Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.
The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is a catalyst and a hub for all things global at the UW, connecting the diverse internal and external networks of scholars, students, and community leaders engaged with international issues.
OGA's major activities include:
Initiating and supporting scholarly research on global issues across campus units and departments, disseminating information about relevant faculty expertise, funding opportunities, and institutional ties abroad.
Providing a portal through which external stakeholders - including business leaders, representatives of local, regional, and national government, NGO activists, international alumni, and ethnic and cultural affinity communities - can learn about and participate in campus activities and resources.
Serving as a central guide and resource for developing and successfully implementing study abroad program, collaboration with international scholars, the conduct of global research, and the design and nurturing of foreign institutional partnerships.
Supporting UW community members in planning and carrying out UW's international scholarship and business in a safe, productive manner.
To facilitate these functions, OGA has five main areas of responsibility: administration of study abroad and exchanges; support for international research; oversight of UW's centers and offices abroad; management of UW international relations and protocols; and coordination of strategic initiatives in the key areas of global health, global environment, global technology, global development challenges, and global cultural change.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a half-time (0.5 FTE) Global Travel Security Specialist (GTSS). This position has 5 main functions:
Coordinate the UW's international health and safety program, with particular focus on study abroad programming
Verify, track and support UW student, faculty and staff participation in international health insurance and travel assistance programs
Monitor and support health, safety, and security of UW students, faculty and staff engaged in study, research and other University business abroad
Provide backup on-call support and continuity to the UW's Global Travel Security Manager (GTSM) and the 24-hour Global Travel Security Program
Support in the development of health, safety, and security trainings and present on UW's Global Travel Security Program
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide direct service and consultation regarding health, safety and security for faculty, staff and students traveling abroad on UW business or for UW credit, including:
Plan, develop, and implement safety and security training through workshops and orientation programs for administrators, faculty and professional groups involved in study abroad. This includes periodic travel to UW Bothell and UW Tacoma.
Monitor students engaged in study, research or other activities in travel warning countries.
Review study abroad student health surveys and follow-up as appropriate.
Respond to internal/external questions regarding health, safety and security abroad, and serve as a resource person for students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators.
Together with the GTSM, partner with UW units and administrators (such as Hall Health Travel Clinic, Counseling Center, Risk Management, and the UW Police Department) to facilitate health and safety education through access to information, expertise and resources.
Assist GTSM in ensuring that the latest global emergency preparedness and response information is available for students, faculty and staff and distributed through appropriate channels and media formats.
Must be available after hours on scheduled weekends (approximately one weekend a month) to be UW's first contact for all crises abroad that happen to UW faculty, staff and/or students who are traveling on university business or participating in educational activities for credit.
2. Vet student requests for waivers of the UW Study Abroad insurance purchase requirement. Verify student enrollment in appropriate international insurance. Serve as the primary OGA contact for student, faculty and staff insurance inquiries.
3. Coordinate health and safety programs on behalf of UW Study Abroad. Outreach across campus so that faculty leading non-traditional, short-term study abroad programs across campus ensure that they and their students participate in the Health and Safety Program as required by the International Student Travel Policy. Ensure that they follow the necessary procedures outlined by the policy and that those students are entered into Studio Abroad for appropriate tracking. Provide program directors with student information, collect program director emergency contact information, and ensure program directors are aware of emergency procedures and resources.
4. Maintain data and web sites related to OGA global security activities, including:
Together with the GTSM, maintain and improve the content of OGA's Safety and Security webpages.
Maintain and update the International Travel Risk Assessment & Safety Committee (ITRASC) webpage.
Maintain statistics on the number, type and severity of reported incidents that occur abroad.
Promote the use of the Travel Registry, including the collection, tracking and compliance of new and existing faculty/staff/graduate student registration for international travel. 5. Other duties as assigned.
2-3 years of relevant work experience to include strong administrative or operations management skills and emergency management experience or training
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated experience in handling high pressure situations with little or no direct support or supervision
Experience working with and/or advising students, faculty and staff
Experience handling emergencies for a higher education institution
Experience as a trainer and public speaker
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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