Association Safety & Risk Specialist

The Gateway Region YMCA is sekeing a motivated individual for their Association Safety & Risk Specialist.
Job Description

The Gateway Region YMCA is one of the leading nonprofit charitable organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan region, with a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and well being, and supporting and serving our neighbors. For more than 170 years, the Y’s mission has been to put Christian principles into practice through programs designed to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies for all. We do that by being the center of communities, serving more than 260,000 individuals annually through our 24 traditional branches located in St. Louis City, seven Missouri counties and six Illinois counties, as well as YMCA Trout Lodge and YMCA Camp Lakewood, the YMCA Community Development Branch, and our Washington University Campus Y Branch. We aspire to be a safe place by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all. We are a growing and exciting organization where you can flourish, and we would love for you to join us!

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in risk management or related insurance background preferred.
  • Skills in the following areas required: human relations, training, business management, loss prevention, planning and organizing.
  • Knowledge of computer software.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability and license to drive to various program sites.  

Full Compensation Package (when applicable):

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Retirement fund of 12% per pay period after 2 years of full time employment
  • 20% Discount on tuition at Missouri Baptist University
  • Free household membership to YMCA nationwide
  • Discounts on YMCA programs
  • Discounts on YMCA Childcare 
Essential Functions
  • Support and implement association-wide risk management programs in various areas including:  loss control, insurance, vehicle and driver safety, emergency procedures, and safety and health (including employee safety orientation and chemical hazard communication). 
  • Monitor association’s compliance with safety and health laws, and ensures association is following related policies and procedures to ensure compliance. 
  • Ensure that facilities, vehicles, and programs are inspected to identify potential hazards and exposures.  Recommends practical solutions to Operations, allowing for continuous monitoring and improvement.
  • Provide training to staff and volunteers to help prevent losses, improve the quality of programs and provide a safe environment for all involved parties.
  • Update Safety Index and track improvement in existing risk management programs. 
  • Provides staff support to branch Safety coordinators and monthly branch safety committees. 
  • Track and provide documentation related to the association insurance program, including annual renewal and claims.
  • Investigate and review all insurance claims) for the association.  Internal report written created for all claims of $10,000 or more with VP of Business Administration support.
  • Work with various departments on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program and facility compliance related to constituents served and risk management. 
  • Coordinate with the Human Resources Department regarding the association’s self-insured Worker’s Compensation program.
  • Support Business Risk function with data analysis or branch visits, as needed.
  • Review and audit aquatic safety guidelines for branch adherence.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.