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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Associate VP & Chief Compliance Officer in Atlanta, Georgia

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Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and to the chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee (ACC) of Emory University's Board of Trustees, the AVP/CCO oversees the execution of the University's compliance strategy and provides day-to-day leadership, direction, and oversight for compliance activities across the University. The AVP/CCO is responsible for providing leadership, direction, support, and integration of compliance activities through the Office of Ethics and Compliance to support the vision, mission, and values of a large and complex university with a comprehensive academic health center.


The AVP/CCO will perform such duties, operating within Emory's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework, implementing, and executing the strategic direction as set forth by the ERM body of work and in close coordination with other partner offices, such as Internal Audit, the Office of General Counsel, Research Administration, and Emory Healthcare Compliance. The collaboration with the compliance function of Emory Healthcare, which reports to Healthcare leadership and governance, is an important partnership. The AVP/CCO also supervises the University's privacy officer. In close partnership with the AVP and Chief Audit Officer, communicate directly with senior university executive leadership, such as the Presidential Leadership Team, as well as with the ACC. Plays a critical role in fostering a culture of compliance, integrity, and ethical conduct within the institution while navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance in an academic setting. Building relationships and fostering collaboration across departments and business units is essential for effective compliance management. Emory University's compliance program has been evolving over time; the AVP/CCO has the opportunity to shape and execute key initiatives for the institution and will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing these programs and will work to enhance alignment between Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance functions. By fostering active collaboration, the AVP/CCO can ensure that both teams work synergistically towards common objectives, thereby enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in risk management and mitigation. In conjunction with the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, the AVP/CCO is responsible for:

  • Determining the strategic direction and providing leadership, supervision, and execution of a coordinated compliance program within the University;s ERM framework.

  • Directing and overseeing the compliance strategic planning process and integrating the program's goals with Emory's strategic priorities to include the strategic compliance program updates, review, approval, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Monitoring the external environment; federal and state legislative and regulatory agendas; University business processes and activities; internal and/or external reports related to non-compliance; and other relevant areas to evaluate potential areas which might impact the University and require potential risk responses.

  • Defining the compliance risk universe for the University. Constructing and executing a risk-based annual compliance work plan to assess, plan, and manage OEC activities to determine whether compliance risks are appropriately mitigated by compliance risk owners.

  • Remaining in close contact with partner offices to do so, including Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Research Compliance, Office of General Counsel, and Emory Healthcare Compliance.

  • Facilitating the University's process for creating, maintaining, and reviewing institutional policies; and coordinating the library of university-wide policies and updates to central university-wide policy repository.

  • Overseeing Emory's non-research Conflict of Interest (COI) program and working closely with Emory's Research COI office within the Office of Research Administration through which research COI's are addressed.

  • Supervising the Privacy Officer for University non-healthcare related privacy issues including HIPAA, FERPA, and international privacy matters such as EU-GDPR.

  • Serving as a leader in implementing compliance and ethics programs in partnership with university executive leadership.

  • Facilitating and/or executing key University compliance initiatives, including minors on campus training and programing and ethics training and programing.

  • Receiving and triaging for investigation, concerns expressed via the Trust Line and other reporting routes, in accordance with applicable University policies and processes; engaging as appropriate and required with other areas at Emory, such as Internal Audit, Human Resources, Emory Healthcare Compliance, the Provost's Office and/or Research Administration.

  • Coordinating compliance management committees.

  • Performing compliance reviews in collaboration with constituent divisions, departments, and University units for monitoring and managing institutional wide compliance risks, and partnering, as needed, with the Emory Healthcare compliance officer and other stakeholders.

  • Coordinating with operational management to identify and assign compliance risk owners that document risk and mitigation activities, which the OEC monitors.

  • Coordinating with Internal Audit, General Counsel, academic leadership, and others, as appropriate, to assign and perform investigations of allegations of non-compliance.

  • Developing a communications strategy to heighten awareness of the University's compliance risks, disseminate campus information, and collect stakeholder feedback as appropriate.

  • Coordinating with compliance risk owners to support, develop, and deploy an ongoing compliance education and outreach program with operational management that both proactively provides educational resources to key stakeholder groups and promotes ongoing professional development for OEC.

  • Documenting, monitoring, and reporting to schools/units the stakeholders reached by education. Develop a regular standardized reporting structure.

  • Identifying and escalating critical compliance risks to executive leadership with appropriate context, impacts, and consideration of University priorities.

  • Providing an independent, consultative compliance resource to all levels of Emory through strong communication, listening, and problem-solving skills.

  • Fostering a collaborative compliance culture across Emory and enables the compliance community to work strategically by building relationships and partnerships across the University and enhancing the brand of OEC as a value-adding function.

  • Demonstrating strong compliance expertise and the ability to quickly learn new regulatory topics to adjust to the evolving compliance landscape and University priorities.

  • Facilitating conflict resolution, as needed, emphasizing compliance requirements, demonstrating emotional maturity, and connecting compliance activities and decisions to the University's mission and objectives.

  • Empowering OEC's staff to optimize use of their expertise, collaborate, and ensure continuing education and career growth.


  • An advanced degree and 10 years of compliance-related experience. A JD is preferred.

  • A working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations impacting higher education.

  • Experience working in or leading an in-house compliance function.

  • Higher education and/or academic medical center experience preferred.

  • Certifications are highly preferred, such as Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and/or Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP).

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Job Number 125105

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Executive Vice President

Department Office of Compliance

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Executive Leadership

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor