Special Instruction to Applicants:Please attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application.
Salary: $60,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
We're looking for an enthusiastic Risk Management & Insurance Specialist II (RMS II) who wants the freedom to be extraordinary to help advance the university's commitment to excellence. The Office of Risk Management (ORM) supports the mission of the university by providing excellent risk management services that help maximize opportunities = finding ways to say "yes" while encouraging and supporting practices that mitigate the risk of adverse events that affect people, property, financial resources and the overall mission of the university. The RMS II reports directly to the Director for Risk Management (DRM); is essential to the ORM; has experience administering property & casualty insurance programs, it's associated claims and record-keeping; analyzing claims data; recommending and implementing appropriate risk management and insurance strategies and collaborating with departments to develop programs to manage risk exposures/opportunities. The successful candidate has the ability to develop programs, streamline work processes and work collaboratively with other professionals across the university.
Manages the administrative aspects of the university's property and casualty insurance portfolio and recommends changes to new and existing insurance policies ensuring appropriate coverage and alignment with industry best practices.
Administers the university's property and casualty claims, including workers' compensation, automobile, general liability, property including potential claim recoveries; generates metric reporting and performs analysis to identify trends and opportunities.
Develops and creates risk management and insurance processes/procedures; develops and presents education/awareness training and communications on risk management processes.
Provides first-line analysis and review of contracts and/or agreements between the university and outside vendors for risk management implications.
Provides guidance to address risk management needs related to student activities-and campus events.
Serves as the primary ORM contact for domestic and international travel risk management inquires and serves as the liaison for Rice's Global Safety & Security provider.
Administers the Minors / Youth Protection Program by working with departments to implement practices to safeguard minors in all university operations and facilities.
Researches and develops reports on specific risk management topics and stays abreast of risk management issues.
Serves on various committees like the Facilities Safety Committee.
Maintains/provides updates to relevant departmental website content, web-based reporting systems and risk management information systems.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Valid Texas Drivers License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than 3 moving violations within the past 36 months and no citations for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
2 years of related experience in risk management, must have experience with 2 or more of the following: casualty claims adjusting, property claims adjusting, claims information systems, loss control & safety programs, property and/or casualty insurance.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations.
Documented meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational and work management skills.
Ability to review and establish procedures, optimize efficiency and implement new programs.
Ability to take initiative, work well under pressure, work independently, manage multiple projects and deadlines, research issues, problem-solve, and propose solutions.
Professional designations such as ARM, AIC, CIC, CRM, CSRM and CPCU.
Work experience in higher education.
Professional attitude, excellent customer service, considerable thoughtfulness, persuasion and judgment in interactions with internal and external stakeholders.
Willingness and ability to rapidly learn new skills and develop or revamp programs.
Collaborative nature and eagerness to understand university operations, environment and culture while comfortable suggesting changes.
Strong computer skills, including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets, plus the ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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