Director of Risk Management

Maryland, United States
$105,000.00 - $120,000.00
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Risk Management

Personnel Status: PIN/Exempt
Department: Office of Administration and Finance
Open Date: September 15, 2020          
Closing Date: October 14, 2020

Responsibilities: The Director of Risk Management (RM) will be responsible for analyzing and controlling the University’s risk exposures and limiting losses to human, financial, and physical assets. Work with Human Resources, University Counsel, Facilities Management, Wellness Center, Information Technology, Research, Controller and Public Safety to limit our risks; provide support, education and training to faculty, students and staff, and; to build risk awareness within the University.

50% Risk Management: Develop and implement an annual Risk Management plan with a systematic and disciplined approach. Track RM progress through setting goals aligned to the University’s strategic plan, define and monitor metrics, and report to leadership. Work with University leaders to identify, measure, treat and monitor levels of risks. Ensure success of University compliance programs by holding stakeholders accountable for their compliance responsibilities.

20% Advocate and Advisor: Promote RM and Compliance standards and best practices across all levels of the university. Advocate for risk identification and advise on risk treatment strategies. Provide advisory service to identify and address operational, compliance and strategic risks. Develop and provide education and training for culture of risk awareness. Provide recommendations on strategic decisions.

15% Collaboration: Promote cross-divisional communication and teamwork to address institutional level risks. Work with risk owners to identify emerging and untreated risks. Develop and advance processes to hold risk owners accountable for risk treatment and compliance.

15% Institutional and Industry Knowledge: Develop and maintain familiarity with the university’s activities to identify and evaluate all types of enterprise and compliance risks. Actively observe 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. Identify and build on and off campus networks of risk and compliance subject matter experts for sharing knowledge and peer comparison and evaluation.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Preferred degree in risk management, business, or public administration. Minimum five (5) years of risk management experience. Additional year of relevant risk management experience preferred. Proven project management experience. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills, be an adept multi-tasker, have superb presentation skills and the ability to make sound decisions. Comprehensive knowledge of risk management theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations. Ability to problem solve and communicate effectively. Proficient with Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint. Excellent communication and presentation skills.

SALARY: $105,000 - $120,000                                         RANGE: IV

APPLICATION: Interested and qualified applicants should go to to apply online. Paper application submissions will not be considered.

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Bowie State University
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Bowie, MD 20715

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