Director of Compliance and Risk Management, Title IX Compliance Officer, FOIL Officer

DEPARTMENT: Administrative Services

REPORTS TO: Vice President for Administrative Services and Treasurer


All the requirements within this position description will be performed applying the mission, vision and values of SUNY Adirondack; and in accordance with established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department, the college, and within SUNY, as well as relevant laws and regulations. Management reserves the right to amend this job description at any time and /or require that other tasks be performed when the needs of the institution or circumstances of the position change.


The Director of Compliance and Risk Management works under the direction of the Vice President for Administrative Services and Treasurer to maintain an effective Enterprise Risk Management program and to direct internal control, compliance and risk management activities for SUNY Adirondack.


a. Works directly with the Vice President for Administrative Services and Treasurer to establish a strong, risk-aware and ethical control environment that includes consideration of risk and compliance in strategic planning and decision making;
b. Works directly with the Vice President for Administrative Services and Treasurer to Develop and Direct the College’s Enterprise Risk Management Program (inclusive of identifying, assessing, managing/mitigating and monitoring risks) and reporting program activities to appropriate parties, including the Board of Trustees;
c. Serves as the Vice President for Administrative Services and Treasurer’s designee as the chair of the campus Compliance Committee and direct college-wide compliance efforts;
d. Provides education, support and coordination to those with risk management and compliance-related responsibilities and all members of the campus community;
e. Assists with developing control activities to mitigate identified risks as well as college policies and procedures;
f. Maintains an inventory of college policies and procedures and coordinating the regular updates of those policies and procedures;
g. With the assistance of the college’s legal counsel, performs contract reviews and negotiates contract terms on behalf of the college;
h. Procurement of and management of college-wide insurance;
i. Serves as Title IX compliance officer. Works closely with Title IX deputy coordinators in
Student Life and Human Resources, as well as investigators within Public Safety;
j. Serves as FOIL officer;
k. Oversees internal investigations and grievances;
l. Monitors regulatory, legislative, and policy matters that affect the college’s compliance
efforts, staying current on new developments and disseminating information concerning
such developments to college administrators;
m. Serves as liaison to relevant industry related groups and risk management consultants;
n. Designs and maintains the college’s online compliance resources;
o. Other duties as assigned.

Contacts with: Internal and external members of the campus, community and SUNY system, including but not limited to:

  • Campus departmental faculty and staff with compliance responsibilities;
  • Campus compliance committee members;
  • The Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees;
  • SUNY University Controller’s Office;
  • NYS Community College Business Officers Association.

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university or combination of education and demonstrated experience. CPA, Juris Doctorate (JD), or CIA preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of combined experience in areas such as risk management and compliance, internal audit, legal assistance, project management, and/or executive level policy making administrative support. Familiarity with nationally recognized risk management frameworks is preferred.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite products, excellent written and oral skills, and the ability to analyze data are required.
The successful candidate will possess well-developed interpersonal, organizational, written, oral and analytical skills. The director will be public service minded with the ability to address, with poise and diplomacy, sensitive and confidential issues that might arise on a daily basis with various levels of management, campus constituents (including students), and external agencies. Must have the ability to prioritize work load and assigned tasks, work independently and with a team, problem solve, troubleshoot, and exercise good judgment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain confidentiality in all matters, have strict attention to detail, successfully handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and demonstrate a consistent commitment to excellence.

When applying, please include a letter of interest, resume, names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references and salary
requirements. Full consideration will be given if received by October 13, 2017.

SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer