Reporting to the vice-president administration and CFO, the Manager, Risk Management is responsible for the creation and ongoing implementation of the corporate infrastructure for integrated risk management for Durham College. This includes ongoing facilitation, consultation and development of corporate risk registers by identifying and assessing risks (including technological, financial and health and safety risks, etc.), while ensuring alignment between the strategic plan and risk management. This position is also responsible for promoting an environment of continuous improvement of enterprise risk management processes and analysis of best practice.
In this role, the incumbent will also hold responsibility for the negotiation and implementation of insurance policies for all facets of College activity to ensure protection of the institutions.
Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for reviewing all contracts for risk, legal provisions and compliance and ensuring authorization in accordance with the college’s Schedule of Authority procedure.
The incumbent will manage all claims on campus from the initial investigation, emergency response, contacting the insurance adjusting firm to the assessment and contracting of outside services. The incumbent will determine mitigation and prevention strategies and implementation while working with insurers and other legal counsel with subrogation of claims. The incumbent will hold responsibility for the management and review of all student activity outside the classroom, corporation contract review, development, negotiation and implementation, as well as ensuring corporate cost reduction strategies.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consultant to all levels of management, including the Board, faculty, staff and students on risk management strategies and implementation.
Collaborate with leadership across the institution to identify risks related to their areas of responsibility, assess the risks, determine mitigating strategies and monitor these risks. Provide annual update to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Governors.
Analyze and understand complex contracts identifying and mitigating potential risks for the college.
Consultant to all levels of management, including the Board, faculty, staff and students on Insurance strategies and implementation.
Manages all insurance programs for all activities.
Responsible for managing all Durham College claims on campus from the initial investigation, emergency response, contacting the insurance adjusting firm to the assessment and contracting of outside services. Determines mitigation and prevention strategies and implementation. Responsible for the management and review of all student activity outside the classroom including the development, negotiation and implementation of student contracts for placement/practicum/co-op, screening of all on and off campus events and field trips for safety and liability risks, managing all claims involving students, monitoring and reporting all student accidents/injuries/incidents and reporting as appropriate, liaison with Faculty Clubs, monitoring the UserGroup insurance program, the Business Education Travel Insurance program and the Workplace Accident Insurance program where required.
Consultant to the Student Association for insurance and risk management strategies and implementation.
Fiscal responsibility for departmental budget.
Minimum three-year diploma or degree in Business or Law.
A paralegal credential would be an asset.
Canadian Risk Management designation (CRM).
Minimum 7 years of experience in risk management to ensure appropriate actions and responses to applicable situations.
Strong knowledge of applicable legislation (Federal, Provincial and Municipal Law) and Contract Law.
Experience including proven competence in contract legalities.
Experience including proven competence in contract form and requirements.
Knowledge and meaning of insurance policies and claims reporting.
Knowledge of the Integrated Risk Management Framework ISO 31000.
Proven strong management and communication skills.
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