Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

81742 Environmental Health & Safety

About the Unit
The University of Chicago campus is part of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, which contains a significant amount of off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. More than a third of the University's staff resides in areas surrounding the campus, and more than 50% of the University's faculty live in the Hyde Park area. The Department of Safety and Security includes the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD), Management Operations, Transportation and Parking Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and Security Systems. The Department is a unit of Legal Counsel and aims to provide stronger safety and transportation services to members of the University community.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Associate Director provides professional expertise in the operation of environmental health and occupational health and safety programs to help ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, best practices, and University policies. The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety.


  • Manage and provide technical guidance for environmental health and occupational health and safety programs.
  • Develop goals, objectives, and benchmarks for environmental health and occupational health and safety to support continuous improvement.
  • Supervise the Senior Environmental Health Specialist and Senior Occupational Health and Safety Specialist.
  • Lead key stakeholder meetings with campus partners and follow through on any action items.
  • Execute the strategic mission for environmental health and occupational health and safety, and the priorities of safety to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Develop recommendations to improve overall safety management systems.
  • Manage the day-to-day budgets for Environmental Health and Safety as it pertains to environmental health, occupational health and safety, and code compliance.
  • Assumes all responsibilities in the absence of the Executive Director.

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or one of the life sciences.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Hazardous Materials Technician or higher classification, certified safety professional, safety management certificate, certified hazardous materials manager, certified industrial hygienist) preferred.
  • Ten plus years of experience in environmental health and safety.

Required Documents:
  • Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Full time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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