The Executive Director is the principal environmental safety, sustainability and risk administrator of the university. The incumbent, reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, is responsible for directing programs to assure a safe and healthy campus environment. The Executive Director provides strategic direction and oversight of environmental health and safety, research safety, Fire Marshal’s office and emergency management, risk and sustainability programs at the University of Maryland.
As the head of the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk (ESSR), the incumbent plans, directs and manages the staffing, services and budget for ESSR units; develops policies and implements programs to address regulatory requirements, related permits and licenses; works cooperatively across the university to address issues of common interest and concern; and serves as a senior leader in the Division of Administration and Finance.
This position supports the Assistant Director for External Communications and Sustainability Initiatives in implementing and managing sustainable transportation programs as well as communications and marketing projects. The ideal candidate will have experience with sustainability, Transportation Demand Management and the implementation of marketing and social media strategies to encourage commuter behavior change, to include metrics and reporting both internally and externally.
This position is the lead project manager for several different customer facing initiatives and must be able to demonstrate initiative, strong decision making abilities and impeccable customer service. The position supports the University’s goal of reducing the number of employees, students and visitors driving alone to campus, reducing traffic congestion and parking demand while improving the quality of the campus environment. This position will focus on increasing the use of sustainable transportation on campus through efficient and effective programs, marketing and customer service.