Where it Can Take You
Emergency Management is one of the fastest growing fields in North America. Graduates can find employment in the public sector, private sector, non-profit and industry sectors. Many organizations require emergency managers in areas of land-use planning, business continuity, risk management, crisis management, disaster risk reduction, and community resilience.
Who should apply?
- Emergency management, public safety, or military professionals considering taking their careers to the next level or individuals interested in moving into leadership positions in emergency management.
- High school graduates looking to enter the field of emergency management.
- Adult learners interested in changing careers into a dynamic and emerging field.
For all students, the Emergency Management program at NAIT provides the fundamental skills you require to succeed in the emergency management field.
Graduates of either the two certificate programs: Industrial Emergency Management or Public Sector Emergency Management; or the Emergency Management Diploma program can expect to apply for professional positions in emergency management, public safety, business continuity and security with:
- Municipal, provincial, regional and federal organizations
- Healthcare organizations
- Educational institutions
- International organizations, such as the Red Cross
- Crown corporations
- Oil and gas industry
- Petrochemical industry
- Energy generation and transmission
- Financial institutions
- Private sector organizations
- Community or Faith-based organizations
Typical Job Titles Could Include:
- Emergency Program Manager
- Emergency Program Coordinator
- Emergency Planner
- Business Continuity Planner
- Disaster Risk Recovery Analyst
- Safety and Security Coordinator
- Public Safety Coordinator
- Emergency Management Advisor
- Disaster Planning Coordinator
- Risk Reduction Analyst
Examples of some of the competencies that a typical emergency management practitioner would learn or exhibit:
- Communication skills - both verbally and in writing, using various mediums available (e.g. In person, telephone, video conference, e-mail, etc.)
- Ability to understand and apply legislation, best practices, standards, policies, etc.
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse groups of people who often will have a multitude of divergent concerns, opinions, and goals, while in different environments, including those that are dynamic and stressful.
- Meet the business needs of, and align with, the culture of the organization while providing emergency management services.
- Develop and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders.
- Ability to gather, analyze, use, and appropriately share large amounts of information.
- Demonstrate leadership (inspire and manage) and management (plan, organize, lead, and control) skills.
“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” ~ Arnold H. Glasgow
Graduate Information & Opportunities
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