This consultative position works with Member organizations in responding to coverage and risk management inquiries and providing solutions and recommendations to improve the institution’s Risk Management program. The position is located in Downtown, Chicago. For more information about EIIA, please visit our website at www.eiia.org.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Risk Management Director (RMD) is the primary contact for assigned member institutions. As such, the Director must cultivate effective working relationships with Members throughout all levels of their campus, develop a familiarity with the products and services provided by all EIIA Teams and function in a dual risk manager/customer service role.
The Director works in a consultative manner to identify risks to higher education; opportunities to advance the Member’s risk management program; develop effective risk management services strategies for member institutions; conduct on-site risk management reviews and education; and support the EIIA internal teams in resource creation and program development for all member institutions.
Significant Job Responsibilities:
Risk Manager •Develop and execute services for each assigned member institution focused on strengthening their risk management program based upon ongoing discussion of current member needs, emerging exposures, and EIIA resources. •Perform higher education-specific exposure analyses and develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies. •Collaborate with institutions to identify significant risk management issues by performing evaluations and developing strategic initiatives to address those issues. •Act as an advocate for members’ risk management efforts when dealing with internal institution departments, vendors, and outside service providers by presenting information that identifies and supports the need for adopting risk management techniques. •Deliver a broad range of loss control, insurance, and risk management services. Specific applications might include OSHA regulations, life safety codes, fleet safety, safety awareness training, property loss control, online training programs, loss cause analysis, contract reviews, claims management and insurance coverage analysis. •Conduct various types of campus visits, such as new business officer, loss-focused, new member, and risk management. •Review contracts, agreements and letters of understanding from a risk management perspective and advises institutions on areas of insurance requirements, indemnification, subrogation, hold harmless and awareness/assumption of risk and identify any loss prevention recommendations to be established. •Plan, manage, and direct externally sourced loss prevention and safety service activities to ensure timely delivery of quality services to the EIIA Members. •Support the EIIA Risk Management Team’s efforts with contribution and initiative in developing resources for EIIA website postings and member reference material. •Monitor and share risk management/safety/loss prevention best practices, standards or trends for potential impacts and opportunities within the higher education field.
Specific Skills and Abilities:
•Professionalism, quality, accuracy and customer service oriented. •Accept responsibility and accountability for results related to assigned institutions and other work projects. •Ability to develop and deliver high level informative, and professional presentations to small and large groups. •Initiative, adaptability, and flexibility to take meet the demands of the Risk Management Team. •Analytical problem-solving ability to draw correct inferences from information, weigh alternatives and select the most favorable solutions. •Attention to detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of all members’ service activities, internal projects and special assignments. •Interpersonal and team building skills to deal openly and candidly with both members and others. •Organization and planning abilities to efficiently manage and prioritize time, activities, projects, and resources. •Oral and written communication skills for effective interface with members, insurance representatives, and EIIA teams to develop manuals, policies, procedures, reports and day-to-day correspondences.
This position requires the ability to travel as needed including weekends. Member institutions are located throughout the United States including rural areas.
The travel requirement is estimated to be 25% of total time to visit member campuses, attend meetings with members or vendors, industry conferences, EIIA governance meetings, training and professional development workshops and seminars.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty accurately. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The Director should have knowledge of: •A broad range of insurance policies •Fundamental risk management and loss control practices •Basic property, liability and workers’ compensation claims management processes
Professional designation(s) of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or other insurance and/or loss prevention designations are desired.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, plus five (5) or more years experience in risk management, safety and loss control, similar insurance related field or higher education experience is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and bonus - Commensurate with experience, capability, and market
About EIIA, Inc.
As a not-for-profit, Member-driven consortium, EIIA is dedicated to protecting private, faith-inspired institutions of higher education through the delivery of innovative insurance and risk management solutions.
EIIA’s programs are shaped by leaders in private higher education, peers with common goals, values, risks and vision. Our Members integrate their collective wisdom with our industry expertise to achieve a dynamic partnership that generates extraordinary solutions. We have become the industry model and most concentrated repository for risk management resources to prepare higher education institutions to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
EIIA stands as a strong partner in protecting the reputation and mission of our Members and their promise to the next generation of global leaders, helping to create stability and growth for each of our Member institutions. Partnering, Preparing, and Protecting is the value of EIIA.