Another Source’s client, Western Washington University, is recruiting an Assistant Vice President for Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience.
Here’s a little about Western Washington University and the position they are recruiting for:
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The Assistant Vice President for Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience (AVP for RESR) will provide strategic oversight and leadership of risk planning and actions to facilitate delivery of the university’s mission. The AVP for RESR will help develop a culture of safety, preparedness, and resilience, and ensure compliance with university, county, state, and federal guidelines.
- Maintains full administrative responsibility for the Office of Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience including budgets, staffing, administration, planning, performance management, talent assessment and development, succession planning, and additional responsibilities as required.
- Advises senior leadership regarding a wide-range of risk assessment and mitigation efforts, university-wide health, environmental, and safety programs and trainings, institutional ethics, compliance management, and emergency preparedness and management.
- Collaborates with representatives from risk-focused functions at the university, such as Legal, Data Security, Public Safety, Contract Administration, Internal Audit, and Athletics, to lead appropriate risk management strategies for the university.
- Oversees the university’s risk analytics initiative, maximizing use of data, analytics, and automation to enhance understanding and monitoring of risks, operationalize risk appetite and tolerance, and assesses alternatives for mitigating risks and strengthening resiliency capabilities.
- Builds on the university’s strategic work in creating and establishing a framework to identify and mitigate enterprise risk using established risk management methodologies. Ensures implementation of risk mitigation plans, helping to make sure that risks do not negatively impact the university’s progress toward achieving its strategic goals.
- Serves as the university’s lead for emergency planning and response efforts and oversees deliberations for the university's emergency response executive group, as well as the university’s emergency operations center. Ensures a university focus on emergency preparedness by raising awareness across the university through written communications, in person meetings, workshops, and training opportunities.
- Manages the university’s business continuity and resilience activities, including the creation of a business impact analysis, development and review of crisis management and business continuity plans, and facilitation of regular tabletop exercises for university leaders.
- Oversees the university’s environmental health and safety programs to ensure best practices, safety culture, mitigating risks, and compliance with relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Serves as the University Ethics Advisor and leads the university’s ethics and compliance program incorporating best practices and promoting a culture of ethics and compliance.
- Oversees the development and implementation of plans, policies, procedures, and manuals in compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements for risk, emergency management, environmental health, and safety.
- Facilitates a culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Demonstrated relevant experience with a minimum of 5 years in a senior leadership role in a complex organization. Experience should include aspects of strategic development and management of risk, safety, and emergency preparedness programs within a large organization. This experience should have an emphasis on risk mitigation, ethics, environmental health and safety, emergency planning and response, mission continuity, and experience leading during a crisis and resumption of regular activities.
- Demonstrated track record of integrity and success in leading organizations through transformative improvement, including capacity to originate change, impact results, and foster a continuous improvement environment.
- Demonstrated experience with contract development and review on risk and insurance related elements, including liability and indemnification.
- Demonstrated understanding of risk management methodologies. Demonstrated experience with loss prevention and mitigation using data analytics.
- Experience creating and implementing organizational policies and interpreting and implementing regulatory compliance.
- Experience driving cross-functional programs and managing competing priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully manage teams under own area of responsibility. Ability to train team members on program planning, improvement processes, data collection, and reporting.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations and commitment to promoting accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI).
- Ability to work in a demanding, dynamic, and high-profile environment while being closely paired with stakeholders.
- Strong problem solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills, including interest-based conflict resolution skills.
- Strong time management, collaboration, and communication (oral and written) skills.
- Self-directing and comfortable being held accountable for ensuring success of outcomes, leading and facilitating high-impact activities, operating in ambiguity, and changing situations.
All employees must comply with Western Washington University Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.
- Master’s Degree.
- Certifications or designations that align with the requirements of the position.
- Knowledge of Department of Justice compliance program standards and regulations in higher education such as: Clery Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity.
- Experience in an educational system or institution.
- Demonstrated expertise in environmental health and safety disciplines, including research laboratory safety, radiation safety, biosafety, occupational health, and hazardous materials.
- Ability to manage and lead across organizational safety committees with leadership representation from various internal/external stakeholder groups.
- Understanding of insurance markets, coverages, and claims.
Western Washington University (WWU) is proud to offer a comprehensive benefit package including; a competitive base pay for this position starting at $160,000, health, dental, vision, life, disability, long term care, retirement plan with matching, educational growth opportunities and time away to balance your personal needs with work and life.
If interested in applying please submit your CV by January 7, 2022.
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.