Strategy Project Coordinator

Posted: Jun 13, 2017

Location Salem, OR


In a word, this job is unique. Because it’s more like three jobs in one: data analyst, risk management coordinator, and executive assistant.

So naturally, we’re looking for that unique person who has experience in all three areas—and who has the agility and temperament to handle the differing workflows and paces.

The data analyst and risk management functions, in particular, require the ability to:
take initiative, use a critical eye to reframe a question if necessary, follow up to get complete information, connect the dots, and brainstorm solutions independently. (In order to evaluate projects, it will help to understand workers’ comp insurance.)

These two functions also require the skill to present information in a way that’s understandable to users, and to work with staff from other SAIF departments to get data.

If you’re looking for variety, uniqueness, and the satisfaction of helping Oregon workers stay safe and healthy, keep reading for more details.


Data analysis

  • Support information collection efforts, assessments, and reporting for internal and external analyses.
  • Develop tools and analytical processes to gather data and convert data into management information.
  • Contribute data and recommendations in support of divisional and corporate objectives.

Risk management

  • Coordinate the development, review, and evaluation of risk assessments and business impact analyses.
  • Provide risk intelligence to facilitate decision-making.
  • Review and revise risk management framework.
  • Assist chief risk officer to ensure risk appetite and tolerance statements are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Review and recommend updates to risk inventory.
  • Assist division owners to complete risk assessments for risks identified in the risk inventory. Ensure assessments are regularly updated.
  • Assist risk steering committee to analyze risk assessments for appropriate controls and mitigation.
  • Facilitate implementation of approved recommendations to strengthen controls and mitigations.
  • Support the annual Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) reporting process.

Executive support

  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks for the vice president of legal and strategic services, the government affairs director and others including scheduling and managing appointments and travel plans, composing and preparing correspondence, completing expense reports, and compiling and distributing documents for meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison with other executive team members, employees, and customers for inquiries, problem resolution, and related matters. Coordinate and facilitate the flow of information, work, and communications.
  • Coordinate on- and off-site meetings. Prepare and distribute meeting materials, take meeting minutes.
  • Maintain correspondence, documents, and other records in compliance with corporate record retention and handling requirements.


The following qualifications are recommended:

  • Three or more years of experience in research and analysis, developing and analyzing data sets. Three or more years of project coordination/management experience. Progressively responsible experience relevant to supporting senior or executive-level managers. Proven ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks, and handle sensitive information and situations with tact and discretion.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, economics, or a related discipline or other relevant education.
  • Other combinations of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job also will be considered

Next step

To receive consideration, please submit your application by the close of this recruitment. We want your application to count, so be sure it’s complete and that you submit all the required materials.

This recruitment closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017.
If a sufficient number of qualified applications are received this recruitment may close early.

Veterans Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference in employment by submitting the following documentation as verification of eligibility:

  • A copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215), or
  • A letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension

Disabled veterans also must submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

About us

SAIF Corporation is Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company. SAIF has been doing business for 100 years and is the leading workers’ compensation insurance provider in Oregon.

Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of working at SAIF. Visit our website  or see our Facebook page.

SAIF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workplace.

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