USA Swimming seeks to hire a full-time Risk Manager to work at its national headquarters office in Colorado Springs, CO. The primary components of the role are (1) to ensure that USA Swimming has a comprehensive and effective risk management program; (2) to liaise with insurance brokers; (3) to support litigation; (4) to provide education and support to USA Swimming members and regional bodies such as local swimming committees (LSCs) and clubs; and (5) to support the organization’s athlete protection program. The Risk Manager will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and work closely with the Secretary & General Counsel and the Senior Director of Legal & Membership Affairs.
- Primary external risk liaison.
- Establish internal and external relationships with brokers and all carriers to understand risk exposure and to track market trends, particularly related to youth sports and the Olympic movement.
- Oversee relationship with former captive insurer, new captive owner, and fronting and excess insurers.
- Work closely with brokers and underwriters on annual renewals.
- Work with staff to gather exposure data for renewals, such as organizational information, property values, member demographics, financial information, and loss history.
- Handle participant accident claims and provide accident summaries.
- Study industry best practices on risk financing.
- Work with the Secretary & General Counsel, outside counsel, and coverage counsel, including consistent reporting of claims, both current and historical.
- Review vendor contracts as requested, to ensure appropriate coverage and to identify possible exposure.
- Support USA Swimming’s athlete protection and operational risk programs. Specific duties to include:
- Assist Secretary & General Counsel and Senior Director of Legal & Membership Affairs in development and maintenance of reporting and communication procedures with carriers.
- Meet regularly with Senior Director of Legal & Membership Affairs to evaluate incoming complaints and to recommend action.
- Assist in mitigating losses, controlling expenses, and negotiating settlements.
- Serve as staff liaison to USA Swimming’s Operational Risk Committee and assist in development of educational presentations.
- Provide quarterly accident summaries to members of the risk team throughout the organization.
- Provide ongoing risk assessments, evaluations, and reports, and communicate with senior management, as appropriate.
- Be available to help local leaders understand rules, policies, and procedures related to risk management and Safe Sport.
- Serve as a liaison and resource for membership for risk and insurance related questions.
- Serve as liaison with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Risk Management and Security personnel.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary & General Counsel.
- Effective October 1, 2021, USA Swimming is requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In accordance with USA Swimming’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this requirement to safeguard the health and safety of our team members, athletes, coaches, trainers, contractors, and vendors. Any and all job offers will be contingent upon proof of vaccination or an approved exemption from the requirement due to medical or religious reasons
- College degree
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in risk, particularly broker experience.
- Willing to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO
- A legal background preferred
- Strong understanding of the insurance industry
- Risk financing background and the ability to analyze retention structures is advantageous
- Working understanding of insurance audits for claims and policy language
- Complex claims experience
- Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
- Personal organization and attention to details
- Ability to balance priorities to best focus on key organizational initiatives
- Negotiating and influencing skills
- Persistence in completing projects and meeting deadlines
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to take initiative
- Strong professional presence in representing USA Swimming internally and externally
Salary & Benefits:
- Salary range for this position is $65,000 - $72,000 / year
- Bonus Eligibility: Based on company performance, this position may be eligible for an annual bonus target of 7.5%
- Benefits available include:
o Medical, dental and vision
o Company paid short-term and long-term disability
o Company paid life insurance
o Parental leave
o 401(k) w/ match after 1 year of service
o Profit sharing and safe harbor match after 2 years of service
o 12 paid holidays
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.