Chief ethics and compliance officer

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: 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: 

Tanya-Lee Giscombe



Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.