Department:Office of International Affairs Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$62,000 - $75,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins March 26, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants The following documents are required and may be uploaded with your online application: (1) Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; (2) Current resume or vita, which includes dates of employment; and (3) Response to the following supplemental question:
(a) The Office of International Affairs is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to promoting cross-cultural understanding in a global context. If you are selected for this position, how would you contribute to this objective?
NOTE: References should include at least one person who has served as your supervisor. Candidates will be notified prior to reference checks being conducted.
Department Summary The Office of International Affairs (OIA) works to make the University of Oregon a more global university. In 21st century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra: as noted in UO's Academic Plan, it is a core mission, essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust, academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department, and center. OIA works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units. Units within OIA consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), and the Mills International Center. More information is available on UO’s International Affairs website at intl.uoregon.edu.
Position Summary The Global Education Oregon (GEO) Health, Safety, and Risk Manager is responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, and promoting best practices for supporting the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff while abroad on a GEO-sponsored program or GEO business. This position is also responsible for identifying and mitigating risk factors associated with GEO’s programming. The Health, Safety, and Risk Manager works collaboratively with all stakeholders (campus, domestic, and international partners) to support GEO’s short, medium, and long-term goals related to the health, safety, security, and risk of GEO students, faculty, and staff.
This position manages GEO’s health, safety, and risk mitigation program to develop and implement strategies to ensure operations and services are effectively administered and meeting University professional standards in the field. The Health, Safety and Risk Manager manages policies, procedures, and practices; develops materials and provides training to all GEO stakeholders; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of policies, procedures, and practices for continued improvement; and facilitates GEO-related emergency and crisis response. This is an on-call position that must handle emerging, urgent, and emergency issues as they arise. This position reports to GEO’s Executive Director. The Vice Provost may also assign work and projects, per business need.
Minimum Requirements Option #1 • Master’s degree. • Three years direct experience in the field of international education, with increasing responsibility. • Two years of experience evaluating and responding to health, safety, and risk factors associated with international education programming.
Option #2 • Bachelor’s Degree. • Three years direct experience in the field of international education, with increasing responsibility. • Four years of experience evaluating and responding to health, safety, and risk factors associated with international education programming.
Professional Competencies • Prior experience administering and managing study abroad programming. • Prior experience in crisis management situations and student affairs, with appropriate training. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an environment with competing and urgent priorities. • Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding. • Familiarity with international political, social, and cultural issues as they pertain to education abroad, international travel, and international service. • Excellent problem-solving and strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines. • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and StudioAbroad (or similar software). • Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire and work effectively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other stakeholders. This includes professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, excellent judgment, discretion, and the ability to make decisions in a timely manner. • Communication and interpersonal skills to positively engage people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, administer affirmative action policies effectively, and engage in a culturally diverse workforce. • Indicators of the required skills may include significant international experience through study, employment, or residence abroad, and proficiency in a language other than English.
Preferred Qualifications • Proficiency in a language other than English. • Proficiency with StudioAbroad database. • Experience in international education at an institution of higher education.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
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