The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the premier organization for obstetricians and gynecologists and providers of women's health care, representing over 58,000 physician-members and allied health professionals who are experts in women's health care.
ACOG's program efforts are focused primarily in the following areas:
- Developing clinical guidelines for the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, and making those accessible for practitioners so that women receive the best possible care
- Establishing training and education programs for obstetrics and gynecology, so that women's health care providers have the skills they need
- Supporting women's health care providers in the business of practicing medicine
- Leading initiatives to improve women's access to safe and quality care, particularly in at risk or resource-challenged settings, both in the US and internationally
- Advocating for women's health and the future of our specialty with federal and state governments and agencies
We recently launched the implementation of a three-year strategic plan, focused in part on a rigorous assessment of our programs, how we plan and execute them, and the impact of what we do. At the heart of our efforts is a relentless commitment to deliver value to our members.
To help execute our strategic plan, we are building out new capabilities in how we develop, manage, and assess our programs.
The Director of Governance, Risk, and Compliance will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive GRC function at ACOG, working across teams to improve the overall reliability that we will meet our strategic objectives. We want to ensure that the right actions and controls necessary to address uncertainty and act with integrity are in place and supporting our organizational goals and responsibilities. In addition to technical expertise, we are also looking for someone with skill at building trust and alignment across teams and who wants to be part of leading change.
Work in concert with the COO to ensure appropriate risk management and compliance oversight.
- Lead the risk management and compliance committees (Executive Board and Staff Committees).
- Develop an annual governance work plan that aligns enterprise-wide risk and compliance objectives with ACOG's strategic initiative and key business unit objectives and operations.
Develop a comprehensive (eight-element effective) risk management program consistent with the COSO risk management framework.
- Direct the implementation of all aspects of the risk function, including implementation of processes, controls, and systems to identify, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks.
- Oversee integration of enterprise-wide business requirements and individual business unit needs into a realistic operational risk management plan.
- Ensure business units understand and operate within ACOG's established entity risk tolerance thresholds, including influencing and challenging (when necessary) a business unit's/program's critical risk decisions.
- Conduct periodic and routine operational risk assessments, stress tests, and audits.
Develop a comprehensive (seven-element effective) corporate compliance program consistent with the U.S.S.C. Guidelines for Sentencing Corporations.
- Lead the compliance committees (Executive Board and Staff Committees). Oversee establishment of a top-down culture of compliance. Partner with the Executive Leadership Team and Business Unit Leads to embed compliance into ACOG operations. Serve on corporate governance committees and task forces as appointed by the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Leadership Team.
- Oversee a range of College and Congress foreign and domestic federal, state, and local government operational compliance obligations. Lead tracking of regulations that impact College and Congress business activities. Direct implementation of compliance policies and procedures. Direct regulatory compliance reviews for College and Congress departments and programs. Author compliance reports and presentations to the Executive Leadership Team.
- Master's Degree in a relevant field and 6-10 years in risk management and/or compliance positions, including in a leadership role.
- Risk Management and/or Corporate Compliance certification strongly preferred.
- The ability to influence, and effectively engage, all levels of staff is essential. Excellent analytical, research, and strong written and oral communication abilities.
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and delegate where appropriate.