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Coordinator, International Safety and Security - OGE

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Closing date
Apr 23, 2024

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About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning?

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for supporting the department in the development and management of a comprehensive travel preparedness and response strategy for international safety and security. Reviews and develops protocols and policies for education abroad programs and faculty travel, conducting threat analysis and providing feedback. Advises KSU international travelers related to traveler health, safety or security concerns. Assists with reporting and supports compliance with university policies, procedures, regulations, and standards to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Monitors developing global incidents/conditions and traveler locations and recommends risk management protocols. Establishes international safety and security standards, policies, and guidelines and supports the development of best practices on global health and safety management.


  • Manages travel registration and tracking of university international travelers
  • Monitors world affairs, researches and provides analyses of high-risk locations
  • Assists with data file maintenance, reporting, statistics and documentation regarding KSU international travel, incidents, and responses
  • Provides resources, support and education for international travelers
  • Supports and facilitates travel safety initiatives and training on behalf of the office
  • Promotes international risk management to relevant stakeholders and the campus community
  • Implements outreach to promote health, safety and security initiatives, including print and electronic materials
  • May provide assistance in the event of international incident or crisis, serving as a back-up first responder as needed to ensure full response
  • May assist with compliance for Clery, Title IX, VAWA or other regulatory processes
  • Performs administrative duties in support of department leadership

  • Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education

    Other Required Qualifications

    Current, valid and unrestricted driver's license

    Required Experience

    Two (2) years related work experience

    Other Requirements

    24/7 availability during emergency periods

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional Preferred Qualifications

    Fluency in a second language

    Preferred Educational Qualifications

    An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

    Preferred Experience

    Experience with crisis management on international programs in higher education

    Experience with project management, public speaking and professional presentations

    Experience working with students in higher education

    Previous administrative experience in higher education

    Experience with Terra Dotta software (StudioAbroad)

    Experience traveling, living and/or working abroad

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


    Able to respond to emergency situations outside of regular business hours, when necessary

    Able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and partner institutions from different backgrounds

    Able to collaborate with campus stakeholders and serves as a spokesperson on matters of international health and safety

    Able to provide 24/7/365 coverage for international emergencies when necessary

    Able to support emergency response efforts while coordinating with multiple people/offices

    Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines


    Maintains current knowledge of student governance compliance and monitors developing global incidents/conditions and traveler locations and changes in U.S. State Department Travel Advisories and worldwide health, safety and security alerts

    Knowledge of risk management process, policies, procedures for international programs

    Knowledge of student governance competencies and related USG policies

    Knowledge of passports and visas

    Knowledge of technology, social media, and data management techniques as it relates to study abroad

    Knowledge of KSU, BOR and State of Georgia International Risk Management Policies

    Familiar with concepts related to student rights and responsibilities/judicial affairs/due process and student code of conduct(s)


    Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

    Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)

    Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills

    Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

    For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,

    Other Information

    This is not a supervisory position.

    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.

    This position will be required to drive.

    This role is considered a position of trust.

    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced
    • Education
    • DMV
    • 9 Panel Lab Drug Test

    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening

    results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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