Senior Specialist, Global Community Engagement

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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 experience and/or skill in leading outreach efforts in global risk and mitigation. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of geopolitical issues, international relations, overseas travel risk assessment and mitigation, and global emergency response. 
  • Experience in designing knowledge-building events using innovative, impactful teaching-learning methods. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in community engagement. 
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and decision-making skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in global travel risk assessment and mitigation.   
  • Demonstrated skill building relationships and understanding the needs of diverse populations. 
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring global events, emerging risks and health, safety and security developments worldwide. 
  • 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 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 ability to develop and meet budget goals. 
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team. 
  • 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. 

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