International Travel Safety Manager

Job description

Job no: 500930
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Compliance/Legal, Full Time

Position SummaryThe International Travel Security Manager (ITSM) reports to the Associate Vice President of International Affairs and supports International Affairs and Business and Financial Affairs at San Diego State University (SDSU). Working in close collaboration with the staff of both offices, the ITSM proposes, develops, and coordinates policies, procedures, and activities that support the safety and well-being of SDSU students, researchers, faculty, and staff traveling abroad for study, research, or university business. The ITSM will develop and implement safety and security monitoring, analysis, and assessment; provide emergency response and support including a travel emergency preparedness plan; and provide global health and safety emergency response services for all SDSU global and regional travelers.The successful candidate for this position will have substantial experience in global safety, security management, risk analytics, crisis management, emergency preparedness, project management, and communication skills. They will have a proven track record of sound judgment and decision-making, the ability to remain calm in crisis situations while handle matters confidentially, and exercise discretion with sensitive topics. They will be experienced in developing training materials and programs and have demonstrated leadership and organizational ability to balance conflicting interests, prioritizing assignments, and coordinate multiple projects and people simultaneously.International Affairs is responsible for the coordination and development of international programs and services at San Diego State University including, but not limited to, faculty engagement, international research, international curriculum, international student services, study abroad, assessment, transborder programs, the SDSU Passport Office, and international alumni relations and development. International Affairs provides services that meet the diverse needs of the SDSU global community and offers programs that foster global perspectives and diplomacy, intercultural awareness, and international goodwill. International Affairs works with all areas of the university to identify and meet the unique needs of its constituencies and to provide opportunities for all members of the campus community to develop effective skills and perspectives for global citizenship and leadership. Annual direct-service constituencies include; 1,700+ non-immigrant students; 15,000+ special event participants; 2,000+ study abroad participants; and 20,000+ Passport Office patrons. These areas are staffed by approximately 21 full-time positions and 25 student assistants.For more information regarding International Affairs, click here.This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.Candidate QualificationsBachelor's degree in a related fieldFive years of professional experience in global health, travel safety, risk management, international business, overseas program management, or relevant fieldAbility to address emergencies as they arise outside of normal business hoursA strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and building an equitable and diverse environment within a Hispanic Serving InstitutionPreferred Qualifications Graduate degree in international education, international business, international security and conflict resolution, law, communications, risk-analysis, or related field of studyExtensive experience in managing a wide range of emergency/crisis situations abroadExperience working in a higher education settingExperience living, working and/or studying abroadWorking proficiency in a foreign language(s)Compensation and BenefitsSan Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; andCalifornia State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.San Diego State UniversityNow in its 124th year, San Diego State University is a place of knowledge, experience, and impact and takes pride in more than a century of achievement in education, research and service. It is one of the oldest institutions in California, with 400,000+ living alumni and many more friends in the community who have a stake in its future. SDSU is expanding its global impact, unifying the university through a common mission and identity. Under a single name, the multi-campus university includes the San Diego campus, SDSU Imperial Valley, SDSU Global Campus, a future SDSU Mission Valley location, regional microsites, and other programs around the globe and online. The university provides students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct interaction with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares culturally competent global citizens, compassionate leaders, and ethical innovators who will transform the world.SDSU strives for equity and inclusion in everything it does, building on the human and intellectual diversity of students, faculty, and staff as a source of innovation and strength. SDSU is ranked 35 nationwide for ethnic diversity, and roughly 54% of the university's undergraduates and graduates are students from historically marginalized populations. SDSU is the No. 1 LGBTQ+-friendly campus in California, and No. 8 nationally, according to Campus Pride and BestColleges. Further, the university is consistently ranked as a top school for veterans and serves more than 4,000 military-connected students. Most critically, the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion translate to results: Continuation and degree completion rates have increased over the last decade, and equity gaps have begun to close effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.Supplemental InformationInitial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 21, 2021. To receive consideration, apply by June 20, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.For more information, please contact:Casie Martinez, Assistant Human Resources Director(619) 273[email protected] management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is madeThe person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at [email protected] or 619-273-3343.

Advertised: Jun 01, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time