Directs the development and University-wide implementation of integrated risk management, loss prevention, safety and regulatory compliance programs. Assesses the potential for loss to the University and the appropriate financial management of such risks. Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations and standards involving environmental management, chemical control, industrial hygiene, general campus safety and fire safety. Oversees the procurement and management of university property, casualty, and liability insurance and claims against the University and participates in the review of litigation. Reviews and analyzes data and devises risk minimization programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides leadership and direction in all areas of a risk assessment, loss control, regulatory compliance and safety program including strategic planning and campus wide collaboration.
Plans and develops strategies for a comprehensive risk management program that includes appropriate performance records of all risk management programs.
Oversees the overall operations of units reporting to this position.
Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates unit staff.
Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
Advises the University community on appropriate risk management policies, procedures, and issues of campus safety, focusing on prevention.
Coordinates Federal, State, and local required training programs targeted to reduce employee injuries and lost work time.
Recommends, participates in the development of, and implements related University policies and procedures; advises University planning and policy committees on risk management issues related to facility design and construction.
Recommends and participates in the management and resolution of risk-related claims and litigation.
Negotiates insurance programs to obtain the most favorable and cost-effective coverage; recommends and assists in the development of institutional self-insurance programs.
Integrates risk management programs to ensure compliance, promote quality, and minimize University losses.
Keeps abreast of pending regulatory developments through reference sources; obtains insight on legislative agendas at State and Federal levels.
Represents the organization and the University to various institutional constituencies, corporations, funding agencies, government agencies, and other colleges and universities, as appropriate.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
The Risk and Compliance Manager reports to the Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services. The position directly supervises the Environmental Health ; Safety Technicians (one technician for Fire Safety) (one technician for Environmental Health and Safety), the Compliance Officer, and may supervise either directly or indirectly, other exempt and non-exempt staff members within Environmental Health ; Safety. The Risk and Compliance Manager interacts regularly with the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management, Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students, Director of Housing, Chief of Police, University General Counsel, Morehead Fire Department, Kentucky Department of Insurance and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Bachelor degree with at least seven years experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified or Associate’s degree and at least ten years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Experience working for a four-year college or university or for a nonprofit organization preferred. Experience using Excel and PowerPoint. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the MSU Vision Statement and the core values. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services. Demonstrated technical literacy.
The position may involve working in emergency response situations both during and after standard office hours and with some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following prescribed safety precautions. Position is required to work at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. This position also requires sitting, standing, bending, pushing, pulling, talking and using manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination. Ability to lift 20-30lbs.
Typical office environment with standard equipment and tasks. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. Must have valid driver license, and auto insurance.
Special Information/Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin June 30, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. Morehead State University is an EO/AA educator and employer with a strong commitment to community engagement.