The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Director of Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management (CERM) reports to Vice President for Finance and Administration and works very closely with the College's General Counsel. The (CERM) promotes taking a broad, enterprise-wide view of compliance and risk; viewing risk as both hazards and opportunities; aligning compliance and risk response with resources and strategic objectives; and integrating compliance and risk management with regular planning, resource allocation, operations, and other activities. CERM increases awareness and consideration of compliance and risk, the effective mitigation of risk and risk tolerance in decision-making throughout the organization.
The Director of CERM will work as a compliance and risk management partner, protecting the College’s assets, meeting legal obligations, protecting the health and safety of students and members of the campus community while being mindful of the internal and external image of the College. The Director of CERM’s efforts are all to be undertaken in support of the College’s goals as an institution of higher learning.
Oversee environmental health and Safety: Managing the activities of the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management; developing, implementing, and maintaining environmental,occupational, and fire safety programs and records.
Oversee compliance and risk exposures: Analyzing and addressing the College’s risk exposure and limiting losses to it human, financial, and physical assets; overseeing the compliance efforts of the College in Collaboration with others engaged in such efforts.
Best Practices/Trends: Researching risk management and insurance trends and information from a variety of resources; reviewing sources for best practices for the various risks confronting an institution of higher learning; identifying the value of information in its relation to Dickinson College; monitoring governmental agencies for information and governmental trends that may involve the College; and attending risk management and insurance classes, seminars and conferences.
Training/Support/Guidelines/Policies: Providing support, education and training to faculty, students and staff to build compliance and risk awareness within the institution; developing compliance and risk management guidelines and policies and communicating to senior management, faculty, staff and students.
Program Development: Evaluating safety standards and processes which enable the college to meet regulatory and College compliance requirements for maintaining a safe workplace and educational environment; developing, implementing, and maintaining environmental, occupational, and fire safety programs and records; providing assistance in identifying and managing compliance issues associated with international programs and activities.
Insurance: Analyzing and determining the College's risks that can be cost-effectively insured through insurance self- insurance programs, or transferred to third parties through contracts, agreements or other risk transference techniques; Coordinating the purchase of insurance including but not limited to worker's compensation, general liability, educators' legal liability, professional liability, foreign liability, vehicle liability, crime, building and contents property, as well as other insurances recommended or required to protect the college's interest; Managing the various insurance claims relating to the College's conventional insurance coverage; Collaborating with general counsel, outside counsel, and insurers in managing compliance, investigations and claims.
Leadership: Leading the Workplace Safety Committee; Organizing and leading the Compliance Committee; Leading College wide contingency planning and business continuity planning.
Department: Environmental Health Safety
Bachelor’s Degree – Environmental health related
Master’s Degree – Environmental health related
Internal Number: 5451
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2017, Dickinson has just over 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 104-acre campus is populated by students from 42 U.S. states and territories and 44 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 35 programs in 25 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Found...ed in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized Dickinson as a gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksite, a national award that acknowledges the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.