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Assistant Director of Risk Management

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Director of Risk Management
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170218
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Office of Insurance and Risk Management at Virginia Tech has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Director. Reporting to the Director of Risk Management, the Assistant Director will investigate, evaluate and manage insurance claims involving property, automobiles and liability and maintain all applicable records, loss and claim data. Compile and maintain all documentation to support claims. Will manage and maintain systems for the collection and analysis of exposure and loss data, insured property, insured autos and certificates of insurance and maintain all applicable records loss and claim data. Will work with insurance carriers and government agencies as appropriate. Have fiduciary responsibility for university self-insured insurance program funding and recoveries. Will assist university units with insurance programs and procedures, development of risk management strategies. Will respond to requests for insurance certification in support of university programs. Will provide appropriate insurance certifications. Will provide review and recommendations for risk management contractual issues. Will provide technical expertise and guidance to university entities regarding scope and applicability of Commonwealth and university coverage. Will provide risk management program training and assist in the development of program goals that support departmental and institutional strategic objectives.

Required Qualifications:

Must have an advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree or a Bachelor’s degree and professional training or certifications; working knowledge of property and casualty and automobile insurance policies and the insurance claims process; experience using automated financial systems such as the Banner Finance System; strong computer skills and experience with a variety of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheet and database applications; excellent communications skills and the ability to deal with a variety of people under stressful situations; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional risk management designations, including Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM) or similar industry designation; prior experience in employee health and safety programs, insurance, or risk management environment; experience with legal issues in insurance claims, insurance coverage and contractual risk transfer; familiarity with the Commonwealth of Virginia self-insurance program or similar experience in a public entity setting; prior experience in the administrative or facilities area of a large university.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

As needed, schedule could extend to evening hours and weekend to respond to claims. Infrequent overnight travel may be necessary to respond to claims.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting AP0170218. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Risk Management
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Job Posting Date: 08/01/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/23/2017
Job Close Date: 08/23/2017
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents