Insurance and Risk Management Services is seeking an Assistant Director of Insurance and Risk Management Services. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director of Insurance and Risk Management Services.
The Assistant Director assists the Director with the insurance, claims handling, and risk management operations throughout the university by planning, designing, and implementing new programs and/or changes to existing programs. The Assistant Director participates in strategic planning efforts, supports the priorities and goals of the unit, and assists with appropriate allocation of resources. The Assistant Director directly provides leadership, supervision and direction for a sub-group of staff members with the Insurance and Risk Managements Services unit.
The Assistant Director of Insurance and Risk Management Services will:
Assist in directing, planning and administering a comprehensive insurance program;
Implement appropriate risk financing techniques that include commercial insurance and self-insurance strategies to ensure that coverage is consistent with university needs;
Supervise and manage tort and insurance claims, focus on successful resolution, and oversee the integrity of claims information;
Report data for trending and develop risk mitigation strategies where needed;
Collaborate with teammates to provide advice as it relates to insurance requirements, indemnification language, and other risk-shifting provisions in contracts, leases, and agreements;
Consult with risk owners and advise on how to proactively identify, assess, and treat risks in their respective areas, projects, or activities;
Communicate with units and provide support, education, training and guidelines to the university within the scope of the insurance programs and risk management practices;
Support the university in preparedness efforts and emergency response situations;
Active participation on various committees and groups;
Provide supervision and direction for assigned professional faculty and staff;
Assist with monitoring/reconciling fiscal accounts and appropriately allocating resources; and
In conjunction with the Director, advance the strategic plan and priorities of the university, division and unit.
Typically requires Master's degree in an Environmental Health and Safety related field such as Environmental Chemistry, Radiation Health Physics, Public Health/Occupational Health, or field related to work assigned. Five years' experience in managing one or more key environmental health and safety functional units (e.g. industrial safety/hygiene, lab/research safety, environmental programs, fire/life safety) in a research university setting. May require professional licensure.
Bachelor's degree (some preference may be given for degrees in a related discipline).
Five (5) years of experience in risk management, property and casualty insurance, or related area.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by successful experience in personnel management or budget & fiscal management.
Effective interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and negotiation skills.
Strong quantitative, analytical, and financial management skills.
Working knowledge in risk management techniques, insurance principles, and claims management.
Working knowledge or experience in a self-insured environment or within an insurance pool or trust.
Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Commitment to highest level of ethics and integrity.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Work environment is varied and includes, but is not limited to work within office locations, laboratories, field, office, animal facilities, hazardous waste storage facilities, shops, ship operations, and off-campus extension offices or experiment stations.
Attendance at various events and activities may be required on evenings or weekends. Occasional travel will be required to attend on- and off-campus meetings, and support operations throughout the state.
The position supports essential functions of Insurance and Risk Management Services and may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency situations and other university work curtailments or closures.
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