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Program Manager, Risk and Compliance Services

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Program Manager, Risk and Compliance Services 56723BR Job-Specific Responsibilities 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 Basic Qualifications 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
    • Supervisory experience Additional Qualifications and Skills 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
      • Experience in a University setting a plus
      • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills
      • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel skills Working Conditions Interview and onboarding activity for this position may be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing, based on the department's current presence on campus.

        This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will begin your work remotely. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). The fully remote nature of this job is only temporary. Once the University and your supervisor determine that it is appropriate, in-person on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment. FAD is currently developing hybrid workplace models which will actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

        The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: .

        Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard's Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: Additional Information Please provide a cover letter with your application and upload as one document.
        - Please note:
        • 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: -
          • Office of the Controller -
          • Office of Finance and Administration -
          • Office of Financial Strategy and Planning - For more about the Financial Administration Department and its 8 reporting units, see: -

            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. -

            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.

            Learn more: -

            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. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. EEO Statement 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Program Manager, Risk and Compliance Services, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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