Assistant Director, International Health and Safety

Tufts University

About the organization

Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformational experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges, and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.

The Tufts Global Operations Department is a team of experts in tax, purchasing, legal, human resources, and compliance who provide guidance and reduce internal infrastructure barriers for Tufts faculty and staff undertaking research, projects, or programs abroad. The office is responsible for overseeing the health, safety, and wellbeing of Tufts travelers conducting business or studying intentionally.


This position is charged with proactively addressing and mitigating the university’s exposure related to international activities, specifically focusing on the health and safety component. This position manages the university systems and policies related to international travel safety, leads the preparation of university travelers, and manages the university’s response to critical incidents, impacting individuals and groups, overseas.


Basic Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in global security, international studies, emergency management, international program management or education, or related field.
5 - 7 years experience in global safety, emergency, and risk management or international programming
Experience living, working and studying abroad
Experience writing and implementing policies and operational procedures
Knowledge/previous experience in higher education
Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and effectively work with various groups across campuses, including university administration, faculty, staff, students, and government agencies
Project management and leadership skills
International crises or emergency response experience
Ability to remain calm under pressure, use sound judgment and make decisions during high-stress events and with limited information, and to communicate confidently and discreetly when handling difficult or sensitive crises
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in IT

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate Degree in relevant field or with an international focus, i.e., global security, higher education, international program management, risk or emergency management
Foreign language proficiency
Experience in international security or intelligence analysis
Experience working in emergency response

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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