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Director, Risk Management

Company: Laramie County Community College
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Job Description:

Overview The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile. Job Summary: Core responsibilities of this position include: The College encompasses two campuses and two non-owned satellite facilities, the main campus in Cheyenne, a campus in Laramie, a facility on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and a Facility in Pine Bluffs, WY. In total, this includes -864,000 gross square feet of facilities, residing on 280 acres, serving an approximate Full Time Equivalent of 3,500 Students. Laramie County Community College (LCCC) employs approximately 700 employees working in -22 buildings; employment levels may fluctuate seasonally. The Director reports to the Vice President of Administration & Finance, providing strategic management expertise and oversight. This position has ultimate responsibility for the identified programs, and educational training programs, ensuring that LCCC's various risks are, as is feasible, identified, mitigated and prevented. The Director is also responsible for close coordination and liaison work with the various State and Federal agencies that provide our campus regulatory oversight. The Director is responsible for providing reports and presentations to the Board of Trustee's Facilities & Finance Committee, and to various other state agencies that may require updates and information. The Director is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a program of continuous improvement. The purpose of this is to proactively align with the College's accreditation program under the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Continuous improvement objectives involve integrating functional areas and functional goals with a metric-based approach that monitors progress towards meeting goals and identifying and implementing necessary continuous improvement opportunities. Within the approach are critical elements such as identifying, prioritizing and executing opportunities for individual, work process, and system improvements driven by stakeholder needs; focused on service delivery, efficiency and technology improvements. LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them. Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need. Benefits: For full listing of benefits, visit LCCC Salary and Benefits Compensation: This is a Managerial 5 Position. Starting salary: $68,218-$78,450. Priority Screening Date: For full consideration, apply by December 1st, 2019. Starting Date: Position is open until filled. Tentative start date: February, 2020. For information about Cheyenne, visit Responsibilities(to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions - this position is Exempt, i.e., is not eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned) The Director, Risk Management position will encompass key functional areas: Establishing a Culture of Safety across the Campus Environment Risk Identification & Mitigation Risk Reduction Education and Training Programs Insurance Acquisition & Implementation Leadership: Responsible for providing strategic leadership and effective oversight of Risk Management & Safety, and its functional areas Responsible for writing policies and procedures to establish an appropriate and compliant operating structure for the institution Ensure that the highest levels of service standards and quality services are established, communicated, and executed within the four functional areas that serve the campus community, and other stakeholders Plan, execute and monitor an effective annual operating budget for Risk Management, consistent with campus budget guidelines and approved budgetary spending authority Prepare reports, and provide presentations, as needed by the Vice President of Administration and Finance, and the Board of Trustees' Facilities & Finance Committee Attend and participate in College and professional groups, committees and seminars; stay abreast of new trends and developments in the field Establishing a Culture of Safety: Responsible for developing an appropriate "culture of safety" - for the campus environment. Responsible for maintaining a continual awareness of the campus environment and its facilities focused upon the proper safety considerations for its faculty, staff, students, and users Responsible for collaborating with necessary departments to establish effective procedures for campus events, including events that are open to the public Responsible for coordinating effectively with campus leaders, regulatory agencies, and other relevant entities as necessary to improve safety conditions Responsible for establishing and maintaining all necessary structures to be compliant with appropriate OSHA, NFPA and other important regulatory requirements Responsible for maintaining a Chemical Hygiene Plan, and an accompanying program for LCCC laboratories Responsible for maintaining a Hazardous Communication Policy/Procedure and Plan, and an accompanying program for LCCC Responsible for executing an effective and compliant MSDS Program for LCCC Responsible for establishing and executing a recurring lift inspection program Responsible for establishing a Hot Work Plan, and accompanying program for LCCC Overall accountability for safety operations Risk Identification & Mitigation: By working in a highly collaborative manner, build relationships with campus entities that promotes safe working conditions and harnesses active participation Responsible for maintaining and documenting a continual awareness of the campus environment and its facilities regarding environmental hazards, workplace hazards, non-compliancy with regulatory obligations, and other issues that would pose a risk to the institution Develop and execute a recurring campus inspection program focused upon key areas of potential risk On an ongoing basis, responsible for identifying existing risks that may be present for compliance purposes, executing consistent methodologies for documentation, determinations and leadership alerts, and establishing and executing mitigation plans designed to eliminate or reduce the risks to LCCC As needed, conduct thorough investigations of relevant events or circumstances such that corrective actions can be defined, and the interests of LCCC are protected Risk Reduction Education and Training Programs: In coordination with Human Resources Training & Development, responsible for establishing and conducting appropriate risk management and safety training programs for the campus community focused upon high-risk topics. This may include training programs such as, but not limited to; Slip-Trips-Falls, Sprains in the Workplace, Laboratory Safety, Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communication, OSHA Requirements, MSDS, Vehicle Safety & Accident Reduction, Flammable Liquids Safety & Storage Responsible for identifying, and conducting, other important appropriate risk management and safety training programs that may reduce risks to the institution Insurance Program Management: Responsible for managing and coordinating the institution's insurance program, which currently provides coverage for; Commercial Property, Inland Marine, Commercial Crime, Commercial General Liability, Commercial Auto, Commercial Excess Liability, Educators Management Liability, Workers Compensation, Pollution, Accident for Daycare Children, and Accident for Student Athletes Responsible for managing and coordinating all insurance claim activities with the institution's insurance broker of record Responsible for managing and coordinating, and executing, the annual insurance renewal process Continuous Improvement: Responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a structure of continuous improvement for each of the functional areas, consistent with the Higher Learning Commission's (HLC's) AQIP pathway Responsible for developing continuous improvement objectives within the functional areas and functional goals, with a metric-based approach that systematically monitors progress towards meeting goals and identifying and implementing necessary continuous improvement opportunities Responsible for incorporating critical continuous improvement elements such as identifying, prioritizing and executing systematic improvement opportunities for individual, work process, and system improvements driven by stakeholder needs; focused on customer service, efficiency and technology improvements Responsible for accomplishing all LCCC Non-Academic Program Review activities of the functional areas, ensuring that a systematic continuous improvement structure is in place to successfully respond to reporting objectives, as required by LCCC, the HLC, and its AQIP pathway Nonessential Functions: An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis. Assumes other activities and responsibilities as directed by the VP of Administration and Finance Negotiations with suppliers, vendors, and contractors affecting the college Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Commitment to learning, implementing and advocating for a culture of continuous improvement as described Kknowledge of risk management and safety as it pertains to the higher education environment Expert knowledge of various regulatory codes, such as, OSHA, NFPA, ADA, environmental regulations, and other relevant state or federal regulations Capable of maintaining appropriate discretion and confidentiality Skilled ability of sound administrative skills, and well-developed interpersonal management skills of people Ability to advocate team concepts, and embody a collaborative management style Ability to successfully interact and collaborate with diverse personalities Ability to use tact and discretion Possession of exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and skilled use of the Microsoft Office suite of software Ability to recruit, train, and motivate personnel Current driver's license (with driving record that meets insurance regulations) Physical/Mental Demands: - To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors. The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, weekends and response to emergencies as needed There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations - While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor - An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions - Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds To complete the essential functions of this position there may be instances of potential exposure to hazardous materials, chemicals and/or situations; necessary safety precautions will be required Some limited offsite travel by car or plane may be necessary Qualifications Minimum: Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or a field related to occupational safety, or an equivalent level of direct relevant leadership experience At least two (2) years of demonstrated experience managing occupational safety related matters, or, risk management programs Preferred: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business, public administration, or a field related to risk management, or an equivalent level of direct relevant leadership experience within the higher education setting Relevant credentials, such as, but not limited to; CRM (Certified Risk Manager), PRM (Professional Risk Manager), ASP (Associate Safety Professional), CSP (Certified Safety Professional), OSHA certifications 4 (four) years of experience developing and conducting risk education programs 4 (four) years of demonstrated experience successfully managing with a collaborative style and approach LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment. The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217, . Keywords: Risk Management Director, Location: Cheyenne, WY - 82007

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