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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Job opening: Assistant Vice President - University Health and Safety, University of Minnesota
Date: Fri, 25 May 2018 08:40:06 -0500
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Assistant Vice President - University Health and Safety
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• A bachelor's degree is required. A graduate degree is preferred.
• A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in health and/or safety within a large, complex institution, business and/or government entity, with a minimum of six years in a leadership role.
=E2=80=A2 Demonstrated successful leadership and direction of an enterprise with a diverse portfolio of related services, with an emphasis placed on previous track record in management and leadership positions.
• Health and/or safety experience in or with a public sector organization or in a research university setting is strongly preferred.
• Must be able to pass an FBI background check.

• Demonstrated excellent leadership, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills, relating well to people, building rapport and constructive, effective relationships with diverse populations and functions, both internal and external to the organization.
• A proven track record of building and fostering an engaged team. Knowledgeable and skilled in addressing conflict and building a culture of trust.
• Ability to work cooperatively with faculty, academic administrators, and staff to manage programs consistent with the needs of the institution, including education, record keeping, public relations, and related functions.
• Strategic management skills with demonstrated experience formulating and implementing preventative and remedial strategies for a variety of issues.
• Ability to communicate effectively and articulately in both oral and written communication and have command of enough logic to be able to effectively form a position on an issue, while taking into account multiple perspectives and competing interests.
• Demonstrated understanding of the nature and purpose of health and safety functions within a higher education institution.
• Ability to work closely with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, in addition to advisory boards, committees, and other policy formulating or recommending groups.
• Personal characteristics which distinguish the incumbent as being an effective leader: team builder, customer-oriented, decisive and result-oriented, and committed to improvement. A management style that entrusts decision-making into the organization with minimal intervention. Possesses both the wisdom and the political savvy to determine which initiatives are important enough to champion and which ones to relinquish.

Leads strategically; lives the organization's values of excellence, integrity, accountability, and stewardship; delivers results; understands self; models maturity and professionalism; works collaboratively; inspires commitment; innovates.

Commitment, energy, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, honest, and candid.

About the Job

The Assistant Vice President for University Health and Safety (UHS) is responsible for the development, implementation, administration, facilitation, and monitoring of health, safety, and preparedness policies and programs for the University of Minnesota system. The AVP leads a staff of 85 with a budget of approximately $10 million in the following units: Biosafety and Occupational Health and Safety, Building Codes, Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Radiation Safety as well as other safety related functions. This position reports to the Vice President for University Services and works collaboratively with faculty, academic administrators, and staff to support academic excellence while developing and sustaining a culture of safety in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, and ordinances.


• Provides transparent executive leadership to UHS units, offering strategic oversight and management of the organization's human and financial resources. Directs department resources to mitigate risks and serve the critical safety interests of the University of Minnesota. Bridges UHS needs with institutional priorities.
• In partnership with University administrators and their departments, develops a customer-focused service environment. Align the goals and objectives of UHS units with University policies and procedures in support of University Services' strategic plan and the University's mission.
=E2=80=A2 Creates a positive work environment, incorporating the University=E2=80™s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in recruitment, retention, and promotion of employees, and empowering employees to use their full range of talents and abilities. Measures employee engagement by gathering input through focus groups and other methods; develops action plans to address issues. Promotes and sustains an employee-focused work environment with an emphasis on professional development.
• Directs and supports a high-impact and metric-based health and safety program and ensure that it is communicated, embraced, and enforced.
• Directs and supports the work of unit managers to promote and protect the health and safety of all employees, students, volunteers, and visitors who participate in activities related to the University's missions of teaching, research, and service.
• Develops and maintains active partnerships with academic and administrative departments across the University system to ensure that the institution's safety and regulatory compliance requirements are met. Ensures access to health and safety resources, timely consultative assistance, management of hazardous substances, and facilitation of prevention efforts.
• Ensures the administration of the Minnesota State Building Code (MSBC) is integrated with University design and construction standards and the operation and maintenance of University facilities and physical assets in the built environment.
• Evaluates and ensures an all-hazards 24/7 response to emergencies and large-scale events between emergency management, UHS units, and additional public safety partners. Ensures system-wide support for emergency management and advises University leadership on emergency preparedness, crisis management, and business continuity and safety.
• Serves as the University's responsible official and primary interface with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies including, but not limited to; the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, US Nuclear Regulatory Agency, and Department of Homeland Security. Provides support to direct reports in their interface with the Minnesota Departments of Administration, Labor and Industry, and Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
• Serves as a member of the University Services leadership team. Contributes to the overall strategic direction of University Services and advises on University-wide strategy as necessary. Leads the formulation and execution of the UHS strategic work plan in coordination with other University Services units.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

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The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Anna Sitek, CSP, CCHO
Research Safety Professional- College of Science & Engineering
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
University of Minnesota- TCEM
Lab Safety Resources
Joint Safety Team
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