Employment Status: Full-time, regular "exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 26, 2018.
Applicants are required to attach a Cover Letter, Resume and Diversity Statement. The Diversity Statement must provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to California State University, San Bernardino. (Maximum of 1 page)
Position Overview: 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
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 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 exposure to risk, 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 are in compliance with statutory and CSU polices 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong comprehension skills and the ability to understand, research and interpret issues of varying degrees of complexity.
Ability to lead and manage new projects and assignments through completion that may include areas for which there is no prior knowledge or experience.
Effective and excellent communications skills; written and oral.
Knowledge and ability to use proper formats, grammar and punctuation, and ability to edit, proofread and ensure accuracy and high quality of work.
Ability to research and compile information, analyze it and exercise judgment in selecting what to include in communications and documents.
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 includes 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.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Five 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 related field.
Previous experience in an institution of higher education.
Previous experience assisting attorneys on substantive matters.
Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Certificate
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 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 set forth 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.
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