Director of University Compliance
Pennsylvania State University is seeking an outstanding individual with exceptional strategic, operational, and interpersonal capabilities to join the University's leadership team as the Director of University Compliance (Director). The Director reports to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer and the Audit, Risk, Legal and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the University's compliance efforts and serves as a consultative collaborator across the institution.
Penn State is creating this office to provide support, coordination, and assistance to University-wide compliance efforts regarding all federal, state, and local laws as well as internal policies and external organization policies, while encouraging the highest ethical standards of conduct for those who represent the University and act on its behalf.
The successful Director will support the mission of Penn State and orchestrate the daily and long-term management of compliance efforts to provide the highest quality service and support to the University and its many stakeholders. The Director will guide organizational functionality, policies and procedures, training efforts, and strategic decision-making. The Director will work in close coordination and consultation with many areas of the University units with compliance responsibility, such as the College of Medicine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Commonwealth Campuses; Internal Audit; Police and Public Safety; Human Resources; Risk Management; Student Affairs; Enrollment Management; Information Technology; Research; General Counsel; Physical Plant; and Intercollegiate Athletics.
The new Director will have many of the following experiences and qualities: successful experience leading and managing day-to-day operations in a large, complex and highly decentralized setting; understanding of or experience with health systems and academic medical centers; experience in supporting governing boards, and in working with committees or subgroups on matters of compliance; interaction with or understanding of intercollegiate athletics; extraordinary ability to work on a senior team as a listener, contributor, collaborator, mediator, and change agent interacting with all constituencies in a higher education research institution; decisive leader who exercises good judgment under pressure; deep knowledge of higher education practices, regulations, compliance, and accrediting agencies; understanding the importance of commitment to and fostering of strong relationships with all University and external constituents; ability to work cooperatively with accreditation boards, related organizations, and other departments; excellent oral and written communication skills; respect for and understanding of mission-driven institutions; understanding of the place of the University in the community and the Commonwealth; a person of honesty and integrity; ability to manage a variety of competing demands; ten to fifteen years experience working in an education, government, or corporate compliance role; and a baccalaureate degree is required and an advanced degree preferred.
Final candidate(s) for the position will be required to complete a full background check process including criminal, child abuse, credit, education, employment, and motor vehicle verifications, as appropriate.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
Review of applications will begin July 17, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.