Manager, Risk Management & Insurance ServicesApply
Department: Corporate Administration
FTE: 1.0 FTE
Competition No.: 13442-E
Salary Information: The salary range is $86,072 to $141,963 per annum (Leadership Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: To increase the capacity of the university to understand and effectively manage the inherent risk in all activities by facilitating risk management processes and the Enterprise Risk Management program.
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Director, Corporate Administration the Manager, Risk Management and Insurance Services plans, coordinates, manages and monitors the development, implementation and ongoing functioning of an Enterprise Risk Management framework at the university including the ERM Risk Register and recommends and implements risk financing strategies to minimize the financial consequences of accidental losses.
The Manager, Risk Management and Insurance Services will provide overall leadership, vision, planning and direction for enterprise risk management. They will lead engagement across the organization in the collection and reporting of issues, risks and mitigation strategies. Application of best practices and standards in organizational risk and policy will be required in this role.
- Ensure the university’s risks to the achievement of strategic priorities are identified, monitored, managed and reported using an explicit and integrated approach
- Provide risk information through the ERM risk register and Top 10 risk reports to leadership and governance to support planning, resource allocation and decisions
- Act as a primary resource for the university and its units in insurance, risk identification and assessment and development of strategies to manage a variety of risks associated with expanding academic, research and international activities as well as construction and research projects
- Support faculty and staff in colleges, schools and centres by providing resources and recommendations to assess and reduce risk, avoid losses, reduce legal liability, provide insurance and manage claims to reduce impact and resume operations
- Reduce the university’s exposure to accidental losses by identifying and recommending prudent loss prevention or loss reduction measures
- Negotiate and place all insurance contracts with the university’s broker and insurance companies on behalf of the university and its subsidiaries
- Overall management of all claims (liability and property)
- Respond to risk, insurance , indemnification and liability requirements that are critical components of agreements with governments, granting agencies, partners, affiliates, sponsors, and other entities
- Contribute to a safer campus and supportive learning environment by developing integrated approaches with other units (ie/ international travel risk management, alcohol and events, campus recreation)
- Leadership of Risk Management and Insurance Services unit including alignment with objectives of Corporate Administration and strategic priorities of the university, management of unit staff performance and operating within established budgets
Education: A bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, from a recognized post-secondary institution. Professional designation (ie/ CIP, CRM, RF) would be an asset. Will consider equivalency in education plus work-related experience in risk management and insurance
Experience: Minimum of five years working at a senior level within a risk management function with a demonstrated record of applying risk management standards, principles, tools and methods, preferably in a decentralized organization. Working knowledge of third party insurance and insurable risk
Skills: Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work within a complex decentralized environment. Demonstrate initiative, excellent organizational skills, effective decision making and attention to details, strong time management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels. Results oriented, strong sense of initiative. Talent for leading and facilitating group and team meetings. Knowledge and experience in researching information, data analysis and using statistics. Highly computer literate including solid working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
This position is exempt from any bargaining unit.
Applications will be accepted until filled.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Katharine Fahlman-Smith at 306-966-6635.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.