International Risk Analyst

University of Arizona
  • Location
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 28

Position description

Please note: The ‘Minimum Qualification’ and ‘Supplemental Question’ have been updated. In addition, the review date has been extended to April 9, 2018.

The International Risk Analyst provides international travel security in support of resilient UA global travel and programming through: comprehensive international situational awareness; risk assessment; preparation of diverse travelers and institutional systems; and global emergency readiness and response. The candidate is expected to support and advance Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Contribute to the maintenance of institutional global situational awareness for UA travelers through policy development and execution and training.
• Participate in the distribution of information to travelers and stakeholders through the monitoring and analysis of UA global intelligence program.  
• Assist with rotation coverage of UA International Emergency Support, serving as a resource for international security. This involves being available while on call to: monitor global events; answer inbound calls; and address incidents with a variety of complexity at any time of day.
• Assist in the development and execution of the University’s emergency plans and protocols for international emergencies. 
• Assist, and when necessary, lead the coordination of response, recovery, and documentation of potentially complex international incidents.  
• Assist with Clery Act reporting requirements for international travel. 
• Develop and maintain professional relationships with external experts and resources from a variety of sectors such as the U.S. Department of State and their Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC), the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), the Forum on Education Abroad, Pulse International, and other health, safety and security contacts and organizations.


• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of professional experience; OR M.A./M.S.; OR Doctorate degree in related field (e.g. international relations, international security, area studies, risk/security/political analysis, and emergency management).
• Demonstrated competencies and understanding pertaining to fields of international risk management, travel security, and crisis management.
• Understanding of travel security in a university environment
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills with ability to synthesize and report on information clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner.
• A high level of professionalism, with attention to detail, discretion, and flexible demeanor and capacity to maintain composure while addressing complicated and stressful problems.
• Demonstrated public speaking and training skills.
• Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with demonstrated use of initiative and sound judgement and creative problem solving.
• Availability occasionally to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree
• Experience living, studying, working, or extensive travel abroad
• Background in international security for private/public sector or nonprofit 
• Experience working within complex organizations and diverse constituents
• Experience responding to complex international events
• Familiarity with export control regulations
• Language fluency in more than one language
• Able to read people and quickly relate to diverse professional, cultural, and personal needs
• Ability to maintain humor in difficult circumstances

Application instructions

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