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International Risk Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, International Affairs

Department: Office of International Affairs
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $62,000 - $75,000 per year
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Review of applications begins immediately; for guaranteed consideration, complete your application no later than June 8, 2017

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) Responses to the following supplemental questions:
o Describe your role(s) and experience with study abroad risk management.
o Provide an example of how you have collaborated with others to resolve a risk management issue.

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

Position Summary
The International Risk Manager (IRM) will reside in the Office of International Affairs (OIA), and report directly to the Vice Provost for International Affairs. The International Risk Manager will work closely with the staff of GEO, particularly the Executive Director and Director, and other senior staff as needed.

The International Risk Manager coordinates policies and procedures associated with the safety and welfare of students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad for study or university business through Office of International Affairs programs. The IRM will also work with Safety and Risk Services and other campus units to address similar needs for university personnel traveling abroad for other purposes.
The IRM identifies, promotes, and implements health and safety protocols associated with international mobility standards established by professional organizations such as NAFSA, The Forum on Education Abroad, and various federal and international agencies that focus on risk, health, and safety abroad.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Three years’ experience in an international education setting with full time duties related to: safety and security, crisis management, and/or risk management.

Professional Competencies
• Track record of sound judgment and decision-making abilities as reflected in the ability to remain calm in crisis situations; handle matters confidentially; and exercise discretion with sensitive topics.
• Thorough research and analytical skills as reflected in the ability to elicit pertinent quantitative and qualitative data from various sources, identifying key factors, trends, and issues of concern.
• Experience working with international and diverse populations.
• Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively both verbally and in writing to diverse audiences, including exceptional public speaking and presentation skills.
• Experience developing training materials and programs.
• Ability to establish effective collaborations and partnerships between stakeholders with competing interests.
• Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability to balance conflicting interests, prioritize assignments, and coordinate multiple projects and people simultaneously.
• Ability to analyze complex and fast changing information about political, economic, cultural, and social context of risk, summarize possible implications, and make recommendations for action.
• Proficiency with various information technology tools including data management, web content management, and spreadsheets.
• Ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risk across cultures within a complex organization.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree from an accredited higher education institution.
• Experience living, studying, or working abroad.
• Experience working in an institution of higher education.
• Basic professional proficiency in a second language.
• General knowledge of FERPA and basic travel insurance coverage provisions.
• Experience with study abroad software applications (such as Studio Abroad).

FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

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.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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