Director, Risk Services

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Coast Community College District


Director, Risk Services

Job# DM-013-19

Salary: $98,599.00 - $131,038.00 Annually


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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.


Qualifications and Physical Demands



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.






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Job No: DM-013-19
Posted: 5/8/2019
Application Due: 7/7/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $98,599.00 - $131,038.00 Annually