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Senior Specialist, Global Programs

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About Stanford

Stanford is one of the world's leading universities, supported by diverse staff who share a passion for the University's teaching, learning, research, and clinical care mission. At Stanford, you'll find a culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. Explore some of the many perks enjoyed by our employees.

Along with many of the University's core departments, the Global Risk Office is based at Stanford's Redwood City campus, featuring state-of-the-art buildings, a recreation and fitness center, dining pavilion, and central Bay Area location, five miles away from the historical Stanford campus.

This Opportunity

Stanford's Global Risk Office, a high-profile team situated within the Office of the Chief Risk Officer, is one of the few departments with University-wide purview. Team members gain a broad enterprise perspective, assist in a wide variety of activities, and make meaningful contributions on a daily basis. Global Risk functions are complex and have a significant business impact on Stanford's core mission of teaching, learning and research.

As the Senior Specialist for Global Programs, you will lead and oversee programs or functions under minimal supervision. Bringing knowledge of geopolitical issues, international relations, overseas travel security, contingency planning, and global emergency response, this position is responsible for overseas risk monitoring, assessment and mitigation. The ideal candidate will bring knowledge of issues that particularly impact graduate and undergraduate students in overseas academic and experiential learning programs. This role primarily serves the Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Bing Overseas Studies Programs (BOSP).

This position is eligible for full-time remote work from any location in the U.S., with periodic visits to campus once travel restrictions are lifted.

In compliance with health and safety laws and policies related to COVID-19, the Global Risk Office has been working remotely since March 2020, and will continue to do so in the near future. Interviews for this position will be conducted virtually; however, finalists may be invited to campus for a final interview.

Core Duties

In this role, you will:

  • Lead global travel risk monitoring and assessment, and proactive risk monitoring of program locations and assets, with particular emphasis on student travelers in the GSB and BOSP. Develop appropriate mitigation strategies.

  • Establish, assess, and update global health and safety guidelines, policies, processes, and resources. Develop and manage written emergency response protocols and resources for overseas centers that host student travelers, particularly for GSB and BOSP locations.

  • Participate as a responder in international incidents. Serve as lead responder for incidents impacting the GSB and BOSP travelers.

  • Collaborate on the design and execution, and lead the implementation of tabletop exercises and training for incident response related to GSB and BOSP. Recommend, define, and document best practice protocols for incident management and training for GSB and BOSP locations.

  • Conduct pre-departure traveler orientations, with special attention to preparing student travelers for risks and mitigation strategies that take into account locational information and traveler vulnerabilities.

  • Develop nuanced understanding of services provided by third-party providers. Explore, analyze and recommend products and services that serve the GSB and BOSP travelers.

  • Identify risk gaps and support global risk gap mitigation efforts.

  • Support ethics and compliance projects consistent with Stanford's guidance and policy, and applicable domestic and foreign laws and regulations.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated emergency management skills that include ability to think on one's feet, strong analytical, evaluative and prioritization skills during an emergency.
  • Demonstrated ability to be calm, clear-headed and decisive when handling critical incidents.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring global events, emerging risks and health, safety and security developments worldwide.
  • Demonstrated experience in global travel risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Demonstrated skill building relationships and understanding the needs of diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as necessary.
  • Familiarity with the Stanford or other academic environment and culture is preferred.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4122
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 89621

Keywords: Stanford University, Redwood City , Senior Specialist, Global Programs, Other , Redwood City, California

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