Job Description

Grand Canyon University's Emergency Preparedness team is currently seeking an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.


  • Implements, and coordinates the University’s Emergency Preparedness program, including emergency preparedness plans and procedures, exercises and after-action-reviews, training and education, and emergency support functions.
  • Prepares policies and procedures for approval and assists in implementation related to emergency conditions such as infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, technological hazards, and human-caused emergencies, utilizing the most current information from the CDC, State Health and the Maricopa County Public Health Department.
  • Conducts regular hazard vulnerability assessments/ risk analysis to determine the facility’s risk for natural (e.g. weather related), technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills), human-caused (e.g., active shooter or hostage situations), infectious disease outbreaks and other disasters and prepares overall report for review by management.
  • Maintains mechanisms to collect, review, and track data required by local, state, and federal entities which are consistent with the facility’s policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate activities between internal departments such as Public Safety, Health Center, Residence Life, Housing Operations, Facilities, EHS and Operations Center for sustaining campus operations and essential services to students, faculty and staff.
  • Coordinates infectious disease support activities such as disease monitoring, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation operations and overall mitigation strategy.
  • Creates and provides weekly situational reports for internal and external distribution.
  • Identifies and escalates issues to the Emergency Preparedness Manager.


  • Bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration, business management, or related field.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in supporting activities of real-world response within Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Incident Management Team (IMT) or other similar response capacity. 
  • Adult CPR with First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) certification, or the ability to obtain within 60 days of employment.
  • Must have valid current Arizona’s driver license and clean driving record.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background investigation, including fingerprinting.
  • Familiarity with Homeland Security and FEMA National Response Framework guidelines and recommended protocols
  • Knowledge of current emergency preparedness and continuity of operations best practices.
  • Able to present response-related information and plans in a succinct and understandable manner to a diverse community.
  • Understanding of importance of cultural sensitivity and how to effectively interact with a highly diverse campus community. 
  • Skill in fostering effective working relationships with others.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity and emotional maturity.
  • Good planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to assess critical or emergent situations and determine appropriate course of action. 
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of emergency communication systems, related computer systems, and applications.
  • Ability and willingness to respond to emergencies on an on-call 24/7 basis.  Able to work extended hours during emergency situations.  In the event of evacuation, the incumbent may be required to remain to perform needed services.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 11 Days Ago

Part time


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