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Risk Manager

Risk Manager

Requisition ID

Risk Services

DC-Downtown Center

Employment Type
Administrative-Full Time

Best Consideration Date
For best consideration, apply by May 12, 2023; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review

Position Summary

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:

Candidate Profile

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 regulations.
  • 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 insurance administration.
  • 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 damage/loss.
  • Ability to implement effective ergonomic protocols.
  • Successful demonstration of development of security and loss prevention methods.
  • 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 issues.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of HIPAA, FERPA, and other applicable laws and regulations for information security and sharing.
Minimum Qualifications

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 worked).

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, discipline, etc).

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 institution.
  • Experience in a complex, multi-site setting.
Position Grade

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 Benefits

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.

Paid Leave: (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

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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 job satisfactorily.

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:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
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 Report:

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 Public Safety offices.

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.

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