Manager, Risk Control and Insurance

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Posting Number:


Job Title:

Manager, Risk Control and Insurance

Position Number:






Position Type:

Professional Staff


Non-Union Non-Classified Staff

Pay Grade Level:


Pay Grade Range:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent


Enterprise Risk Management


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

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Job Description Summary:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 8, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by April 22, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (April 22, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management, manage the University’s insurance programs and provide support to in-house counsel on litigation matters. Serve as trusted advisor and consultant to University leaders on matters related to insurance evaluation, policy development and ensuring the integrity of internal controls and business processes. Provide for timely and comprehensive inquiries and determine actions to reduce or eliminate loss. Assist in enterprise risk management efforts for the University, including developing risk management strategies and influencing risk owners in the integration of risk management processes into the University’s business, academic and research activities. The position involves all URI campuses and locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Develop and recommend policies and procedures that will support an overall University strategy to manage the cost of providing asset and income loss protection as well as risk financing.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with brokers, insurance carriers, legal representatives from the external community, and senior managers and department representatives from within the University.

Serve as the contact person for insurance company representatives and/or attorneys regarding matters of risk control and insurance, and support University Counsel with information concerning claims and legal filings as requested.

Budget for and manage the University’s insurance portfolio by assessing values and controlling risks and losses through responsible management; keep abreast of the changing exposures and changing costs of risk control in order to advise senior managers and University leadership on risk management policies and management efforts.

Serve as a point of contact and a collection point for University loss claims and expenses associated with man-made and natural disasters qualifying for state and/or federal cost recovery, including accident and injury reports associated with faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Participate in the selection of insurance carriers. Plan and coordinate risk and insurance portfolios through effective assessment of values and control of costs.

Work closely with the University community, vendors/contractors, and guests to assess risks and control losses through active engagement with University departments to coordinate responses to insurance inquiries.

Conduct claims evaluations, accident inquiries, and evaluate claims information to identify significant hazards and loss trends; identify and recommend preventive measures and corrective actions.

Participate in the development of University wide risk, loss control and safety programs, and support University campus departments by providing advice and support in the implementation of these risk management strategies, training programs and loss control techniques.

Supervise and direct support staff, including training and professional development.

Participate in various committees, including but not limited to: Campus Emergency Management Advisory Committee (CEMAC), Policy Task Force, and other various project groups.

Review and propose language for contracts, agreements, bids, special coverage requests, and other institutional arrangements for necessary indemnification, insurance requirements and other related risk management objectives.

Manage, collect and provide feedback on insurance certificates provided from suppliers, vendors, guest speakers, entertainers, and other third parties to ensure compliance with contractual and other risk management objectives.

Work with operational and academic departments on a continuous and proactive basis to develop and coordinate a University wide Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to maintain functional operations during or following disruptive events. Focusing upon incident-specific and site-specific analysis of potential causes of interruptions, work to preclude incidents from occurring and to quickly resume the University’s business functions, academic programs and research activities after such an event. Ensure appropriate levels of business interruption insurance in the event the University suffers a disruption that results in loss of income, revenue or business activity.

Collaborate with Human Resources on employee safety programs and provide appropriate follow up to address issues that contribute to unsafe work practices or environments; track incidents and produce reports and analysis regarding workplace safety incidents and claims; provide current trending reports to supervisors and department heads. Provide recommendations and regular feedback to operational leaders on areas for improvement.

Develop, maintain, and expand the University Enterprise Risk Management website to offer self-help capabilities via online knowledge sharing, training and insurance inquiries.

Provide support to campus departments by establishing and reviewing requirements for contracting, special events, and other insurable risks.


Perform other duties as assigned.


Personal computer, printer; word processing, spreadsheet and database management software. Financial reporting applications. Valid driver’s license.

Required Qualifications:


1.Bachelor’s degree.

2.Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in a risk management and insurance environment.

3.Demonstrated experience managing budgets and participating in financial planning and analysis of insurance portfolios.

4.Demonstrated computer skills, including the ability to use spreadsheet and financial reporting applications.

5.Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

6.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

8. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:


1.Master’s degree in Business, Insurance or Public Administration.

2.Demonstrated training and certification in the risk management and insurance fields.

3.Minimum three (3) years of experience in a higher education setting.

4.Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulations, local loss prevention and cost recovery regulations.

5.Demonstrated ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations and to communicate the interpretation to others.

6.Demonstrated supervisory experience.


Environmental Conditions:

The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

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Posted: 3/19/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time