The Risk Institute is a center at the Fisher College of Business, an internationally-renowned business school. Correspondingly, according to its strategic plan, the vision of The Risk Institute is to be the preeminent resource on enterprise risk management. For this purpose, the Institute has a stated mission to advance enterprise risk management through (1) cross-industry collaboration, (2) academic research, (3) thought leadership, and (4) talent development.
The Ohio State University:
The Ohio State University is a world-class public, urban, land-grant research university with very high research activity, as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. As Ohio's flagship university, it is the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state, and one of the nation's top 20 public universities. Nearly 68,000 students are enrolled at OSU, including 53,557 undergraduates, 11,110 graduate, and 3,290 professional students. The OSU campuses include the Columbus campus; its regional campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, which are all open-access campuses; and its Wooster campus, home to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Agricultural Technical Institute.
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About Fisher College of Business:
The Fisher College of Business ranks 7th among public universities according to U.S. News and World report. The Office of Career Management (OCM) provides comprehensive job search coaching programs and services to nearly 7,600 undergraduate and over 900 graduate students within the Fisher College of Business seeking internships and post graduate positions. The college offers on campus and virtual recruiting programs and services to numerous local and global corporations annually. Through a variety of best-in-class career preparation programs, recruiting venues, job search skill development programs and services, and a robust and diverse recruiting portfolio, Fisher College of Business is annually among the top public business schools in the U.S. for the percentage of students securing internships and post graduate employment.
Fisher College of Business Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA):
At Fisher, everything our students bring to the classroom enriches our conversations, broadens our understanding, and prepares us to thrive in a diverse and dynamic business world. Fisher, embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and recognize their value in shaping ideas within our community of learning and beyond. Ours is an environment reflective of business, where recognizing and respecting our differences can spark new ideas, better processes, and positive change and where students and faculty alike are empowered to share viewpoints, challenge assumptions and debate ideas. Explore all the ways that, as a Buckeye, you can comfortably join in or confidently stand out at Ohio State. To create an environment rich in diversity, equity, and inclusion where student feel supported there are a variety of communities and resources for faculty, staff and students.
The Risk Institute is in search of an Executive Director who can lead in the execution of its strategic plan by formulating appropriate action plans and setting well-defined metrics to measure success. The Institute hopes to provide value to its sponsoring world-class member organizations and the Fisher College of Business in the following ways:
Convening fellow Chief Risk Officers and risk management professionals across the State of Ohio (and beyond) with advantages on a personal and professional basis to participants
Advancing thought leadership by collaborating on risk topics that cut across industries to create best in class enterprise risk management programs at our respective enterprises
Providing continuous training & learning programs for member companies to have access for the benefit of their enterprise employees
Providing access to world renowned research on relevant topics related to enterprise risk management and to benefit from collaboration among academics and member executives
Offering a partnership with a top-ranked business school --with a unique undergraduate enterprise risk management curriculum and insurance minor-- that brings together top tier Midwest- based organizations with a world class university
Creating access to top talent undergraduate and graduate students to create a pipeline of future risk management professionals for the members of The Risk Institute
Facilitating on-demand project & consulting work by undergraduate and graduate level students for ad hoc risk management projects for members
The above value proposition makes this position an attractive opportunity for an individual with interest in enterprise risk management and the leadership skills to make serious impact.
The Executive Director of The Risk Institute reports to the Dean of the Fisher College of Business. Importantly, the Executive Director of The Risk Institute also has the advantage of working intimately with the guidance and collaboration of an Academic Director from the faculty, the Chair of the Finance Department, and an Advisory Board consisting of representatives of sponsoring organizations.
The Ohio State University campus is in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at visit.osu.edu/experience.
Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent educ/exp
Extended experience in the business world, preferably in a senior management position; working knowledge of risks that affect the business world and an understanding of how companies respond to them; skill to think strategically; demonstrated ability to connect a series of linked events to form a broader perception of possible outcomes.
Master's degree preferred but not required; seasoned and successful record in business management; ability/attitude to work well in academia; strong written and oral communication skills; executive presence with confidence to effectively interact with individuals in C-suite positions; ability to drive competing priorities to a satisfactory conclusion.
Questions may be directed to Shannon Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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