Organization: University of California, San Francisco
City: San Francisco
State: CA
Country: US

The UCSF Chief Campus Compliance Officer (CCCO) reports to the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CECO). The CCCO works with the CECO on planning, implementing and monitoring the UCSF Campus Ethics and Compliance Program. Under the direction of the CECO, the Chief Campus Compliance Officer provides strategic leadership and coordination for Campus ethics and compliance activities. The CCCO will have primary responsibility for building and maintaining an overall Campus program of compliance.


The Chief Campus Compliance Officer oversees, directly or indirectly, the functions of Research Compliance & Integrity, Export Control, Research Regulatory Support, Conflict of Interest, Investigations, and Compliance Risk Assessment (in contrast to Enterprise Risk Management that is not the CCCO’s responsibility). The CCCO also serves as a central point of communication for Campus compliance risk owners across UCSF, including those responsible for school-based efforts.


The CCCO serves as a strategic advisor to the CECO with respect to compliance, and works collaboratively with University of California system-wide and UCSF campus leadership and stakeholders to identify and highlight critical compliance and ethics risks facing the Campus. Collaborates with stakeholders in developing mitigation strategies to ensure a high level of compliance. Works with stakeholders to promote a culture of accountability, integrity, ethics, and compliance. Advises leadership and other stakeholders on issues of significant consequence and risk to the campus. Oversees campus compliance governance, policies and procedures, training and education, communication and reporting, and internal compliance monitoring. Facilitates roll-up reports from campus-based units; analyzes and applies such data to continuously improve the campus compliance program.


The CCCO oversees the key Campus compliance related activities for UCSF with the goal of ensuring a culture of integrity, safety, non-discrimination, and inclusion consistent with the values of the University of California. The CCCO will direct UCSF’s efforts to improve and expand its compliance program, which will encompass compliance governance, review and implementation of relevant policies and procedures, training and education, communication and reporting, internal monitoring, and compliance auditing (in conjunction with UCSF Audit and Advisory Services).


The CCCO recommends response, prevention, and disciplinary standards for compliance issues. Ensures alignment with applicable laws and ethical standards of the organization. Activities include oversight (in collaboration with Audit and Advisory Services) of compliance investigations of allegations of improper behavior, “whistleblowing,” and improper governmental activities. Provides oversight and leadership for all compliance activities related to Campus-based units. These compliance activities occur in an institutional framework that includes UCSF’s PRIDE values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence.


The CCCO coordinates the functions of the Compliance Management Committee. In support of the CECO and the Executive Compliance Committee, establishes Campus-wide goals and objectives, and prepares the annual Campus compliance plan. Drives continuous improvement work to achieve a “best practices” standard in all areas of Campus compliance. Stays current on all significant developments in the field in order to drive change and innovation across all aspects of the campus compliance program. Determines long-term and short-term strategic plans to achieve the objectives. Functions with significant autonomy.


The CCCO must model integrity and ethical behavior in all dealings. The CCCO will have a strong understanding of the compliance risk assessment process and compliance best practices in a higher education environment.


For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be submitted by April 9th



UCSF’s Ethics and Compliance responsibilities span the breadth of its mission. UCSF’s Ethics and Compliance program delivers an integrated approach to addressing compliance risks across the UCSF enterprise, encompassing all academic/clinical/operational areas. UCSF’s multi-faceted mission to educate/conduct research/provide patient care presents unique compliance needs. The compliance infrastructure at UCSF supports these varied compliance needs while enabling communication & collaboration between and among groups to address all elements of compliance risk. The CCCO role is located in this office.



The Chancellor provides oversight of, and support for UCSF’s Ethics and Compliance program. The Chancellor is committed to enabling a transparent, successful Ethics and Compliance program addressing risk across UCSF.



The ECAC consists of senior leaders at UCSF and serves to implement/support/measure the Ethics and Compliance program as tasked by the University of California (UC) Board of Regents, ensuring management engagement/resources/commitment to aid in compliance effectiveness at the institution. The ECAC is a conduit for escalating compliance risks to the Chancellor and provides a problem-solving group to address compliance concerns at the highest level.



The CMC consists of management-level compliance risk owners across UCSF. The CMC serves as the “working body” for the Ethics and Compliance program, meeting regularly to enable coordination/prioritization/accountability for compliance risks university-wide.



The CECO provides strategic leadership and coordination over ethics and compliance risk management activities across UCSF. The CECO reports to the UCSF Chancellor, with a dotted line to the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, and day-to-day administrative reporting to the UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. The CECO serves as a strategic advisor to the Chancellor & executive leadership on compliance matters. The CECO serves as the Locally Designated Official as well as the Research Integrity Officer. The CCCO reports to/works closely with the CECO.



The Chief Healthcare Compliance Officer & Chief Privacy Officer leads the UCSF Office of Healthcare Compliance & Privacy (OHCP). The OHCP is intended to provide the tools and expertise for ethical, compliant behavior to be a standard part of UCSF patient care operations and information management practices. The OHCP operates a dynamic, progressive program that is intended to meet the changing regulatory landscape. The OHCP supports faculty/staff/house staff, students/volunteers/contractors/agents participating in the delivery of health care on behalf of UCSF, as well as the entire University system to promote privacy for patients/students/employees. As needed, the CCCO works collaboratively with OHCP staff.



The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

• Ten or more years of directly related and supervisory work experience

• Has advanced knowledge of compliance and ethics standards and practices

• Knowledge of policies, practices and systems; human and other resource planning, analytical and comprehensive project management skills

• Ability to provide effective management and supervision of a specific program within the ethics and compliance functions

• Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, about specific compliance and ethics program issues and risk areas. Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations

• Strong interpersonal skills including negotiation and communication; able to reach across a wide variety of audiences for different areas of ethics and compliance

• Ability to work independently and within a team environment


Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree (MA/MM/MBA, JD or PhD)

• Professional certification as Certified Compliance Officer

• Five or more years of compliance management-related experience

• Experience managing compliance activities in a complex academic environment




The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.