The Director of Risk Management works under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration and is responsible for risk management, property and liability insurance, lease agreements, third-party contracted services, auxiliary camps and clinics, and rental property. The Director is responsible for leading the university’s processes for identifying, analyzing, managing, monitoring, and reporting on key risk management issues. The Director is also responsible for providing a systematic and disciplined approach to promoting risk compliance and best practices across all levels of the university.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and implement policies, procedures and training programs in safety, insurance and loss prevention, and other areas as needed to mitigate exposure and efficiently protect the university's assets and integrity
Conducts risk assessments, collects and analyzes documentation, statistics, reports, and market trends, establishes and maintains operation records and reports
Reviews and assesses risk management policies and protocols; makes recommendations and implements modifications and improvements
Recommends and implements risk management solutions such as insurance, safety and security policies, business continuity plans, or recovery measures
Oversee the administration of the university’s comprehensive insurance protections including property and casualty policies, and coordinate claims activity with University stakeholders
Drafts and presents risk reports and proposals to executive leadership and senior staff
Reviews and analyzes metrics and data such as cash flow, inventory, breakage, and employee activity that could uncover fraudulent behavior
Partners with Safety & Emergency Management
Other duties as assigned
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to produce concise and effective presentations to influence and advise senior leadership across campus
Strong organization skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize; ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively, build and maintain a network of contacts with a large number of stakeholders across campus to achieve effectiveness
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Additional hours as requested and/or needed Regular and reliable attendance Ability to work outside of normal working hours to address immediate needs/risks.
Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date
Arkansas State University participates in E-Verify
An earned Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in business or administration
Five (5) years experience in multifunctional business related environment, preferably in Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) or Associate in Risk Management (ARM). Past supervisory experience preferred
Preferred Qualifications: CRM or other professional certification in risk management or insurance. Prior experience in managing risk in higher education. Prior experience serving in a crisis management leader/facilitator capacity. Prior experience in threat assessment methodology
Internal Number: A00409
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Focusing on its mission to educate leaders, enhance intellectual growth and enrich lives, Arkansas State University is the catalyst for progress in our state, the Delta and the Mid-South region.
Founded in 1909, A-State meets the challenges of continuing as a destination university for more than 14,000 students through the combination of world-class research with a long tradition of student-friendly instruction. The second largest university in Arkansas, Arkansas State is a doctoral-level national institution with more than 150 degrees areas of study, including a robust online program, and a diverse student body from across the nation and the world.
The economic and cultural engine of Northeast Arkansas, A-State’s public-private partnerships include hosting the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine which is Arkansas’ first osteopathic medical school, the creation of Mexico’s first American-style university with ASUCQ in Queretaro, and working with O’Reilly Management for the Red Wolf Convention Center and Embassy Suites.
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