Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 8974

Reports To: Director of Study Abroad

Working Title: Global Risk Manager

Department: Study Abroad Center

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 007242

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule:

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive study abroad travel preparedness and response strategy to promote and protect the safety and well-being of UC Irvine students, faculty, and staff when travelling. The selected candidate will be the expert in the Study Abroad Center on all matters related to international travel safety and security. The candidate will engage in outreach to promote, advice and train on health, safety and security overseas.

He/she will create general and specific Study Abroad emergency plans, oversee emergency response, train SAC staff and directly manage complex emergencies. The selected candidate will design safety training for Faculty-led program leaders and students, including training for high-threat situations.

UCI Study Abroad Center

The mission of the Study Abroad Center is to foster a culture at UCI in which study abroad is expected and achievable for all students.

The Center reports to the Office of Global Engagement, and assists students in participating in programs abroad that offer unique academic opportunities, international learning and personal development while making progress toward their UCI degree. Graduates who have studied abroad become future leaders - in public, private and non-profit sectors - with a more nuanced understanding of other countries and cultures as well as greater self-awareness and self-confidence. We aim to ensure that our students' study abroad experiences help them affect positive change in the world, both locally and globally.

Compensation Range:

Commensurate with experience.

Department Website:


Bachelor's degree in a relevant, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in risk management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated global travel risk management knowledge.

Substantial experience implementing and coordinating crisis response services in relation to critical situations or incidents abroad.

Substantial experience developing and implementing institutional global travel risk management, planning information and training.

Experience effectively coordinating and improving travel preparedness outcomes with various constituents, such as university or business institutions, police, international organizations, US State Department, US embassies and consulates.

Experience with international security entities and/or travel security providers, especially in international incident response situations.

Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, active listening skills, including skills to cultivate trust and build successful working relationships.

Written and verbal communication skills to articulate essential emergency information in a timely manner, including public speaking to present information to diverse groups and an ability to concisely present complex risk findings and make recommendations verbally and in writing.

Ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems, including the ability to conduct research and analyze information from multiple sources and to summarize findings into clear and concise written format using text, graphics, and tables.

Professional acumen to handle sensitive or difficult situations with discretion, recognize and protect the confidentiality of highly sensitive or controversial information.

Ability to work and interact effectively with people who have different skills, backgrounds and experiences.

Excellent time management skills.

Experience using various software programs (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, etc.) to accomplish assignments.


Familiarity with study abroad and international education.

Experience developing and implementing institutional travel risk management, planning information and training for a higher education institution.

Professional certification in Risk Management.

Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.

Special Conditions:

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 11/9/2020
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