Reporting to the Vice President of Student Life, the Director of Emergency Management provides leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of emergency management and preparedness that protect the students and employees of the College.
What You'll Do
The Director, working with senior leadership and other college personnel, coordinates the College’s response to natural disasters and other emergencies.
Builds and maintains relationships with government agencies, local municipalities, law enforcement, fire and other civic entities to develop effective plans that minimize damage and disruptions during an emergency.
Working in an inclusive and open manner, develop a comprehensive campus emergency plan ensuring compliance with current emergency management standards and best practices, including assessment of current plans, protocols, equipment and technology.
Collaborate with executive leadership of the College on matters of emergency management, especially the VP of Finance and Administration, the Academic Deans, and the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion.
Coordinate with, and provide leadership and support to, faculty, staff, and student groups in their emergency preparedness and continuity efforts.
Participates in the development of emergency preparedness conferences, instructive seminars, presentations, speeches, and other outreach activities for the Lewis & Clark community and external partners.
In coordination with other College departments, develop, lead, educate, and motivate campus constituents in emergency planning, response, and recovery strategies.
Along with the Vice President, lead the work of the Incident Management Team and Emergency Management Steering Committee, including facilitation, preparing minutes and reports, and collecting and analyzing data.
Provide leadership and support for Incident Management Teams during emergencies. Assist with operation, activation, and staffing of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Serve as an on-call resource to provide leadership and/or support during potential or actual emergency incidents, often in service beyond regularly scheduled hours.
Plan and lead drills to ensure readiness for a variety of possible emergency events.
Partner with local and state municipal organizations, colleges and universities on emergency preparedness plans.
Assist the Vice President of Finance and Administration in developing and maintaining a college risk assessment program.
Serve as key staff to the college risk management team.
Supervise one full time employee that assists in the development and maintenance of emergency management, environmental health and safety, and risk management programs.
Supervise student employees.
Appropriate FEMA or other similar emergency management courses or training programs.
5 years of related experience
ICS or National Incident Management System certification
Certification in CPR/First Aid and/or other response training programs.
Ability to work collaboratively with large and small groups, as well as the ability to lead and provide mentorship both directly and indirectly for a wide variety of groups and individuals
Excellent verbal and written communication and public speaking skills. Strong written, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills, with demonstrated attention to detail.
Experience in creating visual presentations for a variety of audiences and organizing and presenting information in a clear, concise manner that can be easily understood by the target audience. Ability to summarize and format technical information for diverse audiences.
Basic knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws including regulations, guidelines and standards regarding occupational health and safety.
Advanced knowledge of Emergency Management Principles (e.g. Standardized Emergency Management System, National Incident Management System, and Incident Command System) and Emergency Operations Center functions.
Travel may be required for training, conference attendance, and preparedness and outreach activities.
Ability to work occasional nights or weekends for training or emergency response purposes.
Ability to manage confidential or sensitive information using proper discretion and judgment.
Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and meet College vehicle insurance requirements.
Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College
Nice to Haves
8 years of related experience
Experience in higher education would be a plus
37.5 hours per week
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Commensurate with experience
Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or working in physically tiring work
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: R-000578
About Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.