Associate Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management

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Clemson University

Location Clemson University
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


Clemson University seeks a strategic, people-oriented enterprise risk manager to embed enterprise risk management and compliance processes in the culture of a complex research university. The successful candidate brings a portfolio of leadership skills to identify emerging risks and collaborates on solutions that protect the institution and its students from harm.

30% - Essential - Leadership & Management: Coordinates ERM framework and strategy to execute university-wide ERM and Compliance activities and responses. Establishes appropriate policies and processes to provide for an effective enterprise risk management process. Coordinates with University leaders to integrate awareness and assessment of risk as part of the planning process. Supports Executive Sponsors in risk identification and treatment and holds them accountable for progress. Reports sensitive risks and treatments to general counsel, president, or board as appropriate. Supervises direct reports in compliance, enterprise risk management, and risk transfer.

30% - Essential - Risk Management: Develops and implements an annual ERM plan with a systematic and disciplined approach. Tracks ERM progress through setting goals aligned to University's strategy, defining and monitoring metrics, and reporting to leadership. Works with University leaders, their risk coordinators, and direct reports to identify, measure, treat, and monitor the highest level of risks. Develops process to identify emerging risks. Develops key risk indicators with Executive Sponsors and their teams. Facilitates reports and presentations by Executive Sponsors to the Executive Leadership Team. Ensures success of University compliance program by holding stakeholders accountable for their compliance responsibilities.

20% - Essential - Advocate and Advisor: Promotes ERM and Compliance standards and best practices across all levels of the university, with a focus on executive leadership. Advocates for risk identification and advises on risk treatment strategies. Provides advisory services to identify and address operational, compliance and strategic risks. Develops and provides education and training for culture of risk awareness. Prepared to provide input on strategic decisions.

10% - Essential - Collaboration: Develops close working relationships with Executive Sponsors and the offices of General Counsel, Internal Risk Auditing, and LEAN - Process Improvement. Promotes cross-divisional communication and teamwork to address institutional level risks. Works with risk owners to identify emerging and untreated risks. Develops and advances process to hold risk owners accountable for risk treatment and compliance.

10% - Essential - Institutional and Industry Knowledge: Develops and maintains familiarity with the university's activities to identify and evaluate all types of enterprise and compliance risks. Actively observes industry trends and best practices and communicate observations to University leaders. Aware of emerging strategic, compliance, operational, financial, and legal risks to the higher education business model. Has functional knowledge of audit and insurance. Identifies and builds on- and off-campus networks of risk and compliance subject matter experts for sharing knowledge and peer comparison and evaluation.

Education - Bachelor's Degree - Business, Law, Risk Management, Finance, Audit, Org Development, or related

Work Experience - 7+ years experience in risk management, leadership, org development, or related

Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

Develops Department Budgets - Responsible for developing one or more departmental budget(s). Estimated amount of budgetary responsibility in dollar amount must be added.

100% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself

Education - Master's Degree

Work Experience - 10+ years

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants must apply via Interfolio at the following link:

For full consideration, please submit all materials by June 3, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Clemson, SC

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 3/28/2019
Application Due: 5/27/2019
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