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Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Nashville, TN, United States

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May 21, 2020

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Director of Environmental Health and Safety
The Director of Environmental Health and Safety plans, implements, directs and evaluates **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. s environmental, occupational health and safety program. Reporting to the AVP of Risk Management & Compliance, this position is responsible for developing, managing and improving programs in safety and accident prevention, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste, environmental sanitation, fire prevention, biological and chemical safety, emergency preparedness, worker s compensation, accident investigations and providing extensive training to educate students, faculty, and staff on the importance of adhering to University and environmental protection programs. This position provides consultative assistance and technical guidance to senior management and administrators on department strategies and objectives and briefs administrators on critical and sensitive issues. This position develops training programs to increase safety awareness among the campus community. This position is responsible for safety and regulatory compliance and maintains records for all EHS safety compliance programs.
Commitment to the University and its mission, programs, and future aspirations
Strong, collaborative, energetic individual with a deep personal commitment to the highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism
Strong organizational skills and an appreciation and attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively with University representatives, parents, students, alumni, donors and representatives of the business community
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A results-oriented individual who demonstrates the ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, warmly develops relationships with diverse constituencies, and simultaneously employs keen judgment

Bachelor's Degree

3 to 5 years

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor s Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management or related field such as Industrial Hygiene, or equivalent knowledge, certifications and experience

-Three to five years of progressive work experience in safety management including experience in emergency management.

-Hazardous Materials Management Certification and/or specialized Haz Mat coursework or an equivalent combination of experience and education

-Detailed knowledge of environmental engineering principles, occupational health and safety sciences, and/or chemical process safety (e.g. chemistry, physics, toxicology, industrial hygiene, environmental permitting, environmental remediation, etc.)

-Knowledge of and demonstrated effective experience working within applicable federal, state and local safety laws and regulations, including awareness of current issues that may impact the functional responsibilities of the occupation.

-Experience developing effective working relationships with governmental/regulatory agencies ability to partner with University administrators to implement effective hazard mitigation programs

-Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage effective safety and compliance programs policies and procedures.

-Demonstrated independent judgment, collaborative leadership, and strong problem-solving abilities.

-Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad variety of individuals and groups across organizational lines.
Preferred Qualifications:

-Safety work experience in higher education or other governmental settings

-Certified Industrial Hygienist

-Certified Safety Professional
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us.
The institution includes both **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and Lipscomb Academy. The University enrolls more than 4,600 students, has a 10-year growth rate from 2007-2017 of almost 70 percent and offers students an intellectually challenging academic program of study that includes eight bachelor s degrees with over 100 majors spanning the liberal arts to programs of study in pre-professional and professional disciplines, 24 master s degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide.
Lipscomb Academy is a leader in PreK-12th schools in the Nashville area and enrolls over 1,200 students in academic programs from 2-year-olds to 12th grade where students are equipped to love to learn, learn to love, and live to serve. Lipscomb Academy s mission as a Christ-centered PreK-12th grade institution has been greater than shaping the minds of children; we guide children to discover their God-given gifts and passions, to develop as a whole person and to become a positive influence in their local and the greater global community. Throughout its existence, the Academy has benefitted from its unique association with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. through access to its college-level professors, equipment and resources while delivering rigorous academic opportunities and offering compelling and competitive athletic programs all wrapped in an environment grounded in spiritual formation.
In addition to Lipscomb s residential campuses in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are two satellite locations and numerous online programs. At the heart of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. are more than 860 full-time faculty and staff at the University and 160 full-time faculty and staff at the Academy who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.

Lipscomb is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of the Church of Christ.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
Provide compliance assistance, training, recordkeeping, and auditing of all applicable OSHA regulations;
Ensure campus compliance with all federal and state environmental regulations & Lipscomb s specific requirements;
Serve as campus liaison with OSHA, TOSHA, State Fire Marshal, local fire chief, EPA, and other local, state, federal agencies and organizations;
Perform periodic audits of labs, facilities and
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