The Assistant Ethics Director and Compliance Investigator supports the Office of University Compliance and Integrity (OUCI). With the vision of supporting a university philosophy that values compliance and integrity, the Assistant Ethics Director and Compliance Investigator will support a centralized compliance function that will be a leading model in higher education. The position reports to the Ethics Director and Compliance Investigator.
The Assistant Ethics Director and Compliance Investigator will support the ethics and conflicts of interest compliance program by gathering and analyzing information related to potential conflicts. The position will answer ethics questions; review conflict of interest disclosures and address issues that arise; assist in assessing and mitigating risk; and help develop training and draft compliance communications regarding ethics and conflicts of interest for faculty and staff. The position will also help administer the ethics program that supports the Board of Trustees' Statement of Ethical Conduct and Leadership Integrity.
Additionally, the Assistant Ethics Director and Compliance Investigator will conduct non-criminal, administrative investigations across the university. The position will refer allegations of crimes to University Police or other law enforcement agency for investigations. The position will implement strategies and processes for wide-ranging complaints and investigations and recommend the best approach for each assigned case. The position will document and report findings, identify root causes of problems, and recommend and track implementation of corrective actions. The position will work with colleagues to collect, analyze, and report data for trends that will be addressed through compliance program planning. The Assistant Ethics Director and Compliance Investigator will also assist in developing training and drafting compliance communications regarding investigations and concern reporting for students, faculty, and staff.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience conducting or assisting with investigations in a large organization; demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information, exercise sound judgment, and operate discreetly; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; experience facilitating effective teamwork; detail-oriented; ability to analyze and report complex information; extensive experience writing clear and well-documented reports; ability to provide a high level of professional interaction with all levels of diverse stakeholders throughout the university.
Advanced degree such as a Master’s degree, J.D., or other; experience analyzing ethics and conflicts of interest in government or higher education; experience in compliance and/or risk management; experience with investigations in higher education, law enforcement, or news reporting; experience handling confidential and attorney-client privileged information. The successful candidate for this position is resilient and will have a high level of comfort in challenging and dynamic situations. In addition, the Assistant Ethics Director and Compliance Investigator will be a self-starting team player, able to maintain objectivity while analyzing complex information to define and resolve problems.
Target Salary: $60,000.00 - $75,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.