Assistant Director, Emergency Management

The George Washington University
Washington D.C.
$57,685 - $83,548
Sep 16, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Full Time

The Division of Safety and Security aims to provide a safe and secure campus for all members of the university community through best-in-class technological and physical infrastructure, proactive assessment and analysis, and a caring team of professionals dedicated to upholding the University’s values with the highest degree of conscientiousness.
Reporting to the AVP, Health & Safety, the Assistant Director, Emergency Management manages the University’s emergency management and continuity program, one of the units comprising Health and Safety. The mission of Emergency Management and Continuity is to collaborate with George Washington University faculty and staff in all-hazards planning to develop emergency plans, policies, procedures, and capabilities that will enable the University to effectively and efficiently respond to and recover from emergencies.
• The Assistant Director provides leadership and support for all university departments and officials in the development of emergency response, recovery, Continuity of operations, and special events planning.
• Provides direct supervision to the emergency management coordinator. The Assistant Director provides support to the AVP, Health, and Safety, and may serve as the focal point of contact for the HEMS when the AVP, Health and Safety, is not available.
• Manage and oversee the Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG) at the University, which comprises of staff members as well as up to 70 student volunteers who serve as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) for the University community.
• Coordinates and promotes emergency preparedness throughout the University by engaging the campus community through a variety of outreach activities; develops and distributes effective university-wide emergency preparedness materials; participates in external emergency preparedness programs.
• Assists the AVP, Health and Safety, in the planning and implementation of the annual exercise program. The Assistant Director assists the AVP, Health and Safety, in supporting the leadership group during incidents and exercises, as needed.
• Manages and maintains all emergency communication notification systems, emergency equipment, and supplies. Coordinates with the Division’s Communication specialist as needed.
• Assists in the management of the university emergency operations center, and the management and training of all employees who perform emergency management functions.
• Manages daily emergency operations and projects for all campuses and/or university locations.
• Serves on a rotating on-call schedule during non- business hours and holidays.
• Provides, as needed or requested, incident notification and shares situational awareness.
• Assists the AVP, Health and Safety, in developing an annual operating budget for Emergency Management and Continuity.
• This position is essential and may be required to be present during emergency situations.
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.