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Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, public administration, risk management or other related field with 5 years of directly related experience in risk management or insurance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Research, Analysis and Planning: Develop from complex research and analysis the overarching strategic plans and visions for Appalachian State University's enterprise risk management plan. Analyze current events and industry trends related to higher education risk management. Develop risk register and updated risk prioritization. Recommend institutional policies related to addressing risks.
Education, Compliance and Risk Mitigation: Provide oversight regarding all university-related risk management programs. Provide leadership with high-level presentations and reports at the request of the General Counsel. Facilitate a culture of compliance by updating the university's compliance calendar and providing oversight of campus units' adherence to dates on the compliance calendar. Directs the review and renewals of property and liability insurance coverage, maintains contractor and vendor insurance information, and suggests policy and coverage changes as deemed appropriate.
Consultation and Problem Solving: Monitor and validate risk measurement and valuation methodologies to ensure alignment of the university's risk management capabilities with its strategic vision and to balance both the risk and rewards of a proposed course of action or decision. Review risks/threats in key categories, such as finance, operations, regulatory/research compliance, reputational risk, employee relations, business conduct and ethics, hazard mitigation and business continuity.
Leadership and Technical Expertise: Develop and chair the Enterprise Risk Management Committee to provide oversight on risk issues. Facilitate the prioritization of risks and identification of risk owners, and develop and communicate risk reports to management. Develop and enable the university's organizational parts to manage, improve and grow the risk culture at all levels.
Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate strong organizational and project management skills, effective planning and communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of University departments, faculty, and staff.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.
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