Compliance Program Director


  Yale University

Post Date

  August 19, 2016

Closing Date


LPEC Preferred




New Haven, CT



Yale University seeks a collaborative, persuasive, and strategic leader to be its first university-wide Compliance Program Director. Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, and serving as a key member of the university's management-led Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee (ARCC), the Director is responsible for establishing and implementing an organizational framework to coordinate and systematize the university's Compliance Program.

The Director will be charged with articulating the elements of the university's compliance program and establishing standards for implementation across compliance functions and activities, and will propose ways to integrate compliance functions and activities in order to achieve efficiencies and reduce risk. While the primary responsibility for compliance efforts will remain in the individual units of the university, this position will work closely and collaboratively with each unit to build on existing compliance practices, such as: reporting; establishing standard policies and procedures; developing and implementing training; conducting assessments; and working with appropriate parties to take corrective actions as necessary.

This is an exciting opportunity for the new Compliance Program Director to:

  • Establish systems, practices, policies, and structures that build upon the existing decentralized compliance infrastructure to implement a uniform, risk-based compliance program;
  • Foster campus-wide awareness of compliance, guiding the community to a thoughtful middle ground between laxity and over-compliance, and providing the community with the tools and support to evaluate legal obligations, risk considerations, third party standards, and best practices;
  • Provide guidance to and coordinate existing compliance units into a formal network to facilitate resource-sharing, delivery of education, and identification of solutions to common problems and:
  • Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations and peers at other institutions to provide input and feedback on program effectiveness, and to keep well-informed about contemporary compliance related issues affecting higher education.

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree or equivalent advanced degree and six years of experience in structuring compliance programs. A Juris Doctor degree, experience leading compliance programs in higher education institutions or complex non-profit organizations, and Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) credential are preferred.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


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