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Safety and Student Life Manager

Location: Beverly, MA
Job # 10397179
Date Posted: 02-09-2018
Position Title: Safety and Student Life Manager
Location: Beverly, MA – USA
Reports To: Director of Safety and Student Life
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Safety and Student Life Manager will assist in the day-to-day management of safety and student life for all SFS field-based centers and programs.  The Manager’s duties consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
Safety and Student Life Management
  • Share on-call responsibility for responding to urgent inquiries or incidents from the field.
  • Share on-call responsibility for manning SFS 24-hr Emergency Hotline, including emergency calls from family or primary contact of students.
  • Ensure day-to-day acquisition, management, and tracking of student information (e.g medical issues, disciplinary action, behavioral concerns, etc.) from the field.
  • Facilitate regular call-ins with the field-based Student Affairs Managers (SAMs) at each program location.
  • Collect, review, and process Risk Management Plans (RMPs) from the field for all program excursions and expeditions.
  • Collect, review, and process Incident Reports (IRs) from the field.
  • Update and maintain the SFS Incident Database.
Pre-Program Duties
  • Assist with collection, review, and processing of all student pre-departure medical forms.
  • Assist in the medical screening process for all students.
  • Respond to inquiries from prospective students, parents, and sending institutions regarding health, safety, and student life at each program location.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding accommodations for physical limitations and special dietary needs.
  • Register students in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Make relevant edits and updates to Safety and Student Life sections of the SFS Field Preparation Guides.
  • Assist in the creation and revision of Safety and Student Life forms, waivers, protocols, and policies.
Program Support and Systems’ Maintenance
  • Maintain and update emergency contact information for each SFS center.
  • Assist SAMs in maintaining first aid kit inventories.
  • Be familiar with industry standards regarding health, safety, and risk management in higher education study abroad.
  • Assist in monitoring emerging political or environmental threats for each program location.
  • Research relevant health, safety, student life, and risk management topics and recommend steps that will improve SFS programs.
Field Staff Development
  • Assist in development and facilitation of bi-annual SAM training sessions.
  • Maintain records of first aid certifications for all field staff
  • Coordinate first aid trainings for field staff, as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • BA/BS in related field; MA/MS strongly preferred
  • Excellent competence in MS Office Suite, general computer proficiency, and database management.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • High emotional and cross-cultural intelligence
  • Familiarity with navigating medical resources in developing countries
  • Experience with crisis management
  • Significant experience living, working, and/or studying in developing countries
  • International leadership and management of study abroad programs for secondary, gap year, or university populations
  • Extensive group and student facilitation experience and/or background in experiential education
  • Current or recent certification as a Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT
  • Willingness to travel internationally to SFS field stations as needed
FLSA Status:
Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.  Comprehensive benefits package included. 
To Apply:
Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume online.  References will be required upon request.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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