Senior Compliance Paralegal

Adtalem Global EducationChicago, IllinoisFull TimeHybrid

Job Description

Company Description


At Adtalem Global Education, we seek to empower students and members to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem is a leading healthcare educator that partners with organizations to proactively address future workforce needs and empowers career development with access to world-class academic curriculums, certifications and training programs across the medical and healthcare industries.

Adtalem institutions and companies include: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and Walden University. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) For more information, please visit
Job Description

The Senior Compliance Paralegal is an integral part of the legal team, assisting the Integrity and Compliance Team (I&C) across the entire organization. This individual will be engaged with managing all aspects of compliance-related duties including (but not limited to) ethics investigations, compliance training and communications, integration management, risk assessments, policy updates, as well as various administrative duties.  As needed, the I&C Senior Compliance Paralegal will from time-to-time support other projects for the legal team.  The ideal candidate will be experienced, highly organized and motivated, and be able to work well both as part of a team and independently. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- Provide paralegal assistance to the Senior Associate General Counsel and other I&C team members, as directed.
- Participate in the development of the I&C annual plan
- Assist with updating and maintaining Adtalem’s Code of Conduct
- Assist with compliance risk assessments
- Assist with managing compliance and ethics policy updates
- Assist with managing all aspects of the IC training and learning program
- Assist with integrated I&C communications plan
- Update and manage Adtalem's “Speak Up” program and related employee-facing policies and protocols
- Manage and assist with hosting bi-monthly Steering Committee meetings with cross-functional stakeholders
- Conduct fact investigations

-Support VP in developing presentations for Board of Directors and Executive Management
- Manage specific I&C projects and programs as needed
- Manages I&C’s vendors to ensure proper service and accountability
- Create, set up, and manage new matters in Adtalem systems
- Manage and maintain I&C document management and shared files platforms
- Invoice management and billing, including onboarding vendors and troubleshooting invoicing and billing issues.
- Compliance training status reporting
- Legal spend analysis and reporting
- Mail and file correspondence and documents, as necessary
- Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in college and university law and in other related areas
- Provide support to shared email boxes and responding to questions regarding scheduled compliance training

-Completes other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below, are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum of 7-10 years of paralegal experience in a compliance law capacity, including at least three years in an in-house legal department.
- Experience working in cross functional groups.
- Well organized and efficient, and able to prioritize, multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a short time frame.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.
- Flexibility and willingness to pitch in on unexpected projects.
- High degree of self-direction and motivation with good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
- Administrative expertise with legal management systems (hQue, Compliance Suite, Counsel Link).
- Local candidates are preferred, but we are open to hiring remote candidates based on experience


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our colleagues to be their true authentic selves and we support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace. As an organization dedicated to educating the healthcare leaders of tomorrow and empowering members to make inspiring contributions to our global community, we know that it is our responsibility to lead by example and continue minimizing the risks of spreading COVID-19.  Employment at Adtalem and/or its subsidiaries requires compliance with the organization’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, to the extent permitted by the laws of your country, province/state, and/or local area.  All employees in areas of the world that permit mandatory COVID-19 vaccination are required to be fully vaccinated within 60 days of their date of hire unless they receive an exemption from Adtalem’s HR Coaching Resource Center because of issues such as access or an approved medical or religious accommodation.

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $59923.09 and $108334.92. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

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    You are also eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

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