Director, Enterprise Risk Management

Yale University in Connecticut

Date Posted July 7, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Yale University seeks an outstanding leader with exceptional strategic and operational capabilities for the position of Director, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel and serving as a key member of the standing Committee on Internal Controls, Compliance and Risk, the Director heads the Office of Risk Management which coordinates the Universitys risk management program and oversees the Universitys insurance portfolio with the assistance of two professional staff. The Office of Risk Management provides a framework that promotes a deliberate, coordinated, and anticipatory approach to risk identification, evaluation, and management, and serves all Yale University faculty and staff, with a responsibility to identify and manage the strategic, operational, safety, financial, reputational, and legal risks associated with their activities.

This is an exciting and major opportunity for the new Director of Enterprise Risk Management. Yales ERM program is on solid ground and poised to lead risk management efforts on a broader and more strategic level. The Director will: Provide strategic planning for the program and expand upon existing risk identification and management processes; Create a Risk Council to engage key University leaders in socializing the use and knowledge of risk analysis; Establish relationships with University Vice Presidents and other senior leaders assigned responsibility for specific risks identified in the Universitys risk register; Coordinate processes for aggregating risk information from various functional areas to enable analysis, reporting, and sharing of risk management data and knowledge with University Vice Presidents and the governing board and; Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations and peers at other institutions.

The selected candidate will be strategic and innovative with visionary qualities. S/he will have demonstrated success and relevant experience with large, complex organizations. A Bachelor's Degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. The Director will have the ability to work on a senior team as a listener, contributor, collaborator, mediator, and advocate interacting with all constituencies internal and external to a higher education research institution.

Please send applications and nominations to the Brill Neumann team working on the search:
Rebecca Kennedy, Elizabeth Neumann, and Tom Phillips
Yale University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds.

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