Research Program Director

Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Posted
Jun 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Environ Sci Engineering - Ops - 463001

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0003149

Position Summary: The NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (NC OSHERC) is one of 18 national education and research centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and serves eight Southeastern states (NC, SC, FL, GA, AL, MS, TN, KY). The NC OSHERC carries out academic occupational safety and health (OSH) training, research training, outreach and continuing education and is housed within the Public Health Leadership Program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Outreach and Continuing Education (CE) Program Director leads both the Outreach Core and the CE Program of the NC OSHERC and reports to the Director, NC OSHERC. This position works closely with the Director, NC OSHERC and oversees the overall strategy of the Outreach program of the NC OSHERC in order to facilitate the translation of OSH findings into practice and engage public, private and professional OSH communities, including underserved and underrepresented groups. This position also serves as the programmatic lead for the NC OSHERC continuing education program, working with NC OSHERC and departmental faculty, external OSH experts and continuing education staff in the Gillings School to design, deliver, and evaluate an expansive continuing education program to meet targeted interdisciplinary needs of OSH professionals.

Application Deadline: 07/09/2018

Education Requirements: Master's degree in public health or occupational safety and health discipline with certification in the discipline preferred.

Qualification and Experience: Minimum qualifications for this position include at least 3 years of experience in the occupational safety and health field with broad knowledge of and experience working within the accepted practices of OSHA and other OSH agency regulations, standards and systems as well as demonstrated skill in project management. A successful candidate will have proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, problem solve and resolve conflicts effectively, a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and staff, and the ability to interact with a wide range of students, faculty, and collaborators, ranging from policy makers to practitioners to community members. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required with grant writing preferred. Position requires travel across North Carolina, the Southeastern US and beyond for meetings, trainings, and conferences.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Melissa Halstead, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: Melissa.Halstead@unc.edu

Special Instructions for Applicants:

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