• Manager, Enterprise Risk Management

  • Job Description

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    Faculty/Department: Finance & Administration   
    Employee Group: Administrative 
    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
    Payband: NM
    Reference Number: 18/A/36
    Hiring Range: $94,721 - $100,641

    Salary Range: $94,721 - $118,401
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

    Reporting to the Director, Campus Safety, Security, and Emergency Management the Manager, Risk Management and Insurance provides leadership at the operational level and is responsible for building, centralizing and overseeing the continuing development, implementation and maintenance of an enterprise risk management framework for Sheridan. This includes identification and assessment of key risks to Sheridan strategies and business plans, recommending risk management systems, tools, policies, procedures, and monitoring mechanisms. The domains of risk to be considered include but are not limited to; strategic, financial, operational, compliance and reputational risk.


    The Manager, Risk Management and Insurance also provides consultative advice and direction to leaders across Sheridan on the delivery of enterprise risk management and/or compliance programs. The Manager establishes and liaises with, or acts as a resource to, various administrative and/or academic committees and is responsible for the creation and management of a pan-institutional risk assessment and management committee.  Recognizing the needs of the Sheridan community for increased awareness of risk management, this position is responsible for educating, advising, and counseling institutional stakeholders to identify and manage risk.

    The Manager is also responsible for the administration of Sheridan’s insurance portfolio, including the facilitation of filing claims and the renewal of policies in consultation and coordination with Sheridan’s insurance broker.


    Specific Responsibilities:


    • Conducts college-wide, multi-disciplinary risk assessment and validation initiatives to ensure integration with Sheridan’s strategic and business planning cycles;
    • Coordinates the development of special contingency plans to mitigate the impact of emerging risks;
    • Consults with key stakeholders to evaluate and analyze all potential risks (including environmental, process, informational, technological, financial and stakeholder driven risks) and leads the pan-institutional risk management committee to determine acceptable risk levels and mitigation strategies;
    • Responsible for proactively engaging the Sheridan community in a more informed, collaborative dialogue regarding enterprise wide risk management;
    • Facilitates the identification, evaluating and validation of risks for Sheridan and the creation of plans to reduce the risks or the impact of these risks;
    • Identifies the impact of potential losses, maintains viable recovery strategies and plans; Ensures the continuity of essential services through training, plan testing, and maintenance;
    • On an annual basis, develops a risk based report with an overview of the Sheridan’s compliance with legislation and mechanisms for confirming compliance;
    • Enables collaboration and navigates decision making fairly and respectfully; Removes barriers to cross department communication. Examples include:
      • Collaborates with Facilities Management and the Occupational Health and Safety Team and Emergency Management stakeholders regarding training/implementation of emerging legislation
      • Partners with the Information Technology team to support the planning, design/re-design, development and deployment of risk applications
    • Collaborates with the Office of General Counsel, Office of Records and Information Management, and Procurement to manage risks related to procurement, privacy, and records /data standards and compliance;
    • Responsible for continuing the development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of the This includes: Sheridan-wide risk management framework / program and initiatives that is aligned with Sheridan’s strategic and business plans to enhance the culture of risk management and mitigation; This includes: Risk identification/assessment and management programs as well as Risk training programs
    • Mine acceptable risk levels and mitigation strategies;
    • Creates objectives for the portfolio; Translates strategy, vision and priorities of Sheridan to the portfolio and creates an aligned organization;
    • Develops tools and systems that link specific risk activities, processes, projects or plans to a list of identified risks and results that can be consolidated at the enterprise level; this provides structure for risk analysis, evaluation activities, monitoring and communication techniques of enterprise risk management processes across Sheridan;
    • Through the collection and analysis of data, identifies risk issues and trends that will influence the development and delivery of programs and services in support of Sheridan’s Strategic Plan;
    • Identifies new and emerging initiatives in the field that support the directions of Sheridan’s program; Develops and documents processes required to implement these initiatives and prepares budget to support them;
    • Creates and maintains a risk registry. Continuously updates the risk registry;
    • Develops timely “off-cycle” reports on newly identified risks or the increase in severity of existing key risks;
    • Responds and manages questions on all aspects of Sheridan’s insurance coverage and recommends the implementation of safety measures to reduce the potential for insurance claims and limit liability; Provides research and interpretation of insurance policies, consult with brokers as necessary, and implement policy changes to accommodate new program needs;
    • Tours campuses with insurance agents to evaluate policies around snow removal, fire equipment inspection, technical shop safety procedures, etc;
    • Accountable for resource stewardship, policies, procedures, and compliance for Risk Management and other related areas of compliance, - including adherence to legal and policy directives;
    • Ensures and is accountable for the efficient and compliant management of Records and Information Assets in all formats, as well as the safeguarding of personal and confidential information as per Sheridan’s Records and Information Management Policy and Procedure;
    • Performs other initiatives and activities as required.




    The Successful candidate will have a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year diploma/degree + post graduate certificate in the Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration or related field. It would be an asset to possess a Masters in Public Administration. The successful candidate will also be required to have a Canadian Risk Management (CRM) or similar designation. Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) will be preferred. The potential candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of job related experience working within a risk management framework, and leading the preparation and coordination of the risk management process (e.g. comprehensive understanding of risk; experience working with a risk register), preferably in higher education. The Ability to assess, design and implement enterprise risk capabilities within a complex organization Demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of enterprise risk management, contract law, indemnity, waivers and contract management as well as general understanding of information technology controls, financial reporting concepts and the internal and external audit process. Experience in contract review for insurance, claims and indemnification provisions. Leadership experience with strong emphasis on team development and program development /monitoring.


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com


    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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