Known as a centre of excellence, Vancouver Island University (VIU) produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. VIU offers supportive campus communities to a highly diverse student population, focused on open access and innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students. Located on British Columbia's spectacular West Coast on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, VIU offers both students and employees the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful university settings in Canada.
In this inaugural role, the Director, Enterprise Risk Management will build and assume formal responsibility for an enterprise risk management model and lead the development and implementation of risk management strategies, frameworks and systems at VIU. This enterprise-wide approach to risk management will enable the institution to consider the potential impact of all types of risks on all processes, activities, stakeholders, products and services. It will ensure that the institution maintains an acceptable risk profile, thereby managing and mitigating the University’s exposure to reputational, environmental and physical risk. This position will manage the Health and Safety Office and functions, will oversee the Emergency Operations Centre, and will be responsible for the Insurance and Business Continuity Planning portfolio. The position will work collaboratively and in an integrated fashion with the Project Management Office, Contract Specialists, Faculties and Administrative Departments.
As the ideal candidate, you are an astute professional who brings a strong enterprise risk management approach and perspective. You have the passion, experience and energy to create a new function, as well as the integrity and credibility that will allow you to quickly build trust and gain buy-in. Experience within a large, complex organization (ideally in the post-secondary sector) and an ability to think strategically will be key to your success, as will a solid track record of developing and implementing policies and procedures. A true collaborator, you are multi-faceted, balancing facilitation with problem-solving and a drive for best practices. Superior interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to create a collaborative and supportive environment are your hallmarks. Your experience is ideally augmented by a Masters degree in a related field, and you also possess a CRMA or CRM Risk Management designation. A CRSP designation is also desired.
VIU hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. The University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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