Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool

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Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool (CSDSIP) is seeking a new Executive Director.  The current Executive Director is retiring after many years in this role.  CSDSIP’s office is located in Centennial, Colorado.  Centennial has a city  population of ~109,000. Centennial is about 16 miles South of Denver.  CSDSIP is Member-owned with approximately 80% of Colorado school districts participating as property and liability insurance members. The Executive Director is an active member of the Claims Team, who works collaboratively to resolve complex issues and support CSDSIP’s continued financial and operational success. CSDSIP formed in 1981 due to an ineffective insurance market for public schools. Grown from the original six Members in 1981 to a high of 186 Members in 2017 and current Membership of 163. The 2023=2024 annual written premium is $50.5M and estimated Member equity of $32.4M. CSDSIP is seeking a dynamic leader to serve in the role of Executive Director. This position is an integral member of the Executive Management Team and works in close collaboration with the Board of Directors, Assistant Executive Director and Department Managers collaboratively driving organizational goals and objectives. This position reports directly to CSDSIP’s Board of Directors providing quarterly operational results and updates to the Board. The position demands extensive knowledge of risk financing, risk assessment and risk management.  The ideal candidate will understand and know how to use these principles to develop a shared vision for both the Membership and the team. The candidate must be a clear communicator able to convey complex information in an easily understood manner and have strong public speaking skills with the ability to present information to the Board of Directors and Membership. Because CSDSIP is committed to meeting Members where they are, this position will involve occasional travel.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and have the skills and abilities to:

  • Formulate and administer strategic plans, forecasts and budgets
  • Develop and implement administrative policies and procedures
  • Ensure policy compliance and report on organizational progress
  • Evaluate, procure and maintain adequate Excess of Loss /Reinsurance products
  • Oversee development and implementation of Member coverage and risk management programs

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Risk Management required;
  • Seven (7) Years of progressively responsible commercial insurance, risk management or related industry experience including Five (5) years of management experience required;
  • Applied knowledge of budgeting, financial analysis, and public administration principles;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential;
  • Strong negotiation and consultation skills
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Producers or Brokers License within 9 months of hire date

 

Compensation & Benefits:

The expected starting salary range for this position is $200,000 – $250,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate).  CSDSIP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for employees, including a generous 401(k) match; participation in the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association; 100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; and negotiable relocation expenses.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, and at least five job related references (with email and phone numbers), no later than close of business on April 12, 2024, to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate lisaward912@gmail.com. Please contact Mercer Group Associates: David Deutsch at 301-343-6033, Jeff Hale at 706-371-6126 or Lisa Ward at 706-983-9326 with any questions.

To apply for this job email your details to lisaward912@gmail.com