Director of Emergency Management

Oregon, United States
$86,577.00 - $115,000.00
May 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.




 The Director of Emergency Management provides leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of emergency plans, preparedness, health and environmental regulatory compliance programs, as well as mitigation, response and recovery from emergency incidents in order to protect and serve the students and employees at Lewis & Clark College. 

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement (details in application process)




Emergency Management (60%)

  • The Director, working with senior leadership and other college personnel, coordinates the College’s response to natural disasters and other emergencies. The Director 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 comprehensive campus emergency plans ensuring compliance with current emergency management standards and best practices, including assessment of current plans, protocols, equipment and technology.

  • 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.


Environmental Health and Safety (20%)

  • Oversee the development of an Environmental Health and Safety program to ensure compliance with required policies, procedures, and laws. Including: college policies and procedures, contractor safety programs, fire safety, building inspections, OSHA, EPA, and insurance carriers.

  • Ensure the ongoing analysis and evaluation of compliance programs and implement changes as necessary, including appropriate audits and documentation.

  • Supervise the coordination of response to all employee, faculty and student health, safety, and environmental concerns within the workplace.

  • Ensure appropriate and applicable training and orientation for employees, including, but not limited to asbestos awareness, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), blood borne pathogens, ergonomics, hazard communications, respiratory protection, fall protection, and lifting/back safety.


Risk Management (10%)

  • 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.


Supervision (10%)

  • Supervise one full time employee that assists in the development and maintenance of emergency management, environmental health and safety, and risk management programs.



  • Bachelor's degree

  • Appropriate FEMA or other similar emergency management courses or training programs.

  • 5 years of related experience

  • 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;, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding occupational health and safety; and 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.

  • Certification in CPR/First Aid and/or other response training programs.



  • Master's degree

  • 8 years of related experience

  • ICS or National Incident Management System certification

  • Experience working in higher education



  • 37.5 hrs/week

  • Full-Time

  • Benefits Eligible: YES



  • Salary Range $86,577 - $115,000 annually DOE

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