Senior Specialist, Global Programs
Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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
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.
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
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.
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
Participate as a responder in international incidents. Serve as
lead responder for incidents impacting the GSB and BOSP
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
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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication
- Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
- Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring
- 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
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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4122
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: J
- Requisition ID: 89621
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