Regional Director of Regulatory Compliance
Job Details
California - IEC (CORP) - Irvine, CA
$85,000.00 - $100,000.00 Salary/year

International Education Corporation is a leader in post-secondary career education. Working at our employee-owned company is more than just a great career - it’s an investment in yourself. Our mission is to drive personal and community transformation by empowering students to make a positive and enduring life change. We are consistently searching for like-minded compassionate professionals who strive to be the best in their respective fields. Our top candidates share our commitment to helping students build the skills to create a future of which they can be proud.


We are currently seeking a Regional Director of Regulatory Compliance to join our team in CA (not a remote position). In this position, you will be accountable for all campus outcomes relative to accreditation and state regulatory compliance, including accreditation readiness visits, placement confirmation and related functions. You will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with accreditation standards, state regulations, and state and local statutes and/or agency regulations at all campuses.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Recruits and closely manages a professional team. Develops and maintains a competent compliance staff that is knowledgeable, hardworking and accountable.

  • Coordinates the dissemination of information regarding local, state, national, accreditation and regulatory requirements to functional areas within the organization.

  • Provides timely, accurate and complete management reporting for assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Ensures the operation and overall effectiveness of accreditation and relevant state regulatory training program for assigned areas of responsibility, including appropriate introductory training for new associates and ongoing training for all colleagues and managers in the field. Consistently reviews all areas of training programs to ensure most up-to-date knowledge.

  • Works collaboratively with Corporate Regulatory Compliance colleagues to ensure all formal communication meets compliance and regulatory requirements.

  • Identifies changes in applicable rules, regulations, standards and related trends that are relevant to maintaining accreditation and state licensing.

  • Reviews, analyzes and ensures all necessary modifications are made to requisite policies, procedures, and internal communications, including catalogs, websites, and marketing materials in conjunction with feedback from the field and changes in standards, laws and regulations.

  • Holds frequent training and webinars with campus personnel to train and educate on accreditation and state regulations, standards and criteria.

  • Monitors and develops regulatory team members to improve performance and productivity.

  • Communicates regularly, professionally and effectively with all stakeholders at all times to achieve expected and planned results.

  • Develops and maintains positive rapport with accreditation agencies and other applicable state/local regulators as directed.

  • Obtains and maintains a complete and updated licensing/accreditation record for each program and campus and coordinates the reconciliation of any approval issues and/or problems. Ensures official documents are submitted to Corporate Regulatory Compliance colleagues and retained in appropriate repository.

  • Represents the institution externally to accreditors, states, professional organizations and the general public as designated by senior management and appropriate to assigned responsibilities.

  • Works closely with senior management and administration and campus staff, attends meetings, and provides functional support, develops reporting and provides guidance and advice as needed or requested.

  • Participates in professional development, attends meetings, workshops and seminars and conducts research to enrich personal growth, knowledge and skill in management and assigned responsibilities.

  • Maintains personal contacts and communications with key personnel in regulatory agencies, both state and national.

  • Accountable for providing guidance and training to all functional areas of the company to assure their clear understanding of their responsibilities in maintaining compliance.

  • Prepares campuses for regulatory visits and achieves successful outcomes.

  • Is an assertive voice at the management level to assure that appropriate compliance is explained and maintained.



  • Extensive experience, expertise and knowledge working closely with accreditation (ACCET, ACCSC, COE with ACCET preferred) as well as state agencies

  • In-depth knowledge of accreditation and state rules & regulations

  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal

  • Highly organized and goal oriented

  • Ability to collaborate within all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated success in leading large-scale strategy projects with proven results

  • Bachelor’s degree or above preferred

  • Minimum five years in the higher education sector



We offer an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic work environment. In addition, full-time colleagues have a variety of benefits available that include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, a generously matched 401(k) plan, voluntary benefits and much more.


If changing students’ lives is also important to you, and you have the qualifications reflected above, we would love to hear from you!

Join us and be part of a great team!
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