Director of Risk Management

   Posted 6 days ago


The Director of Risk Management works under the direction of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with indirect working relationships to the GTB Governmental Tribal Manager, EDC General Managers, Resort General Manager and the Grand Traverse Economic Development Corporation (GTED) CEO. This position is responsible for risk management, safety, and Grand Traverse Band (GTB) insurances (e.g. property, casualty, auto, general liability and other insurances). The Director is responsible for leading the processes for identifying, analyzing, managing, monitoring, and reporting on key risk management issues. The Director is also responsible for providing a systematic and disciplined approach to promoting risk compliance and best practices across all levels of the Tribal Government and its businesses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements all safety and accident prevention programs and strategies to reduce or eliminate occupational accidents, injuries, and/or financial losses to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians. Collaborates and advises with CEO’s, GM’s and Governmental Tribal Manager on all matters involving loss control and risk mitigation.
  • Reviews risk management incidents, conducts root-cause analysis, recommends and implements risk management solutions such as safety and security policies and procedures, business continuity plans or recovery measures.
  • Manages relationships with insurance vendors, brokers, third party claim adjusters, underwriters, etc.
  • Responsible for the administration of GTB insurance programs (Property/Casualty, General Liability, Auto, Inland Marine, Crime/Fiduciary, and Workman’s Compensation). Examines insurance protection to secure greatest coverage of company assets at lowest cost.
  • Oversees regulations regarding Underground and Above Ground Storage Tanks located at convenience stores, casinos and other Tribal locations.
  • Oversees organizational and departmental safety/risk training needs. Reviews or prepares reports on training programs, which may contain a cost analysis of the programs.
  • Reviews and/or conducts field investigations of all accidents that cause personal injury or property loss to the Tribe.
  • Work in conjunction with the CEO’s, GM’s or Governmental Tribal Manager on evacuation drills for all properties.
  • Prepare required tribal, county, state and federal reports, as needed.
  • Consult with claims adjusters and/or medical unit representatives to resolve problems with on-the-job injuries and recurring illnesses.
  • Direct supervision of Safety Specialist position. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, or Occupational Safety and Health, or related field required.
  • Requires six (6) years of practical experience in risk management including loss prevention and safety program development with at least three (3) years in a manager level leadership role.
  • In lieu of education requirements above, consideration will be given to individuals with ten (10) years of practical experience in risk management including loss prevention and safety program development with at least three (3) years in a manager level leadership role.
  • Must have experience in risk management policy development, bid processes and negotiations of all types of business insurance contracts.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations and the ability to become familiar with MIOSHA, Fire Codes and other Tribal, Local and State regulations.
  • Must obtain/maintain a LEVEL “A” license from EPA Underground Storage Tanks (UST) training within first Thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Requires well-developed computer, organizational, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Requires Workers’ Compensation claims handling experience.
  • Safety related experience in a casino and/or tribal environment strongly preferred.
  • Certification as a Safety Professional or Associate in Risk Management (ARM) preferred but not required.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and insurability through our insurance provider

Additional Skills/Abilities 

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of loss control techniques.
  • Knowledge of the safety rules and regulations mandated by federal and state law, as well as an excellent working knowledge of all applicable titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Knowledge of occupational safety policies and procedures.
  • A working understanding of Safety, Environmental and Hygiene regulations.
  • Familiarity with OSHA and MIOSHA standards and ability to apply standards to casino and hotel operations.
  • Familiarity with workers’ compensation claim procedures.
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology to interpret medical reports and communicate with health care providers.

Salary:  Negotiable/DOE

Relocation Assistance Available

Benefits Include ~ Major Medical, Dental & Prescription, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k) Plan, PTO & Holidays, Short & Long-Term Disability Coverage, AFLAC Accident & Critical Illness Coverage

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