Founded in 1955, and franchised to run thoroughbred racing at New York’s three major tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course) through 2033, NYRA boasts a lineage that actually stretches back almost 150 years. NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of the state’s thoroughbred business which contributes more than $2 billion annually to New York State’s urban, suburban and rural economy. In 2012, nearly 1.8 million people attended the live races at NYRA tracks. Factoring in nationwide off-track wagering, the average daily betting handle on NYRA races totals more than $9 million. NYRA has a vast network of websites, including www.nyra.com, www.belmontstakes.com, and www.nyragroupsales.com. You can also follow NYRA on social media platforms Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. is seeking a Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer to oversee NYRA’s Corporate Compliance Program. The qualified candidate will function as an independent and objective individual who reviews and evaluates compliance issues and concerns affecting the organization.
The Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer will develop, initiate, maintain and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the Corporate Compliance Program, and ensure that the Board of Directors, management and employees operate in compliance with relevant statues, rules and regulations. In addition, the successful candidate shall regularly review and update the NYRA Code of Ethics and related procedures to ensure continuing relevancy.
Candidates must posses a Juris Doctorate and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in corporate compliance and/or legal investigations. Familiarity with operational, financial, quality assurance, and human resource procedures, statues, rules, regulations, and relevant best practices is desired. Preference is given to individuals having racing, pari-mutuel wagering and/or gaming experience.