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Senior Associate Director,Environmental Health & Safety

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This position is located at Dartmouth Environmental Health and Safety 37 Dewey Field Road Suite 6216 Hanover, NH 03755-3529 Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Associate Director,Environmental Health & Safety
Department Environmental Health & Safety
Position Number 0630400
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Position Purpose

To lead Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) departmental environmental, laboratory safety and chemical hygiene programs. Reporting to the Director, provides strategy and vision to senior leadership and is second in command, responsible for leading and managing the EH&S office, in the absence of the Director.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Wide and comprehensive knowledge of occupational and environmental regulations, professional standards and best practices in laboratory safety (i.e. OSHA, CDC/NIH, EPA, DOT and related standards).
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal compliance requirements related to hazardous materials, wastewater, fuel management, and emergency preparedness.
  • Strong risk assessment and risk communication skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and presentation skills— able to meet the needs of an educationally and culturally diverse community.
  • Good judgment and poise in potentially stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials as they affect life/fire safety.
  • Ability to respond and help mitigate hazardous materials incidents and wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Minimum Experience
  • Ten or more years of progressively increasing responsibility in environmental health & safety management.
  • Management and supervision of professional, support staff and budget oversight.
  • Demonstrated leadership in field as evidenced by publications, presentations or membership in professional societies.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor degree in the sciences or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or other related certifications.
  • Evidence of continuing education in field and acquisition of new knowledge to meet emerging EHS challenges.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Maureen O'Leary
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is located at Dartmouth Environmental Health and Safety
37 Dewey Field Road
Suite 6216
Hanover, NH 03755-3529

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Leadership

  • Works strategically to minimize liability and develop regulatory compliance processes around multiple and varied college processes (i.e. research compliance and environmental permitting and compliance).
  • Provides strategic advice and leadership on environmental health and safety issues to institutional leaders. Enables the research and teaching of the College while anticipating and reducing future liability and risks. Develops multiple plans and programs to support and promote safety in teaching, research and service.
  • Oversees EH&S communication and outreach activities within the Dartmouth community and to outside agencies and relevant non-governmental organizations. Works to creatively communicate the EH&S mission and contributions toward teaching and research through multi-media approaches (i.e. print, video, outreach).
  • Develops and maintains critical working relationships with College departments, leadership, faculty and staff. Establishes productive relationships with community, state and federal officials, agencies and relevant non-governmental organizations.

EHS Compliance Programs and Outreach

  • Oversees the laboratory safety program in consultation with the Director of EHS. Identifies priorities, needs, requests resources and establishes systems to reduce risk and ensure compliance.
  • Identifies information, trends, regulations and best practices in laboratory safety to ensure the EHS team can meet Dartmouth’s needs.
  • Develops informational training, electronic tools and resources, policies and procedures to help ensure the safe handling, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals. Identifies and prioritizes chemical and environmental risks across campus using accepted audit and registration methods
  • Oversees laboratory chemical inventory and waste management programs, identify needs, priorities and work to secure required resources. Directs staff and contractors in this area and ensure continuity of services.
  • Serves on campus environmental health and safety committees as designated.
  • Ensures Dartmouth’s environmental management systems are compliant with local, state and federal permitting agencies and develop systems to ensure permit compliance and minimize liability and support operations.
  • Oversees wastewater, fuel storage, PCB/Lead/Asbestos and regulated materials in construction programs.
  • Integrates environmental programs into other EHS programs to improve compliance oversight and efficiency. Ensure cross-functional development of the EHS and Dartmouth team.
  • Identifies opportunities for the College to become a leader in sustainability and work with the Dartmouth Sustainability Project, the Energy Group and others to advance shared goals.

Staff and Fiscal Management

  • Coordinates with the EH&S Director, working with minimum supervision and supervises EH&S staff as directed to create a high performance collaborative team.
  • Addresses staff/management issues relevant to assigned staff employees and contract staff. This may include scheduling, diversity, team building practices, hiring, discipline, and performance evaluations.
  • Works with the Director of EH&S to support appropriate fiscal, procurement, and resource administration within area of responsibility.
  • Serves as a role-model, advocate, and mentor to direct reports and staff. Creates and sustains an environment that fosters teamwork, excellence, respect, accountability and diversity.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Writing Portfolio
  3. Additional Document #1
  4. Additional Document #2

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