Assistant Director for Global Health and Safety Center for Global Engagement
Regular Full-time, Market Range MR13
University of Tennessee, the flagship university of the state of Tennessee, is seeking an Assistant Director of Global Health and Safety. Reporting to the Director for Global Research, the Assistant Director for Global Health and Safety and in close collaboration with the UT Programs Abroad Office, the Assistant Director will develop and implement UTK's global health and safety strategy for the campus that is student-facing, supportive of faculty and staff opportunity, and resource-driven. The Center for Global Engagement serves as the hub for the University's global reach. It is a comprehensive unit that covers all facets of campus internationalization - research, academics, and outreach. The unit is home to innovative platforms for regional engagement in the world. The success of CGE lies in its ability to work across the campus lowering barriers for engagement and enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration.
Priority responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
* Strategic leadership, planning and management of the University's international health and safety programs. * Develop, manage, and champion a comprehensive travel preparedness and response strategy to promote and protect the well-being of University of Tennessee (UTK) students, scholars, faculty, staff, and others traveling abroad under University sponsorship, and the University's global teaching, outreach, and research efforts. * Collaborate with the Programs Abroad Office to provide training of staff, peer advisors, faculty leading programs, and students studying abroad. * Develop systems to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor international risks for UTK. * Serve as the lead University advocate and resource person on health and safety issues impacting the University's interests abroad. * Develop general and specific emergency plans, oversee emergency response, train emergency responders, and manager university emergency preparedness program for immediate response in international crises. Serve as a primary consultant to university leadership and conduct after-action reviews following major incidents. * Engage in daily benchmarking as well as track and report incidents abroad. * Foster productive relationships with external experts and resources including those at the US Department of State, Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC), Pulse, the FBI, University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Forum on Education Abroad, and other relevant groups. * Liaise regularly with campus stakeholders (General Counsel, Communications, the Student Health Center, Risk Management). * Chair and coordinate the campus' International Risk Management Committee. * Conduct trainings programs for university organizers and leadership, including training for high-threat situations as appropriate. * Other duties as assigned.
Review of Applications will begin on April 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 214306
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