Under the guidance of the Emergency Management Director, the Emergency Management Coordinator – Emergency Preparedness & Outreach will support the development, implementation, and maintenance of outreach and engagement strategies to ensure that the University of Texas at Dallas is a regional leader in community preparedness and resiliency.
The position requires significant contact and coordination with internal faculty, staff, and students as well as external partners at the local, county, state, and federal level.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree. Minimum three years of demonstrated recent professional level experience in current emergency management strategies and techniques, policy development and coordination with large organizations with multiple priorities; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and experience in of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) techniques of emergency response and recovery, interactive functions, responsibilities, and goals of local, state, and federal government planning and implementing emergency services, including various mutual aid systems. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to quickly analyze an evolving situation, and adopt a quick and effective course of action. Basic knowledge of computers. Incident Command System (ICS) certification. Must have, keep and maintains the appropriate valid TX Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Master's degree in emergency management or related field.
- Seven (7) years' experience in emergency management and outreach concepts and principles and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a university campus setting.
- Experience in implementing a Campus CERT and/or Workplace CERT program. Knowledge of local, state, and federal rules, guidelines, and standards for emergency management and/or business continuity.
- Ability to multitask effectively and demonstrated responsiveness to constituents, subordinates, peers, and superiors.
- Ability to demonstrate openness and responsiveness to new ideas, adapt to change and influence others in a positive manner.
- Ability to communicate in the Spanish language.
Certifications: Certified Emergency Manager (CEM); Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP); Certified Texas Emergency Manager (TEM)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plans, develops, and implements community-wide public information, custom educational programs, outreach and engagement efforts, and spearheads and manages community disaster preparedness and resiliency efforts for the University in alignment with National, State, and local requirements and standards.
- Facilitates large multi-stakeholder meetings, workshops, task forces, and committees that support collaborative partnerships and solicits feedback, insights and recommendations that inform public outreach and engagement approaches.
- Participates in making presentations to a variety of UTD community members, governmental bodies, businesses, community groups, schools and the general public; presents information on emergency procedures and techniques.
- Assists the Director in overseeing business continuity activities for the university.
- Provides subject matter expertise to University stakeholders regarding individual Unit development of business continuity plans. Participates in outreach and education efforts to increase community knowledge around analyzing processes, identifying critical functions, minimizing risk, and conducting business impact analysis.
- Communicates project status through reports, presentations, and other appropriate means. Ensures all operational functions related to emergency preparedness and outreach are complete, accurate, and timely in their delivery.
- Creates and maintains clear and accurate reports, records, and databases to include after-action reports following training exercises, other training records, business continuity plans, and committee meeting notes.
- Assists the Director in implementing the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
- Assists the Director in the coordination and activation of a functional Emergency Operations Center (EOC). During EOC activations, provide management and leadership serving in various roles within the EOC's structure.
- Assists with managing university-wide training and exercise programs.
- Serves as Duty Officer, when scheduled, which may require 24/7 availability on a rotational basis.
- Coordinates with and maintains collaborative interactions with local, county, state and federal partners.
- Attends emergency management meetings with local, regional, state, and federal level agencies.
- Collaborates with or assists team members with priority projects and is willing to take on other duties as assigned.
- Must be able to respond to after-hours emergencies.
- Must have State of Texas Driver's License and acceptable driving record, and be able to drive a state vehicle.
- Work will be performed on-site and in person
UT Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. We offer an employee-friendly work environment with a comprehensive benefit package including:
Medical insurance – including 100% paid employee medical coverage for full-time employees
Long and short-term disability
Retirement Plan Options
Paid time off
All UT Dallas employees have access to various professional development opportunities, including a membership to Academic Impressions, LinkedIn Learning, and UT Dallas Bright Leaders Program.
About UT Dallas:
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged to their pursuit of excellence.
What You Should Know:
UT Dallas is ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges” for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and leads initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG). The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Visit https://institutional-initiatives.utdallas.edu/ for more information.
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator.
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