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Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer

Reporting to the Chancellor, the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) provides leadership to the campus compliance office, including policy, planning, and promoting a culture of compliance. Advises the Chancellor on the development of an appropriate compliance infrastructure and is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and coordination of campus compliance assurance functions, fact-finding, internal audit, and the Title IX office. Acts as the campus' Locally Designated Official (LDO) for the University of California Policy on Reporting and Investigating Allegations of Suspected Improper Governmental Activities and the Policy for Protection of Whistleblowers from Retaliation. Recommends changes in campus policies and procedures to meet local, state, and federal compliance obligations. The AVC/CCO, in collaboration and cooperation with campus academic and administrative officers and managers, is expected to vigorously and conscientiously pursue a community environment that holds itself accountable to the intent and the spirit of legal and policy authorities. This position is a confidential management position that acts with broad authority and delegation from the Chancellor with respect to the above responsibilities. This position also holds a dotted reporting line to the University of California System-wide's Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer. As mentioned, the AVC CCO is responsible for the Title IX Office. The Title IX Coordinators / Officers at UC and at most universities across the country are receiving a higher level of visibility and importance at the university with the Dept. of Education's, Office of Civil Rights interest in this position and their critical role in enforcing the law and its various components including sexual violence and sexual harassment issues.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.         
  • Advanced degree.
  • JD is preferred 


  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience. Required
  • Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing administrative processes with an emphasis on responsibilities that include compliance in a large complex organization. Required
  • Experience performing fact-finding interviews and investigations. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to provide executive/business management skills, including motivating and leading a diverse staff. Strong supervisory skills to maintain an effective staff.
  • A keen awareness of organizational politics and policies; strategic insight and tactical foresight; and the sensitivity and diplomacy to deal with all levels of personnel, both within the University system and in the public and private sectors.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills including negotiation and communication that have been demonstrated across a wide variety of audiences for different areas of ethics and compliance.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to determine, based on evidence, whether violations of policy or harassment / discrimination laws have taken place and maintain appropriate confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated record of integrity and strict confidentiality, and experience in advising senior management on sensitive issues.
  • Strong ability to act independently; collaborate with others; design, implement and manage administrative processes and remain neutral, objective and independent throughout the process.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure proper record-keeping, understand data management processes and ensure appropriate data is properly collected and maintained.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and advanced ability to conduct and oversee investigations and alternative resolutions.
  • Requires knowledge of policies, practices and systems; human and other resource planning, analytical and comprehensive project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in all matters. Ability to discretion in handling sensitive and confidential issues in a large, complex institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex administrative, programmatic, personnel, and legislative issues, and to formulate and draft policy recommendations and implementation strategies.
  • Thorough analytical skills to review data to analyze for trends, patterns, and systemic issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct a variety of program areas within ethics and compliance. Demonstrated ability to work with management to identify and mitigate key compliance and ethics risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner. This includes findings for specific compliance and ethics program issues and risk areas.
  • Full understanding of fundamental fairness, due process, and how both fit into a trauma informed process.
  • Has expert knowledge of the compliance and ethics profession, theories, and standards.
  • Thorough understanding of Title IX, VAWA, and state and federal guidance and laws relating to harassment and discrimination.

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