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International Health and Safety Advisor & Program Coordinator

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Closing date
Apr 29, 2024

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College / University
The International Program and Study Abroad department is excited to bring aboard a new International Health and Safety Advisor & Program Coordinator! If you believe you match the required and desirable information, this may be your next career move!

WHAT YOU'LL DO: As a full-time International Health and Safety Advisor & Program Coordinator, you will assist with risk mitigation aspects of study abroad programs and university-related student travel abroad. You will play a key role in critical incident reporting, travel registry, insurance enrollment, pre-departure training and emergency preparedness planning for international travelers.

The International Health and Safety Advisor & Program Coordinator will also have the opportunity to:
  • Support international travel by liaising with study abroad staff, campus units, security, insurance, and logistics providers.
  • Coordinate select faculty-led study abroad programs to contribute risk mitigation and ensure a broad understanding of key administrative functions and processes.
  • Field questions relating to UI international travel insurance billing, claims, dependent travel and eligibility.
  • Serve as a first responder for international emergencies by following international Emergency Action Plans to coordinate medical and/or security response, including evacuations.

*For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail

the contact listed below.

About the Department: International Programs (IP) shapes and guides the University of Iowa's role as a leading international institution serving Iowa and the world.

We provide guidance and support for international students in the University of Iowa community, as well as scholarships and assistance for UI students who wish to study, intern, or do research abroad. We also provide funding opportunities and grant and fellowship assistance for UI faculty engaged in international research. We amplify the globally oriented accomplishments of UI students, faculty, and staff by promoting such work through various media and public engagement activities.

This position is eligible for hybrid work within Iowa and will require a work arrangement form to be completed upon the start of your employment. Per policy, work arrangements will be reviewed annually, and must comply with the remote work program and related policies and employee travel policy when working at a remote location.


  • BA or BS degree in an internationally oriented or crisis/counseling field, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Prior experience (typically one year) working in any of the following: international education, international government, international security or risk assessment, international insurance, undergraduate student support, counseling or an internationally oriented organization
  • Demonstrates a WORKING proficiency level in:
    • Knowledge of study abroad programs and related health, safety and travel risk concerns
    • Ability to respond quickly, calmly, and effectively under pressure in emergencies
    • Strategic, creative, and forward thinking
    • Ability and patience to solve complex problems
    • Ability to be persuasive regarding implementation of safety precautions
    • Ability to communicate clearly, articulately, and diplomatically in difficult situations
    • Aptitude to prioritize and juggle multiple situations requiring attention
    • Competency working as an outlier to multiple units, while promoting a common goal for International Programs
    • MS Office capabilities, including data manipulation and reporting in Excel, use of Outlook, and familiarity with proprietary databases
  • A Master's degree in internationally-related or crisis/student support field
  • Prior experience with crisis response for an academic institution or study abroad program provider
  • Prior experience liaising with agencies a study abroad office is likely to engage with for international programming and crisis response, such as study abroad providers, U.S. DOS, foreign embassies, insurance providers, victim advocacy groups or polices.
  • Prior experience in an undergraduate student support or counseling role
  • Foreign language skills
  • Filemaker database experience
  • Demonstrates a WORKING proficiency level in:
    • Understanding of the role of U.S. DOS in emergencies involving US citizens abroad and a functional understanding the Clery Act and Title IX as they apply to overseas locations


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must upload both of the following and mark them each as a "Relevant File" to the job submission:

  • a resume and a
  • cover letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Compensation: $44,500-$60,000 anticipated starting annual salary. Salary will be discussed at time of interviews.

Reach out to Monica Frank to learn more about benefits, compensation practices, and career development opportunities.

Click here to learn more about why you should join UI!

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Educ Supp Svcs Specialist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus, Hybrid within Iowa
  • Pay Level: 4A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 44,500
Contact Information
  • Organization: Provost
  • Contact Name: Monica Frank
  • Contact Email:

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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