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The Director of International Travel Health, Safety and Security will work under the direction of the Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Initiatives in collaboration with relevant on-campus parties.  




      Program Development and Delivery

  • Establishes and promotes standards of best practice for international travel health, safety, and security.
  • Designs and creates system and process enhancements to ensure that Emory can fulfill its duty of care obligations for community members on university-sponsored travel abroad.
  • Develops and maintains standardized health, safety, and security training programs and materials for international travel and organizes and delivers related orientation and educational sessions.

      Process Improvement and Coordination

  • Works with established study abroad programs and student-facing groups to strengthen support for student travel health, safety and security, with a particular focus on ensuring best practices are in place for all student international travel, including that outside of established programs.
  • Leads efforts to optimize travel registry processes, assessing available resources (e.g., software packages) to enhance these efforts and developing associated implementation recommendations to senior leadership.

      Traveler Support

  • Serves as a single point of contact for the health, safety, and security questions of faculty and staff engaged in international travel and/or supporting student international travel.
  • Provides health, safety, and security guidance and assistance before, during, and after travel to faculty and staff engaged in international travel and/or supporting student international travel; includes assistance with evaluating the health, safety, and security risks associated with particular destinations and activities abroad.

      Critical Event Management and Response

  • Works with Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), Risk Management, and other relevant units to identify and assess emerging threats related to international travel and develop appropriate responses.
  • Manages travel permission process in instances if certain travel has been restricted.
  • Participates in emergency and crisis response efforts, as appropriate, and in coordination with other related Emory resources. Coordinates and manages appropriate outreach to travelers in challenging situations and/or needing assistance.

      Subject Matter Expertise

  • Builds on existing experience to stay current on global travel risks and risk mitigation strategies and drives related improvements at Emory.
  • Monitors current events and health, safety, and security developments affecting international travel, with a particular focus on those that could impact Emory travel and activities abroad.
  • Engages with and participates in relevant professional networks.

      Leadership and Program Management

  • Supports through actions, interactions, and communications with others GSI's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness as expressed in its Values Statement.
  • Demonstrates strong customer service skills as well as excellent written and oral communication abilities.
  • Develops and manages program budget and associated staff resources.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and seven years of international education, research, operations or related experience which includes management experience, OR equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Extensive international travel experience, including travel to challenging environments strongly preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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