Senior Risk Analyst - Division of Finance

Senior Risk Analyst - Division of Finance

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Senior Risk Analyst - Division of Finance

Job Profile Title
Manager D

Job Description Summary
The Office of Risk Management & Insurance is responsible for the property and casualty operations of the University and Penn Medicine in the areas of property insurance, general and automobile liability insurance, workers' compensation, fine arts, medical, dental, and veterinary professional liability, international travel, and student athlete insurances. The office identifies and evaluates areas of potential exposure to risk and implements measures to reduce risk across the institution.

Included in these activities are the purchase of property and casualty insurance to protect the institution and its subsidiary or controlled entities against risk of financial loss, managing services with insurance brokers, carriers and claims service providers, and educating operating units of the University and Penn Medicine with respect to the scope of the insurance coverage.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Risk Management, the Senior Risk Analyst will manage the property claims function for the University and Health System. The Senior Risk Analyst will serve as primary property adjuster and will report claims, provide coverage determinations, investigate losses, document loss information, coordinate with commercial property carriers, and handle subrogation efforts. This position will determine appropriate processes and procedures pertaining to property claims, manage comprehensive schedule of locations, recommend loss mitigation strategies, and provide ad hoc claims analysis. The Senior Risk Analyst will also assist in the adjusting activities for general and auto liability claims.

The Senior Risk Analyst will be the administrator of comprehensive Risk Management Information System (RMIS). Included in these activities are software design, developing operational workflows, and providing system support to department staff.

Additionally, the Senior Risk Analyst will assist with underwriting activities, coordinate insurance renewals and assist the team with other insurance activities.

In the Division of Finance, we recognize diversity and inclusion is paramount to a positive and thriving work environment; it is a business imperative. We are committed to actively fostering diversity, inclusion and cultural competency throughout our operational efforts in the Division of Finance. This role will be critical in supporting those efforts and demonstrating behaviors and competencies that reflect Penn's values.

We take pride in the myriad ways that diversity enriches our curriculum, and the cultural and social life of our campus. Penn's commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our graduates will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world.

Job Description

Manage the property claims function for the University and Penn Medicine Serve as primary property adjuster who will report claims, provide coverage determinations, investigate losses, settle claims, coordinate with commercial property carrier, and handle subrogation efforts.

Assist in the evaluation and adjusting of general and auto liability claims for University and Penn Medicine.

Administer Risk Management Information System used for managing property and casualty risk/insurance lines, administering claims for both self-handled losses and via third party administrators, managing underwriting data, and values/location collections.

Manage comprehensive schedule of locations to ensure appropriate insurance coverage, determine policy and procedures surrounding property claims operations, recommend loss mitigation strategies, provide claims analysis, and assess property risk exposures.

Assist with various risk management initiatives and activities including underwriting submissions, insurance renewals, risk assessment, Fine Arts, and Environmental insurance activities.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


A Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. ARM designation preferred.

Must have broad knowledge of insurance in higher educationand healthcare industry. Ability to work under limited supervision, multi-task, prioritize various functions, and exercise independent judgment.

  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational skills required. Must have strong attention to detail and working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, and Outlook).
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, handle varied work assignments, prioritize tasks, demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills and customer service orientation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to work within tight and often conflicting deadlines.
  • Must be flexible, show effective judgement, discretion and have the ability to handle confidential financial matters.
  • Work effectively in a highly matrixed and decentralized environment with the ability to navigate through ambiguity and demonstrate appreciation and support for diversity, inclusion and belonging in a constantly evolving academic/higher education environment.

Please include a cover letter in your Workday submission and include your salary requirements. Salary will be commensurate based on the relevant skills, competencies, and experiences that the candidate brings to the role.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Finance

Pay Range
$61,046.00 - $95,972.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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