Director, Ethics and Compliance

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Director, Ethics and Compliance


Texas A&M Agrilife Research


Administrative Services Staff

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise a team of 11 employees and create and maintain a highly motivated and high-functioning workgroup that delivers excellent service as measured by customer feedback in areas including but not limited to:

    • Research Compliance (IBC, IACUC, IRB)
    • Export Control
    • Audit Liaison and Management Review
    • Environmental Health and Safety
    • International Travel
    • Freedom of Information Act and other open records requests.
    • Programs for Minors
    • Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), and Conflict of Interest (COI)
    • Compliance Investigations
    • Rules and Procedures

Provide compliance oversight and serve as the subject matter expert to the Directors/CEO's of each agency.

In consultation with AgriLife leadership, develop compliance plans, mitigation reports and enterprise risk assessments and submitting such to SECO and other offices as appropriate.

Ensure conformity with Federal and state regulations, as well as Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and Texas A&M AgriLife agency (Agency) policy, regulations, rules and procedures.

Review internal controls, routinely monitor risk and report as needed to Texas A&M AgriLife leadership.

Serve as liaison to TAMUS Chief Auditor and TAMUS Ethics and Compliance Officer (SECO).  Review and submit annual compliance plans and quarterly compliance and ethics reports to SECO on behalf of agencies:

Conduct investigations as needed.

Coordinate the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process for the Texas A&M AgriLife Agencies.

Attend audit meetings, review audit responses and conduct Management Advisory Reviews prior to, during, and as post-audit activity. Follow up to ensure implementation of audit recommendations.

Represent the Texas A&M AgriLife agencies at meetings, conferences, etc. and take a leadership role in framing ideas and setting directions at the local, state and national level.

Maintain currency with changes in legislation and other regulatory activity that could impact Texas A&M AgriLife.

Ensure faculty and staff are provided training on key topics of risk management and compliance.

Other duties as required.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a business or agriculture-related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience including five years of directly related experience in a compliance or risk management role and two years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Master's degree and internal audit experience.

Preferred Certifications and/or Licenses:

CPA, CIA, CISA, CGAP, CCEP or other audit/ compliance area, including CFE.

Required knowledge, abilities and skills:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer skills. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred knowledge, abilities and skills:

Effective problem-solver with conflict resolution skills/ mediation experience.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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