About the position
VCU’s office of audit and compliance services invites applications for the chief ethics and compliance officer position. Regarded as a vibrant place to work, where discovery is valued and differences are celebrated and embraced, the university plays an integral role in the vitality of its home city of Richmond, Virginia. VCU and audit and compliance services are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different.
The chief ethics and compliance officer (CECO) oversees a continuous, proactive and comprehensive ethics and compliance program to mitigate risks that could diminish the vital resources and distinguished reputation of VCU, its staff and its faculty. This working director reports directly to the executive director of audit and compliance services, a president’s cabinet member, and is responsible for leading the integrity and compliance office in ensuring the university incorporates best practices for an effective ethics and compliance program. The CECO will work across business functions to build collaborative relationships with compliance partners embedded within university departments, such as research, human resources, and equity and access services, to ensure the university conducts its business operations in compliance with ethical standards, internal policies and procedures, contractual obligations, and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
How to apply
The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the basic personal and demographic application through the VCU job site at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103424. Candidates should provide a resume, cover letter, a self-authored, previously written work sample (such as a policy, procedure, communication, report), and the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. All nominations and applications shall be confidential until finalists are named.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Carol Ann Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya-Lee Giscombe email@example.com
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).