Howard University - Office of Audit and Compliance
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: JR103389
Under the authority and direction of the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, plans, develops, maintains, and leads compliance training and recommends opportunities that enhance compliance training materials and experiences. Provides input for the annual compliance plan. Participates or leads, when requested, departmental risk assessments; audits compliance with higher education regulatory requirements; analyzes, recommends actions, and participates in investigations brought to the attention of the Audit and Compliance Officer. Participates and contributes to difficult, sensitive, and complex internal investigations and compliance reviews. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer.
Typically performing non-supervisory duties.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Internal contacts include University and University Hospital senior administrators, office directors, college deans, college chairpersons, college department heads, faculty, and administrative staff. External contacts include internal and external auditors, various private and governmental agency representatives, professional organization representatives, vendors, visitors, and the general public.
Develops and implements compliance training methodologies, including writing and enhancing training materials.
Recommends learning strategies for students, faculty, and staff and appropriate delivery formats (in-person, online, hybrid) for achieving intended learning outcomes.
Directs efforts for developing creative strategies to improve learner engagement and retention.
Works collaboratively with the Learning and Organizational Development team to plan and develop courses and eLearning compliance related content for students, faculty, and staff.
Collaborates with the Learning and Organizational Development team to ensure compliance with higher education standards and guidelines.
Maintains knowledge of available tools and learning resources which may be integrated into educational activities through Workday Learning.
Assists the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer by reviewing and recommending new Howard University policies and procedures or recommends improvements to existing Howard University policies and procedures.
Monitors developments and changes in federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, and case law to assess the impact on the University’s system and recommends implementation and compliance strategies.
Conducts periodic compliance reviews to assess ongoing compliance of high and medium risk areas of Howard University units.
Monitors, evaluates and records training activities and program effectiveness.
Informs senior Office of Audit and Compliance personnel, of findings, problems and violations, and recommends remedial actions or resolutions.
Analyzes the internal control environment and drafts University policies and procedures for consideration by senior Office of Audit and Compliance personnel.
Participates in or leads compliance training as requested.
Promotes adherence to the Compliance Program and the Howard University Code of Ethical Conduct.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.
Participates in internal investigations and compliance reviews to assess organizational compliance in risk areas of the university.
Analyzes the Audit and Compliance Office incoming communications, including hotline calls to determine and recommend the most appropriate means for fact-finding and resolution.
Experience interacting with department leaders, audit committees, boards of directors, external auditors, regulators, and professional consulting firms.
Familiarity with advanced features of Microsoft Office products (e.g., Excel and Word).
Effective communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to collaborate closely with staff and periodically within tight time deadlines.
Proven ability to facilitate and reach consensus in committee structure with senior administration and with peers both internally and externally.
Demonstrated leadership ability with a proven record of success in communicating to and working with all levels of a rapidly changing
Ability to develop and facilitate compliance training to all members of the campus community to include senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, and consultants.
Ability to conduct risk assessments, audits and investigations, overseeing remediation action plans, conducting training programs, and drafting and revising policies and procedures.
Ability to coordinate compliance activities involving several departments simultaneously. Ability to conduct meetings, compliance training sessions and other compliance related activities.
Ability to maintain a professional manner and function at all levels of management.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, faculty, students, and the general public.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related discipline. Master's Degree preferred and at least five years of higher education experience or relevant experience. Training/teaching experience is a plus.
About Howard University - Office of Audit and Compliance
Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.
Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex,sexual orientation,gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.
This position description should not be construed to imply that these requireme...nts are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.