University System Risk Manager

The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a University System Risk Manager.


The preferred work location is on the Augusta campus of the University of Maine or the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine.  Other University of Maine campus locations may be considered.


 Primary Purpose of Position:

Maine’s public university system seeks an experienced individual to serve as the University System Risk Manager.  The Manager directs the overall Risk Management program for the University of Maine System and leads the System’s efforts to identify loss exposures faced by the institution and to select, implement and monitor the strategically most effective and economical techniques for treating these exposures.  The position encompasses working as an internal risk management consultant to the University of Maine System and its institutions, protecting the University’s assets, advising on and administering a wide range of risk management issues and services, and meeting legal obligations so the University can accomplish its goals as a public institution of higher education, as well as providing comprehensive oversight to ensure a smooth routine operation of the risk management service and function as performed directly by the position, by employees and by third-party administrators.  The position reports to the System Director of Facilities Management and General Services and provides high level reports and presentations to the senior leadership of the University of Maine System.


Competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.  Benefits include a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan.   Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents.  The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.


Review of applications begins immediately.  For full consideration materials must be submitted by January 18, 2019. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


About the University:


Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Mainers each year through its educational and cultural offerings as well as outreach and public service to individuals, businesses, organizations and policymakers. The System has an estimated $1.5 billion total statewide economy impact each year, a return of $7.50 for every dollar of State appropriation. Two-thirds of its alumni—approximately 120,000 people—live in Maine. The University of Maine System is accessible with seven universities—some with multiple campuses—located across the state, as well as a law school, an additional 31 course sites, and Cooperative Extension. The University of Maine System Chancellor’s office is located in Estabrooke Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono. System-wide services and governance employees work from campuses across the state.


University of Maine at Augusta:


Founded in 1965, the University of Maine at Augusta transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. UMA is the third largest public university in Maine with a statewide student population of more than 4,000. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through University College centers around the state.  With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college while maintaining busy lifestyles.


University of Southern Maine:


The University of Southern Maine, northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing its diverse student body of more than 7,500 students from forty states and thirty foreign countries with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. Located on three campuses in Gorham, Portland, and Lewiston-Auburn, USM is known as Maine’s Metropolitan University and serves communities that are among the largest population centers in the state.






  • Bachelors degree training and work experience demonstrating a broad knowledge of risk management.
  • Seven or more years of additional related professional experience in risk management, insurance, claims administration, higher education, and general management.




  • Relevant advanced degree.
  • Relevant professional credentials or certifications.
  • Relevant professional experience in higher education.
  • Relevant professional experience in the State of Maine.
  • Demonstrated organizational and administrative acumen.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a large organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and to establish, communicate and achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain quality professional relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and education for a large and diverse audience of executives, staff, faculty and students.
  • Demonstrated competence in working comfortably with people who have a diverse range of skills, knowledge, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Valid Driver's License and be an authorized and approved University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy.
  • Risk management experience in an environment with employees represented by organized labor.


Other Information:


Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application (which includes contact information for 3 references); upload:


1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position

2.) a resume/curriculum vitae


You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


 The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).