Reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources and Planning, with a dotted reporting line to the Vice-President, Administration and Finance, the Director – Risk Management Services will lead the development and implementation of risk management strategies, frameworks and systems. He or she will direct the activities of Risk Management Services to ensure that TRU maintains an acceptable risk profile in the five areas of risk: hazard, financial, operational, strategic and compliance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Leads the formulation, development and implementation of an institutional risk management strategy.
Ensures the university’s risk management policies and strategies are in compliance with applicable regulations, rating agency standards and the university strategic plan.
Working with the VP-A&F and the Budget Committee of Senate (BCOS), integrates risk management and the mitigation of risk with the University budget planning process and the strategic plan.
Maintains the institutional risk registry and reports to senior management, internal stakeholders and the Board or its committees on a regular and on as needed basis.
Conducts regular risk analyses and regularly prepares risk forecasts and progress reporting for senior management.
Continuously assesses, analyses and evaluates the effectiveness of current financial, health, safety and security risk levels and recommends mitigation strategies to the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources and Planning.
Develops business continuity and contingency plans in collaboration with department Directors, Deans and Senior Administration.
Oversees the placement of insurance policies for the University, identifies and assesses exposures and recommends solutions and assists the University community with any insurance issues or programs.
Updates and monitors compliance with internal/external insurance procedures and policies.
Liaises with the BC University College and Institution Protection Program (UCIPP) and University Counsel with respect to claims, liability and indemnity.
Security and Emergency Management/Preparedness:
Plans, directs and manages security services for the Kamloops campus and serves as Incident Commander in emergency response situations.
Designs, develops and implements institutional emergency preparedness policies, procedures and education programs for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
Oversees the University’s security contract(s) and is the primary liaison between security contractors and the University.
Participates as an advisor to the University Threat Assessment Team.
Provides support, education, training and other communications to students, faculty and staff to build safety and security awareness within the organization.
Health and Safety:
Oversees the University’s adherence to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, safety for students and others for who the University has a duty, and other relevant safety standards including conducting related audits, reporting, training and education for employees and students.
Supervise Safety and Risk Management staff including goal setting, monitoring progress, evaluating performance, coaching and supporting professional development.
Educate and train managers, staff and faculty in areas related to health and safety, risk management, security and emergency management/preparedness.
Plan and manage departmental budgets.
Participates as chair or a member of institutional committees and working groups including but not limited to the following:
Risk Management Committee
Security Incident Response Team
Threat Assessment Team
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
Represents TRU on various external committees, professional associations and working groups, including but not limited to the following:
Kamloops and District Crime Stoppers
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Kamloops Fire and Rescue
Education and Experience
Undergraduate degree; Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g. MBA, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Safety, Security Studies, etc.) is preferred.
A Certified Risk Management (CRM) designation is required.
Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is preferred.
A minimum of 6 years of experience in a senior role in risk management and/or health and safety, or equivalent preferably in the not-for-profit/post-secondary education sector.
Up-to-date knowledge of applicable legislation (federal, provincial and municipal), regulations and current/best practices related to risk management, health and safety, and insurance.
Experience in successfully implementing an ERM System, preferably within a not-for-profit/post-secondary environment.
Five or more years of experience in coordinating emergency procedures/plans for large organizations.
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and professionally with a diverse range of people including senior administration, students, faculty, staff, Board of Governors and other external contacts and government agencies.
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