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Associate Director, Global Safety and Security

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
International Programs and Services
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

As a vital member of the Global Services group in the Office of Global Engagement, which provides high-level support to constituents around the University to promote, encourage, and enhance global engagement at Boston College, the Associate Director for Global Safety and Security will provide guidance and support to faculty and staff with respect to health, safety, security risks, and threats surrounding international travel. The Associate Director will also work in close conjunction with the Office of Global Education to prepare students for study abroad.

The Associate Director will be the primary point person for questions regarding international risk assessment, health, safety, and security training, logistics, compliance, and crisis management on international programs, projects, and partnerships.

The Associate Director will manage the University's travel registry system; analyze, assess, and report on situations around the globe affecting international travel; provide pre-departure consultations as necessary; and advise on new policies and procedures. Crucially, these efforts will help guide and protect our community of students, faculty, researchers, and staff; limit exposure to the University (e.g., improper foreign influence); and facilitate and ensure compliance with federal, state, and other regulatory guidelines and laws.

The incumbent will play a vital role in ensuring the safety as well as risk and liability awareness for the University's international travelers. S/he will actively and continuously monitor world events and international health, safety, and security conditions (e.g. natural disasters, political unrest, terrorist acts, and other incidents) that could impact Boston College activities abroad. In coordination with relevant offices, s/he will review academic program proposals and provides analysis and assessment of health, safety and security risks and mitigation plans for these programs; the assessment will be used during the program design and approval process. Additionally, s/he will convene and provide high-level support and guidance to the Global Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) and will also sit on the Foreign Influence Working Group.

The Associate Director will be the primary contact with the University's Emergency Management team and serve roles as needed in emergency situations. S/he will work with the Directors of relevant offices and Emergency Management to ensure that the University's response to overseas emergencies is carried out appropriately and efficiently, and that any necessary after-action requirements are completed in a timely manner; s/he will remain on-call with other members of the Global Engagement team for emergencies involving University travelers abroad; emergencies can and often occur outside of regular business hours.


The ideal candidate should have five to ten years of experience in global travel and risk/threat management as well as technical competency in systems/database management. Experience/familiarity with the U.S. State Department's Travel Advisory System and other federal government safety and security advisory/warning systems is required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, students, and administrators is essential. Strong writing skills and ease at public speaking, as well as experience and comfort providing pre-travel security briefings, are also required.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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