Job Details

Director of Compliance/ Senior Legal Counsel

Company name

Southwest Key Programs

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 11,2019

Valid Through

Feb 24,2020

Posted on

Jun 18,2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Austin, TX, United States

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Director of Compliance/ Senior Legal Counsel
The candidate will work with the CLAO and the Executive team to develop overall compliance strategy, program, and plan that addresses overarching corporate policy and compliance issues as well as operational and programmatic ones. Act as a consultant to executive management for all compliance and policy matters and best practices throughout the organization. Develop and review strategies for addressing regulatory and legal risks related to business activities. Manage compliance efforts for the company as they relate to complex regulatory and policy requirements, program and project development. Ensure corporate policies are accurate, current, and in compliance with federal and state regulations. Review and update policies as laws change. Develop and periodically review and update standards of conduct to ensure continuing currency and relevance in providing guidance to management and employees. Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future. Analyze existing and proposed legislation, regulatory announcements, and industry practices, and help firm's develop and implement procedures to meet these requirements. Partner with business unit managers to respond to reports issued by regulatory agencies or audits. Maintain contact with regulators, government officials, and senior business unit managers when appropriate and in partnership with the CLAO. Assist with the development and management of operational protocols throughout the organization. Promote company standards and ethics. Effectively collaborate with a variety of departments across the organization. Provide reports and data analysis on a regular basis. Evaluate current procedures and internal controls for adequacy and effectiveness. Identify potential areas of privacy vulnerability and risks. Develop internal audit process with periodic risk assessments. Create policies and procedures for general operations and revise as needed. Provide compliance training to teams. Continuous review and maintenance of compliance programs, both at the operations and corporate levels. Manage internal and external audits and disclosures in coordination with other departments as appropriate.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have demonstrated experience in senior compliance, policy and/or operations management position. Should have demonstrated experience monitoring and supporting a compliance program. Should have advanced understanding of Enterprise Compliance Risk Management and best practices. Must have ability to handle conflict resolution with other groups to ensure appropriate guidance is followed. Should have ability to communicate and influence senior executive leadership. Should have ability to direct, train, and guide peers, subordinates, and management. Must have ability to adjust to new developments/changing circumstances. Should have ability to think strategically, write clearly and concisely, and operationalize concepts effectively. Must have Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from an accredited law school; must be licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas; must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas with 8+ years full-time experience as a licensed attorney. Should have 4+ years in a leadership role with a strong knowledge and background of non-profit services or a regulated environment. Must have excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills. Should have strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have strong leadership and negotiation skills. Should have ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.

Additional info

Job ID: 2019-12382

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Southwest Key Programs
6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721

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