Director of Risk Management – Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona

Client: Cal Poly Pomona
(Pomona, California)
Position: Director of Risk Management
Closing Date: August 15, 2022

Additional Information: 


Cal Poly Pomona is seeking an experienced Director of Risk Management who possesses unquestionable integrity in the commitment to managing the insurance programs of a robust and dynamic organization. Ideal characteristics and emphasis will be on leadership, breadth of knowledge of insurance, and overall risk management including the ability to develop and incorporate an enterprise risk management approach in a campus environment. This at-will position is within the Division of Administrative Affairs and is under the general direction of the Chief of Staff, Administrative Affairs. The Director is supported through one direct report to assist in the administration and implementation of various programs. The Director is responsible for actively managing and implementing risk management programs and strategies aimed at creating a well-rounded and proactive culture of risk assessment, management, and prevention; develops, implements, and maintains programs and procedures that minimize university risk; and ensures compliance. The CSU Risk Management Authority (CSURMA) has a wide range of insurance programs (24 total) including Property, Special Event, Foreign Travel, Athletic Injury Medical Expense, Student Academic Field Experience for Credited Liability Insurance Program, Student Professional Liability Insurance Program, etc.

 Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, or related field; and, five (5) plus years of progressively responsible experience involving risk management and claims management. Experience working in a complex system such as a university, local government organization, or other similar organization is preferred. Specific experience working in the CSU system in risk management is not required but may be considered a plus. No certificates or licenses are required, although any directly related certifications will be highly valued in combination with the required experience and education

The salary offered will be competitive for the region and will be commensurate with career experience. In addition, the salary is augmented by a comprehensive benefits package including CalPERS retirement (2%@55-Classic; 2%@62-New Members).

This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly through all phases of the outreach and selection process. An electronic version of all submittals is required. Interested candidates should apply by Monday, August 15, 2022, by sending a comprehensive resume with a compelling cover letter of interest and accomplishments to References are not required at time of submittal. Questions, nominations, and confidential inquiries regarding this position or the recruitment process should be addressed to: Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900 or by submitting an email to