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Director of Insurance and Risk Management

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Director of Insurance and Risk Management

  • 499167
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Nov 16 2023 at 14:00 CST
  • Risk Management

Job Summary:

The Director Insurance and Risk Management is responsible for coordinating the control of risks and losses in the areas of property, environmental, life safety, workers’ compensation, and general liability. The Director also procures and manages associated insurance policies as may be necessary for the University to maintain by planning, directing and coordinating comprehensive risk reduction and insurance programs and effectively managing associated budgets.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Advises/updates the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration concerning all litigation matters and works effectively with Human Resources on personnel litigation matters.
2. Provides oversight for all departmental activities relating to the management of claims including coordination with the Office of General Counsel regarding retentions; adherence to claims reporting requirements including timeliness of claims reporting; development of internal loss runs and claims trending reports; and the development and implementation of internal claims management procedures (general liability, trustees and officers, property, fine arts, automobile and workers’ compensation).
3. Works effectively with Human Resources by managing the University’s workers’ compensation program, including: managing return to work programs; preparing operation and risk reports for analyses; works with individuals affected to achieve a conclusion to incident.
4. Administers the University’s comprehensive risk management program including: insurance purchase; implementation of alternative risk finance methods including self-insurance; management of annual renewals; projecting the University’s annual insurance expenses and premium allocations and related reserve account funding.
5. Reviews University contracts submitted by the University’s Contract Administrator for insurance and risk management related requirements to ensure the University is appropriately protected.
6. Participates and assists in the development of University wide risk and loss control programs and policies; supports University departments by providing advice and support in the implementation of these risk management strategies and loss control techniques.
7. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed risk reduction actions.
8. Secures reimbursement related to claims.
9. Maintains records and prepares reports including but not limited to an active database for certificates of insurance related to all contracts entered into by the University.
10. Assists the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Internal Audit and the Office of General Counsel in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) with the development, implementation, and monitoring of ERM initiatives for the University.
11. Works effectively with the Center for International Studies by assisting with: evaluation and monitoring of risk in international areas where faculty, staff, and students are traveling; procuring insurance to aid individuals who are abroad; assisting in any action needed for repatriation of individuals abroad.
12. Works effectively with all departments, including athletics and academic units, regarding new or changing exposures, evaluation and analysis of historical losses, and loss trends.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience.
• Five years’ experience in managing worker compensation cases; litigation coordination; developing assessing effective risk management programs in the areas of property and general university liability.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• MBA or JD

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• Certified Risk Manager or Associate in Risk Management designation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of workers’ compensation and multiple types of risk management programs.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge of local, state and federal laws or regulations required to perform the job including Sarbanes-Oxley, information protection, and vendor governance.
• Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office.
• Skill in performing research.
• Ability to communicate clearly.
• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues between employees, insurance carriers and doctors.
• Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.                                                                                                          •This role is an on campus, in-person position.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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