Yale University New Haven , CT 06501
1.Direct all emergency preparedness activities, including the on-going development of a university-wide program. Update and implement the department strategic plan, including capital and operational budget components. 2. Provide updates and reports regularly to the Executive Policy Group, and periodically to the University Officers and Yale Trustees on the status of the University's emergency readiness. 3. Work closely with University departments through the 50+ member Emergency Operations Team to develop emergency preparedness policies and procedures. Serve as the senior University official, along with the VP for HR and Administration, the Senior VP for Operations and Executive Policy Group, in directing the work of the Emergency Operations Center in the event of a campus emergency. 4. Serve as liaison with state and national agencies on emergency planning. Work with city, state and national agencies to coordinate plans and procedures. 5. Responsible for ensuring the management and growth of the Yale Alert System. This system is used in life-threatening emergency situations that will reach the campus community through multiple means, meets federal reporting requirements and minimizes legal liability. 6. Work well and closely with the following offices and departments: Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety; Fire Marshal; Yale Health, Yale Medicine; General Counsel; Risk Management; Facilities; ITS; and others. 7. Investigate best practices with respect to design, coordination and implementation of campus-wide emergency preparedness. 8. Direct the development and revision of emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and business continuity documentation and policies, and the implementation and training associated with such policies. 9. Manage several projects simultaneously and ensure that the design, testing, training, documentation and prioritization objectives are met, refined and re-sequenced as needed during the implementation and execution phases of multiple projects. 10. Facilitate training of University employees and work with faculty and staff one-on-one and in group settings, conducting effective training related to emergency preparedness, business continuity and cross training activities. 11. Oversee review of campus facilities to assess adequacy of systems and equipment that can be used for service during an emergency to ensure the safety of students, employees and visitors. 12. Lead campus-wide emergency preparedness drills and table top exercises involving senior officials and others at least twice a year.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Health and Safety, or other relevant field and at least ten years of progressively responsible administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The Director of Emergency Management reports to the Vice President for Human Resources and Administration and works closely with the Executive Policy Group, Emergency Operations Team and the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Advisory Council. This is a critical function position and must be available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
The Director is the senior University official charged with coordination, planning and response to emergencies on campus. Leading a department of three, the Director oversees campus-wide University emergency preparedness and business continuity programs, including: the development and revision of emergency operations and business continuity plans and policies; the implementation and training associated with such policies; strategic planning; providing emergency preparedness information, consultation with and training for the campus community; planning and assessment of responses to disasters and other emergencies, and making recommendations for improvements; developing event actions plans for large university events such as Commencement, Spring Fling and large sporting events; advising schools and units on issues related to emergency preparedness and business continuity; working with city, state and national agencies to coordinate plans and procedures.
Master's Degree; experience working in higher education. Strategic planning experience. Professional development training certifications in Emergency Management from FEMA, NEMA, or related agencies.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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