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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. Stanford devotes tremendous resources toward the betterment of humanity. At Stanford, you’ll find a pervasive culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, an unparalleled respect for diversity and creative freedom, and life-long learning.


As a major Silicon Valley employer, we hope you will discover a rewarding career at Stanford University. Explore some of the many perks enjoyed by our employees.


This Opportunity

Stanford’s Global Risk Management Office is a high-profile team situated within the Office of the Chief Risk Officer. Team members gain a broad enterprise perspective, assist in a wide variety of activities, and make meaningful contributions on a daily basis.


As a Global Safety Program Manager, you will provide judgment, leadership, and subject matter expertise to Stanford’s schools and departments. You will collaborate closely with students, staff, faculty, researchers, and postdoctoral scholars.


This position is eligible for full-time remote work from any of the fifty states within the U.S., with periodic visits to campus. The position will report to the Director, Global Risk Management, in the Office of the Chief Risk Officer.


Core Duties:

  • Lead strategic planning and preparation for Stanford’s international and intranational incidents and emergencies.
    • Lead committee to continue evolving the design and implementation of 24/7/365 response to global emergencies and incidents.
    • Assess, on an ongoing basis, the process for a 24/7/365 response to emergencies and incidents. Implement lessons learned, and institute appropriate changes.
    • Design and implement periodic, ongoing training sessions and simulations for Stanford’s global incident management team. Maintain rotating on-call schedule of global incident commanders.
    • Recommend best practices, protocols, and procedures for incident management.
  • Lead and coordinate Stanford’s response to international and intranational incidents. Serve on the incident command team, coordinate, and assist in the university’s coordinated response to complex overseas emergencies.
  • Lead the continued evolution of the design and implementation of the process that identifies and assesses higher-risk global travel that includes geographic and non-geographic risk identifiers. Implement mitigation strategies for higher-risk travel.
  • Conduct travel risk assessments by reviewing and analyzing risk factors in global travel. Develop appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor and evaluate travel alerts through governmental and third-party resources. Track global trends, and develop and manage plans and communication to mitigate emerging risks in international and intranational locations where travelers, programs, or research may be located or planned.
  • Coordinate and support outreach strategy to enhance university-wide global travel risk and mitigation awareness. This function includes relationship development, communications, and compliance.
  • Identify risk gaps and support risk gap mitigation efforts.
  • Assess needs, and identify and implement technology platform enhancements and resources to mitigate global and travel risks.
  • Perform other relevant responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing an international incident response program preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in responding to global incidents and emergencies.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills that include ability to think on one’s feet, and strong analytical, evaluative and prioritization skills during an emergency.
  • Demonstrated ability to be calm, clear-headed, and decisive when handling critical incidents.
  • Demonstrated skill in monitoring global events, emerging risks and health, and safety and security developments worldwide.
  • Demonstrated experience in global travel risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies that span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational, and staff resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Ability and comfort in navigating ambiguity.
  • Relevant subject matter expertise.
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally, as necessary.
  • Familiarity with the Stanford 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 their 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.

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