Director for Risk Management
The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.
- An educated citizenry is the cornerstone of a democratic republic.
- Every individual has innate worth and is entitled to be treated with respect.
- Learning is a lifelong endeavor.
- Every individual can learn and does so in a variety of ways.
- The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, families, schools, and communities.
- Parents have both the right and the responsibility to choose the school, curriculum, and program(s) that best meet the needs of their student(s).
- The development of virtuous character is equal in importance to academic growth and critical to developing responsible citizens of our community, our nation, and the world.
- Whether in the classroom or at home, students achieve best in a nurturing environment where physical, intellectual, and emotional health is emphasized and safety is assured.
- Students must be held to the highest standards of academic achievement while recognizing the true success of our academic program is measured by the success of each student relative to his or her unique potential and individual progress.
- Every graduate must be fully prepared for the post-graduation path of his or her choice.
- Every student, staff member, and volunteer is responsible for the effective and efficient use of supplies, facilities, and financial resources.
Academy District 20 (ASD20), founded in 1957, serves more than 25,000 students in northern Colorado Springs. A growing district, ASD20 added approximately 7,000 students in the past 15 years, and anticipates adding 5,000 in the next 10 years. With more than 30 schools, including 19 elementary, five middle and five traditional high schools, plus several alternative, hybrid and online options, the district is considered, "The Peak of Excellence." Since 2010, the district has been Accredited with Distinction by the Colorado Department of Education and thanks to the overwhelming support of its constituency, ASD20 passed a $230 million bond measure in 2016. The bond funds are providing improvements to each school and are also being used to build two new elementary schools, one new middle school, a Center for Modern Learning and a permanent home for the School in the Woods.
Responsible for creating programs and policy that mitigate exposure to risk associated with students, staff, and property; knowing the insurance market and positioning the district with appropriate insurance coverages relative to liability, property and casualty, errors and omissions, cyber, international travel, terrorism, builder’s risk, automobile, and workers compensation; and managing a multi-million-dollar budget that provides self-insurance up to defined deductibles.
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.
- Reports consistently for work as scheduled
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
- Assists in developing overall district safety and crisis management throughout the district
- Assists in maintaining compliance with all state and federal laws, regulations, and district policies regarding workers’ compensation and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Assists the Director for Facilities in monitoring all sites for safety hazards
- Assures the district maintains appropriate insurance coverages including but not limited to liability, property and casualty, errors and omissions, cyber, international travel, terrorism, builder’s risk, automobile, and workers’ compensation
- Attends to all accidents promptly by contacting injured staff and supervisor immediately
- Communicates effectively with school principals, department leaders, and other supervisors
- Completes Employers’ First Report of Injury, performs accident investigation, and documents findings, 100% Return-to-Work accountability
- Coordinates accident investigations with supervisor and oversees completion of Accident Investigation Reports
- Coordinates safety training for staff groups
- Coordinates the placement of injured staff member in a transitional job if staff member’s own job cannot be modified to meet current restrictions
- Determines, in collaboration with site supervisor when necessary, when injured staff can or cannot return to work based on restrictions provided by health care provider
- Develops a clear and simple guide to procedures when a work-related accident or illness occurs
- Develops Accident Investigation Report and Procedures
- Develops and updates District Safety Handbook, including educating all district staff of the items included in the handbook
- Develops and updates policies, procedures, and practices related to workers’ compensation
- Educates all administrators, supervisors, and staff on appropriate procedures to follow when involved in a workers’ compensation claim
- Ensures First Report of Injury is completed immediately and reported to carrier
- Follows appropriate district policies and procedures
- Implements Cost Containment Program to include: 1) Development of a Safety Policy Statement, 2) Designate Medical Provider for all Work-Related Injuries, 3) Establish a Safety Committee, 4) Develop and Communicate Safety Rules, 5) Enforce Safety Rules, 6) Train staff on Hazards, 7) Develop a Claims Management Procedure and 8) Develop a Modified Duty Program
- Keeps adjuster informed of RTW status
- Meets deadlines
- Monitors and coordinates each case for compliance with ADA and workers’ compensation requirements
- Monitors Employers’ First Report of Injury Reports, accident investigations, following policy/procedure for failure to follow district policy and procedures related to workers’ compensation and safety and any other related follow-up related to district workers’ compensation injuries
- Plans, develops, and maintains an overall plan of work-related safety for the district, including the development of a district-wide Safety Workers’ Compensation Handbook
- Provides any appropriate follow-up regarding accident investigation findings
- Provides continual follow-up with injured worker, supervisor, designated provider and workers’ compensation insurance carrier until injured worker has been released from all treatment and is at maximum medical improvement
- Provides continual monitoring of designated provider’s performance regarding outcome of cases and staff satisfaction
- Provides ongoing training and education to all staff groups regarding safety and general workers’ compensation policy and procedure
- Provides statistics to appropriate district administrators on a monthly basis for claims paid-to-date and open claims
- Reviews and updates job descriptions with input from supervisor and staff members for use in temporary RTW positions
- Selects and monitors a physician(s) for district’s designated medical provider based on interview and agreement with district’s philosophy of 100% RTW with concern for staff member’s health first
- Serves as district coordinator for staff issues related to workers’ compensation injuries
- Serves as the district liaison in working with injured staff, the workers’ compensation carrier and the district’s designated medical providers
- Works with Human Resources, the injured staff member, and the injured staff member’s Direct Supervisor in developing temporary or transitional duty for staff returning to work from a workers’ compensation injury
- Works with the Deputy Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer in soliciting bids for workers’ compensation insurance, selecting designated care providers, in developing and monitoring post-offer and pre-employment physicals for designated staff groups, and developing and monitoring return-to-work/modified duty programs
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
- Ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
- Ability to operate standard office equipment, performing a wide range of supportive tasks
- Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision
- Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
- Computer proficiency including office productivity applications
- Considerable knowledge of computer equipment and related software for diagnostics
- Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
- Demonstrates effective planning, organization, implementation and communication skills, including the ability to problem solve and resolve conflict
- Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
- Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
- Experience networking client devices over wired and wireless networks
- Knowledge of best practices in the field of risk management
- Knowledge of insurance market and positioning the district in proper coverages with cost effective insurers
- Knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and policies and of Federal Regulations related to ADA
- Specific training in managing workers’ compensation and safety programs
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
- Technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills
- Understanding and compliance with Workers’ Compensation Rule IX procedures for returning an injured staff back to work
- Willingness to participate in ongoing training
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 5 years of experience in workers’ compensation claims management and/or safety
- 5 years of experience in evaluation of risk exposure and placement of risk with insurance carriers in a variety of coverages
- Public school district risk management experience
- Public sector risk management experience
- Previous leadership and management experience in public education or the public sector
- Previous leadership and responsibility for managing a large budget
The district offers a comprehensive compensation package. Placement is dependent upon experience at Administrative Salary Level B with a starting salary of $112,000. The district also offers a supplemental stipend, medical benefits, life insurance, and salary benefit dollars if an individual chooses not to take the medical benefits plan.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.
- The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
- The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
- The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
- The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.
- Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
- Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
- Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact those applicants not selected for interviews. Thank you for your understanding.
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Human Resources Department
Academy District 20
1110 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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