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Assistant Vice President for Institutional Risk and Compliance Management

Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to thePrinciples of Community

The Opportunity:
The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Risk and Compliance Management provides oversight and coordination of an enterprise risk and institutional compliance program that promotes a culture of compliance and the highest standards of ethics, integrity and responsibility within the University community. This individual will be responsible for approaching enterprise risk and compliance matters with a problem solving approach and collaborating with partners across campus to maintain compliance and accomplish the mission-related educational and research goals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to leading proactive risk assessment and reduction strategies, coordination and oversight of the institution’s compliance program and efforts and facilitating solutions to risk related issues.

The Successful Candidate:
Institutional Compliance

The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Risk and Compliance will establish a program that provides independent oversight and coordination of an institutional compliance program that promotes a culture of compliance and the highest standards of ethics, integrity and responsibility within the University community. Build collaborative relationships with compliance partners across the University that include the General Counsel Office; Office of Internal Audit; Division of Financial Services;

Environmental, Health and Safety Office; Human Capital Services; Vice President for Research, Vice President for Student Life and K-State Athletics. Provide independent oversight and coordinate campus partners to monitor the internal and external compliance environments to identify potential risks and assure University compliance with federal, state, local and international legislation, rules and regulations as well as institutional policies. Institute and maintain an effective compliance communication strategy for the University promoting awareness of University and Board of Regents policies and state and federal laws. Provide reports and recommendations to senior leadership about institutional priorities in ensuring compliance and mitigating other risk. Align and coordinate quality educational and training programming to ensure University employees understands their responsibility in the areas of compliance and the policies, procedures and legal requirements that are relevant to their work. Refer specific compliance issues to the appropriate University units in coordination with the General Counsel’s Office and Internal Audit Office. Perform targeted compliance reviews in coordination with the General Counsel’s Office, the Internal Audit office and other applicable University departments.

Risk Awareness

Establish, maintain and lead effective and proactive loss control and risk awareness programs. Serve as partner to senior leadership on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) issues and develop a system for risk education and mitigation needs. Provide advice to departments and academic units, focusing on constructive approaches that encourage mission-related activities while minimizing/mitigating associated risks. Work with the departments and academic units to create risk awareness, identify risk, evaluate and assess historical losses and create plans for effective risk mitigation. Provide input regarding the University’s property and liability insurance needs.

Policy Oversight

Establish and maintain the University’s central policy library and coordinate the University Policy Committee. Ensure policies are up-to-date and appropriate, collaborating with the responsible department. Develop a transparent and efficient process to facilitate policy updates.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 7 years of experience in compliance and/or enterprise risk management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in financial, legal, compliance, enterprise risk management and/or audit profession(s).
  • In-depth understanding of key applicable federal, state, local and international legislation, ability to develop and/or interpret complex regulatory or legal documents and ability to communicate technical and complex concepts.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; ability to respond effectively to confidential inquiries or complaints and ability to communicate through effective and persuasive written documents and presentations.
  • Certification in Enterprise Risk Management Certified Professional (ERMCP) OR Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Juris Doctorate or Master’s degree in business, law, finance, risk management or related field.

Search Process:

The search committee will accept applications and nominations untilNovember 20, 2017. The committee will begin identifying candidates to interview on November 21, 2017 and initial interviews are scheduled to take place between December 5-6, 2017.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In your application materials, please include a single file pdf containing the following:

  • Letter of Application detailing qualification for the position
  • Resume
  • Three professional references who have first-hand knowledge of the applicant's career experience including titles, phone numbers and email addresses

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Salary Range / Pay Rate: $99,990 - $164,984

Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.