WittKieffer is assisting Augusta University (AU) enterprise (including AU, Augusta University Health (AUH), AU Medical Center, AU Medical Associates, and other entities associated with the university), a non-profit organization, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia in their recruitment of candidates for their inaugural enterprise wide Chief Compliance Officer/Vice President for Audit, Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management (CCO).
As one of the 26 member institutions within the University System of Georgia (USG), AU seeks a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its next CCO. This is a unique opportunity at one of the most respected universities/healthcare institutions in the United States.
The AU enterprise is committed to investing in and nurturing a culture of safety. The CCO is one of the most critical positions within the enterprise. The CCO leads the enterprise on its continuing journey to build and maintain a culture of compliance integrated in all aspects of business and clinical operations across the system and owned by all employees and associates.
Reporting to the President of Augusta University, Dr. Brooks A. Keel, and the Chief Audit Officer of the USG, the CCO coordinates the implementation of an effective corporate compliance program into all aspects of the enterprise's daily operations. The CCO ensures all employees have access to the knowledge, support and guidance to conduct their business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards. The CCO will work collaboratively with management of all organizations to ensure best business and clinical practices are conducted. This executive position promotes ethical management behavior and an awareness and understanding of positive ethical principles and compliance with federal and state law in all areas of compliance programs.
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree, while an advanced degree such as a Juris Doctorate, Master's Degree, or other advanced degree is preferred. Additional certifications, such as CPA, CHC, etc., is preferred. In addition, candidates must have an outstanding record of achievement with at least ten years of relevant experience in an academic and/or healthcare environment. Knowledge of all elements of corporate compliance including extensive project management, governance and risk management and control experience in a higher education or public sector environment is strongly desired. Prior experience in an academic medical center or complex integrated healthcare delivery system is welcomed. The successful candidate will be a transparent and collaborative leader comfortable spearheading and supporting change, rather than simply identifying fault. For more information, please visit www.wittkieffer.com.
The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, expressions of interest, or applications and they may be sent to Werner Boel, LL.M. and Shirley Cox Harty, the WittKieffer consultants assisting Augusta University and AU Health with this search, at AugustaUniversityCCO@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Applications should include – as two separate attachments – a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.
This search will be conducted with respect for the confidentiality of candidates. Review of materials will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications are due by May 29, 2020.
Augusta University and AU Health System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.
Internal Number: N13639
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