1998 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: "Beard.Sharon" <beard1@niehs.nih.gov>
Date: 29 Jul 1998 15:03:41
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
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


The Work Environment Department of the University of Massachusetts
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.



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
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

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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