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The University of Texas Permian Basin - Chief Compliance Officer
Title:The University of Texas Permian Basin - Chief Compliance Officer
The University of Texas Permian Basin 
Chief Compliance Officer

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist The University of Texas Permian Basin in its search for Chief Compliance Officer. 

Reporting directly to the President, this is an exciting opportunity to join a highly collaborative and supportive team at The University of Texas Permian Basin, a part of the prestigious 14 institution UT system. The Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) provides leadership and oversight to the Office of Institutional Compliance, which includes the campus-wide functions of Compliance, and Title IX Initiatives. The position ensures The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) is compliant in meeting our university obligations and responsibilities and is proactive, responsive, and collaborative in providing an effective compliance program for faculty, staff, and students. The CCO will practice a collegial approach to advising colleagues on compliance with the university, UT System, state, and federal laws and will work to ensure best practices in compliance programs that serve our students, faculty, and staff.

This position offers the potential for a limited hybrid working arrangement. A remote schedule is not possible.

  • Provides leadership and oversight to the Office of Institutional Compliance
  • Oversees the development and implementation of university-wide education, initiatives, monitoring, training, and outreach related to the campus compliance program, including (but not limited to) Title IX, the Affirmative Action Plan, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Campus SAVE Act.
  • Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and codes of conduct by evaluating and initiating investigative techniques. Develops, oversees, and evaluates a system for uniformly handling such violations.
  • Ensures thorough and timely investigations.
  • Ensures that the compliance programs throughout the University are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting, and correcting noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Serves as the designated Ethics Officer and University official responsible for establishing standards and implementing procedures.
  • Collaborates with other departments (e.g., Internal Audit, Human Resources, Office of General Council, etc.) to direct compliance issues to the appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution and to develop, update, and maintain the University’s compliance risk management program.
  • Plays a crucial role in the University’s efforts to provide and maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all members of the UTPB community.
  • Acts in the role of Senior Compliance Executive in reporting results of compliance/ethics efforts and guidance to senior management on matters relating to compliance.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of disclosures of outside activities, employees’ financial interests, and other potential conflicts of interest.
  • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops and implements action plans to resolve problematic issues.
  • Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
  • Prepares quarterly reports detailing compliance initiatives throughout the year and recommending improvements in the overall compliance program for executive management.
  • Plans, assigns, and directs the workload of assigned staff.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five (5) years of demonstrated successful leadership of a comprehensive institutional compliance program, including but not limited to the ability to interpret federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title IX and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Experience in higher education, including knowledge of tenure and other faculty personnel issues and working with highly confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Current working knowledge of laws and regulations in NCAA, FERPA, Title IX, Clery, VOWA, Title VII, and HIPAA.
  • Demonstrated work history of excellent leadership and collaboration.
  • Experience leading a team, assessing effectiveness, and implementing corrective action.
  • Experience overseeing and conducting prompt, thorough, and objective investigations and acting on matters related to compliance.

  • Master’s degree
  • Skilled in developing and implementing compliance-related policies, procedures, educational programs, and training.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, as well as the ability to adapt those skills to various audiences.
  • Demonstrated work history of learning new technology and staying up to date with emerging office technologies

About the Institution

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that The University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.

To see how UT Permian Basin is committed to serving the region and becoming a student-focused and value-driven institution, view our vision for the future.
Living in the Area

There’s no place quite like the Permian Basin—a largely untouched beauty dotted with pockets of modern development. Home of UT Permian Basin’s main campus, Odessa is one of the largest cities in West Texas. A diverse city with a rich history dating back to the 1880s, Odessa has undergone major transformations over the last two decades. Not long ago, Forbes Magazine ranked Odessa as one of the fastest-growing small cities in the United States. As the home to former President George H. W. Bush and major global corporations—like Chevron and Concho—Odessa offers a depth of prestige and opportunity that few cities like it can match.

Stretching from eastern New Mexico and covering most of West Texas (Lubbock to the north, the Rio Grande Valley to the south), the Permian Basin is a collection of smaller basins. But in all, the Permian Basin covers 75,000 square miles—making it one of the larger basins in North America. At the beginning of the 21st century, the Permian Basin—which had once been the source of vast oil supplies—seemed to be fading in importance. Thanks to advancements in energy exploration, the Permian Basin was quickly named the largest oil reserve on the planet. Its backyard is expected to fuel the American and global economies for at least the next two decades.

As more and more energy is sourced, other industries have appeared alongside it—including business and finance, healthcare, education, construction, digital technology, transportation, and public sector jobs. In other words, the latest “oil boom” has spurred a larger “economic boom” that is already paying major dividends to the students and professionals who are seizing this once-in-a-generation opportunity.

To Apply 

Please apply through the application link and do not email applications. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vita. Ideally cover letters should not exceed two pages. All applications are treated confidentially.

Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are also treated confidentially

Inquiries and questions: Please send to 
Nominations and referrals: Please send the nominees name, title, and contact information if available to

Institution’s EEO Statement
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. An environment that is free of discrimination and harassment allows members of the university community to excel in their academic and professional careers. To the extent provided by applicable federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. Retaliation against a person who files a claim of discrimination, participates in a discrimination investigation or proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice is prohibited.

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