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Assistant Campus Risk Manager (5879U), Ethics, Risk & Compliance Svcs - 65058

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

Assistant Campus Risk Manager (5879U), Ethics, Risk & Compliance Svcs - 65058 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Office of Risk Services is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring risk management for the campus, identifying and developing strategies to minimize the impact of risk, reducing costs and improving safety by executing new ideas and strategic plans in a rapid manner. By strategically managing risk we can reduce the chances of loss, reputational damage, operational disruptions, create greater financial stability and protect the campus's resources in support of UC's mission.

Under the guidance of the Campus Risk Manager, the Assistant Campus Risk Manager (ACRM) will lead a broad range of efforts in connection with protecting the institution from loss. The ACRM will develop and coordinate activities and programs that are designed to promote accountability, identify and minimize risk of all types, and strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of controls.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 16, 2024


Contract Review
  • Provide redline edits analysis and review of complex loss areas in campus contract/agreements including but not limited to Intellectual Property agreements; Licensing Agreements; Real Estate; Services Agreements; Cyber contract review; Industry Alliance; Agreements; Right of Entry Agreements; NIH grant reviews; Business contracts; Sponsored Projects agreements; Training agreements
  • Interpret insurance, indemnification and limitation of liability provisions to ensure the organization is adequately protected.

Litigation Coordination
  • Liaise with Office of General Counsel, campus counsel, Office of the President-Risk Services, Third Party Administrator, and campus units to assure that the defense of lawsuits against the campus is handled and resolved properly.
  • Provide research into loss history of litigated claims and document production/collection activities on behalf of outside hired counsel.
  • Serves as a client representative when appearing in court for matters such as mediations, arbitration, and other legal proceedings filed against the campus.
  • In consultation with campus counsel, issue litigation hold notices when a lawsuit becomes active.
  • Makes recommendations to delegated campus authorities regarding settlement or defense of lawsuits.

Office Workflow Management
  • Oversee the day-to-day workflow production of ERM Analysts handling of the campus Property, Auto and GL self-insurance programs to ensure office productivity and timeliness standards are met.
  • Assign response to telephone calls and emails from departments and clients to relevant ERM Analyst staff.
  • Report office progress to Campus Risk Manager to identify a plan to improve office operations and procedures.
  • Review Third Party Administrator's (TPA) handling of claims for accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain underwriting data, prepare specifications for broker or underwriter bids, and evaluate bids.
  • Design, develop, and present training presentations to campus clients.

Claims Management
  • Implement, and administer risk management insured and self-insured programs and operations with respect to insurance claims administration, contracts, and loss prevention.
  • Review close out of claims and approved Statements of Loss (SOL) and Settlement Authorization Requests (SAR) authorizing payment.
  • Implements and monitors control strategies and programs involving claim payments.
  • Assess deductibles, pursue subrogation opportunities with TPA, and recommend cost allocation strategies to improve program effectiveness.
  • Prepares specifications for broker or underwriter bids, evaluates bids, and recommends or concludes insurance contracts.

Risk Assessment
  • Advise the campus on the appropriate response to a range of complex operational risks (physical, financial, legal, reputational, etc.).
  • Interpret risk management policies and procedures for departments and administration.
  • Interpret applicable CA penal codes, and various other State, Federal and local policies, laws and regulations with clear communication of any additions/changes/updates to departments.
  • Serve as FEMA catastrophe documentation coordinator for the campus as a member of the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when a State or Federal disaster has been declared.
  • Ensure the proper and efficient gathering of documentation for record keeping, Federal Auditing and recovery purposes from declaration of state of emergency to funding approval.
  • Conduct control gap analysis.
  • Provide special event risk assessments for departments, students and third parties.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge in the following areas: risk management; insurance; redline contract review; forecasting and analysis; litigation coordination and document production
    Knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, common organization-specific computer application programs, organizational processes and procedures, and an understanding of organizational rules and regulations.
  • Advanced insurance and indemnification interpersonal skills, strong writing skills, customer service orientation, active listening skills, critical thinking, and effective team leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present and communicate complex risk findings in plain english and make recommendations verbally and in writing.
  • Advanced ability to develop course materials and deliver content effectively to diverse populations.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $95,300.00 - $120,000.00.

The full salary range for this position classification is 95,300.00 - 178,100.00

Other Information
  • This is not a visa opportunity.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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