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Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Company name
The Nature Conservancy

10 yrs required

Arlington, VA

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Position Summary

The Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer oversees The Nature Conservancy’s Compliance Program to ensure compliance with the organization’s code of conduct, policies and procedures, and reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization. The Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer reports to the COO/General Counsel and to the Audit Committee of the Board.

The Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer implements strategies to manage and monitor internal and external risks by improving the coordination, dissemination and communications of compliance information and identifying gaps in compliance. S/He not only ensures management and employees follow the organization’s code of conduct, policies and procedures, but also helps build a culture of compliance within the organization. S/he partners with other departments (Internal Audit, Finance, Legal, and Human Resources), as well as senior managers, to implement compliance programs across the organization.  This position supervises the Deputy Ethics and Compliance Officer a Compliance Program Coordinator.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Juris Doctorate or other graduate degree in compliance related field.
  • 10 years relevant experience working on matters involving ethics, compliance and/or legal matters, and working with board of directors and senior-most management.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making ability, with the utmost integrity.
  • Ability to effectively relate to senior management and board members regarding difficult and complex issues.
  • Experience delivering presentations to senior management and/or board members.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and strong organization and attention to detail.
  • Experience developing, implementing and managing diverse projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Excellent collaboration, communications, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Work effectively in high-tension situations and maintains composure under pressure.  Diffuses high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Willingness to travel 30% of time, sometimes to remote locations.

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for Job ID# 46916 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is Monday, November 12, 11:59 PM EST November 8,2018.  The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Company info

The Nature Conservancy

Company Profile
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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