Assistant Vice President, University Risk and Compliance Officer
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Manhattan, KS 66506
About This Role:
The Assistant Vice President, University Risk and Compliance Officer is responsible for providing oversight and coordination of an institutional enterprise risk management and compliance program that minimizes overall institutional risk and promotes a culture of compliance in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and responsibility within the University community. This program would effectively and proactively identify, evaluate, and monitor strategic and operational risk to the institution. The Assistant Vice President is expected to work collaboratively with senior leadership and departments across campus on enterprise risk and compliance matters with a problem-solving approach and collaborating with partners across campus to maintain compliance and accomplish the mission-related educational and research goals. The AVP will:
Be responsible for the leadership, innovation, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the university’s operational and strategic risks
Develop and refine enterprise risk management tools, practices, and policies to analyze and report enterprise risks, and manage risks according to an enterprise risk management framework
Implement an overarching institutional compliance program that provides oversight and coordination of the University’s compliance efforts
Collaborate with the university’s colleges, departments, and partners in identifying and monitoring potential risks to ensure University well-being and compliance with federal, state, local and international legislation, rules and regulations as well as institutional policies
Institute and maintain effective risk management and compliance communication strategy for the University to increase awareness of the University and Board of Regents policies and state and federal laws
Align and coordinate educational and training programs to ensure University employees understand their responsibility in the areas of risk management and compliance and the policies, procedures and legal requirements relevant to their areas of responsibility
Establish, lead and maintain effective and proactive loss control programs
Perform risk-based compliance monitoring activities and research, integrate, and recommend changes to reports, policies, charters, and other documentation supporting the enterprise risk and compliance framework
Evaluate and make recommendations for appropriate insurance methodology (self-insurance, commercial insurance, deductibles, etc.) for specific risks
Establish and maintain the University’s central policy library and coordinate a University Policy Working Group
Assist in the planning and coordination for business continuity
Supervise the Clery Compliance Coordinator
Why Join Us:
Kansas State University educates more than 21,700 of tomorrow’s potential leaders each year and provides some of the best global food systems and biosecurity research in the world. In fact, the university is progressing toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.
The University has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options. The Graduate School offers 65 master’s degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines. The Princeton Review recognizes the University as one of the nation’s best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the University among the top 75 public universities in the U.S.
Commonly referred to as K-State, the community is proud of its welcoming environment. Our athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships.
This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off-vacation, sick, and holidays.
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We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s dedication to the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in compliance and/or enterprise risk management
Juris Doctorate or Master’s degree in business, law, finance, risk management or related field
Certification in Enterprise Risk Management Certified Professional (ERMCP) or Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) or other related industry certification
Experience in working with higher education
Demonstrated leadership experience in financial, legal, compliance, enterprise risk management and/or audit profession(s)
In-depth knowledge and understanding of key applicable federal, state, local and international legislation, ability to develop and/or interpret complex regulatory or legal documents and ability to communicate technical and complex concepts
Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and team-building to accomplish goals
Ability to respond effectively to confidential inquiries or complaints and the ability to communicate through effective and persuasive written documents and presentations
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:
Applications should be submitted electronically and must include the following in a single pdf file:
Letter of interest describing relevant experiences within Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance; to include narrative statements describing your experience in risk management, compliance, strategic planning, and leading a collaborative effort
Three professional references including titles, contact information, and professional relationship to the applicant
Screening of Applications Begins:
The search committee will accept applications and nominations through October 25, 2019. The committee will begin identifying candidates to zoom interview the week of November 4, 2019, with on-campus finalists interviews scheduled mid-December.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.