Compliance Officer
Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson seeks a person of outstanding honesty and integrity who has exceptional experience and skills to serve as Compliance Officer within the newly established Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection. The primary responsibility of the Compliance Officer is to ensure compliance by every diocesan organization and all diocesan personnel with every aspect of the Diocese’s Sexual Misconduct Guidelines. The Compliance Officer will be expected to develop, coordinate, facilitate, manage, organize, implement and perform the controls and measurements of an effective compliance monitoring program under the direction of the Diocese’s Sexual Misconduct Review Board and the Bishop of Tucson.

The Diocese believes that the right person for the position of Compliance Officer is out there in our community – a person who has a combination of professional skills and experience and some very distinct personal attributes and characteristics .

Here is the person we think will be just right for the job:

Deep faith, with great care and concern for the Roman Catholic Church.
Cares about community and is active in the community.
Known for honesty and integrity, especially in matters of confidence.
Respect for laws and the role of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Likes challenges and likes to be an “agent of change.”
Analytical and likes to solve problems.
Focused and organized.
Likes to develop and “drive” new projects.
Balances sympathy and empathy with realism about human nature.
Good intuition and can “read” people.
Relates well to organizations, their structures, and their authorities.
Presents well in public and a good communicator.
A professional background with an excellent track record.
At a place in personal and professional life that deciding to take the Compliance Officer position would be based more on the chance to make a difference and the confidence to make that difference rather than on what the Diocese can pay.


Requirements

Education: Bachelor degree and professional education or graduate level studies or graduate degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, law, public administration, business or non-profit administration, human resources, health care, or education.

Experience: Minimum ten years experience with progressively more important responsibilities plus five years executive management and administrative experience, including project development, implementation and management, in any one or more of these areas: social work, criminal justice, law, law enforcement, public administration, business or non-profit sector management, health care, education, and human resources.

Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, presentations, large and small group facilitation, training, and workshops.

Computer: Basic competency with PC-based operating system and business software (MS Word, Excel, Access, Explorer).

Preferred Special Experience, Skills and Training

Preferred special experience, skills and training include: forensic interviewing; records management; victim/witness support; data base use; and fluency in spoken Spanish.

Also, it is preferred that the person who holds the position of Compliance Officer be a Roman Catholic who has the ability to articulate knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings and to exhibit awareness and understanding of the mission and values of the Diocese of Tucson.

Additional Information

Location: The Compliance Officer will work from both the Diocese of Tucson Pastoral Center in Downtown Tucson and at a still-to-be determined site within the city of Tucson.

Status of Position: The position is full-time executive management (40 hours per week minimum) and is exempt from overtime requirements. Night and weekend work will be required.

Travel: Position will require significant travel throughout the nine counties of the Diocese (La Paz, Yuma, Pinal, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Pima). A vehicle will be provided.

Benefits: Immediate enrollment in the Diocesan Health Insurance Program is offered (Diocese pays for the employee; employee shares in cost of dependent coverage). The Diocese observes seven paid holidays and three Holy Days of Obligation. Vacation accrual is at the executive management level of 26 days per year.

Salary: To be determined.

Expectations for Performance: In addition to the expectations for performance that are listed in the Position Description that follows, the Diocese expects the person who holds the position of Compliance Officer to fulfill the position’s responsibilities with an attitude of ministry. Ministry, in the context of the position, means fulfilling the responsibilities fully attentive to and respectful of the sacred nature of the relationship of the Church to the people it serves and to the people who represent the Church in that service. This attention and respect not only include the firm resolve to ensure compliance, but to apply that resolve with balance, care, empathy, sensitivity and patience.

Estimated Starting Date of Position: January 1, 2003

How to Indicate Interest

Before indicating your interest in the position of Compliance Officer, the Diocese urges you to familiarize yourself with the Position Description that follows and with the Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct.

To indicate interest, please write a letter to: Compliance Officer Position, P.O. Box 31, Tucson, AZ 85702. In this letter, you should articulate your reasons for wanting to take on the responsibilities of the position, including your motivation for seeking the position and your vision and expectations for the position. You should state clearly why your professional experience meets the requirements and responsibilities of the position. You should submit your salary history and expectations.

With this letter, you should enclose a detailed resume of your education and work history that also includes the names of five references.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Compliance Officer

OFFICE/DEPARTMENT: Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Bishop of Tucson, Sexual Misconduct Review Board


MISSION OF OFFICE:
The mission of the Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection is to support the Bishop of Tucson in his pastoral and administrative responsibilities for 1) the conduct of all priests, deacons, religious, seminarians, and all diocesan employees and volunteers in their relationship to children and adolescents, as well as adults under their pastoral care, and 2) the effective and immediate response to allegations of sexual misconduct against minors and adults. The Office provides this support by and through the implementation of all the elements and mandates of the Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct.

POSITION’S SUPPORT OF THIS MISSION: The position of Compliance Officer supports the mission of the Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection by developing, coordinating, facilitating, managing, organizing, implementing, and performing the activities of the Compliance Monitoring Program and all elements and mandates of the Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct.

POSITION’S EXPECTATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE: Expectations for performance include, but are not limited to:
• Develops, coordinates, facilitates, manages, organizes, implements, and performs, with timeliness, accuracy, and great attention to detail, all elements and mandates of the Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct and the controls and measurements of an effective Compliance Monitoring Program;
• Responds effectively and immediately to any allegation of child abuse or sexual misconduct in conformity with civil law and the Sexual Misconduct Guidelines;
• Shows initiative in fulfilling responsibilities, especially by proactively identifying risks to the protection of children, adolescents, and adults;
• Carries out all responsibilities with balance, empathy, sensitivity, and patience;
• Exercises balanced and prudential judgment in the application and interpretation of all elements and mandates of the Sexual Misconduct Guidelines;
• Fosters communication and works collaboratively with the Sexual Misconduct Review Board, all Diocesan personnel, and all other individuals and entities that become involved with or that are related to the work of the Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection;
• Treats all in a friendly and professional manner that reflects positively on the Diocese;
• Maintains and respects confidentiality and privacy;
• Exhibits awareness and understanding of the mission and values of the Diocese of Tucson;
• Maintains a working knowledge of relevant issues, laws, and regulations;
• Continues professional education in relevant areas.

SUMMARY OF POSITION’S RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary responsibility of the Compliance Officer is to ensure compliance by every diocesan organization and all diocesan personnel with every aspect of the Diocese’s Sexual Misconduct Guidelines.

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the Bishop of Tucson and to the Sexual Misconduct Review Board. Relates primarily to the Bishop of Tucson, the Coadjutor Bishop, the Sexual Misconduct Review Board, Diocesan Attorney, Vicar General, Chancellor, Chief Financial Officer, Catholic Schools Superintendent, Human Resources Director, Vocations Director, Community Relations Director, and Parish and School Compliance Representatives. Also relates to the Office for Child and Youth Protection of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Specific duties of the Compliance Officer include, but are not limited to, the development, coordination, facilitation, management, organization, implementation, and performance of:

1. Child abuse, sexual misconduct, and safe environment educational and awareness training programs for all diocesan personnel.

2. Site visits.

3. Surveys.

4. Compliance records maintenance.

5. Compilation of audit and inspection reports.

6. Background screening programs for employees and volunteers that will include a mandatory fingerprinting program and fingerprinting records maintenance.

7. Intake of allegations, complaints, and information.

8. Appropriate interviews with all (possible victims, family members, accused, etc.) to gather information that will help to determine credibility of an allegation and/or the potential risk to the protection of children, adolescents, and adults.

9. Appropriate guidance and support of victims, families, accused, diocesan entities, and communities in response to allegations, complaints, and information.

10. Contact with law enforcement agencies in matters related to allegations, complaints and information.

11. Guidance and support for Diocesan personnel and entities related to Sexual Misconduct Guidelines and Compliance Monitoring Program.

12. Budget for the Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection.

13. Hiring and supervision of staff of the Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection.

14. Investigations of complaints and allegations in conformity with Sexual Misconduct Guidelines.

15. Reviews of investigations with the Bishops, the Chairperson of the Sexual Misconduct Review Board, and the Sexual Misconduct Review Board.

16. Guidance and support of Local Compliance Representatives.

17. Comprehensive oral and written reports and updates to the Bishops (weekly) and to the Sexual Misconduct Review Board (at least monthly) on all activities of the Office for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection.

18. Internal and external communication of complaints, allegations, and Review Board actions in collaboration with the Director of Community Relations.