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Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Department: 3670070010 Public Safety
Job no: 513593
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Health & Safety

About This Role:

Kansas State University invites applications for their next Executive Director, Environmental Health & Safety. K-State, is the first operation land-grant university in the country that has grown into a Tier 1 research university serving more than 20,000 students, 1,300 faculty members, 2,900 staff members and four campuses.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Interim Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Director will develop, lead and execute strategic plans to ensure that the university enterprise has a comprehensive environmental health and safety program with the goal of providing the safest possible environment preventing loss of life and injury to faculty, staff, students, and visitors. In addition, the Executive Director will provide executive administrative direction and management of a highly technical service organization to support university research, academic, and support system programs. These areas include but are not limited to chemical safety, biological safety, radiation safety, laboratory safety, occupational health, hazardous materials management, and environmental protection programs. This position will ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. 

In this role, the Executive Director will:

  • Provide leadership, strategic planning and strong subject matter expertise that ensures appropriate EH&S systems and resources are in place.
  • Design, develop and implement core EH&S procedures, programs, processes and systems to ensure compliance with internal and external (local, state and federal) regulatory and safety requirements.
  • Serve as liaison to federal and state oversight agencies and accrediting bodies related to environmental health and safety including, but not limited to KDHE, EPA, KDOL, DOT and OSHA.
  • Work with University leadership including vice presidents, deans, department heads, faculty, staff and students, to provide technical assistance and/or oversight on environmental health and safety issues.

Please apply at this link.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Successful candidates will need to have six or more years of experience managing environmental science, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and fire safety in a university or college setting. A Master’s degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, environmental science, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, fire safety, or other closely related fields will be required. 

How to Apply:

Please direct all nominations and inquiries to Ben Haden, Courtney MacKinnon, and Anissa Conner at K-StateEDEHS@wittkieffer.com 

Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile.

Please apply at this link.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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