The Safety Specialist works to design, implement and document/maintain safety related training, plans and program efforts. The Safety Specialist also maintains the emergency operations and evacuation plans and applicable policies and procedures for all Student Life facilities (over 5,800,000 gross square feet spread over approximately 125 facilities); assists the Student Life Director of Risk Emergency Management to develop reports based on research findings, industry recommendations, internal actions taken during emergencies and the results of internal and external metrics and presents to committees as needed; manages the implementation of security and safety related programs and training in a manner that fulfills the mission and strategic goals of Student Life; develops, delivers and assesses effectiveness of safety programs; hires, trains, directs, and evaluates the work of students working with Student Life's Risk and Emergency Management marketing and engagement efforts; may be subject to 24-hour emergency call-in at Director's discretion. May occasionally require evenings or weekends.
Bachelor's degree in business administration, safety/risk management or an equivalent combination of education and experience; five years of experience in project management, program planning and/or administration; three years of experience in training and/or facilitating; three years of experience in facilities operations or safety programs.
Master's degree in higher education, safety/risk management or equivalent fields; three years of work experience in higher education or university setting; knowledge or training in either NIMS (National Incident Management System) or other safety related rules, regulations and procedures; strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Target Salary: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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