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DRLA Career Opportunities

DRLA prepares students for professional positions in: 

  • communities that are affected by and vulnerable to disaster destruction and disruption 
  • organizations that focus on all phases of disaster management (preparedness, response, recovery, and risk reduction)
  • leadership and upper level management positions within organizations and communities that require strong leadership for the promotion of an increased level of resilience

These career fields include: 

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • City Planning
  • Disaster Management, Risk, and Recovery
  • Grass-root Development
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Sustainability

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

Here are just a few positions our alumni have obtained:

  • Genocide Monitoring Specialist at International Red Cross, Geneva
  • Senior Disaster Manager at American Red Cross
  • Global Risk and Resilience Manager at Nike International
  • Senior Business Continuity Specialist at Uber
  • Program Development Specialist at Team Rubicon
  • Office of Resilience with City of Portland
  • Emergency Management Consultant at Integrated Solutions Consulting
  • Health and Mental Health Specialist J&M Consulting