The Compliance Specialist is responsible for ensuring compliance to organizational, state, and national policies and regulations in the areas of learning design, continuing legal education, copyright, and accessibility. Tasks include auditing learning materials, applying for continuing legal education (CLE) program approvals, and developing guidelines and process documents under the direction of the Director of Learning, Compliance, and Innovation.
The Compliance Specialist will be responsible for being up to date with regulatory changes and maintaining internal records accordingly. The Compliance Specialist will be responsible for maintaining all CLE records and databases, including CLE information found on the NAAG website. Lastly, this position may allocate up to 40% of their time dedicated to writing processes and procedures for program delivery and maintenance.
The Compliance Specialistwill report to the Director of Learning, Compliance, and Innovation.
Assist Director of Learning, Compliance, and Innovation with CLE compliance, including researching and communicating CLE rules and regulations.
Maintain and update NAAGs CLE database.
Apply for CLE approval for all NAAG and NAGTRI programs and online courses and, when required by awarding jurisdictions, eligible program attendees.
Provide Uniform Certification of Attendance to eligible program attendees.
Compile and prepare CLE reports including CLE expenditures, application statistics, and approved provider status, for management.
Act as single point of contact with program lead and support to coordinate CLE materials, sign-in sheets, remote participation forms, timed agendas, evaluations, and other required paperwork.
Develop and distribute accessibility and copyright compliance training materials to NAAG employees.
Maintain learning compliance by identifying quality requirements, disseminating standards, policies and procedures, and elevating concerns to Director of Learning, Compliance, and Innovation.
Work closely with NAGTRI administration to identify areas of improvement within existing learning products.
Track trends in legal education.
Survey legal education landscape to identify educational partners and competitors.
Assist in the design and documentation of learning design and delivery processes to ensure consistency across the organization.
Conduct quality review to verify learning deliverables are of acceptable quality and that they are complete and correct.
Assist in the writing of processes and procedures for program delivery and maintenance.
Perform other tasks based on the needs of NAAG and NAGTRI.
University degree is required.
3-5 years working in a professional environment.
Experience working in a law office, educational setting, or legal education setting preferred but not required.
The ability to work independently with minimal administrative support and as part of a team on special projects or programs;
The ability to get along well with others;
Strong interpersonal, communication, and technical skills;
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with lawyers, managers, and staff.
Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure, multitask, and meet deadlines.
Creative and thoughtful self-starter with excellent attention to detail.
The Compliance Specialistwill work remotely as is advisable and/or necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the pandemic wanes, the Compliance Specialist may be eligible for full-time telework under NAAG’s remote work policy as outlined in the employee handbook. The position will be expected to report to the NAAG office for certain staff functions.
NAAG’s office is in Washington, D.C.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: NAAG offers a very generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life/LTD, LTC and 401k retirement plan with an employer match and profit sharing.
About National Association of Attorneys General
The National Association of Attorney General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 and is the professional association of the 56 state and territorial attorneys general. NAAG’s primary responsibility is to help attorneys general fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions.
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), founded in 2007, is the research and training arm of NAAG. NAGTRI is charged with providing an umbrella to create, expand, standardize, and professionalize training and research, maximize program offerings, and facilitate creativity and responsiveness to both long term and short fuse, developing issues. NAAG emphasizes a commitment to professional excellence and the quality of life of its employees.