Chief operating officer, Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease

About the Role

The Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health is seeking a highly qualified and skilled candidate for a Chief Operating Officer (COO).  The COO will report to the Director of the Institute.  The principal role of the COO is to execute the strategic operations related to the implementation of the plan to translate the vision for the institute into an actionable set of activities and to coordinate the implementation of these activities.  The COO, along with the Director, is directly responsible for the operational success of the institute in fully realizing its mission and strategic initiatives as a world-class research and clinical institute.  The COO provides constructive and forward-thinking leadership for all business-related functions of the institute.  All administrative units report up through this position, who will provide leadership and oversight in the areas of finance and grants administration, human resources, clinical research, affiliates and partnerships, informatics/data analysis, shared resources, and marketing/communications/public relations. This position serves on the institute’s senior leadership committees which includes direct accountability to the institute’s Oversight Committee and managing the structure and organization of the Steering Committee.  The COO assists in developing, assessing, and implementing the overall strategic vision and direction of the management of the institute.  This strategic partnership with the institute’s director will provide metrics for assessment, establishment of timelines, and milestones for key objectives for the institute.

How to apply

VCU’s Executive Search Team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU job portal located at the link below:

VCU job portal:

Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya-Lee Giscombe. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. 

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.