Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC, and the world. Since 1962, UCEAP has served as the UC systemwide study abroad program. Serving all UC campuses, UCEAP continues its support of the University of California's mission through academic instruction and exchange relationships around the world in over 40 countries.
The Assistant Director works with the Director of International Health, Safety & Emergency Response (IHS&ER) to support the direction and leadership of the unit and to develop strategic goals and objectives; define associated metrics to measure results, and lead the integrated work with UC campuses, including the creation of health and safety tools/resources for UC campuses. Contributes to the annual project plan, including metrics based on agreed-upon priorities and objectives. Plays a significant role in supporting the International Health, Safety, and Emergency Response Unit. Assists in overseeing efforts to monitor world events 24/7. Reporting to the Director, IHS&ER, responsibilities include risk management, planning and analysis; emergency response and crisis management; outreach, training and program implementation; project management and other duties.
Full time, on-site position at the UCEAP Systemwide Office in Goleta, CA (near UCSB). Requires some evenings and weekends; must be available after hours, as necessary. Requires periodic travel to UC campuses and/or UCEAP locations abroad, as necessary. Requires ability to remain focused, responsible, calm and composed in managing emergency/crisis situations.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For primary consideration apply by 7/5/17, thereafter open until filled.
Ten years of relevant experience.
Bachelor's degree in related field and six or more years of directly-related experience working in a large university setting, multiple institutions of higher education, or similar complex organization, in the area of emergency response, global risk and operations, or similar combination of education, training, and experience.
Six years of progressively responsible experience in areas that include but are not limited to:
-global safety risk assessment -analysis and impact assessment of complex risk issues -emergency response/coordination -crisis management in an academic, business, government or similar complex organizational setting -working collaboratively with diverse faculty/staff and senior management -effectively communicating and partnering with senior business leaders -working and/or studying abroad
Demonstrated ability to exercise required confidentiality and discretion, in compliance with policies and protocols, for sensitive information.
Clear and effective verbal communication abilities; excellent listening skills; ability to constructively and respectfully resolve conflict, and encourage others to do the same.
Excellent writing skills with the ability to produce and edit accurate and dynamic communications materials under tight-deadlines, including press-releases and talking points.
Strategic and analytic problem solving ability, using a conceptual/systems-oriented approach; takes initiative in developing innovative ideas and solutions; demonstrated good judgment to make decisions and recommendations in a timely manner.
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration with proven ability to proactively build relationships, with demonstrated ability to influence across the organization using leadership, collaboration and team-building skills.
Proven service focus to meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers (UC campuses, students, parents, other UCEAP units).
Currency in the field through continuous learning; knowledge of international education trends in general and health and safety issues in particular, including risk management.
Ability to work effectively and remain composed under pressure and in crisis situations, with constantly changing deadlines and priorities.
Working knowledge of cross-cultural communication and sensitivity to cultural differences.
Understanding of a complex university system or similar organization.
Proficiency with various information technology tools including MS Office suite, data management and communications.
Must be available for after-hours work (some evenings and/or weekends) when necessary and for periodic travel to UC campuses and/or UCEAP sites abroad.
Requires ability to remain focused, responsible, calm and composed in managing emergency/crisis situations.
Fingerprint background check required.
Desirable: Master's degree in related field Knowledge of one, or more, foreign languages. Experience working in a country other than the US
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience, with full UC benefits: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
About University of California Education Abroad Program
The mission of the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is to equip UC students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills for work and life in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Since 1962 UCEAP has served as the UC systemwide international exchange program, providing the opportunity for students to become international citizens and global thinkers, equipping them with the understanding and skills necessary for success in the global marketplace.