Environmental Health & Safety / Sustainability Manager
About College of the Holy Cross:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
There are two components of this position: (1) campus-wide environment health and safety; and (2) sustainability.
As it pertains to the EHS function, the College understands that it is highly unlikely that any one candidate will be fully competent in all of the EHS subject matters listed below. However, the successful candidate will be familiar with most of these topics and well-versed in at least a few of the following: (A) Industrial Safety/Hygiene; (B) Environmental Programs; (C) Federal and state compliance (policies, procedures, trainings, inspections); (D) Job/Workplace Safety; and (E) others, as assigned. In addition, the Manager will have some responsibility for developing appropriate plans and procedures, ensuring adherence to legislative and regulatory requirements, handling various issues related to research and instructional support, and promoting the use of safe work practices and tools/equipment throughout the campus. The EH&S Manager will oversee the College's Safety Committee and works closely with the Facilities Department and the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) and other campus personnel assigned to both safety and emergency response roles. In the future, this position may evolve to assume responsibility for chemical, biological, radiation and laser safety to elevate the position to Director of Environmental Health and Safety. This position falls under 'Emergency Personnel' and must report to work when required.
This individual will also oversee the College's sustainability efforts. This individual will work with faculty, staff, and students to make recommendations to evaluate and improve the College's sustainability efforts.
Bachelor's degree in an EH&S related field and 3 or more years related experience, or an Associate's degree with 5 or more years of related experience
A valid driver's license and successful credentialing in order to operate college vehicles including a box truck under 10,000 lbs.
Experience training both small and large groups
Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, organizational and project management skill
Demonstrated strong problem solving and judgment skills
Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
Attention to detail
Proficient in all Microsoft suite applications including Google Drive, Google Docs & Forms, Word and Excel, PowerPoint, and the ability to learn and use new software programs
Occasional evenings and weekends
Completion of successful background check
Knowledge Required For the Position
Knowledge of and ability to interpret local, state and federal codes, regulations and standards
Knowledge of college policies and procedures.
Knowledge of investigative techniques, reporting and root cause analysis.
Knowledge of hazardous waste management principles.
Knowledge of personnel management principles.
Knowledge of budget preparation and management principles.
Knowledge of training curriculum development and facilitation.
Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with peers and the public.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Environmental and Physical Demands:
Must be able to lift and carry 35 lbs
Carrying, reaching, stooping, crawling, ascending and descending stairs and ladders, entering confined spaces and mechanical areas
Walking and standing
Utilizing material handling equipment for the purpose of moving 55 gallon drums
Using fall protection
Working with chemicals/hazardous materials, dust, odors, outdoor elements, fluctuations in temperatures
EHS and/or sustainability experience in an educational institution
Experience managing an EH&S website
Ability to interpret building documents, plans and specification
This is a full time exempt level position. .
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.