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Chief Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Officer

University at Albany
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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University at Albany

Chief Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Officer

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
As the University's Chief Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Officer, the primary focus of this role is to continue to foster a culture of ethics, compliance, and enterprise-wide risk management at the University at Albany. The Chief Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Officer will partner with academic and business units and key University leaders to enable individuals and units to identify risks and opportunities associated with events and circumstances, have the knowledge to assess these risks/opportunities in terms of impact, determine response strategies, and monitor progress. Further, the Chief Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Officer, working with their team, will continue to raise awareness, provide training and education, and create more effective and efficient systems/processes to enhance compliance with all internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and laws. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Administration this position will oversee four direct reports and the Offices of Equity and Compliance (including Title IX), Continuity and Emergency Management, Policy, Internal Audit, Policy Development, and Compliance, and Internal Controls.

Responsibilities include:

  • Execute the University's Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Program, grounded in federal and state guidelines and industry best practices to achieve the objective of a proactive, efficient, effective, and systematic approach to compliance
  • Oversee the risk assessment process, including the identification of high-risk areas, and manage the preparation of a comprehensive risk-based compliance plan
  • As the University Ethics Officer, serve as the University subject matter expert on statutory, regulatory, and industry-standard ethics requirements, report results of compliance/ethics efforts, identify and manage potential conflicts of interest, and provide oversight and guidance to all members of the University community on matters relating to ethical professional behavior
  • Oversee and continuously evaluate an effective compliance communication program for the University, including promoting the use of the internal controls hotline, awareness of the Principles of Professionalism, Ethics and Compliance, adherence to the Project Sunlight Act, compliance with NYS Public Officer's Law, and understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures
  • Oversee and the assessment, review, monitoring, and audit of the adherence to compliance requirements and proper internal controls at the University
  • Respond to alleged fraud, theft, and violations of relevant rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct by evaluating and initiating investigative procedures
  • Manage and ensure proper systems for the prevention, reporting, training, and investigation of incidents of discrimination, sexual harassment, or violence within the University community according to relevant laws and regulations including Title IX 
  • Oversee the maintenance and management of a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan including supervision of the Continuity and Emergency Manager, sponsoring regular tabletop emergency management exercises, other preparation for emergency responses, promoting the development of unit specific operations continuity plans, advising campus leadership on emerging risks, and assuming a leadership role in emergency responses when appropriate
  • Provide leadership, direction, and oversight of the development and maintenance of University institutional policies and procedures including chairing the University Policy Advisory Committee
  • Serve as the University's Chief Privacy Officer
  • Supervise and direct related units and staff including the Offices of Equity and Compliance, Continuity and Emergency Management, Policy, Internal Audit, Policy Development, and Compliance, and Internal Controls


  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Progressively responsible experience in enterprise risk management, compliance oversight, and/or policy/procedure development and implementation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience and demonstrated success simultaneously managing a diverse set of functional areas with periodic high work volume and short deadlines;
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highest standards of ethics, honesty, professionalism, and integrity
  • A demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Master's degree and/or terminal degree (or equivalent) from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Higher education experience in one or more of the areas under the purview of this position
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience with
    • internal controls
    • audit Title IX
    • emergency preparedness and response management
    • public ethics laws.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Director, MP4 (Management/Confidential)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

Pursuant to NYS Labor Law 194-A, no State entity, as defined by the Law, is permitted to rely on, orally or in writing seek, request, or require in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current wage, or salary history as a condition to be interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation, and for the purpose of verifying information, may such requests be made. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Three professional references with contact information

Note: After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.


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