Compliance Manager

Position Job Title: Compliance Manager

Location: Niagara Falls, ON (Hybrid)

Reports To: Executive Director, Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management


The University of Niagara Falls Canada (UNF), Ontario’s newest university set to open its doors in 2024, will be offering a host of distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare graduates to be leaders in a digital world. Our programs are designed to promote a digital mindset characterized by digital fluency – a combination of technical proficiency, literacy, ethics and communication – and by a growth mindset that is future-focused, collaborative, change-oriented and disposed toward continuous learning.

The University of Niagara Falls Canada is a subsidiary of GUS Canada and part of the Global University Systems (GUS) network. GUS is one of the largest education groups in the world; offering accredited bachelor's, master's, medical and law degree programs, vocational and professional qualifications, and language courses to approximately 100,000 students globally. GUS Canada has successfully introduced many innovative post-secondary institutions to communities across the country over the past decade, including University Canada West (Vancouver), the Canadian College of Technology and Business (Vancouver), the Toronto School of Management (Toronto), the Trebas Institute (Toronto and Montreal), and The Language Gallery (Vancouver and Toronto).

Primary Purpose

The Compliance Manager at UNF ensures ethical conduct and compliance with various provincial and federal rules, regulations and standard processes that govern educational services. The role includes working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure regulatory compliance, as well as involvement in policy and procedure development.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Generate reports and complete Compliance related reporting.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for Compliance management activities and programs.
  • Formulate, update, and implement comprehensive Privacy and Data Protection policies and procedures in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential privacy risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Complete Institutional due diligence of educational agents and partners, as well as overseeing ongoing monitoring of agent performance.
  • Implement compliance procedures in coordination with the management of UNF to ensure all departments and programs are operating in compliance with government regulations and external accrediting bodies.
  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; work to develop action plans for the mitigation of those risks and provide guidance on how to avoid instances of non-compliance.
  • Identify and report non-compliance instances to management and work with staff to correct the issue(s).
  • Monitor and implement quality assurance standards and procedures and evaluate their adequacy.
  • Implement and maintain operating policies and procedures, communicating information via emails or in-person about our policies, procedures and processes and their implications.
  • Providing regular compliance reports to senior management.

Position Requirements

To be successful in the Compliance Manager position, the individual must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a relevant field is required.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in a compliance role, with knowledge of regulatory and legislative policy and procedures.
  • Highly ethical nature
  • Able to confidentiality handle sensitive information
  • A flexible approach to working and the ability to cope with frequently changing environments.
  • The ability to work independently but also as part of a wider management team
  • A proactive and innovative thinker demonstrating good attention to detail
  • Ability to liaise with key stakeholders

Knowledge and Skills:

  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to work in conflict situations, manage difficult people, and deal with ambiguity
  • A team-oriented approach and positive attitude
  • Student-centered philosophy
  • Practical problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate to the diverse stakeholders, including Boards and the parent company
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrable track record in managing a conflicting workload, often delivering results to tight deadlines.
  • Superior listening, critical thinking, and reading comprehension skills
  • Persuasive presentation skills and ability to field tough questions

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to
We thank you for your interest in working with University of Niagara Falls Canada. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity and Inclusivity Statement

University of Niagara Falls, Canada (UNF) is strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. University of Niagara Falls, Canada recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, UNF will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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