Massachusetts Institute of Technology Manager of Institutional Risk Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL RISK SERVICES, Risk Management & Compliance Services (RMCS), to foster and maintain the Institute’s system of managing risk by assisting leadership and all levels of management to balance the entrepreneurial and decentralized culture with risk-informed decision making. Responsibilities include directing a risk assessment and analysis program, including facilitating discussions to identify risks and developing strategies to mitigate or manage risk within acceptable levels; participating in/leading efforts to enhance existing risk management practices and address emerging risks; obtaining and consolidating information from multiple sources for presentations; ensuring Institute leadership and department administrators and staff are informed of identified top risks, risk management strategies, and areas where risk management should be strengthened; maintaining awareness of best practices and developing and implementing new tools and processes; monitoring the wider community for trends and indicators that may provide insight into MIT’s risks; working with the manager of institutional compliance to develop and provide education in risk management/compliance; and working with other Institute offices to effectively leverage mutual knowledge and understanding of risk and risk management. Will report to the Institute risk officer.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in business or law; at least five years’ relevant experience; excellent analytical, project management, and oral and written communication skills; comfort communicating with and a strong interest in learning from and educating colleagues at all levels; and proficiency with database management, content management, and other broadly-used business technologies. Seek a strategic thinker, planner, and implementer who can handle multiple projects and competing demands while navigating a complex organization and decentralized culture. Higher education and/or enterprise risk management experience preferred. Job #15299-R


MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for the finalist.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 15299

Functional Area: Administration

Department: Risk Management & Compliance Services

School Area: President & Chairman of the Corporation

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No