The Risk Manager will be responsible for the daily administration, record-keeping and oversight of insurance programs and policies across a broad range of loss types. This includes management of the relationships with third party service providers (brokers, insurers, TPAs etc.) management of claims and loss control activities, preparation of loss analyses and budgets, and ensuring compliance with insurance procedures and full utilization of loss prevention services. In addition, a significant part of the Risk Manager’s time will be spent working with the General Counsel in providing support to the compliance functions of other divisions and departments across the College. This will include collaborating in the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and training programs designed to minimize risk and ensure campus compliance with legal and regulatory requirements as well as ongoing management and oversight of particular compliance programs.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Work with College leadership to identify exposures, recommend solutions and implement approved programs and to ensure proper, financially responsible insurance coverage for institutional losses.
Manage the purchase of appropriate levels of insurance policies and services for the College, including preparing insurance bid specifications and evaluating bids, and recommending or concluding insurance contracts; managing the renewal process of insurance programs.
Some insurance may be arranged and purchased through The Boston Consortium Risk Management Group (TBCRMG). Represent the College at the TBCRMG meetings and participate in TBCRMG activities and committees.
Prepare insurance budgets for the Vice President of Finance and Administration
Manage the relationships with third party service providers (brokers, insurers, state insurance administrators, etc.) and act as the primary liaison with those service providers.
Manage the daily administration, record-keeping and oversight of insurance programs and policies across a broad range of loss types.
Maintain current exposure records (property, auto, etc.) and support campus personnel who have requests for certificates of insurance.
Review insurance audits for accuracy.
Manage insured and self-insured claims and loss control activities, including general liability, property, auto and employment practices liability.
Prepare loss analyses and budgets and ensure compliance with insurance procedures and full utilization of loss prevention services.
Maintain risk management claims data and ensure accuracy of information entered and review to identify loss trends.
Assist human resources and environmental health & safety with managing workers’ compensation claims as may be needed.
Assist human resources and student health services with managing employee or student health insurance claims as may be needed from time to time.
COMPLIANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMS
Assist the General Counsel in providing support to the compliance functions and policy development initiatives of other divisions and departments across the College.
Collaborate on the development, implementation and maintenance of new or revised policies, procedures and training programs designed to minimize risk and ensure campus compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Ongoing management and oversight of particular compliance programs, such as the minors on campus and driver certification programs.
Assist with review of vendor contracts, including insurance and indemnification provisions.
Stay apprised of applicable statutes and their potential impact on the College’s compliance programs
Mine databases (risk management claims data, insurer claim databases, loss prevention reports and industry information, etc.) and interact with insurance company loss prevention representatives to determine and evaluate loss trends and make recommendations to mitigate risks.
Research and report on new risks and risk management strategies as may be needed.
BS/BA degree in Business, Finance, Insurance, Risk Management or related area
Three to five years full-time experience in planning or operations of risk management, property or casualty insurance programs or closely related experience
Demonstrated abilities in areas of organization, managerial and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of property and casualty insurance coverage and familiarity with insurance policies and loss prevention concepts
Knowledge of the principles and procedures for the investigation and processing of property and liability insurance claims
Experience in forecasting and analysis of risk metrics
Strong computer skills, including word processing, database and spreadsheets, with the ability to develop and maintain data tracking tools and systems
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations and the ability to present risk findings and make recommendations in a clear, concise manner
Professional certification in the field of Risk Management
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The mission of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association is to advance the discipline of risk management
in higher education.