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YMCA of Greater Seattle Assistant Vice President - Risk Management in Seattle, Washington


Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

YMCA of Greater Seattle Core Values

Respect | Caring | Honesty | Responsibility | Passion for Excellence

Job Summary

The Assistant Vice President (AVP), Risk Management will directly lead a holistic evaluation of risk identification against the organization’s core business model and strategy. The incumbent is responsible for working across the organization to identify, mitigate and manage emerging strategic, financial, and operational risk related to member and team member safety, organizational reputation and optimization and retention of assets. The AVP, Risk Management will supervise the risk management team and facilitate discussion and solutions with key stakeholders to ensure achievement of risk management and operational initiatives and interpret loss trends, emerging issue trends, and risk management concerns.

Starting pay rate : $‎111,292.00 /Yr.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is com mitted to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.

All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.



  • Responsible for managing all aspects of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for the organization through critical evaluation and identification, mitigation, and program development to address existing and emerging, strategic, and operational risks.

  • Regularly identify and assess major emerging and strategic risk using models recognized by ERM best practices

  • Work with senior leadership to continue and improve upon established enterprise risk management process and evaluation.

  • Ensure safety, security and risk practices and policies are in alignment with generally accepted RM practices for operation risk mitigation

  • Ensures Association is compliant with legal and agency interests/requirements (e.g., insurance, Americans with Disabilities, OSHA, WISHA, YUSA and industry best practices, particularly in aquatics, abuse prevention).

  • Mitigate risk through contract review and establishing standard contractual language.

  • Provides oversight of risk management efforts in abuse prevention, emergency and disaster response, facility and employee safety and security, drowning prevention, driver and vehicle safety, and membership.

  • Leads incident investigations, claims management for members, clients, participants, and employee safety.

  • Leads the development of measurement and auditing tools and reviewing reports on risk management related performance and incident metrics. Analyzes data and ensures solutions and change are implemented.

  • Ensures process for auditing and verifying controls exist and are implemented with fidelity to mitigate identified risks.

  • Evaluates and establishes crisis management policies and practices in collaboration with other leaders to address emergencies involving natural disasters, accidents, and wrongdoing, as well as recovery from resulting property loss, data breach/loss and property loss.

  • Evaluates and manages insurance brokers and companies that provide insurance and safety services. Responsible for evaluating and recommending insurance-related coverage and limits.

  • Mitigate risks through contract review and establishing standard contractual language.

  • Manages a team of risk management specialists.

  • Act as liaison to outside legal resources as necessary.

  • Manages Insurance sub-committee meetings and Board.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Cause Driven Leader Level: LEADER


Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.


Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Develop Self and Others

Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

Quality Results

Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

Change Capacity

Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.

Inspire Others

Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity , maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships .


  1. Business Acumen.

  2. Communication.

  3. Critical Evaluation.

  4. Relationship Management.

  5. Ethical Practice.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in enterprise risk management, safety and risk management or audit

  • Minimum of two years of supervision

  • Effective skills in the following areas: human relations, enterprise risk, diversity and inclusion, training, business management, loss prevention, planning, and organizing.

  • Demonstrated analytical and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

  • Demonstrated process, systematic and detail orientation

  • Ability to maintain integrity of actions, processes and confidentiality in all aspects of the job

  • Ability to work independently and part of a team and within a diverse group

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Knowledge in a Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


  • Prior experience working in a matrix business environment

  • Prior experience working in a non-profit organization

  • Legal experience or background

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 24 hours ago (10/19/2021 2:16 PM)

ID 2021-12493

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Association Office

Category Financial Development

Address 909 4th Avenue

Minimum compensation USD $111,292.00/Yr.