Director, Higher Education Compliance
Rush University Medical Center presents an exhilarating opportunity for the Director of Higher Education Compliance. The Director of Higher Education Compliance will be responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and on-going management of an effective university compliance program, focusing on Higher Education matters to fulfill the University's needs and to meet regulatory requirements. Reporting directly to the University Compliance Officer, the Director of Higher Education Compliance will serve as the strategic leader, bridge builder and partner in engaging university faculty, staff and students in compliance efforts across the University.
The position's primary function is to assess, develop, implement a compliance program that addresses Higher Education and ensure compliance with administration of federal and state laws on Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Civil Rights, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and specifically: Title IV, Title VI, Title VII and the Clery Act at the University. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and ICARE values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Collaborate with the University's administrative leadership team including deans, department chairs, faculty, and staff to transform existing practices to develop a culture of compliance.
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.
Ensures timely completion of Affirmative Action, ADAAA, and Equal Employment Opportunity reporting. Coordinates with Human Resources on Title IX matters that involve University faculty, staff and/or students on investigations and complaints from external agencies. Creates and disseminates information to fulfill Clery Act reporting.
Monitor and report on assessments related to equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University.
Develops the annual University compliance work plan, which reflects the University's highest-priority compliance risks.
Develop an audit schedule on Higher Education matters and conduct routine and for-cause audits.
Analyze and disseminate data that supports Higher Education compliance and enhances equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
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
Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the University's compliance and risk function and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
Provides education, training and outreach related to university compliance matters.
Creates a compliance matrix to ensure university compliance of policies, standards, laws and regulations in adherence with Rush's comprehensive compliance program. Integrates existing compliance functions that involve the University into one central office.
Works in close collaboration with the Provost's Office, Rush Legal, Corporate Compliance leadership, Risk and Claims Management and Internal Audit.
Serves on councils, committees, working groups, and other bodies representing the University Compliance Office.
Required Position Qualifications Include:
Bachelor's Degree in business, liberal arts, social sciences or a related administrative discipline.
Knowledge of Title IV, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, civil rights, affirmative action, equal opportunity laws, Clery Act and higher education regulations required. Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
Has experience in and can effectively coordinate and tactfully communicate with students, leadership, faculty, and staff.
Experience in a Higher Education environment.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations and matters with diplomacy and superior judgement.
Ability to build relationships and balance the multiple, varying and conflicting interests of stakeholders.
Ability to complete high-level analysis of complex data.
Excellent critical thinking skills and regular exercise of professional judgment and decision making.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines while handling a demanding workload.
Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills for drafting and finalizing reports.
Preferred Position Qualifications Include:
Master's Degree preferred.
Juris Doctorate preferred.
Substantial experience with management and leadership.
Three to five years experience in a central compliance office in healthcare or higher education.
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.
Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.
Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.
For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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