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Director of Ethics & Business Conduct - Omaha, NE

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Work type: Full Time Regular
Location: Nebraska
Categories: Legal/Compliance

Manages the enterprise Ethics and Business Conduct Program and the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct ("Code") processes (50%). Provides compliance and ethical direction, guidance on conflict of interest matters, and resolves inquiries from associates across enterprise (30%). Oversees and conducts investigations, provides recommendations and resolves allegations involving ethical misconduct (20%).

What You'll Do:

  • Establishes and implements strategy and policies for Ethics and Business Conduct.
  • Oversees and directs the enterprise Ethics and Business Conduct Program. Develops and maintains a Code that promotes an ethical business culture, manages Code allegations received by the Code Helpline, Code Director email box, and various reporting avenues, partnering with areas across the enterprise to resolve matters, promoting awareness and use of the Code, and understanding impacts on related policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and assesses ethical and compliance risks to ensure effective risk management. Analyzes, interprets and applies Federal and state laws, regulations and specifications, and provides compliance direction and ethical guidance to business areas.
  • Directs and advises management, and coordinates with Human Resources and Law Operation on Code investigations and ethical matters including highly confidential and sensitive issues. Partners with business areas on the methods and responses.
  • Provides strategic level advice and direction for ethical behavior and regulatory compliance across business areas, directs business areas to ensure ethical and regulatory requirements are implemented into company business practices, and conducts research and incorporates information to help ensure business area ethical and compliance practices. Collaborates with business areas on practices and compliance controls, identifies inconsistencies, develops resolutions and ensures timely implementation of processes, procedures and systems.
  • Directs and manages all aspects of the enterprise Conflict of Interest ("COI") program including distribution of the annual conflict questionnaire and resolution of all matters and responses, assesses and helps mitigate potential employee conflicts. Oversees and directs COI responses to regulatory filings and audit controls.
  • Oversees and manages enterprise Code and COI training and annual acknowledgment; develops, secures and deploys ethics training curriculum and communications to increase employee awareness and promote ethical behavior. Monitors and ensures completion of assigned training.
  • Analyzes Code behavior, activities and trends, develops reports for executive management, auditors, regulators and Boards of Directors, and implements corresponding mitigation strategies and activities.
  • Oversees, directs and monitors the development of policies and procedures supporting the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and provides advice and expertise to related corporate policies.
  • Develops and maintains a strong network of relationships within the industry and the ethics and compliance field to contribute to and further the company's business interests and reputation. Serves as a trusted advisor for management and influences organizational leaders by educating and offering counsel at all levels of the organization. Exercises discretion in sharing confidential information.

 About You:

  • Seasoned knowledge of and experience in insurance and financial institution, or related industry, with strong understanding of the legal implications of ethics and compliance practices and programs.
  • Thorough understanding, knowledge and interpretation of related Federal, state and industry laws, case law, regulations, legal opinions and related matters, with the ability to identify and interpret ethical and compliance related issues.
  • Exceptional reputation for integrity and strong ability to balance business partnerships with the need to exercise independent judgment and resolve potentially sensitive compliance and ethical issues. Ability to influence others and gain compliance through fair, equitable and collaborative approaches.
  • Strong strategic planning and leadership skills; self-motivated and able to influence constituents at all levels of the organization to achieve compliance with ethical and regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills. Proven ability to assess risks, analyze, interpret and utilize data and ethical judgment to make sound business decisions.
  • Demonstrated strong ability in designing and maintaining enterprise programs to maintain compliance with multiple business units; including ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and empowering team members; ability to work under pressure and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proven success in establishing and maintaining relationships with internal business partners and network of industry personnel, Federal and state regulators and other strategic alliances. Effective writing skills, ability to make effective presentations to corporate management, community leaders and regulatory officials.
  • Excellent interpersonal sensitivity in resolving ethical matters. Ability to maintain confidentiality and serve as trusted business advisor to senior leaders.
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and manage vendor relations and applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%


  • Law Degree
  • Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC) or Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) or similar/equivalent certification


  • A diverse workplace where associates feel a sense of belonging
  • An organization that feels like a small, close-knit community and has the strength of a Fortune 500 company
  • Tuition reimbursement, training and career development
  • Competitive salary, incentives, 401(k), flexible work schedules and a healthy amount of time off


Mutual of Omaha serves more than 4.8 million individual product customers and 39,000 employer groups. Our legacy of stability creates an environment where every associate is encouraged to experiment, innovate and grow in their own unique career path.

From day one, you’ll have the tools to be your best self at work. Here you’ll do meaningful work and your talents will have a positive impact on peoples’ lives as we help our customers protect what they care about and achieve their financial goals.

Each associate is a unique contributor to creating a diverse, dynamic, thriving and inclusive workplace. We want you to become engaged … feel a sense of belonging … and contribute to the company’s exceptional future.

Join forces with a company that can AMPLIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AND EMPOWER YOUR CAREER.

For inquiries about the position or application process, contact our HR Helpline at 1-800-365-1405.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-800-780-0304. We are available Monday through Friday 7 am to 4:30 pm CST we will reply within 24 hours.

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

To All Recruitment Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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