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University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Expected pay range is $81,900- $87,456 per year + benefits
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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Global Education, Operations, Risk Management
Knowledge Communities
Education Abroad, International Education Leadership
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

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Responsible for mitigating health and safety risks for students traveling outside the US. Implements, manages, evaluates and updates a comprehensive travel preparedness strategy, student international travel policies and procedures. Review and approval responsibility for travel proposals and provider partners including vetting universities for exchange. Develops and recommends risk mitigation strategies for independent study and faculty-led programs. Conducts outreach to promote, advise and train about health, safety and security overseas. Designs general and specific education abroad emergency plans, oversees emergency response, trains Study Abroad Center (SAC) staff and directly manages complex emergencies. Conducts training for faculty-led program leaders and student travelers. Collaborates with counterparts at the other UC schools and supports the international risk management efforts of the campus and system. Other campus units may request advice and collaboration for international research security and global strategy.

Many operational functions of SAC are essential to risk management such as travel planning, data management, complete and timely student applications, orientation and waiver processes, reporting. Supervises two operations staff and provides overall management of internal processes of the unit. Works closely under the director to understand their vision and priorities and to direct unit operations to ensure they are accomplished effectively. Responsible for improving efficiency, productivity and ensuring high quality performance and client satisfaction. Creates work plans and manages development of SAC programs. Directly supervises operations and administrative positions within SAC. Recommends budget to director who has responsibility for financial decisions.

The position reports to the Director of Study Abroad, is part of the Study Abroad Center team, and also works closely with the Chief Global Affairs Officer for broader campus concerns. Uses advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Primarily deals with programs and proposals with broad impact across study abroad and global engagement. Develops and oversees the implementation of new risk programs and processes.


The University of California, Irvine Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national, and global communities. UCI is comprised of 13 schools and offers 92 majors and 86 minors, 62 master’s, and 68 Ph.D.’s. UCI has over 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students, over 1,200 regular rank faculty, and over 10,000 staff members. UCI is among the most diverse and dynamic campuses in the University of California (UC) system. UCI is the top university doing the most for the American Dream, according to The New York Times College Access Index. UCI is ranked #7 as the best public university by U.S. News and World Report; has been in the top 10 rankings of “Cool School” by Sierra magazine for nine years; and is the number one college for beach lovers for the second year in a row by Money magazine. In 2017-18, UCI was designated a Hispanic-serving institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution. UCI was seventh in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students in 2015-16. UCI holds 28 national titles in nine sports. UCI has an annual operating budget exceeding $2.9 billion. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI received more than 94,000 undergraduate applications for admission in fall 2018, and its admitted freshmen have highly competitive academic profiles. UCI is one of 62 leading research universities elected into the prestigious Association of American Universities. Located in the heart of Orange County, UCI enjoys the best of what Southern California has to offer: beaches, mountains, deserts, and a broad variety of cultural, entertainment, and intellectual activities. At the center of campus, Aldrich Park creates an oasis of serenity from which buildings radiate in a circular pattern, integrating natural open space with modern structure. Orange County’s second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $5 billion.

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