Sr. Director, Risk Management and Safety

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Jul 02, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Field of specialization
Health & Safety
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Sr. Director, Risk Management and Safety

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Sr. Director, Risk Management and Safety.

Applications will be accepted until 7/31/2021.

Why Campus Safety and University Operations? 

This position offers the ability to have a lasting impact on Notre Dame. Helping to promote a safe environment allows the University to be at its very best….where students, faculty, staff and visitors can learn, teach, work, perform research, celebrate their faith and foster community. By building and promoting a best in class safety environment you will help people go home safe at night and parents will entrust their children to our care.

What makes Notre Dame special?

The amazing people on our team often cite the great work culture, the distinctive mission, the opportunity to build a career, and comprehensive best-in-class benefits, including a variety of educational benefits for employees, their spouses, and children. (

What does this role do? 

The Division of Campus Safety and University Operations (CSUO) is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and strategic leader to lead the Office of Risk Management & Safety, including the environmental protection, hazardous waste, and occupational health programs. The Senior Director will report directly to the Vice President for Campus Safety and University Operations and perform the following responsibilities:

• Strategically lead and provide direction to 13 staff members in environmental protection; occupational health & safety; chemical, radioactive and biological waste disposal; research safety; radiation safety and risk management activities.

• Serve as a key leader for the CSUO Division and University, interfacing with colleagues from across the institution to build trust, teamwork and best in class safety practices and protocols.

• Risk identification involving visits to campus facilities, departments and affiliates to discuss risk management with operating managers and to identify new or evolving risks.

• Establish and oversee the Risk Management & Safety data information systems for all occupational health processes. Partner with the Notre Dame Wellness Center on managing the University's occupational health program.

• Responsible to oversee and coordinate the University's radiation safety program. Provides direction and leadership in ensuring the University maintains its broad scope radioactive material license with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the over 50 principal investigators and over 250 researchers and students.

• To advise senior administration of new or pending environmental and safety legislation and to propose policy changes or funding necessary to provide safe working, learning and living environments and to meet regulatory compliance.

What qualities will make you successful in Campus Safety and University Operations?

• Commitment to diversity and inclusion

• Compassionate leadership

• Desire to build strong relationships

• Curiosity to help find solutions

• Effective communication

• Operational excellence

• Accountability

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelors degree (4 years)Experience: 7 or more years, any degree

Degree Required: N/A


• Excellent leadership and team-building

• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders

• Experience in academic environment is preferred

• Radiation safety knowledge and risk management skills are a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree Preferred. Experience in an academic environment is preferred. Radiation safety knowledge and insurance/risk management skills a plus. (*LI-POST)


The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


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