Director of Enterprise Risk Management

Job description

Title:Director of Enterprise Risk Management Job Category:Staff Description:


  • Coordinates an effective System-wide Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program.
  • Coordinates and oversees the University System Office (USO) ERM program and assists USO administrators in maintaining the USO risk management frameworks and procedures.
  • Coordinates and oversees an institution-wide approach to ERM by all USG institutions and ensure that risk management efforts are focused on supporting the institution’s mission and objectives.
  • Coordinates directly with each institution’s risk management policy coordinator to ensure the effective management of risk at the institutional level.
  • Designs key risk indicators and risk response strategies and assists in designing System-wide reports concerning identified risks.
  • Integrates risks and USG strategic objectives to provide recommendations addressing policy, procedures, strategy, resource allocation, and other risk mitigation strategies.
  • Coordinates with other risk management functions within the System Office and throughout the USG.
  • Makes recommendations on improvements to Board policy, USG procedures, and other process improvements impacting USG operations.
  • Prepares and submits findings and reports affecting the ERM program.
  • Presents recommendations and other reports to senior management and the Board of Regents.
  • Communicates and coordinates with outside agencies as needed to represent the ERM program and the USG.
  • Performs special projects and assignments as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness, Committee on Internal Audit, Risk, and Compliance, and/or other senior management.
  • Oversees implementation of Board Policy 4.5 Intercollegiate Athletics to include oversight of campus reviews, facilitating USG athletics committees, and staffing reviews of athletic proposals
  • Further develop and strengthen a relatively new program in a complex internal and external environment.
  • Position involves significant and frequent interaction with USG Presidents, other USG senior staff, and USG Chief Business Officers.
  • Position will provide guidance, advice, and counsel to the Chief Audit Officer and other senior staff and managers.

Required Qualifications:


  • Master's degree with over three years of related program management experience required.
  • Professional license, certification, or designation or graduate degree related to or demonstrating competency in ERM.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task
  • Understanding of ERM frameworks and it application to organizational operations and governance


  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations impacting higher education.
  • Knowledge of process improvement theories and practices.
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education management.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in written communication to executive and subject matter experts.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to respond diplomatically to sensitive and critical issues.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task.
Desired Qualifications:


  • Six to eight years’ experience in auditing, risk management for a large organization or a financial management environment
  • Proven leadership and success with large organizational ERM program
  • Higher Education Experience
Location:Atlanta Regular/Temporary:Regular Minimum Hiring Salary:Salary commensurate with education and experience Hours Per Week:40 Required Documents Message:Cover Letter, Resume




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Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 3/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time