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Director, Office of Sponsored Programs/ Compliance Officer
Title:Director, Office of Sponsored Programs/ Compliance Officer
Department:Office of Sponsored Programs
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/3

Salary Range: $82,480.34 - $111,593.29

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4200 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University Compliance Officer serves as the university wide compliance officer reporting quarterly to the President and will work closely with the Office of the CAO, the Director of Internal Audit, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The Compliance Officer also reports annually to the Board of Trustees through the President and or his designee, and coordinates the activities of UDC‘s main campus and all its branch campuses and performs the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Office Sponsored Program

  • Establishes a detailed set of program goals and objectives for the unit.
  • Assists in the development of a sponsored research focus for the university.
  • Develops appropriate annual budgets and related spending plans necessary for the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).
  • Manages budgetary and fiscal operations through periodic analysis and review of the program/budget objectives to assure that budget goals are being met.
  • Markets and represents the university before appropriate professional organizations, community groups and federal and local agencies.
  • Recruits, screens, selects, manages and evaluates all unit staff.
  • Identifies and announces domestic and international research and training opportunities for faculty, and informs the university community of significant achievements resulting from these opportunities.
  • Directs the design and implementation of effective activities (seminars, workshops, etc.) related to faculty development.
  • Directs the establishment and maintenance of an on-line, computerized profile system regarding faculty domestic and international opportunities.
  • Assists in the development and review of capability statements for the university and academic units.
  • Identifies expanded external markets for possible funding to address institutional needs.
  • Assists the CAO in developing, monitoring and updating a strategic plan for University sponsored programs.
  • Provides oversight and manages all pre and post grant award functions.
  • Develops and updates University policies and procedures regarding the preparation, submission, review, approval and monitoring of grants, contracts and memorandum of agreements.
  • Maintains and monitors the University Sponsored Programs web-site.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
University Compliance Officer
  • Oversees and monitors the implementation of a University wide compliance program.
  • Reports on a regular basis to the governing body, leadership, and compliance committee(s) on the progress of implementation while assisting these components in establishing methods to improve efficiency and quality of services reducing vulnerability to fraud, abuse and waste.
  • Periodically revises the compliance program in light of changes in the needs of the organization, and the laws and policies and procedures of the District of Columbia and Federal government.
  • Responsible for establishing and leading a University –wide compliance council consisting of employees responsible for regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Develops, coordinates, and participates in a multifaceted educational and training program that focuses on the elements of the compliance program to ensure that all appropriate employees and management are knowledgeable of and comply with pertinent Federal and District of Columbia standards.
  • Coordinates internal compliance reviews and monitors periodic reviews of department research and sponsored program activities
  • Responds to government investigations and queries as the principal point of contact.
  • Independently investigates and acting on matters related to compliance, including the flexibility to design and coordinate internal investigations (e.g. responding to report of problems, “hot-line” calls, or suspected violations) and any resulting corrective actions with all agencies, sub-agents, and agents and if appropriate, independent contractors
  • Develops policies and programs regarding the detection and remediation of suspected fraud and improprieties.
  • Develops and maintains internal controls to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulating grant awards and expenditures
  • Monitors compliance with audit requirement contained in the Uniform Guidance and any relevant District of Columbia financial regulations, policies and procedures

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree candidates must have at least eight (8 )years experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience providing oversight and management of university sponsored programs functions.
Required Competencies
  • Knowledge of Federal and District laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to grants, contracts and related sponsored program requirements.
  • Knowledge of Federal and District government agencies and their functions and programs.
  • Knowledge of current scientific, technical, socio-economic and political issues affecting the District of Columbia and the union.
  • Knowledge of administrative policies, procedures and practices of the university as they relate to sponsored program activities.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and accurately, both orally and in writing, with faculty and a variety of executive level personnel inside and outside of the university.
  • Knowledge of relevant information technology, computerized file managers, data base managers, word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software packages.
  • Knowledge of government and foundation information and funding resources.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to individuals pursuing sponsored funding.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate staff and all levels of key management officials.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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