$128,862-$161,078 (midpoint) approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.
System Office Level: Executive 1 Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on February 21, 2023.
Hartford, CT area **This position is not remote**
Anticipated Start Date:
Supporting the CSCU system, this position reports to the CSCU General Counsel during the assessment portion of the job. Once operational compliance begins, it will report to the CSCU Chief of Staff. In addition, this position partners with all constituent units and the system office executive team to ensure that the system office and the CSCU institutions conduct their operations in compliance with ethical standards, internal policies and procedures, and applicable federal and state laws.
The Compliance Officer will be responsible for establishing and implementing an organization framework and capacity to coordinate and systematize the CSCU system’s compliance efforts in order to achieve efficiencies, reduce risk, and encourage the highest ethical standards of conduct. The Compliance Officer will also support development of training and education programs on all relevant conflict of interest areas, track changes in relevant laws and regulations impacting the institutions and assist with implementing policies and procedures meant to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards.
Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Ndagostino@commnet.edu
CSCU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F
Incumbents are required to have a Juris Doctor degree and six (6) years or more professional experience in law or higher education or a master’s degree and ten (10) years or more of compliance, auditing, research administration or other related experience.
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
Knowledge of and experience with laws and regulations higher education including Title IV, Title VI, Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and FERPA
Experience with state and federal regulatory compliance
Experience in developing, drafting and implementing policies and procedures
Demonstrated active listening skills, problem sensing and solving skills, and customer service orientation
Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
Ability to create effective training materials
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion goals across the institution, and cultivating a work environment that is equitable and including of employees with diverse backgrounds and identities
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
Example of Job Duties:
Under the direction of the CSCU General Counsel and the CSCU Chief of Staff, the Compliance Officer is responsible for effective performance in these essential duties:
In collaboration with respective department leaders, develop and implement effective system-wide compliance plan, identifying and addressing the system’s federal, state and local compliance reporting obligations and cognizant policy officers and partners. This plan shall focus at a minimum on the following areas:
Academic affairs (intellectual property, academic technology, research, federal & state notice and disclosure)
Administrative management (fiscal and asset management, grants administration, human resources, information privacy and security, records retention/management, campus security, civil rights)
Student affairs (athletics, financial aid, student health and counseling, disability services, residential life)
Work collaboratively with system office executive team and others to monitor compliance in key areas listed above
Support the constituent units in their compliance with laws and regulations higher education including Title IV, Title VI, and FERPA
Support the Board of Regents in their compliance with governance obligations through training and reports from the system and its constituent units
Promote a culture of compliance and accountability through high standards of ethics, integrity, and responsibility within the System
Coordinate the systems’ Compliance and Ethics Program, including responding to alleged violations of the Code of Conduct as needed and monitoring the effectiveness of the program
Draft and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
Create and deliver effective training materials and conduct outreach and educational services related laws, regulations and conflict of interest
Provide consultative advice on issues such as control enhancements and operational integrity
Participate in and support the auditing process conducted by both the State’s Auditor’s of Public Accounts and contracted auditors serving as a resource for questions and agency responses
Collaborate with CSCU Controller to ensure institution compliance on issues related to financial reporting, audits, internal control, and financial policies and procedures
Conduct follow-up reviews of audited entities and programs to assure compliance and to provide assistance in improving the system of controls
Present reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Regents
Assist in development of risk management planning by performing such tasks as identifying risks in various programs and entities, evaluation the risks and setting priorities for creating risk management plans according to the highest potential benefit
Conduct investigations, as necessary
Collaborate with CSCU Title IX Coordinator to ensure institution compliance on issues related to Title IX and grievance policies and procedures.
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full duties and responsibilities that is stated within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) provide affordable, innovative and rigorous programs for students to achieve their personal and career goals as well as contribute to the economic growth of Connecticut. CSCU is comprised of four state universities; 12 community colleges; & Charter Oak State College. CSCU enrolls roughly 85,000 students from all 169 towns in Connecticut.
CSCU offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.