Director of Global Safety and Security

University of Nebraska
  • Location
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 24

Position description

The Director of Global Safety and Security (DGSS) will play a key role in leading the coordination of all activities related to international health, safety, and security, and will serve as the chair of a campus-wide risk assessment committee. The position will co-develop and implement with colleagues across the institution the necessary institutional infrastructure to ensure a systematic approach to risk mitigation by promoting the safety and success of all UNL’s academic and business travelers and international students/scholars on campus. The DGSS will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Engagement and Global Strategies.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. Se


Bachelor’s degree in security studies, international affairs, public policy, area studies, law or related field plus 5 years of demonstrated experience in areas that include but are not limited to global safety risk assessment, emergency response/coordination, international program design/implementation, international partnerships management and crisis management in an academic, business, or government setting required. Must have experience working and/or studying abroad, deep knowledge of cross-cultural communication and sensitivity to cultural differences in addition to knowledge of one or more foreign languages (fluency is not required but formal training in any given language is required).

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 6 years of experience working in a large university setting or complex organization in the area of global risk and operations desirable. Prefer fluency in at least one foreign language helpful. Experience living abroad for extended periods of time.

Application instructions

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