Research Safety Training Specialist I
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About the Opportunity:
The Occupational Health and Safety Training Specialist I (TS-1) is
primarily public facing and reports to the Assistant Director for
Program Development, Assessment, and Outreach. The specialist is
responsible for supporting a climate of safety in Northeastern
University education and research enterprise through the
development, maintenance and evaluation of quality environmental
and occupational health training programs.
The priority of the TS-1 is to develop and conduct user centered
and interactive training sessions, promote university safety and
compliance, oversee the Research Safety training platform, and
perform and effectively promote safety leadership initiatives
directly with the research community. Key roles include (a) support
towards the management and oversight of the Office of Academic and
Research Safety (OERS) risk management platform, which hosts the
research safety learning management system (LMS); (b) Designing,
updating and implementing a wide range of online and in-person
environmental and occupational health and safety training programs;
(c) design and delivery of select classroom programs, and (d)
partnering with internal or external subject matter/technical
experts to coordinate and deliver training products and programs,
The preferred candidate will have technical expertise in one or
more areas of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, be
familiar with the Federal, State and local standards that drive
training requirements, and have prior experience developing safety
training programs appropriate for adult learners (college age and
/or professional faculty/staff). The TS-I works in close
collaboration within multiple team settings that include research
safety managers, faculty, and other stakeholders to assure
satisfaction with training program content, modalities, and
delivery. The TS-1 will be technologically savvy and a quick
learner of new platforms, tools and applications, and will also
train University community members on end-user of their platform
profiles, providing operational guidelines, technical documentation
and management of quarterly and annual metrics for report
The TS-1 will have excellent public speaking, writing, and editing
skills and an even better listening skills. The TS-1 is organized
and skilled in project management, aware of leading training
trends, values life-long learning, and is in possession of a high
emotional intelligence that encourages meaningful engagement from
and with adult learners participating in training.
Along with the above aspects of training development and management
of learning management systems, this position provides professional
support in a number of other environmental and occupational health
programs maintained by the EHS office to enhance teaching and
research activities across the University.
This position will support the measurement of safety performance
across several programs, support the tracking and visual
presentation of program metrics, support the oversight of a co-op
and/or work study students, engage with contract vendors, and
assist with research safety staff across programs.
- Minimum of 2-4 years' experience providing occupational and
environmental health services.
- Minimum 2-years of experience presenting and facilitating
- Knowledge of environmental health and/or occupational safety
- Creative ability, writing proficiency, visual graphic design
- Proficient at standard computer software packages including
Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook
in performing work assignments.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent time and project management skills, including
planning, prioritizing, and scheduling multiple ongoing
- Quick learner of design tools and software packages. Advanced
knowledge and proficient use of standard computer software packages
including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft
Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook in
performing work assignments.
- Experience designing (or supervising designers) working with
programs, such as Articulate360.
- Ability to communicate clearly with platform and software
vendors and University ITS to trouble-shoot and solve user
- Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas orally and in
writing; ability to compile and present instructions, ability to
understand and interpret complex written regulations and technical
- Excellent coordination and communication skills are needed to
effectively negotiate and appropriately influence the safety
behavior of research lab groups and individuals towards the best
safety management practices.
- Work in a variety of physical environments where hazardous
materials or equipment are in storage or use.
- Certification as a Certified Environmental Health and Safety
Trainer (CET) preferred.
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
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