Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Manager, Compliance and Risk Management.
Reporting to the Director, Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM), the Manager, Compliance and Risk Assessment, has primary responsibility for the overall design, implementation and maintenance of the health and safety risk management system, compliance and incident management programs.
This position provides leadership, sets standards and develops plans and processes to ensure the effective delivery of services and programs to support risk and threat assessment; emergency management and response; workplace violence prevention; and compliance culture.
Manages the University’s environmental, health, safety and risk management system and supporting injury prevention programs. Ensures a relevant framework and infrastructure for supporting due diligence within the internal responsibility system, in a manner that advances innovation and progress of the mission and priorities of the University and its institutional regulatory obligations in the major University-wide areas of safety compliance, off-campus activities and research.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise and support to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments.
Positions that report to the Manager, Compliance and Risk Assessment are: Lead, WSIB Programs and Risk Control and Emergency Management and Fire Safety Officer.