Development and Foundation, Membership, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
RISK AND INSURANCE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY, INC.
As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the Risk Management Society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals located in more than 60 countries.
The Director of Certification is responsible for the development, implementation, enhancement, and maintenance of the RIMS' certification programs. This individual will create, expand and maintain existing relationships with external vendors, certification professionals, educational organizations and associations, and risk management professionals to keep current on the latest trends and build awareness for the certification programs.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director will be responsible for:
Planning & Development
Develop strategy and maintain an on-going business plan for RIMS' certification programs. This includes finding opportunities at both the strategic and functional levels.
Identify and oversee vendors, organizations, subject matter experts and new opportunities. Analyze vendor capabilities, negotiate contracts, maintain and cultivate external professional relationships.
Develop guidelines and specifications for certification renewal.
Manage test development procedures and protocols to ensure compliance with ANSI/ISO 17024 accreditation as part of an effort to earn ANSI Accreditation.
Develop and oversee departmental budget requirements and monitor expenditures against approved budget.
Collaborate with Client Services Team to implement and maintain certification operational administration processes.
Reporting, Analytics Data & Research
Collect and analyze data relating to certification, recertification, continuing education and educational background.
Prepare written reports and presents information on certification programs business area and operational activities.
Collaborate with marketing staff on development, implementation and evaluation of competitive analysis, target markets (domestic and global), member and constituent market research, communications and product promotion initiatives.
Work with external vendors on system integration, security standards, application processes, payment methodologies, database management, test delivery communication and initial test deployment within the external vendor platforms (scheduling, data transmission, trouble shooting, monitoring progress).
Work with external vendor and member volunteers to plan, develop and conduct job task analysis item-writing working sessions, item-review working sessions, score setting studies and other test development and maintenance processes.
Serve as staff liaison to the RIMS Certification Commission that provides certification program oversight. Support the commission in planning the activities and carrying out the initiatives of the commission mandate.
Bachelor’s degree in administration, management or any related field from an accredited institution.
Experience in professional certification development, maintenance and administration required.
Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communications skills to work effectively independently or with people of diverse talent and background.
Demonstrated ability to efficiently lead staff and volunteer discussions that are focused on desired outcomes.
Work effectively both in a team setting, and independently, to manage concurrent processes and projects to meet established goals, deadlines and quality standards.
Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute on simultaneous initiatives, while multi-tasking to meet individual and business area deadlines.
Proven skills in brainstorming, gaining consensus and communicating concepts and strategies.
Ability to write collateral program materials for print and web.
Ability to create and make effective presentations to stakeholder groups.
Proficiency with MS Suite, databases, spreadsheets, as well as research using the web.
Position requires in excess of 25 days’ travel per year including conferences and other RIMS related events.
About The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.
As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the Risk Management Society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable, and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development, and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals who operate in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org.