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 2,900 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.
Reporting to the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, the EH&S Director is responsible for all aspects of a college based environmental health and safety program. This includes, but not limited to: asbestos, building and fire safety, construction safety, emergency preparedness and response, environmental compliance, hazardous materials and waste, health and sanitation, incident investigations and reporting, indoor air quality, occupational safety, pest control, plan reviews, public health and sanitations, purchasing and account management. The EH&S Director oversees 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. This is a full-time position.
The EH&S Manager is an Essential Employee and must report to work when required.
General Responsibility #1: Identify, prioritize and create an EHS management plan that includes the following components:
Environmental Health & Safety
Perform job safety analysis for Holy Cross employees and make the appropriate recommendations for health and safety improvements
Assist employees with the proper selection, storage, training, and use of safety equipment, including personal protective equipment
Inspect College areas, buildings, laboratories, shops, and equipment for code compliance as well as for health and safety concerns
Determine room capacities for event planning
Investigate Holy Cross accidents and incidents involving hazards, fire, illness or injury and identify the root cause in order to recommend corrective action and prevent a recurrence
Create and maintain records for injuries, hazardous waste, inspections, testing, medical monitoring, equipment, training, abatements, and other health, safety and environmental issues.
Provide support for the existing hazardous waste program, which includes overseeing the Main and Satellite Accumulation Areas (MAA and SAA), collection of hazardous waste, composting of waste and maintaining regulatory compliance.
Respond to odor and other indoor air quality issues
Create and maintain all databases and EH&S websites, which includes the chemical inventory system and SDS on-line programs
Participate in budget preparation and tracking, establishing and monitoring progress toward department goals
Coordinate, inspect, maintain, and test all health and safety equipment monthly or annually, as required.
Conduct ergonomics analysis
Respond to all EH&S type emergencies, including but not limited to fire, hazardous materials or petroleum releases, as well as accidents, injuries and public health incidents.
Utilize, maintain, and calibrate all emergency detection and response equipment.
Manage local, state and federal environmental compliance, as it pertains to clean air, clean water (NPDES / Stormwater etc.)
Monitor developing environmental federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and risk initiatives; analyze potential impacts on system operations; provide operations and upper management with information as appropriate
Monitor contractors working on campus for health, safety and environmental compliance
Interface with all regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels (City of Worcester, OSHA, EPA, DEP, etc.) for health, safety and environmental related issues
Serves as the contact for enforcement audits and inspections by regulatory agencies.
Advise on a fire safety program.
Assist with the development and training of faculty, staff and students as it pertains to the regulatory requirements of the local, state and federal agencies, including the DOT, EPA, MADEP, MADPH, OSHA etc.
Key Responsibility #2: Review, update, and maintain the College's sustainability program
Make recommendations to evaluate and improve the College's sustainability efforts.
Lead or participate in the College's sustainability committee.
Bachelor's degree in an EH&S related field, or an Associate's degree with 3 - 5 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
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Access, and the ability to learn and use new software programs
Occasional evenings and weekends
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 training development and facilitation.
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.
Working with chemicals/hazardous materials, dust, odors, outdoor elements, fluctuations in temperatures
This is an Exempt level position.
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).
In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/diversity)
Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.
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.