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Director of the Office of Emergency Management - Georgetown University's Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at Georgetown University is responsible for leading the University's efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. OEM is responsible for the development and continual oversight of the University's Emergency Management Plan (EMP), which facilitates the coordination and communication between all University stakeholders. In the event of an emergency, the Director takes a leadership role in coordinating the University's response.
Serving locations across the Georgetown University enterprise, The Director of the Office of Emergency Management provides leadership and oversight for the development of policy and strategy across the areas of emergency preparedness, disaster response and recovery, and continuity of operations. The Director is responsible for coordinating with key leadership and decision-makers, faculty, and staff within both Georgetown University and the University's community and city partners to develop, implement, manage and optimize University-wide emergency preparedness and business continuity response plans and programs. The goal of this work is to improve the University's ability to prepare for, and function effectively following, any adverse event. The Director's duties include but are not limited to:
Initiates, develops, leads, and conducts emergency/disaster drills and exercises, and assists campuses, schools, and departments in preparing appropriate localized plans.
Assesses business continuity priorities and coordinates institutional community alerts and emergency notification protocols.
Provides leadership and management related to Georgetown's efforts to plan for and respond to emergencies and to ensure a safe and healthful campus environment.
Exercises functional coordination over the University's Emergency Support Teams (EST's) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) during an emergency or crisis event.
Works to ensure the safety of the University by making decisions and evaluating lessons learned that may directly impact the overall health and safety of students, faculty, and staff at the University. This includes oversight of the main campus (including the School of Continuing Studies, located in downtown Washington, DC) and medical campus.
Works in close coordination with the Georgetown University Law Center Public Safety & Emergency Management Office as well as Georgetown University Qatar, as well as other international locations.
Interacts with all departments of the University as part of emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery and works closely with senior level administrators and academic leaders.
Eight years of progressive experience in emergency management, with preference for at least four years in a higher education environment.
Proven track record of partnering with a diverse set of stakeholders to develop formal and thoughtful business continuity and operational response plans.
High level of understanding of organizational impact related to program implementation in the areas of risk management, safety, emergency response, business continuity, response and recovery.
Demonstrated track record of strong supervisory skills, including motivating and empowering staff members.
Evidence of strategic thinking and an ability to envision the future as it relates to emergency planning and business continuity.
Collaborative orientation, humble, and a team player.
Flexible and agile.
Strong project management skills.
Cogent and clear communication style, along with executive presence (critical to being effective and influential, and Strong written and verbal skills
Successful completion of one or more emergency management industry certification programs such as:(IAEM), (CEM), (CBCP), (PMP), (MEP) and Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program
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