Executive Director of Risk Management (Administrator II)/Risk Management
California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Internal Number: 2426734
Executive Director of Risk Management (Administrator II)/Risk Management California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 503441 Work type: Management (MPP) Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Human Resources, Safety
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
Build your future
Work with the best
Be your authentic self
Focus on you
Make a lasting impact
Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
Bring everything you are, become everything you want
Risk Management is a cooperative effort between the Risk Management and Environment Health & Safety (EHS), as well as with the University Police Department, Campus Safety Committee, Building Evacuation Coordinators, and all of the management, faculty, and staff working at CSUSB.
The Risk Management function on the CSUSB campus has been authorized by the Chancellor's Office through California State University Risk Management Policy, Executive Order 1069, and other risk-related guidance issued by the CSU. CSUSB has established a risk management policy to reduce the risk of loss exposures to the university. This risk management program provides a process for planning, organizing, leading, and controlling campus activities to minimize the adverse effects of losses.
Our mission is to reduce losses without unnecessarily limiting activities that advance CSUSB's mission and goals.
Required Application Materials
All applicants must attach to the online application: 1). Letter of interest or cover letter, 2). Current resume or curriculum vitae and 3). Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments, and prospects for success in this position.
Under the direction of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Executive Director of Risk Management provides executive and administrative support to the Vice President of Administration and Finance and must be able to handle complex and confidential matters and respond to queries from faculty, staff, students, and other constituents of the University with tact, discretion, and the exercise of sound independent judgment.
Direct responsibility for the department of Environmental Health and Safety, as well as all Risk Management programs and services.
Holds day-to-day responsibility for risk identification, mitigation, and management issues.
Collaborate with campus constituents to perform risk assessments, identify risk metrics, then develop monitoring and reporting protocols designed to mitigate and manage the risk.
Manage claims against the university to achieve quality results and expense controls, working closely with the California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA) and California State University (CSU) general counsel in the coordination of sensitive risk issues and litigation.
As CSUSB's Executive Director of Risk Management, represent the campus on the California State University Risk Management Authority ('CSURMA') Board of Directors by attending bi-annual meetings.
Engage, either directly or indirectly, other departments and offices (e.g. Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Student Affairs, Athletics, Recreation Services, College of Extended Learning, Parking and Transportation Services, University Police, Human Resources, etc.), reasonable measures and best practices to control events and situations, appropriately limit risk exposure, and strategically plan for the ever-changing environment of risk, compliance, safety, business continuity, and emergency management.
Ensure that the Risk Management program assists university personnel through policies and practices designed to minimize the adverse effects of losses experienced by CSUSB, its employees, volunteers, students, and visitors.
Ensure that the development and implementation of programs comply with statutory and CSU policies and related laws.
Develop strategic plans and comprehensive initiatives for the management of risk in the above areas with additional consideration directed at international study abroad, international travel, and other campus programs and activities.
Build University-wide support and visibility for risk management and loss control programs and initiatives, obtaining stakeholder buy-in on program goals and objectives.
Ensure excellent customer service in Risk Management at the University.
Employment Status: Full time, At-Will, Exempt position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
The initial review of applications will begin on September 9, 2021.
Typically, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.
Effective interpersonal skills that include tact, patience, diplomacy, the ability to adapt communication style to a constituent, and the ability to remain calm and poised in challenging and difficult situations.
Demonstrated ability to develop a rapport with various constituencies and engender trust and credibility.
Demonstrated ability to compose/draft original written correspondence and documents such as policy documents, reports, memos, agendas, and letters.
Ability to act with a high degree of personal integrity, adapt to the climate and culture of the campus and become familiar with procedures, policies, and processes.
Intermediate proficiency and skills in a variety of computer programs including Word and Excel with the ability to use spreadsheet programs with a high degree of accuracy.
Should have proficiency with Internet-based systems and the ability to learn other University software.
Strong analytic, problem solving, critical thinking, and research skills.
Requires strong consultative management skills, coupled with strong listening skills.
Ability to exercise a high degree of accurate and independent judgment, tact, and discretion.
Ability to work with a broad and diverse campus community.
Strong sense of personal responsibility and ability to work multiple projects and tasks with minimal supervision, with demonstrated organization, follow-up time management, and multi-tasking skills, and ability to meet deadlines and attend to details in a busy, high-paced environment.
Familiarity with scanning equipment, electronic filing, and sensitivity to maintaining confidentiality and confidential files.
Knowledge of office management methods, procedures, and techniques that include financial recordkeeping and purchasing procedures.
Demonstrated skills in managing a risk management program.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to (1) communicate with discretion, tact, and professionalism on sensitive and confidential matters; (2) achieve mastery of complex substantive areas through individual effort and study; (3) work timely and effectively on matters requiring independent judgment, and (4) exercise initiative in carrying out assigned projects.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the administration of risk management, including experience with principles of Risk Management.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Master's degree in a related field.
Previous experience in an institution of higher education.
Previous experience assisting attorneys on substantive matters.
Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Certificate
Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,583/month or $115,000/annual
Classification Salary Range: $4,583 to $13,750/month
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to furthering knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experiences. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.