Director, Environmental, Health & Safety
This position oversees the University’s environment, health, and safety (EHS) programs for all academic, administrative, and auxiliary activities. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management with additional accountability to the Vice-Provost for Research. Leads development and execution of the university EHS programs including day-to-day management. In close consultation with the Vice-Provost, manages, directs and coordinates all EHS programs related to the academic and research missions and other university operations. Establishes and maintains EHS programs and procedures supplemental to academic and administrative policy guidance for appropriate aspects of environmental protection, industrial safety, industrial hygiene, radiation safety, emergency management, fire protection, waste management, including hazardous waste disposal, especially laboratory chemical, biological, and radiological materials, and mold, lead, asbestos, or other abatement programs, and transportation of hazardous materials ensuring full compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Oversees EHS content of Federally mandated Compliance Committees, including Radiation Safety, Institutional Bio Safety, Human Subjects, Animal Use and Care, Coordinates with and supports the goals of the Radiological, Biological and Animal Care and Use Compliance committees. Coordinates training for university-wide life and fire safety and accident prevention programs, maintaining appropriate personnel training programs in EHS procedures, and maintain official training records. Develops and manages program for inspection of all life and fire safety equipment. Manages hazardous waste disposal and mold, lead and asbestos abatement programs. Represents the College with all applicable Federal, State and local environment health and safety agencies. Develops and manages operating budget.
Bachelor’s degree in health and safety science or a related science or engineering discipline. Comprehensive experience as administrator of safety related programs to include significant exposure to safety requirements of teaching and research laboratories. Familiarity with Radiological materials management. Literacy in PC software for word processing, presentation, and database/spreadsheet record-keeping. Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills required. Demonstrated ability to plan programs, prioritize work, manage budgets, and prepare and execute action plans is required.
Master’s degree or above in health and safety science or a related science or engineering discipline. Experience in higher education and/or experience in a public sector environment. Certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, or Certified Safety & Health Manager.
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.