Reporting directly to the EVP for Finance & Administration, the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) is a leader and facilitator for the University regarding institution level risk and opportunities. The CRO will lead the evolution of the Universityâ™s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program though the development and deployment of risk management tools and practices. The CRO will initiate and manage the annual enterprise-wide risk assessment process resulting in the establishment and/or revision of Brown Universityâ™s highest risks and opportunities that could impair and/or advance the achievement of the university's mission, vision, strategic goals and competiveness. The CRO will act as an advisor to executive leadership and inform decision making.
Responsible for the development, oversight and implementation of core ERM tools including risk identification, assessment of risk on the operations and mission, prioritization, development and implementation of response to mitigation plans, monitoring, reporting templates and communications tools.Lead the annual and on-going assessment of the ERM framework working directly with risk owners to complete risk analysis and develop risk documentation and reporting mechanisms. Act as an advisor and partner to campus leaders.
Responsible for development and maintenance of strong consultative and collaborative relationships across all levels of the organization, especially with other risk assurance professionals; maintain confidentiality and trust-worthy work relationships with management and the corporation.
Lead projects to develop and execute risk optimization strategies for key strategic initiatives. Conduct custom strategic risk and opportunity assessments; maintain an ongoing awareness of emerging external and internal risks and opportunities; consult with subject matter experts as needed; report on those risks and/or opportunities; assist responsible officials to assess and respond to emerging risks. Identify and address gaps in the organization, recommend solutions, develop polices and develop standard reporting mechanisms.
Oversight and management of the Risk Management Committee including development of agenda, reports and presentations. Consult with and assists Vice Presidents and Deans, Directors and other administrative and academic leaders to develop, maintain and report on a response plan for all risks and opportunities assigned to them to ensure effective risk management, policies, procedures and controls.
Staff, chair, or serve on University committees as requested.Represent the University to external parties as appropriate.
Bachelorâ™s degree required, with a MBA, MPA, or MHA strongly preferred.
Minimum of 5 years in a leadership position overseeing risk management in complex organizations, with an understanding of issues affecting higher education
Strong broad-based knowledge of ERM, emerging risk management issues and operational risk
Strong teamwork, relationship management and the ability to collaborate with senior leaders across campus.
Strong analytical, project management and organizational skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication essential, including an ability to develop and deliver effective risk assessment reports and presentations.
Adaptability to change and ability to work on short deadlines.
Able to listen and interpret requirements of internal customers at all levels, and verify for accuracy.
Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills
Candidates please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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Chief Risk Officer
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