Director of UAA Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support

Director of UAA Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support

  • 527912
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 84
  • UAA VCAS Enviro Health & Safety

UAA seeks an engaging person to serve as our next Director of Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support. A dynamic, fast-paced role, the Director serves as a strategic resource for all UAA campuses and University of Alaska System partners with the help of five direct employees. This is a fully benefitted position with options for a hybrid work schedule. Benefits include health insurance, retirement, and tuition benefits for you and your family. Come join our team of professionals as we advance UAA’s mission of transforming lives!

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), a comprehensive university whose core strengths are excellence, student success, access, and workforce development, is seeking applications for its next Director of Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support (EHSRMS). UAA‘s mission is to transforming lives through teaching, research, community engagement and creative expression in a diverse and inclusive environment. 

Through execution of the position’s critical functions the EHSRMS Director makes key contributions to the future development of both the behavior-based safety culture and builds strong communication and training programs with department supervisors, principal investigators, and university management. The Director will report directly to the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and will be actively supported by the UA System Office of Risk Management regarding program development and related strategic and tactical activities. The Director works closely with senior management at UAA and its five campuses throughout Southcentral Alaska.

UAA seeks an engaging person to serve as our next Director of Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support. A dynamic, fast-paced role, the Director serves as a strategic resource for all UAA campuses and University of Alaska System partners with the help of five direct employees. This is a fully benefitted position with options for a hybrid work schedule. Benefits include health insurance, retirement, and tuition benefits for you and your family. Come join our team of professionals as we advance UAA’s mission of transforming lives!

The ideal candidate for this role should possess 8-10 years of progressively responsible management and support of corporate or public-sector safety and risk programs. 

The UAA community has identified four core competencies at the heart of quality at UAA. These qualities are core to everything we do:
- Effective Communication: The knowledge and skills necessary to engage in effective communication in diverse contexts and formats.
- Creative and critical thinking: The knowledge and skills necessary for the critical exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events in order to creatively design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer complex questions or achieve a desired goal.
- Intercultural Fluency: The knowledge and skills necessary to promote effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts, particularly in terms of the diverse populations of Alaska.
- Personal, Professional, and Community Responsibility: The knowledge and skills necessary to promote personal flourishing, professional excellence, and community engagement.

Additional skills and abilities specific to the Administrative Manager include:
- Takes the initiative to lead with strong people service skills and high-energy level, promotes and problem solving with positive attitude
- Demonstrates current knowledge of environmental, health, safety, risk management and emergency management federal, state local and university laws and regulations
- Ability to interpret and appropriately apply regulatory codes and laws in a university setting
- Demonstrates a strong understanding of behavior-based safety programs
- Ability to proactively identify staffing and project program resource needs, including outsourcing/contracting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in physical science or a related field and 8 to 10 years progressively responsible relevant experience (supervisory, environmental, health, safety, risk management and/or emergency management). Preferred: Master's Degree in science, engineering, public health, waste management, or other related field with six years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is preferred and will be accepted in lieu of required education and experience.

A valid Alaska driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is strongly preferred.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Anchorage campus in Anchorage, Alaska, and flexible on-site/hybrid work arrangements may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 84, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on 04/01/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 03/31/2024.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kimberly Mahoney, Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities & Campus Services, at kmahone1@alaska.edu.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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