Chief Risk Officer

Cincinnati, Hamilton County
Mar 19, 2014
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University of Cincinnati Chief Risk Officer The University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Reporting to the University’s Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, the CRO will provide regular updates to the President and the Board of Trustees. The CRO will be responsible for and have the authority to make all decisions that directly impact the strategic direction of the University. She/he will be expected to prioritize the strategic risk management issues that directly impact the direction of the University using exceptional leadership skills, a network of internal and external alliances, and must have highly developed business skills. The CRO must have the ability to obtain intimate knowledge of the University’s processes; exhibit business process knowledge; possess a broad based operational perspective and provide solutions for non-insurance related risks issues. The CRO will work with senior leadership throughout the university to identify practices and objectives which have the potential to increase the institution’s exposure to risks; apply broad knowledge of the higher education environment to develop risk mitigation strategies that will enable UC to recognize and exploit competitive advantages; inventory and prioritize institutional risks; develop, implement and monitor progress of risk mitigation strategies by operational managers; and provide updates to senior leadership regarding the University’s ERM program status. A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant financial or analytical discipline. UC will consider an equivalent degree in other fields accompanied by demonstrated experience in Enterprise Risk Management. An advance degree in law, higher education, or a financial area is preferred or significant experience in a related a field. Relevant experience and professional certifications (e.g. CPA/CFE) are a plus. The University of Cincinnati is Ohio’s premier urban university with 450 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity. As of 2011, the University of Cincinnati became one of just a handful of universities to achieve the Carnegie Foundation's classification for both Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. US News and World Report rated UC among the top tier of the Best National Universities and The National Science Foundation included the university as one of America’s top 25 public research universities. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazine. Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided as soon as possible. A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers and email addresses (references will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior approval). All materials should be submitted in PDF file format. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting UC in the search. Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to: Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, Florida 32550 Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272 Email: The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Ohio law provides that public records, which would include certain search materials such as nominations and applications, be open to the public and the press. Ohio Revised Code Sec. 149.43. UC is a smoke free work environment. For more information on the University of Cincinnati please visit: