Chief Risk Officer

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Date posted: 2012-11-09

Chief Risk Officer
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Balancing Act

At Memorial University, we dare to make things better for Newfoundland and Labrador, and to make contributions to the world. We dare to challenge the norm. We dare to solve problems using creativity and tenacity. We recognize opportunities in calculated risks, and we are anything but ordinary.

We are seeking an individual who understands and can help support this balancing act as Chief Risk Officer of Memorial University. Consider this: as CRO, you will lead the development of a risk philosophy to move the university forward, and create a vision towards fostering a culture of integrated risk management for the university community. Establishing this culture will require the engagement of stakeholders to implement risk frameworks across the institution. You will oversee risk identification and assessment, while spearheading a comprehensive compliance program for the University.

You will be accountable for the strategic leadership and alignment of units including Risk Management and Insurance, Emergency Management, Health and Safety, and Campus Enforcement and Patrol. With the support of a team, you will lead more than 150 individuals in providing security and safety to our multi-campus environment. You will champion the development of policy and the adoption of best practices in each of these areas.

In terms of credentials, you are a seasoned leader with experience and education relevant to the role. You are an individual who recognizes and balances risk. You have proven your ability to facilitate organizational change. As a natural relationship builder, you understand the value of positive collaboration across the organization. You are passionate about the university experience, and committed to a healthy, safe, and progressive environment for the community. As a visionary, you seek to find creative solutions and encourage the realization of a culture for managing risk.

To find out more, please contact Lloyd Powell or Dan Martin at 709-722-6848 or submit your application online at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorities.


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