Job Information

University of Utah Global Risk Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/19/2021

Requisition Number PRN28057B

Job Title Manager, Administration

Working Title Global Risk Manager

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Must be willing to be on-call 24/7 to respond to emergencies. Occasional evening and weekend events or meetings.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01541 - Office for Global Engagement

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 68,999 to 76,699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing leadership in developing and maintaining procedures to implement the University of Utah Global Risk Management Plan and International Travel Policy. The Global Risk Manager supervises all aspects of emergency communication and 24/7 emergency response related to university sponsored international travel. Responsibilities also include providing guidance on matters dealing with the health, safety and security of the University’s interests abroad and identifying and promoting best practices in the areas of health, safety and security of University faculty, staff and students engaged globally. This position leads the development, management, promotion, and oversight of a comprehensive travel abroad preparedness strategy and chairs a standing committee on global risk management.


  1. Lead the development, management, promotion, and oversight of a comprehensive travel abroad preparedness strategy in the following areas: policy development, review and implementation; proactive assessment of risks associated with travel to particular geographical areas; health and safety program audits; crisis management; training and outreach; coordinating internal communications and shared resources/services; representing the University Of Utah Internationally and nationally in the areas of health, safety and security; developing effective partnerships with key education abroad program providers, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and government agencies in the areas of health, safety and security abroad.
  2. Provide leadership in developing and keeping current procedures that implement the University of Utah International Travel Policy for all campuses.
  3. Supervises all aspects of emergency communication and 24/7 emergency response related to university-sponsored international travel.
  4. Provides guidance on matters dealing with the health, safety and security of the University’s interests abroad.
  5. Identifies and promotes best practices in the areas of health, safety and security of the University’s faculty, staff and students engaged globally.
  6. Serves as a member of the leadership team in the Office for Global Engagement and as chair of global risk management committee to be established.
  7. Serve as the university’s primary liaison to key education abroad program providers, faith-based organizations, NGOs, corporations and government agencies regarding safety and security of university faculty, staff and students abroad.
  8. Work with key stakeholders across the University of Utah.
  9. Conduct safety, security, and well-being program audits.
  10. Manage vendor relationships (develop, implement, monitor, and maintain vendor approval and review processes).
  11. Prepare actionable health, safety and security alerts, briefings and updates to various university constituents.
  12. Maintain and analyze data related to student and employee international travel at the University of Utah as well as data pertaining to international risk assessment in student and employee destination countries.
  13. Engage in continuous professional development to stay current on new technologies, innovation, information, etc. related to international risk management in higher education.
  14. Develop and maintain a University-wide incident reporting system.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.

Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Master’s degree in international higher education, higher education administration, education, international relations, international studies, or related field
  • Advanced training and/or experience in international risk management
  • Extensive experience with international travel and/or living/working abroad
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Substantial and progressively responsible experience in at least two of the following: project management, global safety and security management, emergency preparedness and crisis management, international studies, risk analytics, law enforcement, criminal justice, higher education administration, or education abroad.
  • Professional experience working in complex organizations or higher education institutions.
  • Intercultural communication skills and ability to work with diverse communities and with individuals from a wide range of cultures.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively both verbally and in writing to diverse audiences, including exceptional public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building and fostering strong relationships with staff at various organizational levels and with clients or the general public; Professional discretion when working with high-level visitors and delegations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing training materials and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability establishing effective collaborations and partnerships between stakeholders with competing interests.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability to balance conflicting interests; prioritize assignments; and coordinate multiple projects and people simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated record of sound judgment and decision-making abilities as reflected in the ability to remain calm in crisis situations; handle matters confidentially; and exercise discretion with sensitive/culturally sensitive topics.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills as reflected in the ability to elicit pertinent quantitative and qualitative data from various sources, identify key factors, trends and issues of concern; analyze and summarize possible implications and make recommendations for action.
  • Proficiency with various information technology tools including data management and spreadsheets
  • General knowledge of FERPA , civil rights laws, HIPAA , sponsored research, basic travel insurance coverage provisions, and export control regulations.
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in a language(s) in addition to English.
  • A sense of humor, a passion for adventure, and an interest in global affairs.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.