Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls (496782)

  • Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Risk Management and Insurance Claims

Job Description

Position Information

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

May be contacted during non-standard business hours to address specific issues.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

Review of applications will begin 06/08/2020, and the position will remain Open until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Administration & Finance, the Executive Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls is responsible for leading and managing the Enterprise Risk Management Program as well as other critical risk management functions, including Environmental Health and Safety, Claims, Workers Compensation, Insurance and Business Continuity Programs. Duties will include the effective development of a sustainable risk management strategic roadmap, programs and routines, the drafting of program policies and procedures and promoting a culture of risk awareness and stewardship throughout the enterprise. The Executive Director will monitor, interpret, and implement governmental regulations and Chancellor's Office directives regarding risk management. Ensures Business Continuity Plans are in compliance with the Chancellors Office executive orders. The incumbent will also serve as the Clery Director, responsible for directing collaborating, and coordinating Clery Act reporting and compliance for the campus.


Required Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in environmental health and safety, biology, chemistry, industrial hygiene or other related field.

Certification as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) is desirable. A master's degree and a Certified Internal Auditor certification (CIA) are preferred.

At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience implementing effective Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety programs, including responding to issues, performing compliance inspections, designing and coordinating training, identifying hazards and facilitating creative and effective solutions; with at least 3 years leading and/or supervising the work of others.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge and demonstrated ability in: modern management, effective supervision, and administrative techniques related to risk assessment, risk management, claims investigation and resolution, business continuity, and records management; knowledge of local, State, Federal laws and regulations relating to environmental, health and safety issues such as State Fire Marshal, Health Department, Department and State Divisions of Occupational Health and Safety.

Ability to: effectively plan, schedule, and coordinate projects to ensure achievement of objectives; independently perform a wide range of complex management and technical assignments; set appropriate priorities to effect timely completion of numerous concurrent tasks within defined resource limitations; develop, implement and manage a risk management and records management program; conduct risk assessments of planned activities, service agreements, contracts; write reports, specifications, policies, and procedures; make sound decisions; think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies; analyze, interpret and evaluate existing policies/procedures and recommend necessary changes; establish and maintain appropriate internal fiscal controls; establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships within a diverse university environment including staff, faculty and students, and external agencies; clearly communicate ideas and recommendations orally and in writing to a wide spectrum of contacts; ability to deal tactfully and effectively with campus personnel, contractors, and design professionals. Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including appropriate software.

Certification: Valid Drivers License


60% Provides leadership and oversight of campus Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls.
- Enhance and maintain Enterprise Risk Management framework and program, working with cross functional leaders to implement and manage risk mitigation action plans
- Lead Internal Controls function, ensuring evaluation and implementation of enterprise-wide internal controls framework, collaborating with leaders to address control gaps and concerns; maintain strong relationship with external auditors
- Oversee University's insurance structure and claims management process, maintaining relationships with brokers and insurance carriers to ensure execution of most cost effective and comprehensive coverage
- Leads and supports the continued development of all risk programs and disciplines, including Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Claims, Insurance, Workers Compensation and Business Continuity to identify, measure, monitor,control risks.
- Directs the continued development and implementation of key components of the Risk Management Program, including program governance, relevant policies and procedures, annual risk and capability assessments and risk reporting tools and routines.
- Drives the development of program capabilities to discern, prioritize and manage potential risks and vulnerabilities that could adversely affect operations, growth, financial condition and overall competitiveness.
- Serves as a liaison with the Chancellor's Office of Risk Management, the California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA), the Systemwide Office of Risk Management, third-party insurance administrator, and Executive Orders.
- Develops and recommends creation and improvements to risk management policies, procedures and practices to reduce costs and /or improve internal controls
- Supports the development, maintenance and tracking of priority risk mitigation plans by designated enterprise risk owners.
- Provides campus executive leadership with risk management reports that summarize areas of concern, costs related to the risk and risk mitigation strategies.
- Develops strategies with Facilities, Procurement, Emergency Preparedness, Human Resources and Workers' Compensation to identify, and mitigate related health and safety issues/hazards.
- Manages campus liability claims, including conducting appropriate investigations. Works closely with external organizations which may include campus legal counsel, outside insurance companies, private investigators and other on- and off-campus individuals to resolve claims against the campus.
- Reviews and conducts risk assessments of planned activities, service agreements, rental agreements, contracts, special events, travel, special collections, etc.; and facilitate additional insurance coverages as needed. Reviews all University grant proposals for risk and insurance related oversight.
- Creates, maintains and communicates campus records retention schedules and records disposition policies and procedures in compliance with Executive Orders and directives from the Chancellor's Office.
-Provides oversight for the campus wide business continuation and recovery planning programs; identify a contact for each business unit and ensure that Business Continuity Plans and risk assessments are tested, reviewed, updated, and retained within the established periods.
- Directs the budget management for the department. Ensures budgets are complete, accurate and in line with enterprise goals.
- Selects, trains, develops, organizes and directs a highly qualified and effective team, capable of delivering high-valued risk management services for the organization. Team member development includes enhancing technical acumen as well as improving leadership and interpersonal skills.
- Support and work with campus emergency planners (EOC and IT) to ensure a smooth transition between emergency responders and business continuity operations personnel.
- Serve as a member of the Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Planning Committee.

25% Serves as the Clery Director
- Develops and coordinates Clery Act reporting and compliance for the campus.
- Develops, revises, and maintains the campus-specific Clery Act compliance programs, policies, and procedures;
- Designated as a Campus Security Authority and Campus Safety Survey Administrator.
- Coordinates with and provides reports to the systemwide Clery Compliance Officer in the Chancellor's Office.
-Prepares, publishes, and distributes the Annual California Safety Plan Report as required by California Assembly Bill 1433.
-Serves as the campus' custodian of records for Clery Act reports and audits along with training materials and training records of participants.
- Leads the Clery Compliance Team (CCT).

- Oversight of internal/external audits.
- Oversees Public Records Requests and subpoenas to ensure timely and accurate responses.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:



Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at https://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/clery/crime-stats/ , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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