Housing and Residence Life, in partnership with the Environmental Health and Safety Office, is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Health and Safety Program Coordinator position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is an auxiliary organization within the University Life unit of George Mason University. HRL employs over 170 full-time and graduate staff members and over 350 undergraduate student staff members, and is committed to provide a safe, well-maintained student-centered environment that is innovative and inclusive of the global community. It is dedicated to creating a home that enriches the experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office collaborates with the university community to promote health, safety, environmental protection, emergency preparedness and compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and best practices in order to sustain a healthful and safe working and learning environment. The department serves all units within the division of Housing and Residence Life on matters pertaining to occupational health, safety, risk and emergency management. The department is focused on reducing property damage and injuries by initiating change through innovative practices in each of the respective areas of focus.
The Program Coordinator serves as a part-time classified staff presence for all Housing and Residence Life Safety and Emergency Management Operations in university residence halls. This position is to ensure that a physically safe environment is maintained at all times on residence halls on campus, and will assist in responding to emergencies. Duties required to facilitate a safe environment are outlined by but are not limited to; building management, occupational health & safety (students and employees) and fire code compliance. The incumbent will work with undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff who focus on maintaining safe communities through health and safety inspections, building facilities/maintenance tours, and emergency facilities/maintenance response. In addition; the incumbent shall maintain a close relationship with department colleagues and external customers to ensure Housing and Residence Life safety and Emergency Management provides effective support to the mission of the university and the department. The incumbent shall also develop initiatives to enhance these operations within the department.
Public Safety Compliance:
Uses complex criteria, data collection and interviewing techniques to apply knowledge, training or experience to assist with facilitating a resolution of assigned responsibilities within public safety compliance of moderate to difficult nature.
Assists with developing and managing a system of timely and effective emergency response public safety concerns and emergencies within the division to include but not be limited to the tracking and reporting of information, communication process with on-call staff, and transition of information in conjunction with the Assistant Director.
Assists with evaluation of work methods and procedures to recommend an improvement in quality customer service with a public safety mindset.
Assists with developing and managing residential facilities, maintenance and safety program to provide services during the evenings, weekends and holidays to include but not be limited to the on-going development and evaluation of positions and responsibilities.
Assists with conducting periodic industry and regulation research on student centered facilities/maintenance and safety programs in higher education to produce a comprehensive report that will utilize key findings in change management.
Assists with communicating with stakeholders regarding safety concerns, inspections, follow up on corrective actions.
Assists with the development and management of a comprehensive safety system that will respond to emergency and crisis situations that occur within or adjacent to residential areas in conjunction with the Assistant Director. Incumbent shall triage the initial emergency, when at work, and report facility, maintenance, safety, and/or security incidents to appropriate staff members and campus partners to ensure comprehensive and effective response.
Assists with developing a relationship with public safety stakeholders including but not limited to Fire and Rescue personnel, University Police, contracted security services for events, etc.
Assists with the establishment and implementation of assessment tools to evaluate program efficacy, efficiency and job performance.
Assists with the meetings and direct reporting with employees.
Assists with managing department standard operating procedures, policies, inventory, and supplies in conjunction with best practices, laws, and regulations.
Assists with collaboration of the stakeholders to identify trends and support initiatives to address violations of the student code of conduct or university policies as it relates to safety and emergency management.
Assists with the department's response and coordination with Disability Services and any requests for accommodations with Housing and Residence Life as it relates to safety of occupant(s).
Assists with Interfacing and coordinating the annual inspection by the State Fire Marshal's Office of residence halls.
Serve as a facilities and maintenance resource. Offer input to supervisors to enhance the safety of employees.
Assists with maintaining regular contact with Neighborhood Facilities Managers and Neighborhood/Night Maintenance Managers.
Training and Assessment:
Assists with the training, supervising and ensure performance management practices for all employees conducting the inspections within the department are completed.
Assists with the recruitment and selection of student positions that are within area of responsibility.
Assists with collaboration with full time staff and graduate professional staff on the bi-annual training of employees.
Provide on-going feedback and establish processes that ensure accountability.
Assists with establishing and implementing assessment tools to evaluate program efficacy, efficiency and job performance.
Assists with the creation and regular review of comprehensive manual/resource guides to outline operating procedures for employees
Serve as an ethical steward of institutional and departmental resources.
Serve as a member of the Housing and Residence Life.
Assist with Identification of ways to best utilize resources to meet the goals and objectives of the department, and support the goals and vision of the division of Housing and Residence Life and the university.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director, University Life Safety and Emergency Management.
Fulfill duties of vacant positions within the department as warranted.
Other duties or responsibilities as assigned
Demonstrated strong supervisory and customer service skills
Ability to manage multiple projects, build relationships, implement processes, show initiative
Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with supervisor and colleagues
A few years of experience in student affairs, emergency management/homeland security, facilities management, or comparable experience in a university setting
Experience in a large, dynamic university environment with diverse student and employee bodies
Knowledge of public safety compliance
Salary: Starting in the mid 30's; Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46128
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.