Reporting to the Director Strategic Initiatives and Services the Coordinator, Enterprise Risk and Resilience plays a key role in the development, implementation and coordination of the University’s Enterprise Risk Management, Emergency Management and Business Continuity programs. The Coordinator provides advice and expertise in the area of enterprise risk management, emergency management and business continuity planning, with a primary objective of achieving risk identification, assessment, monitoring and organizational resiliency with respect to risks across the scope of Athabasca University.
This position will serve as a subject matter expert and influencer who will guide the University (people, processes and practices) towards an integrated and strategic approach to enterprise risk management, emergency management, and business continuity planning, both operationally and at the enterprise level. This work involves achieving effective collaboration with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders as part of the daily challenge. A key part of this role is the development and implementation of work processes required for successful project/program results, as well as a strategic continuous improvement approach to improve program outcomes.
The Coordinator will work closely with members of Administrative Council, the Executive Team, the Chief Internal Auditor, the Chief Information Security Officer, and other internal and external stakeholders to fulfill the responsibilities of this role. The Coordinator, Enterprise Risk and Resilience will support the Emergency Management/Business Continuity Planning Steering Committee and the Emergency Operations Centre Group with respect to planning, development and implementation in the areas of enterprise risk management, emergency management and businesses continuity planning.
Undergraduate degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in enterprise risk management, emergency management planning, business continuity planning at a progressively responsible level. Master in an associated discipline considered an asset.
Certifications or training in risk management, emergency management, business continuity planning, or related field required. A strong background in working with the Incident Command System (ISC) is considered an asset.
Professional designation in Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and relevant certificates in Risk Management, Business Continuity and Emergency Management are considered an asset.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a planning and policy role with similar organizational scope, specialized in enterprise risk management, emergency management planning and business continuity planning.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Competencies will include:
strategic thinking, innovation and superior interpersonal, organizational and communication skills;
superior writing, presentation skills and ability to develop, manage and deliver training programs;
demonstrated leadership ability, tactical thinking, planning and organizational skills;
extensive expertise with managing interpretation and compliance with applicable legislation and codes.
Experience in a unionized environment is preferred, demonstrating a solid understanding of collective agreements, processes, policies and procedures is desired in relation to business continuity planning with respect to labour disruptions.
Previous experience is a post-secondary environment is preferred. The incumbent should have superior interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and project skills.
The incumbent must be able to work independently while prioritizing workload and keeping files organized in order to adhere to time lines.
Demonstrated success in developing effective working relationships with cross-functional teams comprised of various levels of an organization.
Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, website navigation, and report writing tools are required.
Maintenance of confidentiality at all times is essential.
For further information regarding this position, contact David Head via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will only be accepted through our online system: http://careers.athabascau.ca