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The USC Office of Ethics and Compliance houses several key compliance programs in the department such as healthcare, privacy, research, international compliance.Â In addition, the office works with decentralized compliance areas across USC to ensure key program elements are in place to provide reasonable assurance that effective programs are in place that support USCâs commitment to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, detect and correct compliance violations promptly, and eliminate misconduct and other unethical behavior through the diligent and analytical work of its team members. The office is also responsible for the Ethics and Compliance Code and supporting ethical decision making.Â
USCâs Office of Compliance is seeking an Assistant Director, Institutional Compliance to assist in the implementation of a comprehensive compliance program for the university that includes training, policies, monitoring, data analytics, reporting and enforcement to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and administrative requirements. Reporting to the Vice President, Ethics and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, the Assistant Director will work with compliance liaisons and partner with business leadership to assist in conducting compliance risk assessments, determining areas of focus, and monitoring and assessing university-wide compliance risk areas. Fostering within the university a culture that promotes integrity and ethical behavior in all institutional compliance matters, the Assistant Director will coordinate with the Department of Audit Services, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, Risk Management, Office of General Counsel, and other units as appropriate. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing office that is developing its program to increase transparency and compliance in a variety of risk areas at a pivotal time in our history. This role will lead the efforts to redraft the Code and recommend engagement and training around the Code and ethical decision making.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Direct support of the Vice President, Ethics and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer in the development of the institutional compliance program by:
Staffing of the Compliance and Ethics Committee
Being a resource for committee members as they develop their compliance programs in accordance with the approved governance standards
Conducting the monitoring of compliance liaison progress in meeting compliance governance standards
Assisting in developing institutional protocols around investigations/corrective actions per the EY compliance program evaluation
Assisting with meeting the institutional compliance items in the annual compliance plan; assists in leading groups/projects
Lead the efforts to redraft the Code and recommend engagement and training around the Code and ethical decision making
Conducting program reviews, as needed
The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:
Masterâs degree/ J.D.
7 years of related experience, preferably in an institutional compliance role in higher education, government or industry.
Demonstrated ability to track, manage and handle significant volumes of matters involving different issues with keen attention to detail.
Knowledge of risk management and liability issues affecting higher education.
Lead/guidance skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize different tasks and projects.
Deft interpersonal skills for communicating with all levels of staff and diverse individuals and groups.
Excellent problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability addressing difficult and complex issues, and diffusing high-tension situations.
Knowledge of human resources processes, with experience in mediation, negotiation, staff development, and teaching/training staff.
Minimum Education: Bachelorâs degree Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in business administration, legal studies, finance, audit or similar ethics and compliance education. Experience working in compliance. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification from Compliance Certification Board, or commitment to obtain such within 1 year post-hire. Experience working with regulatory requirements, policies and codes of conduct. Demonstrated administrative skills and project management skills, particularly among cross-functional teams. Demonstrated skill in influencing management within multiple business, cultural and interpersonal environment. Ability to build consensus and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel with a combination of tenacity and tact. Possesses analytical skills and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking. Ability to balance and effectively prioritize numerous projects covering a variety of subject matters. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are required. Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
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