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Director of Enterprise Risk Management


New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  Operations Support

Feel Good About Doing Good

The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


Share Your Talent. Live Your Purpose.

We are a growing and purpose-driven community of professionals. Join us to discover how you can meet your goals and ours!


Develops and administers the Order's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function. Works with Chief Risk Officer to create and modify risk management policies and processes. Identifies develops and implements strategies for risk assessments to mitigate risks. Conducts ongoing reviews and analyses of potential exposures. Assumes an advisory role and makes recommendations to Chief Risk Officer and senior management. Contributes to reports on risk management to the Board of Directors and prepares reports for regulatory agencies.

Core Responsibilities

  • Works with Chief Risk Officer and Chief Financial Officer to improve and modernize the company's approach to Enterprise Risk, with a focus on practical risk assessment and mitigation to add immediate value to the organization;
  • Utilize industry experience to benchmark KofC's ERM program against most-admired companies and to seek realistic improvement in our program that is both cost-effective and protective of the Order's assets;
  • Updates, reviews and enhances the Order's risk inventory process, including a critical review of past practices to identify opportunities for mitigation and meaningful change.
  • Develops the risk management function with attention to its scope and its impact and where it delivers meaningful value to the Order.
  • Performs ad hoc reviews and projects as needed.
  • Provides support to senior management for financial inquiries and organizational matters.
  • Provides support for reviews performed by external parties and regulators.

Skills Qualifications

-Extensive knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management, as well as risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies; knowledge of life insurance products preferred.
-Demonstrated ability to develop and execute business initiatives, including assessing, creating, and implementing successful corporate policies and procedures, ensuring the change is managed effectively
-Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a demonstrated record of building effective working relationships at all organizational levels
-Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
-Strong ability to influence and negotiate effectively
-Outstanding oral and written communications skills
-Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


-BS or BA in Business, Accounting, or other equivalent areas of study
-5+ years of business experience in Enterprise Risk Management, accounting, or insurance industry experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience
-CPA, CFE, or other comparable designation desirable

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford