The Associate Director is responsible for compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and North Carolina Building Code regulations. This position ensures that adequate plans, policies, and procedures are implemented to manage occupational health and safety hazards. Advises senior management on occupational health and safety risks, culture implications, and loss control strategies.
*Develop, plan, prioritize and manage implementation of long-range goals.
*Manage budget allocations for new and existing programs.
*Establish safety key performance indicators and quality assurance standards.
*Create an environment of strong team spirit, high productivity and inspire team to achieve goals.
*Coach, counsel and monitor direct reports job performance.
*Manage and maintain technology applications for the collection and analysis of program performance.
*Develop occupational health and safety marketing, training, education, and outreach standards.
*Organize resources that promote a culture of safety and ensures regulatory compliance.
*Identify areas of operational vulnerability and implement sustainable change management plans.
*Collaborate with department administrators to identify regulatory issues and implement solutions.
*Guide and direct assigned safety committee governance process. Actively participate on all committees and sub-committees regarding occupational safety and health.
*Investigate complex regulatory issues and make final decisions that affect campus operations.
*Conduct occupational health and safety audits and report results to management.
*Design and implement new programs to address unique safety issues.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Bachelor's degree and six years of related experience; or Master's degree in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or related discipline and four years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
A Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, management, physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology, or related discipline.
Relevant professional certification (e.g., CSP, CIH, ARM, etc.).
Seven or more years of Environmental Health & Safety knowledge, skills and abilities equal to the requirements of the position.
Seven or more years of demonstrated Environmental Health & Safety program development, leadership, and communication skills equal to the requirements of the position.
Experience with establishing an environmental, health and safety management system in a higher education or public setting.
Experience using technology to automate processes.
Demonstrated leadership, management, and team building skills.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic with a willingness to engage in all team functions.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.