory environment that influence higher education and KU.
  9. Management: the ability to manage individuals with differing backgrounds and experience with a passion for developing talent and fostering opportunity and growth and in a workplace culture that is inclusive and equitable.
Required Qualifications
  1. A Master's Degree and five (5) years of experience in an institution of higher education, research-related discipline, or comparable environment OR a Doctorate Degree and three (3) years of experience in an institution of higher education, research-related discipline, or comparable environment;
  2. Strong communication skills as evidenced in application materials and interview.
  3. Knowledge of research compliance-related laws and regulations as they relate to a large public research university and academic medical center as outlined in application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Prior experience supervising others and managing complex programs in a higher education setting;
  2. Strong organizational, communication, strategic planning, and project management skills;
  3. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) or certification within 12 months of hire.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application consists of:

A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
Resume or curriculum vitae
3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review begins Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates has been identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsNatalie Holick
[email protected] Advertised Salary Range$125,000.00 Work ScheduleStrong Hall (KU Lawrence Campus); Fairway North (KUMC
Monday- Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm

Less than 50%, in state- primarily between KU Medical Center and Lawrence campuses Application Review Begins31-May-2022 Anticipated Start Date13-Jun-2022


Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.


KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.


The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.


The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.


The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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