Director of Risk Management
Missouri Western State University is committed to maintaining a
campus environment for students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and
visitors that will not adversely affect their health, safety and
surrounding environment, or subject them to risks of accidental
injury or illness. The Director of Risk Management is responsible
for identifying, analyzing, overseeing, measuring, monitoring and
reporting on key risk management issues as well as developing and
implementing programs which reduce the University’s exposure to
risk, ensure the University’s compliance with applicable
regulations pertaining to visitor and employee occupational safety
and health applicable regulations related to environmental
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
- Plans, organizes, administers, and coordinates a
university-wide loss prevention and control program to identify and
analyze potential exposure to loss; develops related goals and
other program performance expectations.
- Develops, implements, and monitors related work plans to
achieve goals and performance measures.
- Examines, designs, and implements alternative risk management
and mitigation techniques, strategies, and measures.
- Monitors the effectiveness of techniques and makes changes as
- Directs and participates in the development of new programs,
initiatives, and incentives to improve environmental and workplace
- Manages the comprehensive chemical management plan and
identifies, packages, and coordinates the storage, receipt,
distribution, and disposal of hazardous waste in compliance with
federal and state standards.
- Identifies, tracks, and assesses safety, security, and other
environmental incidents to identify areas for improvement and
determine corrective/remedial action.
- Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county
departments, and similar entities to facility plan development,
response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and
- Serves on a variety of internal committees and/or task forces,
which includes providing oversight of the Emergency Management
team. Represents the university in outreach functions and
professional groups and organizations.
- Conducts periodic risk prevention audits of university assets
and oversees inspections performed by outside agencies.
- Participates in disaster recovery planning for the
- Serves as a liaison with applicable internal departments
regarding employee and student safety matters.
- Participates in the purchase of policies or self-assumption of
risks for a broad range of insurance coverages, excluding employee
- Collaborates with applicable internal departments and oversees
the development of specifications for the purchase of insurance by
bid or negotiation, as needed. Recommends the selection of
- Interprets laws, policies, and procedures to ensure the
university environmental and risk management programs are
- Builds university-wide support and visibility for risk
management and loss control programs and initiatives and obtains
stakeholder buy-in on program goals and objectives.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with
the ability to produce concise and effective presentation to
influence and advise senior leadership across campus.
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction
with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to
exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and
prioritize; ability to work under pressure and to tight
- Ability to work collaboratively, build and maintain a network
of contacts (internal and external) and coordinating with a large
number of stakeholders across campus to achieve effectiveness.
- Experience working closely with cross-functional teams and
various stakeholders to identify and solve complex problems.
- Bachelor’s degree in risk management, business administration,
finance, accounting, or related field, or occupational health and
- Minimum three years’ experience in risk management and/or
regulatory compliance as related to environmental safety or
handling of hazardous materials.
- Licensing and Certifications needed to successfully complete
the essential functions of the position.
- University sponsorship of licensing and/or certifications if
needed to be obtained or updated.
- Advanced degree, CRM, PRM, or other professional certification
in risk management or insurance; CSP or CHMM or other professional
certification in health and environmental safety.
- Prior experience in managing risk or overseeing institutional
safety in higher education.
- Demonstrated knowledge and successful experience, obtained from
a combination of formal education and work/life experience in
Emergency Planning and disaster management to include, but not
limited to: Severe Weather Events, Active Shooter, Abductions, and
Hazard Materials Emergencies and other events preferred.
Medium Work to Heavy Work
Exerting up to 50-100 pounds of force occasionally and/or a 10-20
pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull
or otherwise move objects, including the human body
Nights and weekends as needed.
Ability to attend campus events, which may occur outside normal
working hours, as required.
Ability to address immediate, emergency needs and risks as
Hours of Work
M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm
Posting Detail Information
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