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Horizon Air
Location: Seattle
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Office
Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 118 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.
Role Summary
The Director, Ethics and Compliance provides strategic counsel, centralized leadership, and innovation to promote Alaska Air Group's "Do The Right Thing" culture.  This Director implements and maintains AAG's policy framework and provides oversight of the ethics and compliance hotline and case management system.

Scope & Complexity
- This position directs ethics and compliance activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties
- Provides strategic leadership, innovation, and planning to encourage a "Do The Right Thing" culture in compliance with legal, regulatory, policy, and ethical requirements. 
o Fosters a culture of ethics, integrity, trust, compliance awareness, and accountability by promoting compliance programs and building effective relationships across the company.
o Counsels and makes recommendations on matters arising under the AAG Code of Conduct.
o Counsels on applicable state, federal, and industry regulations and ensures appropriate policies and procedures are in place to comply with these regulations. 
o Coordinates with other legal division professionals on safety, operational compliance, privacy, and labor & employment law.
- Develops, implements, and maintains AAG's policy framework to ensure policies are readily accessible for all employees.
o Develops program for routine monitoring and auditing of compliance corporate policies and procedures.
o Identifies potential areas of risk and compliance vulnerability.
o Implements measures to prevent, detect, investigate and correct illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. 
- Provides oversight of AAG's ethics and compliance hotline and case management system. 
o Ensures concerns raised are addressed in a timely manner to appropriate resolution.
o Develops and oversees an enterprise investigations protocol and program and collaborates with in-house and outside counsel on investigations.
o Develops and delivers training and education on ethics and compliance matters and promotes best training practices across divisions. 
- Oversees AAG's ethics and compliance risk assessment process. 
o Develops compliance tools, practices, and policies to monitor, identify, evaluate, analyze, mitigate, report, and manage operational and strategic risks.
o Coordinates a company-wide compliance committee (C-Team) with representation from various compliance functions across all divisions (e.g., Environmental Health & Safety, Information Security, HR).
o Provides direction and responses for surveys (i.e., Ethisphere, Dow Jones Sustainability, etc.).
o Researches ethics and compliance industry trends, develops external contacts, and participates in professional organizations to benchmark and identify best practices.
- Leverages subject matter expertise to advance special projects.

Job-Specific Skills 
- A minimum of 6 years of ethics and compliance experience. 
- Demonstrated experience preparing verbal and written investigative reports.
- Demonstrated experience developing, writing, and managing corporate policy.
- Demonstrated experience managing and triaging ethics and compliance hotline operations.
- Sound, strategic thinker with a track record of demonstrating good judgement, strong business acumen, and executing plans with a sense of urgency and a mind for safety.
- Ability to research, analyze and explain federal and state laws and regulations to senior/executive leadership and to drive resolutions with limited guidance.
- Skilled at making and defending tough decisions, while demonstrating care and concern for the opinions of others, both inside and outside the organization.
- Demonstrated commitment to clear and transparent communication (e.g., verbal, written, presentation), with an ability to cut through complexity, identify communication deficiencies, and adapt accordingly.
- Ability to accept considerable responsibility for difficult, highly technical projects and to adjust strategy and behavior to achieve effective results in a fast paced and changing environment.
- Minimum age of 18.
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

- Employment law or Human Resources experience
- Aviation industry knowledge.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations
- Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.
- Innovative, apolitical, resilient, fact-based, and creative solutions-focused mindset, with ability to thrive in a rapidly-changing, collaborative environment and to manage conflict.
- Inspirational leader who will promote the Alaska values, act with a high sense of urgency, and have unquestionable integrity.

- High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
- A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree is required. 
- A Master's degree or Juris Doctor is preferred.
- Professional certification (e.g., Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or other related certification) is preferred.
The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington

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