Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A5126 / Coord,University Compliance
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:RVIEW

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer, coordinates investigations into allegations of compliance and ethics violations. Develops, implements, and evaluates compliance activities and initiatives involving multiple partners across the institution. Serves as the administrator of the EthicsPoint Compliance Reporting system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Monitors and triages allegations of compliance and ethics violations; maintains compliance of records and the EthicsPoint database, and prepares reports which include conclusions and necessary corrective actions; recommends strategies to mitigate future risks.
  2. Investigate administrative complaints in various compliance areas when necessary.
  3. Develops, coordinates, and conducts education and training programs to heighten awareness of compliance programs to include conflict of interest, foreign influence, human trafficking and other high-level compliance issues; develops policy and disseminates compliance information and collects feedback from the campus community, as appropriate.
  4. Chairs and/or participates in committees consisting of various officers across the institution; leads committee efforts as they relate to establishing short- and long-range institutional compliance strategies, developing and implementing compliance initiatives, conducting risk assessments and investigations, and implementing policies and procedures.
  5. Interacts with the Board of Regents, senior administration, faculty, staff, and government agency officials to represent and promote the University's compliance programs, strategies, and activities.
  6. Keeps abreast of current and emerging issues and developments related to compliance within higher education environments.
  7. Assists with civil rights and climate compliance functions including Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, Limited English Proficiency programs, Affirmative Action planning, Minors on Campus, Clery and related compliance programs and functions.
  8. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of investigation, negotiation, mediation, and complaint resolution process of high level/sensitive claims on behalf of the University.
  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment in which they operate.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with senior administration, faculty, staff, community leaders, governmental bodies, and funding agencies.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret and advise on the application of various laws and regulations.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to apply judgment and make decisions affecting functions or procedures.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems and issues in a timely and collaborative manner.
  • Ability to supervise investigations, analyze information, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Ability to operate calmly and effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Knowledge of federal and state public safety reporting requirements and other applicable crime data reporting.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging legislation, issues, and trends as appropriate to the position.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must obtain certification as a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) within 12 months of date of hire.
  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Travel between facilities and to branch campuses is required.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 12/01/2021