The Pennsylvania State University seeks an Insurance Program Manager to design and administer the commercial property/liability insurance and self-insurance programs of the University and the University's health system, in tandem with the Penn State Health System's Insurance Manager. This position will also work with Penn State Health and University Risk Managers to identify, evaluate, and manage risk; and build system-wide risk and insurance workflows, policies/procedures, and best practices. The job will be based in University Park and may require some travel to other Commonwealth Campuses.
Finance and Business is a values driven organization that supports thousands of university faculty, staff, and students, while also providing services to the broader community and society. The Risk Management Office is part of the Finance and Business team and has a vision to help the university make risk-informed decisions to ensure Penn State's long term success and resiliency. Our values model those of Penn State's and we firmly believe in the value of Respect, which encourages us to "respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community." As an incoming team member in the Risk Management Office, it will be expected that all employees embody and model Penn State's and Finance and Business's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Primary position duties of the Insurance Program Manager include working with the University's Chief Risk Officer as well as insurance brokers and insurers to identify specific exposures and insurance coverage needs, underwriting requirements, and program design (including utilizing the University's captive insurance company when appropriate). This position also works closely with University leadership to identify risks and potential insurance and non-insurance risk avoidance and transfer solutions. The Penn State Insurance Program Manager will present risk management and insurance coverage interpretation and advise University leadership as required; lead risk and insurance efforts during potential Penn State acquisitions; and review insurance requirements contained in contractual agreements entered into by Penn State.
The successful candidate for this position will serve as a risk and insurance expert to University leadership and other stakeholders, and must demonstrate knowledge of broad concepts, policies and procedures related to commercial property/liability insurance and self-insurance programs, as well as risk and insurance workflows, policies/procedures, and best practices. They must possess:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strategic thinker; creative problem solver
Effective communicator with various Penn State Health and University constituents
Team player and collaborator; humble
Strong work ethic; mission driven
Excellent organization and time management skills
Ability to manage competing priorities
High regard for confidentiality
Thorough working knowledge of insurance coverages, insurance industry practices, and terminology
Working knowledge of computer systems and software, including Microsoft Office
Typically requires a Bachelor's Degree or higher plus 10 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior commercial insurance-related experience and health system experience is preferred. Insurance designation(s) such as CPCU, ARM, CIC, etc. is preferred.
This position has the potential to work remotely on an interim or partial basis.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.