Assistant Director, International Health and Safety

Tufts University
  • Location
    Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 22

Position description

We are a team of experts in tax, purchasing, legal, human resources, and compliance who provide guidance and reduce internal infrastructure barriers for Tufts faculty and staff undertaking research, projects, or programs abroad.

Job Summary:

This position is charged with proactively addressing and mitigating the university’s exposure related to international activities, specifically focusing on the health and safety component. This position manages the university systems and policies related to international travel safety, leads the preparation of university travelers, and manages the university’s response to critical incidents, impacting individuals and groups, overseas.


Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a completion of Bachelor's or equivalent experience in a related field with at least 5 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in global security, international studies, emergency management, international program management or education, or related field.
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience in global safety, emergency, and risk management or international programming
  • Experience living, working, and studying abroad
  • Experience writing and implementing policies and operational procedures
  • Knowledge/previous experience in higher education
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and effectively work with various groups across campuses, including university administration, faculty, staff, students, and government agencies
  • Project management and leadership skills
  • International crises or emergency response experience
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, use sound judgement and make decisions during high-stress events and with limited information, and to communicate confidently and discreetly when handling difficult or sensitive crises  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in IT

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in relevant field or with international focus, i.e., global security, higher education, international program management, risk or emergency management
  • Foreign language proficiency 
  • Experience in international security or intelligence analysis 
  • Experience working in emergency response or incident response center

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