The JHU Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Associate General Counsel (hereafter, the CCO) is a new position at the University. The CCO reports to the University’s General Counsel, with a dotted-line report to the Provost’s Office via the Vice Provost and Chief Risk Officer.
The CCO oversees and manages the University’s compliance function and compliance risk management, and is an integral part of the University’s Institutional Risk Management (IRM) program. The CCO works in a consultative and collaborative manner with other established compliance functions throughout the University, and provides leadership in managing complex compliance obligations associated with a top-tier academic and research institution, with an affiliated academic medical center. As the compliance leader, the CCO is responsible for establishing policies, standards and implementing procedures to ensure that the compliance programs throughout the University encourage a culture of integrity, accountability and transparency, and that compliance risk owners are effective and efficient in identifying and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations and ensuring that reporting obligations are met.
Oversees and coordinates all University compliance areas, working with relevant compliance function experts/owners, including (but not limited to) all compliance aspects of research activities, academic programs, human resources, finance/tax, export controls, and health and safety
Owns and maintains the compliance risk portfolio
Chairs the Institutional Compliance Committee (ICC), a group of compliance professionals throughout the University who oversee all compliance risks
Conducts a regular, semi-annual facilitated compliance risk assessment with senior leadership
Develops and chairs appropriate committees and working groups to monitor on-going compliance issues and new compliance obligation
Oversees and manages a confidential hotline of reports of noncompliance with law or policy, and ensures tracking, investigation and resolution of such reports
Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the University’s compliance function and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct
Develops the annual compliance work plan, which reflects the University’s highest-priority compliance risks as denoted in the ICC’s compliance risk portfolio
Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk through peer and subject matter expert interactions, develops and implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues
Provides sound and risk balanced guidance to University leadership, faculty, and staff on compliance obligations
Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and other standards of conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures through established policies and procedures and in close collaboration with the Chief Risk Officer, Office of General Counsel, and/or the Office of Hopkins Internal Audits
Independently or in concert with the Chief Risk Officer and/or the Office of Hopkins Internal Audits, investigates and acts on allegations, including the design and coordination of internal investigations and any resulting corrective actions
Assists the Office of the General Counsel in responding to government investigations and queries as appropriate
Maintains current knowledge of laws and regulations, keeping abreast of recent changes
Directs the University’s compliance and other risk management partners at the divisional level in establishing methods to improve efficiency and quality of services, and to reduce the vulnerability to fraud, abuse, and waste
Develops, coordinates, and participates in a multifaceted educational and training program (in concert with Human Resources and other offices) that focuses on the elements of the compliance program, and seeks to ensure that all University members are knowledgeable of, and comply with, applicable federal and state standards
Required Education and Experience
A JD or other advanced degree is required.
The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of successful experience leading or helping to lead the legal or compliance function within large complex organizations.
Experience at a large research university is preferred.
The successful candidate will possess:
Experience with both US government and US and international non-government cooperative agreements, grants, and contracts
Experience in successfully developing and implementing institution-wide policies and procedures related to compliance
Knowledge of US governmental and non-governmental sponsored funding compliance requirements
Experience in supervision and project management, including within and across complex organizations
Experience in establishing credibility with broad and diverse constituencies within a complex organization based upon critical thinking, outstanding operational performance, and excellent interpersonal skills
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSAs):
The successful candidate will have:
Strong working knowledge of sponsored and business compliance practices and requirements
Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
Demonstrated the ability to interpret and synthesize complex information, work effectively in an environment requiring the use of influence and persuasion rather than authority, and lead strategically with vision in a setting of ambiguity
Proven success with gaining trusted advisor status with executives and peers, and developing effective communication processes through relationship building at all levels of an organization
Strong organizational skills, a flexible work style and schedule, and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple challenging projects in a demanding work environment
Superb analytical, project management, and presentation skills with experience using traditional and non-traditional means of communication
Demonstrated and obvious skills as a thoughtful listener, strategic thinker, and strong communicator
Strong interpersonal skills that engender trust, confidence and respect from scientists, doctors, lawyers, members of government bodies, and senior institutional officials, and that demonstrate cognizance and respect of mission-driven organizations
A flexible and collegial approach to handling complex situations
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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