About Us: The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University

Employment at IFSA-Butler

IFSA-Butler is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with Butler University. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IFSA-Butler was founded in 1988 with the primary goal to provide quality study abroad opportunities that include academic and support services to enhance the undergraduate experience, and positively affect the future trajectory of our students. IFSA-Butler is one of the largest study abroad providers in the country and provides high quality academic programs for undergraduates in 18 countries.

IFSA-Butler offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement plan and generous paid time off.

The Institute for Study Abroad is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Director of Health and Safety

IFSA-Butler is seeking an energetic professional for the position of Assistant Director of Health and Safety. This full-time, exempt position is based in Indianapolis and reports to the Director of Health, Safety and Security. This position will support the director in emergency response, assist with non-emergency student incidents abroad, as well as risk management duties. This unique position will also oversee health and wellness predeparture advising of student applicants, assist students in coordinating services abroad and arrange for special accommodations as needed. This individual will also monitor and respond to multiple areas of health and safety in the world as well as in the field of education abroad.


  • Student incident and emergency response: Member of Crisis Management Team (CMT), assist CMT and resident staff during student emergency or incident abroad, share on-call emergency phone duty, review and update health and safety policy and procedures, serve as back-up CMT leader in the director's absence.
  • Predeparture student assistance – Oversee all aspects of health and wellness predeparture student advising, work with program advisors on best practices and arranging accommodations for students while abroad, conduct one-on-one phone calls with students who disclose sensitive medical concerns, and create/review health and wellness predeparture materials.
  • Insurance – Serve as point person for IFSA-Butler's international health and security insurance. Explain and promote the policy, triage questions and issues and determine course of action when problems arise.
  • Risk management and student safety – Monitor world news events, U.S. and foreign governmental reports, and other resources in regions where IFSA-Butler operates programs; maintain knowledge and answer questions about health, safety and security concerns in program locations; review sponsored student events for compliance with policies and liability concerns.
  • Publications, materials and web Content – Create and review IFSA-Butler materials and publications, online and print, for health, safety and security needs.
  • Training and research – Monitor trends in student health and safety, provide reports/data analysis, develop training materials, provide training on IFSA-Butler best practices for student health and safety, and present at IFSA-Butler events, regional and national conferences as requested.

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