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Job ID: 162380

Director, Risk Management
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2021
Title Director, Risk Management
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Other

Job Number 2104008

Director, Risk Management

Closing Date: 07/23/2021

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Position Information


Highland Business Center


Typically Monday – Friday 8 am to 5pm.


Manager 5/127 ($77,629.00 – $110,899.00)

FLSA Status


Reports To

Executive Director Regulatory Affairs

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

Reflects the diversity of our community.

Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.

Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.

Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented


Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.

Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

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Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.

General Statement of Job

Responsible for the strategy, planning and execution of risk management at Austin Community College District (ACC). Provides management support for a wide range of risk management issues and general services. Develops and sustains loss control/exposures management programs for ACC.

Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Leads the college’s effort to identify loss exposures faced by the institution and select, implement and monitor the most effective and economical techniques for treating these exposures.

Oversees insurance responsibilities, including those responsible for claims management, safety and operations assets, campus workers compensation administration and events.

Leads and conducts complex and varied analyses of risk exposures for issues or concepts with broad impact. Uses data to evaluate the College’s compliance with risk management goals. Performs research related to risk management operational issues. Investigates events for potential liability.

Ensures policies and processes reflect new developments, updated regulatory requirements, and best practice methodologies. Regularly leads and guides senior management on risk management matters, impacting the College District. Informs risk leadership on a regular basis about areas of risk exposure and plans to address those exposures.

Analyzes and determines the college risks that can be cost effectively transferred to insurance, self-insurance programs, or to third parties through contracts, agreements, or other risk transference techniques.

Manages all Property and Casualty Insurance and related Third Party Administrators for the college, including workers compensation, general liability, educators’ legal liability, foreign liability, aviation liability, vehicle liability, crime, building and contents, property, international travel, cyber security, and various other insurances.

Regularly leads and conducts complex and varied analyses of issues or concepts with broad impact. Uses data to evaluate the College’s’ compliance with risk management goals. Performs legal research related to risk management operational issues. Investigates events for potential liability. Provides reports and presentations to senior management and key campus administrators and constituents on risk management processes, accomplishments and strategic directions.

Prepares, drafts, and finalizes insurance bid specifications based on college risk exposures; oversees pre and post-bid processes, negotiates best insurance coverages and pricing. Implements insurance programs and monitors effectiveness. Manages, monitors, and forecasts insurance and self-insurance budgets.

Negotiates with insurance companies on settlements to benefit the college. Meets with claimants, insurance adjusters, and attorneys regarding aspects of claims. Monitors claims and incidents for early interventional opportunities to mitigate exposure and prevent further events.

Oversees the administration of the College’s comprehensive insurance protections including property and casualty policies, and coordinate claims activities. Provides proof of insurance or self-insurance to all third parties for leases, contracts, activities, and other reasons.

Acts as an administrator of federal, state and other loss recovery grants and efforts; oversees loss prevention, mitigation and recovery programs. Responsible for any reporting to federal agencies necessary under Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

Participates as a member of the ACC Emergency Operations Center Team, including participation in College committees and councils on developing policies and procedures to best protect the College and support its educational mission.

Provides 24 hours on-call emergency assistance and consultation as needed.

May represent the organization in litigation and non-litigated matters and coordinates with attorneys, third party administrators and College Administrators.

KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Practices and principles of community college practices and risk management.

Financial management and budgeting practices and processes.

Supervisory and leadership principles and practices.

Principles of policy development and administration.

Risk management and insurance trends and information.

Worker compensation claim investigation and settlement procedures.

Pertinent state, federal, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to risk management, insurance administration and workers’ compensation programs.

Maintaining accurate records and coordinating insurance claims.

SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Maintaining an established work schedule which may include some evenings, weekends, and be on-call as needed.

Effectively using interpersonal and public speaking communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.

Effectively using organizational, management and event planning skills, with attention to detail and follow-through.

Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

Ability to quickly analyze risk management issues and then advise and recommend courses of action.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Strategic and long-term planning.

Budget development, forecasting and management.

Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and data-driven process evaluation skills.

Demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds including students, employees, parents of students, community members, visitors and other stakeholders.

Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects and tasks.

Interpret laws, regulations and policies of regulatory risks.

Technology Skills

Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Required Work Experience

Three years related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience

Three or more years of direct or related experience in risk management, insurance, business administration, legal studies, or related field.

Experience in Texas higher education.

Experience dealing with Texas laws and risk mitigation.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree or higher in Risk Management, Business, or related field.

Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.

Risk management, insurance, or compliance certifications such as Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Associate Risk Manager (ARM), Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), or Professional Risk Manager (PRM) preferred.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a variety of settings both indoors and outdoors.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling and at times stooping, crawling, and climbing.

Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

Must be able to work various hours and locations based on the College’s needs.


Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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