Assistant Director, Space Planning

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director, Space Planning & Safety

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Assistant Director for Space Planning & Safety will be a key member of the College of Science (COS) Dean's Office team focusing on the creative, safe, and sustainable use of space and equipment for college operations.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, the Assistant Director for Space Planning & Safety will be charged with understanding the unique and dynamic space and equipment needs of COS and helping manage the resources required for the acquisition, upkeep, renovations, and safe operations of that space and equipment.

The Assistant Director will be the primary liaison between COS and key university partner offices including Facilities, Campus Planning, Environmental Health & Safety and the Core Oversight Committee. The Assistant Director will also be expected to provide insight and analysis into COS space and equipment usage and needs, monitor and oversee renovation projects, and act as the leading lab safety and emergency protocols resource within COS, including remaining up to date on relevant safety protocols and ensuring those are properly disseminated within the College. In the absence of the Safety Officer, the Assistant Director will be required fulfil the critical life safety duties of the Safety Officer.

Master's degree in scientific discipline, related engineering discipline, related safety field or planning /project management required. A minimum of 5-7 years' experience in laboratory environments and/or similar applied research experience required. Strong familiarity with health and safety protocols for lab environments required.

Further, a successful candidate will have strong communication skills and an understanding of a higher education environment, experience being diplomatic and direct as needed, and interest in working in a fast-paced environment while managing a varied workload. Demonstrates ability to mobilize resources necessary to complete projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Safety training in OSHA, EPA, NIH, HAZWOPER strongly recommended.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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