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Associate Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

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Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents, Other Executive Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Emory University seeks a collaborative and strategic subject-matter expert to serve as the Associate Vice President and University Chief Compliance Officer (AVP/CCO). The AVP/CCO must have a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape governing academic institutions and the ability to enhance and streamline compliance efforts, foster collaboration across organizational boundaries, and drive a culture of proactive risk management while addressing the challenges inherent in a complex, dynamic, and decentralized organization.

The AVP/CCO will join the leadership of a newly integrated function, the Office of Ethics and Compliance, and will be positioned at a senior level of University administration to develop a risk-informed approach to managing compliance, ethics, and privacy areas in support of Emory University’s mission in education, research, and patient care.

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, 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 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 and working synergistically towards common objectives, the AVP/CCO will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in risk management and mitigation.

The AVP/CCO will be required to have an advanced degree and 10 years of compliance-related experience, with a working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations impacting higher education and experience working in or leading an in-house compliance function.


For a full description of the role, please see here.


To Apply

Emory University has retained Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, Kenna Boyd, Associate Partner, and Chris Stadler, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Applications, and nominations should be sent by email to:  Applications should include a cover letter and resume that should address the candidate’s experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the position description.


Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in university programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week's advance notice is preferred.

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