|Position Description:||Associate Vice President Compliance & Ethics|
The George Mason University, Office of University Audit invites applications for the Associate Vice President Compliance & Ethics position.
Purpose of the Position:
Under the overall oversight of the Chief Audit, Risk, and Compliance Officer, this position provides:
• Strategic direction and operational leadership, supervision, and execution of a high quality, coordinated, risk-based institutional compliance program that provides effective oversight of the distributed processes that support compliance throughout the university;
• Strategic and collaborative leadership that oversees the institutional processes that promote an ethical climate, including: (i) working with management to ensure effective implementation of university’s code of ethics and conflict of interest policies and (ii) facilitating management’s conflict of interest evaluation and management processes;
• Developing team effectiveness through recruiting, talent development, performance management, and overall leadership.
• Establish, build, implement, and maintain the talent, processes, and structures such that the institutional compliance program and the ethics program are effective and sustainable for Mason;
• Develop team effectiveness and talent through recruiting, and providing performance management, experiential development, training, and effective leadership;
• Establish, support, and sustain mechanisms to promote relevant collaboration across the university and its distributed compliance programs, including potentially a committee-based structure;
• Provide strategic and operational leadership, supervision, and the execution of a high quality, coordinated, risk-based institutional compliance program that provides effective oversight of the distributed processes that support compliance throughout the university;
• Plan, facilitate, execute, and oversee regular assessments of compliance risks, ensuring management ownership for monitoring and managing compliance risks;
• Establish, manage, and maintain a current inventory of compliance obligations (relevant laws, regulations, rules, and authoritative guidance, among other requirements). Ensure complete, accurate, and current ongoing processes are implemented;
• Establish, manage, and maintain a current assessment of the risks associated with the inventory of compliance obligations that considers, among other things, likelihood, impact, intensity, and velocity;
• Plan, facilitate, execute, and oversee regular assessments of compliance risks;
• Based on assessments of compliance risks, ensure executive and operating management has been assigned ownership for risk-based distributed compliance programs to appropriately monitor and manage such risks;
• Guide/support risk owners in their design and implementation of risk-based distributed (topic-area) compliance programs, and evaluating the effectiveness of such risk-owner programs to monitor and manage compliance risks in consideration of US Federal Sentencing Guideline effectiveness requirements;
• Collaborate, guide, and support risk owners in their design, implementation, and maturation of risk-based distributed compliance programs;
• Develop risk owner talent and expertise through communications and training related to effective, mature risk-based distributed compliance programs;
• Advanced degree such as a Master’s Degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree. Equivalent experience generally includes 6+ years Director level experience or 10+ years of experience in the field.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities a new employee should bring to this position:
• Demonstrated strong ability to implement compliance strategy across a large, complex organization with significant distributed components, translating legal, regulatory, and policy requirements and guidelines into effective leadership communication, operating practices, and institutional processes;
• Superior skills in the areas of communication, relationship-building, collaboration, and problem-solving. Strong ability to communicate at a Board and executive level, and collaborate with executive and operational management, and implement and nurture committee structures to drive program effectiveness;
• Knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, standards and principles governing public institutions of higher education. Knowledge of conflict of interest requirements, including federal research requirements. Familiarity with Virginia requirements is beneficial;
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA10HZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.