Best Consideration Date
For best consideration, apply by May 12, 2023; applications
received after this date are not guaranteed a review
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Finance, the
Risk Manager is responsible for College-wide planning,
coordination, and management of a comprehensive risk management
program designed to protect the College from exposure to risks that
could have adverse consequences to College operations, financial
stability, or community relations. This position guides the
implementation of risk responses that result in outcomes that align
with the risk tolerance of the College and stakeholders. The span
of responsibility covers College-wide non-benefit risk management
and loss prevention control programs.
The Risk Manager interfaces with virtually all departments at the
College. The Risk Manager assists departments with issue-specific
and strategic risk assessments; tracks injury and illness reports;
reviews contracts and agreements in collaboration with Purchasing;
procures insurance for the College; and is a member of multiple
standing committees at the College.
The College Risk Services Department manages the College workers’
compensation program; the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program; and
the Driver Safety program. The Risk Services Department represents
the College in most claim litigation matters.
See the classification description for additional information:
These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for
success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on
the demonstration of these qualifications.
- Knowledge of functions, methods, principles, practices, and
trends of risk management/ worker's compensation, occupational
health and safety policies, programs, applicable laws, rules, and
- Experience in identifying strategic process improvements based
on findings of risk assessments.
- Familiar with all lines of commercial insurance forms, terms
and conditions; self-funded insurance programs; and multi-line
- Experience in principles and practices of effective leadership,
communication, and management of staff.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment.
- Effective interaction with all levels of management, employees,
and outside agencies.
- Adept at providing consultation and guidance to internal
stakeholders considering all types of risk including financial,
operational, reputational, strategic, and regulatory risks.
- Experience working with legal counsel and insurance claim
investigations in the areas of personal injury and property
- Ability to implement effective ergonomic protocols.
- Successful demonstration of development of security and loss
- Understanding of budgetary principles.
- Experience leading training for staff understanding of driving
responsibilities, worker’s comp, unemployment, etc.
- Ability to maintain a comprehensive risk assessment plan.
- Ability to work collaboratively with Procurement, IT, HR, and
other internal and external stakeholders to identify and resolve
- Familiarity with the requirements of HIPAA, FERPA, and other
applicable laws and regulations for information security and
To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum
qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and
end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or a related
field (relevant experience may substitute for the degree
requirement on a year-for-year basis).
Five years increasingly responsible professional level risk
management and loss control program experience, including Two years
of management-level supervision of employees (hiring, assessment,
- Masters degree in Risk Management, Business Administration,
Public Health, Public Administration, or related field.
- Appropriate certification-such as an Associate in Risk
Management (ARM) or Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
- Experience in higher education or another public
- Experience in a complex, multi-site setting.
Starting Salary Expectations
Minimum $82,293 to range midpoint of $100,808. Placement will
generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications,
experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range
$82293 to $119325 Annual Salary
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide
employees and their families, including domestic partners, with
access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health,
Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability,
Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.
PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement
System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into
the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After
one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a
2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and
confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program
and a deferred compensation program where employees may save
additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your
spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of
age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time
employees at other accredited institutions.
(Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year
For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit
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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent
interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working
hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required.
No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and
handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the
Background Check Required
Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans'
Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying
veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.
You will be given instructions during the application process
to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position,
and to provide the documents required for verification of
eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring
manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit
the following documentation:
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining
a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making
decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any
other protected class.
Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security
- Veterans: DD214
- Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland
Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR)
on the Department of Public Safety
website. The ASR contains
current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements,
emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention
and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug
and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime
statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties
for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are
available upon request at all Department of
Special Conditions for this position:
This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority
(CSA) pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
(Clery Act). Campus
Security Authorities must immediately report Clery Act crimes that
occurred on Portland Community College’s Clery geography on the
Crime Incident Report (CIRTrac™) located on the Department of
Public Safety’s Clery Act compliance webpage
. Following entry of a
report on CIRTrac™ PCC’s Clery Specialist will (1) analyze the
report for issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification;
and (2) will determine if the report should be included in the
annual statistical disclosures. The Clery Specialist shall annually
assign CSAs online Clery Act training to ensure they are provided
proper training to fulfill their reporting responsibilities
required by the Clery Act and PCC’s Clery Act policy.