Director of Risk Management

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of New Jersey ( invites applications for the position Director of The College of New Jersey’s Risk Management program within the Facilities Management department.

Operations Division.  This position directly reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management.  The priority of work for this position will be assigned from the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management or from the risk sub-committee that reports to the Board of Trustees.     

Risk Management.  This position is responsible for leading a proactive and collaborative approach to daily risk management across campus.  Working in partnership with departments across campus, the position is responsible for approaching compliance, risk, and loss control matters with a problem-solving perspective that enables the College to accomplish its mission-related educational goals. This position oversees organizational compliance with local, state and federal risk management.  The position’s responsibilities and interests encompass a broad perspective across campus that involves the health and safety considerations of students, employees and visitors, protection of physical and financial assets, maintenance of reputation, and continuity of operation as an institution of higher education. Responsibilities include managing the College’s property and other insurance programs, leading proactive risk assessment and reduction strategies, and facilitating solutions to risk related issues. The Director will use industry best practices to identify and prioritize risks to assigned program areas including Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Safety and Compliance, Life Safety and Fire Prevention, and Laboratory Safety.  The Director will lead a collaborative process to develop and execute risk mitigation strategies including administrative controls such as policy and procedure development, engineering controls such as repair and replacement projects, and shall ensure that documentation and reporting meets all Federal, State and local requirements.  The Director will monitor and report on risk reduction strategies through Key Performance Indicators.

Director of Risk Management will develop, coordinate, and administer programs and policies within the area of traditional risk management at TCNJ to include facilitating student and employee insurance programs.  The Director will achieve cost savings and will support grant awards in the area of risk management.  The Director will coordinate with all areas across campus for risk management programs and associated insurance requirements.  The Director will serve as the TCNJ subject matter expert on insurance risk and risk mitigation across assigned program areas. 

Insurance program administrator for the following: Property Insurance; New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA) Liability Insurance; FEMA Claims; Student Blanket Professional Liability Insurance; Student Health Insurance; Student Organization Insurance; Student Athletic NCAA Accident Insurance; Fine Arts Insurance; Cyber Liability Insurance; Tort Claims; State Auto Liability Program; Executive Auto Insurance; Commercial Crime/Employee Theft and Dishonesty Insurance; and Tenant User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP).  Some other example program administration responsibilities include:  Business Continuity Plan Coordinator; having a leadership role on the College Emergency Response Team; and Student Travel. 

Director of Risk Management will provide customer service to the campus community regarding some of the following topics:  Drivers License Verifications, Risk Assessments, Risk Mitigation, Liability Concerns, Risk Tolerance Questions, and Insurance Requirements for goods and services. 

Qualifications and Competencies

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Business, Law, Finance, Insurance, Risk Management, or other related field) is required with a Master’s Degree preferred.  A minimum of 10 years of applicable experience required in traditional or operational risk management.  Preferred to have the following:  Certified by the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or Certified Risk Manager (CRM) or Chartered Property Casualty Underwrite (CPCU). Preferred experience with insurance claims and claims monitoring. 

The College of New Jersey

TCNJ enrolls approximately 7,600 students.  TCNJ has earned consistent national recognition for its commitment to excellence. The College is currently ranked 24th in the nation (14th among publics) by Money. Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has rated it the No. 1 public college in its Regional Universities (North) ranking. U.S. News also ranked TCNJ an impressive No. 2 in the north for undergraduate teaching. Long recognized for its outstanding return on investment, TCNJ is considered a “best buy” in higher education by Barron’s, The Princeton Review, Money, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

In 2014, 2016 and 2018, TCNJ was also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the best colleges or universities for which to work based on strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence the institution’s culture. In 2017, yet again, The Princeton Review named TCNJ one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges for its sustainability efforts as evidenced by academic offerings, campus infrastructure improvements, and student activities.

TCNJ’S picturesque Georgian colonial campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing. Ewing is approximately five miles from Trenton, the state capital, 10 miles from Princeton, 45 minutes from Philadelphia, and 90 minutes from New York City. The College benefits from a beautiful and safe campus environment as well as its proximity by car and railway to the region’s unparalleled cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities. 45 structures make up the lovely, walkable campus. TCNJ enjoys good relationships with its neighbors and with the City of Trenton.

Contact Information:

Qualified candidates should electronically send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to the following link: Resume review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.  Please apply to the following link:  Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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