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Coordinator, International Safety and Security - OGE

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia

Job Details

Job Title: Coordinator, International Safety and Security - OGE
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269521
About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning?

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for supporting the department in the development and management of a comprehensive travel preparedness and response strategy for international safety and security. Reviews and develops protocols and policies for education abroad programs and faculty travel, conducting threat analysis and providing feedback. Advises KSU international travelers related to traveler health, safety or security concerns. Assists with reporting and supports compliance with university policies, procedures, regulations, and standards to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Monitors developing global incidents/conditions and traveler locations and recommends risk management protocols. Establishes international safety and security standards, policies, and guidelines and supports the development of best practices on global health and safety management.


1. Manages travel registration and tracking of university international travelers
2. Monitors world affairs, researches and provides analyses of high-risk locations
3. Assists with data file maintenance, reporting, statistics and documentation regarding KSU international travel, incidents, and responses
4. Provides resources, support and education for international travelers
5. Supports and facilitates travel safety initiatives and training on behalf of the office
6. Promotes international risk management to relevant stakeholders and the campus community
7. Implements outreach to promote health, safety and security initiatives, including print and electronic materials
8. May provide assistance in the event of international incident or crisis, serving as a back-up first responder as needed to ensure full response
9. May assist with compliance for Clery, Title IX, VAWA or other regulatory processes
10. Performs administrative duties in support of department leadership

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted driver's license

Required Experience
Two (2) years related work experience

Other Requirements
24/7 availability during emergency periods

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Fluency in a second language

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Preferred Experience
Experience with crisis management on international programs in higher education
Experience with project management, public speaking and professional presentations
Experience working with students in higher education
Previous administrative experience in higher education
Experience with Terra Dotta software (StudioAbroad)
Experience traveling, living and/or working abroad

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to respond to emergency situations outside of regular business hours, when necessary
Able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and partner institutions from different backgrounds
Able to collaborate with campus stakeholders and serves as a spokesperson on matters of international health and safety
Able to provide 24/7/365 coverage for international emergencies when necessary
Able to support emergency response efforts while coordinating with multiple people/offices
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Maintains current knowledge of student governance compliance and monitors developing global incidents/conditions and traveler locations and changes in U.S. State Department Travel Advisories and worldwide health, safety and security alerts
Knowledge of risk management process, policies, procedures for international programs
Knowledge of student governance competencies and related USG policies
Knowledge of passports and visas
Knowledge of technology, social media, and data management techniques as it relates to study abroad
Knowledge of KSU, BOR and State of Georgia International Risk Management Policies
Familiar with concepts related to student rights and responsibilities/judicial affairs/due process and student code of conduct(s)

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced
  • Education
  • DMV
  • 9 Panel Lab Drug Test

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening
results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.


Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.


In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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