Harvard's Financial Administration Department (FAD) is responsible for the stewardship of the University's finances, including related business processes and technology. FAD is dedicated to supporting the teaching and research mission of the University by providing outstanding financial services to the Harvard community; by providing support, guidance, and consultation; by working to ensure compliance with University and federal guidelines; by mitigating risk; and by promoting the financial health of the University.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Institutional Risk and Compliance Officer, the Program Manager, Risk and Compliance Services, is responsible for supporting the Institutional Risk Management (IRM) program and administration of the University's anonymous reporting hotline.
Harvard University seeks a collaborative, organized, and strategic individual to be its Program Manager, Risk and Compliance Services.
Reporting to the Institutional Risk and Compliance Officer, the person in this position will partner with a team of risk leaders to implement Harvard's Institutional Risk Management (IRM) program which provides a structured process for identifying, assessing, prioritizing and managing risks across various levels of the University. The person in this position will be directly responsible for risk awareness building initiatives including the IRM Symposium, an annual event which brings together hundreds of stakeholders from across Harvard to network with one another and learn from experts and leaders in key risk areas germane to the University.
The Program Manager, Risk and Compliance Services will also be responsible for establishing and implementing an organizational framework to coordinate and systematize the University's compliance efforts in order to achieve efficiencies, reduce risk, and encourage the highest ethical standards of conduct. The person in this role will develop and foster close relationships with compliance owners in Harvard's central administration and schools to ensure that legal and regulatory obligations are identified, communicated, tracked, and effectively implemented. The Program Manager, Risk and Compliance Services will also administer the University's Anonymous Reporting Hotline including case management and awareness-building activities.
Typical Core Duties:
Working with Harvard schools, central administration units, and university-wide affinity groups/committees to conduct risk assessments and develop plans to manage (i.e., treat, transfer, tolerate or terminate) key institutional risks
Maintaining a compliance universe, identifying new and overlooked compliance areas, and conducting compliance assessments using a risk-based approach
Planning and executing the annual IRM Symposium in addition to other educational programs and awareness initiatives that promote risk management practices, ethical principles and compliance obligations
Staying abreast of current events, applicable laws, regulations, and trends so that the University responds in a timely fashion to changes in the higher education risk and compliance landscape
Coordinating the Anonymous Reporting Hotline case management process in collaboration with other university officials in order respond appropriately to reported concerns and issues
Performing other related duties as required
Please provide a cover letter with your application and upload as one document.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
More about FAD: FAD is committed to an engaging and diverse culture, strong values, and client partnership. The department is led by the Vice President for Finance (VPF), is comprised of eight reporting units:
Total Rewards: Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:
Flexible work environment: FAD supports flexible work arrangements where business needs allow.
Time off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org
Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services.
Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Accessibility: Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Basic Qualifications are the minimum threshold a candidate must meet in order to be considered for this role.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 7 years' experience in a financial, compliance or audit role
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
Juris Doctor preferred
Risk management and/or compliance certification a plus
Project management experience and skills
Events management experience a plus
Experience in a University setting a plus
Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel skills
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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