Director of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Seaside, CA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/17/19
Salary: DOE
Reference Number: 9212

About This Organization

Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 7,600 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our campus is adjacent to one of the world’s most productive agriculture regions and some of its most attractive tourist destinations. The Pacific Ocean at our back door provides abundant recreational opportunities, as well as a site for innovative research that reflects our campus’s focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability.

As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Develops, implements and manages the University’s Risk Management Program, including the campus Auxiliaries. Liaisons with the Chancellor’s Office of Risk Management, the California State University Risk Management Authority, and other CSU risk managers. Develops risk management policies and procedures. Provides guidance and resources to facilitate, at both the department and program level, development of an Enterprise Risk Management system.
Ensures that the University-wide policies, programs and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained in the broad areas of EH&S. Leadership in this area will require successful collaboration across the campus.
Responsible for reviewing student activities, student travel and all faculty led programs and activities, outside the normal curriculum, involving students.
As a strategic partner, recommends, creates, and implements long and short–term strategic plan goals and operational plans for environmental health & safety and risk management.
Coordinates the University’s Business Continuity Plan.
Inform and advise campus leadership regarding enterprise risks, environmental risks, safety risks and regulatory compliance concerns.
Manages campus liability claims, including conducting appropriate follow-up and coordinating investigations when required. Works closely with external organizations; which may include but is not limited to campus legal counsel, outside insurance companies, private investigators, and other on-campus and off-campus individuals to resolve claims against the campus.
Liaisons with campus departments for review and risk assessment of planned activities, service agreements, rental agreements, contracts, special events, travel, or other special circumstances; and facilitate additional insurance coverages as needed.
Reviews student placement and intern proposals (e.g., Service Learning, Social Work, Nursing, etc.) for risk and insurance coverage. Maintains collaborative and consultative relationships with on-campus and off-campus partners to plan, review and implement risk management processes.
Manages and implements the overall liability programs and coverages provided through CSURMA and AORMA. Maintains an up to date understanding of program changes and coverages and the resulting impacts to the enterprise.
Manages and updates the enterprise Real Property Schedule annually.
Oversees the Defensive Driver Program.
Responsible for implementing a comprehensive program that deals with the safety of minors on campus.
Monitors the department budget relating to risk management and EH&S. Provides functional and/or staff management direction, as assigned.
Coordinates the distribution and implements training of policies and procedures to the campus. Researches CSU system wide risk management and EH&S guidelines and policy compliance. Performs complex analytical and/or interpretive tasks involving risk management. Reviews existing business processes and recommends needed improvements.

Other Functions:

Collaborates and disseminates information with other campuses on related activities.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications


Knowledge and demonstrated experience in: office management, effective supervision, and administrative techniques related to risk assessment, risk management, claims investigation and resolution, and business continuity.

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 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; deal tactfully and effectively with campus personnel, contractors, and design professionals. Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including appropriate software.


Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Business, Public Administration or a related field.

Experience: A minimum seven (7) years of experience which involved the study, analysis and evaluation, leading to the development and implementation of administrative policies, procedures and practices related to Risk Management and/or Environmental Health and Safety.


Experience in a higher education setting.
Master’s degree in a related field.
Formal training or education in risk management or business law. Certification as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM).
Professional designation such as the Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional or Registered Safety Engineer.
Exceptional interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated competence/knowledge in a collective bargaining environment
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar); Oracle-PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system; intranet drives; and internet browsers.



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