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Approximate Salary:
DOE 
Location:
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Loss Control Corporate Director/Manager
Risk Management Manager/Director
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Director, Risk Management

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

Job Summary: 
Core responsibilities of this position include: 
The Director, Risk Management is responsible for strategic oversight and management of the College’s Environmental Health and Safety program (EHS).

The College encompasses two campuses and two non-owned satellite facilities, the main campus in Cheyenne, a campus in Laramie, a facility on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and a Facility in Pine Bluffs, WY. In total, this includes ~864,000 gross square feet of facilities, residing on 280 acres, serving an approximate Full Time Equivalent of 3,500 Students. Laramie County Community College (LCCC) employs approximately 700 employees working in ~22 buildings; employment levels may fluctuate seasonally.

 

The Director reports to the Vice President of Administration & Finance, providing strategic management expertise and oversight. This position has ultimate responsibility for the identified programs, and educational training programs, ensuring that LCCC’s various risks are, as is feasible, identified, mitigated and prevented.  The Director is also responsible for close coordination and liaison work with the various State and Federal agencies that provide our campus regulatory oversight.

 

The Director is responsible for providing reports and presentations to the LCCC Board of Trustees, Facilities & Finance Committee, and to various other state agencies that may require updates and information. 

 

The Director is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a program of continuous improvement.  The purpose of this is to proactively align with the College’s accreditation program under the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and its AQIP pathway.  Continuous improvement objectives involve integrating functional areas and functional goals with a metric-based approach that monitors progress towards meeting goals and identifying and implementing necessary continuous improvement opportunities.  Within the approach are critical elements such as identifying, prioritizing and executing opportunities for individual, work process, and system improvements driven by stakeholder needs; focused on service delivery, efficiency and technology improvements.

 

Lastly, LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College.  The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.    http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1

 

Essential Functions: 

The Director, Risk Management position will encompass key functional areas:

  • Environmental Health & Safety of the Campus Environment
  • Risk Identification & Mitigation
  • Risk Reduction Education and Training Programs
  • Insurance Acquisition & Implementation

Leadership:

  • Responsible for providing strategic leadership and effective oversight of Risk Management & Safety, and its functional areas
  • Responsible for writing policies and procedures to establish an appropriate and compliant operating structure for the institution
  • Ensure that the highest levels of service standards and quality services are established, communicated, and executed within the four functional areas that serve the campus community, and other stakeholders
  • Plan, execute and monitor an effective annual operating budget for the Risk Management & EHS Program, consistent with campus budget guidelines and approved budgetary spending authority
  • Prepare reports, and provide presentations, as needed by the Vice President of Administration and Finance, for the Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees’ Facilities & Finance Committee
  • Attend and participate in College and professional groups, committees and seminars; stay abreast of new trends and developments in the field

Environmental Health & Safety of the Campus Environment:

  • Responsible for developing an appropriate “culture of safety” for the campus environment
  • Responsible for maintaining a continual awareness of the campus environment and its facilities focused upon the proper environmental health and safety for its faculty, staff, students, and users
  • Responsible for collaborating with necessary departments to establish effective environmental health and safety procedures for campus events, including events that are open to the public
  • Responsible for coordinating effectively with campus leaders, regulatory agencies, and other relevant entities as necessary to improve environmental health and safety conditions
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining all necessary structures to be compliant with appropriate OSHA, NFPA and other important regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a Chemical Hygiene Plan, and an accompanying program for LCCC laboratories
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a Hazardous Communication Policy/Procedure and Plan, and an accompanying program for LCCC
  • Responsible for establishing and executing an effective and compliant MSDS Program for LCCC
  • Responsible for establishing and executing a recurring lift inspection program
  • Responsible for establishing a Hot Work Plan, and accompanying program for LCCC
  • Overall accountability for safety operations

Risk Identification & Mitigation:

  • Responsible for maintaining and documenting a continual awareness of the campus environment and its facilities regarding environmental hazards, workplace hazards, non-compliancy with regulatory obligations, and other issues that would pose a risk to the institution
  • Develop and execute a recurring campus inspection program focused upon key areas of potential risk
  • On an ongoing basis, responsible for identifying existing risks that may be present, and establishing and executing mitigation plans designed to eliminate or reduce the risks to LCCC
  • As needed, conduct thorough investigations of relevant events or circumstances such that corrective actions can be defined, and the interests of LCCC are protected

Risk Reduction Education and Training Programs:

  • In coordination with Human Resources Training & Development, responsible for establishing and conducting appropriate environmental health, risk management and safety training programs for the campus community focused upon high-risk topics. This may include training programs such as, but not limited to;  Slip-Trips-Falls, Sprains in the Workplace, Laboratory Safety, Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communication, OSHA Requirements, MSDS, Vehicle Safety & Accident Reduction, Flammable Liquids Safety & Storage
  • Responsible for identifying, and conducting, other important appropriate environmental health, risk management and safety training programs that may reduce risks to the institution

Insurance Program Management:

  • Responsible for managing and coordinating the institution’s insurance program, which currently provides coverage for; Commercial Property, Inland Marine, Commercial Crime, Commercial General Liability, Commercial Auto, Commercial Excess Liability, Educators Management Liability, Workers Compensation, Pollution, Accident for Daycare Children, and Accident for Student Athletes
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating all insurance claim activities with the institution’s insurance broker of record
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating, and executing, the annual insurance renewal process

Continuous Improvement:

  • Responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a structure of continuous improvement for each of the functional areas, consistent with the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC’s) AQIP pathway
  • Responsible for developing continuous improvement objectives within the functional areas and functional goals, with a metric-based approach that systematically monitors progress towards meeting goals and identifying and implementing necessary continuous improvement opportunities
  • Responsible for incorporating critical continuous improvement elements such as identifying, prioritizing and executing systematic improvement opportunities for individual, work process, and system improvements driven by stakeholder needs; focused on customer service, efficiency and technology improvements
  • Responsible for accomplishing all LCCC Non-Academic Program Review activities of the functional areas, ensuring that a systematic continuous improvement structure is in place to successfully respond to reporting objectives, as required by LCCC, the HLC, and its AQIP pathway.

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:

  • Assumes other activities and responsibilities as directed by the VP of Administration and Finance
  • Negotiations with suppliers, vendors, and contractors affecting the college

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Commitment to learning, implementing and advocating for a culture of continuous improvement as described
  • Expert knowledge of environmental health, risk management and safety as it pertains to the higher education environment
  • Expert knowledge of various regulatory codes, such as, OSHA, NFPA, ADA, environmental regulations, and other relevant state or federal regulations
  • Capable of maintaining appropriate discretion and confidentiality
  • Skilled ability of sound administrative skills, and well-developed interpersonal management skills of people
  • Ability to advocate team concepts, and embody a collaborative management style
  • Ability to successfully interact and collaborate with diverse personalities
  • Ability to use tact and discretion
  • Possession of exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and skilled use of the Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Ability to recruit, train, and motivate personnel
  • Current driver’s license (with driving record that meets insurance regulations)

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, or a field related to environmental health and safety, or an equivalent level of direct relevant leadership experience in the higher education setting
  • Demonstrated experience managing environmental health & safety, or, risk management programs for an environment of our size and complexity

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, public administration, or a field related to risk management, or an equivalent level of direct relevant leadership experience within the higher education setting
  • Relevant credentials, such as, but no limited to; CRM (Certified Risk Manager), PRM (Professional Risk Manager), ASP (Associate Safety Professional), CSP (Certified Safety Professional), OSHA certifications
  • Demonstrated experience building a robust environmental health & safety, or, risk management program, from the ground up, for an environment of our size and complexity
  • Experience developing and conducting risk education programs implemented on a broad scale to a large employment base
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing environmental health & safety, or, risk management programs with a collaborative style and approach