Open Compliance Positions at International Education Corp – Compliance Officer

Compliance Officer

 Job Details

IRVINE – Irvine, CA
4 Year Degree


This position is directly responsible for ensuring successful achievement of all campus outcomes relative to accreditation and state regulatory compliance, including accreditation readiness visits, placement confirmation and related functions. The successful Compliance Officer must know and understand all pertinent accreditation standards, state regulations, and state and local statutes and/or agency regulations at all campuses and is responsible for ensuring campus and corporate compliance therewith. The position must identify and work in concert with all functional areas to cure all areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, developing corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, providing general guidance on proper internal controls, and executing an effective compliance plan. The position reports to the Regional Director/Manager, Regulatory Compliance.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, accreditor standards, and institutional policies and procedures.

  • Monitors, assesses, completes and is responsible for the submission of all state and accreditation deliverables on time and with a high degree of quality professionalism and accuracy.

  • Must have thorough and complete knowledge of and is responsible for the dissemination of information regarding local, state, national, accreditation and regulatory requirements.

  • Provides timely, accurate and complete management reporting for assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Works collaboratively with campus leadership and staff and Corporate Regulatory Compliance colleagues to ensure all campuses meet compliance and regulatory requirements.

  • Communicates regularly, professionally and effectively with all stakeholders at all times to achieve expected and planned results.

  • Develops and maintains positive rapport with accreditation agencies and other applicable state/local regulators as directed.

  • Assesses operational strengths and weaknesses and executes an effective accreditation and relevant state regulatory training program for assigned areas of responsibility, including appropriate introductory training for new associates and ongoing training for all colleagues and managers in the field.

  • Holds frequent trainings and webinars with campus personnel to train and educate on accreditation and state regulations, standards and criteria.

  • Gathers, reviews and maintains a complete and updated licensing/accreditation record for each program and campus and oversees the reconciliation of any approval issues and/or problems. Ensures official documents are submitted to Corporate Regulatory Compliance colleagues and retained in appropriate repository.

  • Manages the preparation and submission of accurate communications and submissions to accreditors and state agencies.

  • Assesses and identifies changes in applicable rules, regulations, standards and related trends that are relevant to maintaining accreditation and state licensing.

  • Assesses and identifies necessary modifications to policies, procedures, and internal communications such as catalogs, websites, and marketing materials in conjunction with feedback from the corporate management team and the field.

  • Obtains written verification (EVL) of graduate employment from employers based on accreditor-specific standards and company policy.

  • Ensures the Company’s internal quality control through independent verification of all self-employment documentation, waivers, drops-in-field, non-graduate completers and required documentation.

  • Conducts an independent audit and verification function of placement documentation in student files to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of files.

  • Updates, maintains, and reconciles outcomes reporting tools on a continual basis.

  • Maintains professional appearance and demeanor for the management position and serves as a role model, leader and mentor to the campus community.

  • Maintains independent continuing learning and education in all areas of compliance to ensure most up-to-date knowledge.

  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance at the assigned campus/office.

  • Other projects as assigned.

  • Excellent communication skills – expressed in writing and in oral communication

  • Experience in collaboration in managing projects with accuracy

  • Possess advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software

  • Be able to read, analyze, and interpret regulations, guidelines, and standards, as well as policies and procedures

  • In-depth knowledge of accreditation and state rules & regulations

  • Highly organized and goal oriented

  • Ability to collaborate within all levels of the organization