Director, Risk Services
This is an open until filled position.
Plans, organizes, manages, and coordinates an organization-wide risk management program governing legal, contract administration, health, safety, and loss prevention. Develops business plans and programs that ensure and enforce compliance with laws, codes, policies, and procedures.
Distinguishing Career Features:
The Director, Risk Services serves as district staff over a comprehensive function that includes dotted-line relationships with other departments Advancement to this position is through promotion and compliance with the stated qualifications and the ability to direct and participate in development of programs of insurance, safety programs, and bid and contract development that preserve and protect the District's interests.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:
- Researches, develops, and implements District-wide policies, language, provisions, and procedural controls governing contracts for goods, services, and facility usage. Develops internal procedures for monitoring contractual performance.
- Oversees and reviews major contracts, leases, agreements, for adequacy and compliance with policies and procedures.
- Coordinates and administers the District's insurance coverage for liability, loss recovery, property and asset damage, health and welfare, and other forms of loss prevention.
- Analyzes risk-and-return for decisions on the amount of coverage and self-funded versus third party insurance. Establishes special funds for self-insured claims. Purchases insurance coverage. Negotiates terms and cost of coverage.
- Develops, oversees, and implements a cataloging system for monitoring and controlling all claims from and of the District. Prepares reports for the Board on claim activity.
- Serves at the District point-of-contact for all insurance and claim matters. Directs, coordinates and/or investigates claims. Works with external adjusters, investigators, and internal safety professionals to adjudicate claims.
- Develops, reviews, and updates district-wide policies for occupational health and safety. Develops and implements policies and procedures for periodic audits of environmental and occupational health, safe work practices, and safe access.
- May manage the District's Worker's Compensation program. Coordinates and may participate in investigations. Works with medical providers, attorneys, adjusters, and others to facilitate proper actions and/or claims.
- Works with Human Resources and third party administrators to represent the and consult on return-to-work and light-duty programs. Evaluates reasonable accommodations and adjustments in job design to expedite return-to-work.
- Facilitate collaboration between contract originators, the office of the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, and General Counsel, to effectively draft contracts and present same to the Board of Trustees.
- Researches, prepares information, and recommends budgets for risk and loss prevention programs.
- May participates with Human Resources, Facilities, Education Services and other departments to develop estimates and proposals for insurance coverage.
- Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Knowledge and Skills:
The position requires professional knowledge of the principles, practices, and practices of establishing and administering a comprehensive program of risk control and loss prevention. Requires in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations relating to occupational safety and health, employee benefits, accessibility of facilities, and use of public facilities. Requires specialized knowledge of various types of insurance including but not limited to liability, asset protection, employee benefits and worker's compensation. Requires specialized knowledge of contract administration. Requires a working knowledge of methods for determining insurance rates, analysis of risk and return, and analysis of self-insurance versus traditional indemnity or statutory coverage. Requires well-developed language and writing skills to prepare policies, procedures, and instruction manuals. Requires advanced math skills to perform statistical and algebraic computations. Requires well-developed human relation skills to communicate technical concepts and procedures to others, make formal presentations to large audiences, resolve conflict, and conduct negotiations.
Requires the ability to plan, organize and develop risk and loss prevention programs and perform other accountabilities for the job. Requires the ability to analyze and interpret complex insurance, legal, and medical documents. Requires the ability to develop policies and procedures that can be implemented in the field. Requires the ability to administer contracts. Requires the ability to develop effective training programs for safety that can be administered by others. Requires the ability to analyze problems and take correct actions. Requires the ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with other departments, prepare professional reports and correspondence, and build an effective team using leadership and process facilitating skills.
Education and Experience:
The position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, finance, public administration, or a related field, plus 4 years of increasingly responsible experience that includes contract administration, risk management, and safety. Or, any combination of education and experience that would meet the required equivalent qualifications.
Licenses and Certificates:
May require a valid driver license.
Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to inspect premises, including some ability to bend, stoop, and walk in confined areas. Requires arm, hand, and finger dexterity to operate keyboard, pointing devices, and other office equipment. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read detailed drawings, observe work and construction, recognize words and numbers. Requires sufficient auditory ability to carry on conversations in person with large audiences, one-on-one, and over the phone.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
This is a full time, 12-month per year position. The normal hours of work are between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
- Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
- The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
- The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
PAY PHILOSOPHY: Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.Additional Information
ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism ((BP 7310) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.
To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
1. A complete online employment application.
2. A current resume (attached as a separate document - PDF recommended).
3. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position (attached as a separate document - PDF recommended).
4. Answers to all Supplemental Questions (please provide clear, thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not put "see resume.").
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting www.cccd.edu/employment. Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.
Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.
- All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
- Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.
- If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.
The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.
Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.