|Date:||29 Jul 1998 15:03:41|
|Subject:||Project Manager, UMass, Lowell|
Below is a request for assistance from The Work Environment Department of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, followed by a position announcement. REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE The Work Environment Department of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a candidate to manage its Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program. This announcement is being sent to individuals and organizations that we hope can direct talented and eager individuals to apply for the Project Manager position. The program is committed to maintaining a staff which reflects the diversity of the population of New England workers and strongly supports worker health and safety. We are searching for candidates who can strengthen our program by bringing the following areas of expertise and experience: project management, grant proposal and application preparation, excellent supervisory skills, a solid background in worker-oriented/labor-based education, occupational/environmental health and/or safety hazardous waste site/chemical emergency response work. We prefer someone with labor or grass roots experience organizing around occupational/environmental health or environmental justice issues. The Work Environment Department is a center for research and graduate level studies in occupational and environmental health and safety. It acts as the operating center of The New England Consortium (TNEC). TNEC receives funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health). The funding supports health and safety training programs which address the requirements of federal occupational and environmental standards designed to protect hazardous waste workers and workers who respond to hazardous chemical emergencies. The other consortium members include the following grass roots health and safety advocacy organizations: The Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (RICOSH), The Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health (ConnectiCOSH), and the Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire coalitions for occupational safety and health (MassCOSH, Western MassCOSH & NHCOSH). The training programs are delivered throughout New England. They are designed to be worker-oriented to enhance workers ability to become empowered to protect and secure healthy and safe working conditions. This position offers the opportunity to manage the training and curriculum development for TNEC, as well as overseeing its marketing program. The Project Manager will supervise technical, marketing, and support staff. The Project Manager will work closely with other consortium members to coordinate their project-related activities, develop new strategies for expanding the TNEC training base, and assuring that all grant deliverables are met in a timely fashion. The Project Manager will interact with labor unions and grass roots environmental activist and environmental justice organizations in the region and nationally, as well as participate in the activities of the Work Environment Department. The closing date for applications is August 24, 1998. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT PROJECT MANAGER Work Environment Department University of Massachusetts Lowell The Hazardous Waste Worker/Emergency Responder Health and Safety Training Program is seeking to hire a project manager. This person will report to the Project Director and will be responsible for day-to-day management of a NIEHS-funded Superfund Worker Training Program. The Department of Work Environment Hazardous Waste Worker/Emergency Responder Health and Safety Training Program is the operating base of The New England Consortium. Five regional worker health and safety advocacy organizations (COSH groups) are consortium member organizations. The Project Manager will be responsible for both Department of Work Environment project operations and TNEC project operations. The position requires experience with and background in the following: the NIEHS Superfund Worker Training Program, (preferred); project management (preferably worker health and safety training projects); grant proposal and application preparation; financial and grant management; staff supervision; public health education (preferably occupational/environmental health); the technical issues and environmental and occupational health and safety laws related to and regarding hazardous waste operations and hazardous chemical emergency response; popular education, worker-oriented/labor-based education and, occupational and environmental health and safety. Strong writing and editing skills are required. In addition, qualifications should include background/experience in any one or more of the following areas: management of non-profit organizations; public health; industrial hygiene; labor unions; environmental justice organizing/activities; grass roots environmental or health and safety organizations (particularly in New England). Must have demonstrated organizational and coordination skills. Must be willing and able to travel; locally, regionally, and nationally. Starting salary range, $40,000 - $45,000, commensurate with background and experience. Send cover letter, resume, and writing samples demonstrating ability to write clear memos and letters, grant proposals and applications to: Helen Butler University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Work Environment 1 University Avenue Lowell, MA 01854. Samples of educational materials developed also appreciated. The closing deadline for applications is August 24, 1998. The position will start late August or early September, contingent upon funding.
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