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Director of Risk Management

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Risk Management and Safety

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Senior Risk Management Specialist
  • Job ID: #16617
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Director of Risk Management

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in Finance and Administration, Risk Management, beginning “immediately - open until filled.” The working title for this assignment is Director of Risk Management with an official title in the Risk Manager title series. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.  Also required are excellent written and oral communication skills, including simplifying complex information to lay person’s terms; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as emergencies often require; demonstrated leadership experience and ability to think outside the box.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A master’s degree in the area of Emergency Management, Business Administration, or similar; experience in a university system environment; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

 

DUTIES:

  1. Provide leadership, management and direction for all UW-Eau Claire operating units in the areas of risk management and safety.

-Direct a comprehensive risk management program, identifying sources of risk and loss exposure, implementing corrective actions and continuous improvement initiatives, and providing training and educational services to the campus community.

-Work closely with UW System Administration Office of Risk Management and the Legal Department; State of Wisconsin Department of Administration - Office of Risk Management, State of Wisconsin Department of Justice, the State of Wisconsin Safety and Professional Services, and outside adjusting firms to ensure proper administration and management of risk matters.

-Develop and administer risk control techniques, policies, and procedures.

-Review contracts as necessary; work with purchasing to ensure the use of appropriate insurance requirements, hold harmless agreements, and indemnity clauses in contractual language in agreements with parties outside of the University.

-Monitor and work to minimize insurance premium costs.

-Serve as the Chancellor’s appointed Occupational Health & Safety Officer for the campus, ensuring the safety of all employees, students, and visitors on campus.

-Provide leadership and supervision to full-time, part-time, and student staff of the Risk Management and Safety office.

-Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students, including international programs, to develop safest travel options.

  1. Administer, manage, and control the university's liability and property insurance program

-Facilitate and administer all property and liability claims reporting, investigation, and adjustment requirements; ensuring proper, efficient, and timely completion of all required forms and reports.

-Recommend liability and property settlements to State Risk Management and UW System Administration Office of Risk Management.

-Conduct claims investigations and implement necessary actions; preparing written reports as necessary.

-Manage completion of annual property re-evaluation report.

  1. Administer safety controls in the University’s worker's compensation program

-Ensure the risk of occupational injuries and illnesses is minimized utilizing loss prevention and control techniques, education and training programs for staff, and effective communication with unit heads and supervisors.

-Administer reporting of work-related injuries and/or illnesses and facilitate case management of work-related injuries and/or illnesses; ensuring completion of required forms, reports, and procedures.

-Administer return to work program.

-Direct worker's compensation accident analyses to correct deficiencies and identify training needs in order to avoid recurrences.

  1. Direct and oversee environmental health and safety (EHS) efforts

-Provide direction and leadership to UW-Eau Claire's EHS Officer in the hazardous and radioactive materials, waste, and recycling program and in the operation of the hazardous waste facility.

-Ensure compliance with environmental and occupational safety and health regulations.

-Promote initiatives with the EHS officer to address the need for comprehensive chemical hygiene and laboratory safety programs; including biological safety, animal care and safety, and related training needs.

-Ensure safety education and training programs are delivered to the campus community (possible safety newsletter, online training, classroom training, other).

-Development, coordination and maintenance of the UW-Eau Claire AED program.

- Development, coordination and maintenance of the UW-Eau Claire CPR program.

  1. Coordinate campus emergency management and continuity of operations planning

-Serves as the campus emergency management planner, in coordination with UWPD.

-Oversee the development and delivery of emergency management and continuity of operations training programs with assistance from University Police.

-Ensure National Incident Management System compliance.

-Oversee the development and maintenance of campus emergency operation centers.

-Coordinate the development of continuity of operations plans for UW-Eau Claire departments and ensure plans are kept up to date.

-Facilitate work with federal, state and local emergency management departments and agencies on emergency planning, preparedness, exercises, and training.

-Active participation in campus, city, and county emergency planning committees.

-Lead university coordination with city and county officials for incident response and mitigation

  1. Other responsibilities

-Serve as a contributing member of the ASK Center leadership team.

-Provide responsive, solutions-focused, and collaborative support services to faculty, staff, and students at UW-Eau Claire.

-Work performance and personal conduct is supportive of the university's commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity.

-Expand knowledge of risk management through attendance at training seminars, conferences, and through personal study in pursuit of professional designations.

-Serve as co-vice-chair on UWEC’s Compliance Committee, Co-chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, and member of the Travel Risk Committee.

-Complete other related duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Business Administration.

 

 THE UNIT: The unit of Risk Management within the Division of Finance and Administration consists of two additional full time staff members, plus several student employees/interns.

 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Sr. Risk Management position (Job ID # 16617) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

 

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Jennifer McGeorge, MCGEORGJ@uwec.edu

 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by September 21, 2020.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

 

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is  limited, the   University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).

 

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.