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Lewiston, Maine
United States
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EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
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Academic/Educational sector
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.

Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.

The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.

The Position:
Reporting to the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator supports the mission of the college by ensuring the college campus community is as safe as possible for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, and that all applicable rules, regulations and college policies are being followed. Some key accountabilities include leading safety and environmental compliance initiatives and programs, investigating and submitting written reports and recommendations on incidents involving environmental and safety matters, maintaining environmental health and safety records, conducting surveys of campus facilities and operations to identify existing/potential hazardous conditions, recommending corrective or preventable actions, and maintaining access to and responsibility within all areas in all buildings owned by the college.

This position may be considered “Essential Personnel” in the event that:

  • an emergency occurs on the Bates Campus or in the vicinity that would impact Bates,
  • or other emergency events deemed appropriate.
  • Essential Personnel are required to report to or remain at work if instructed to do so if contacted directly by the supervisor (or his/her designee), the President or a member of the President’s Staff (Sr. Leadership Team.)
  • This is a full-time, 12 months position that works 40 hours per week.


The successful candidate will have a high school diploma. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in safety, science or engineering desired.  An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will be considered. Candidate must have a current and valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of experience with regulatory compliance, creating and implementing safety, health or environmental programs.
  • 3+ years of experience working as part of a team, leading and/or participating in meetings, and working on team projects.
  • 3+ years of experience conducting training sessions to both large and small groups.
  • Training in Maine hazardous and universal waste regulations, or willingness to be trained.
  • Familiarity with Federal and State safety, health and environmental regulations that are applicable to a general industry workplace.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a workload that changes frequently, long term and short term work tasks, and firm and flexible deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple constituencies in sometimes difficult and stressful situations.
  • Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education, preferably the liberal arts.
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal, listening and presentation) skills.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills; ability to develop and present technical safety information.
  • Willingness to work hard and in all weather conditions. Inside, outside, attics, basements, waste storage areas, etc.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to coordinate resources to promptly address and resolve concerns within the college community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.  Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
  • Passion for doing the right thing. Must be self-motivated to address observed or reported concerns with integrity and strong ethics.
  • Excellent discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, email and shared calendars).
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications and software systems as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conferences, meetings and training sessions. 
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules as needed.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

Technical training and subject matter mastery in several of the following areas:

  • life safety
  • fire safety
  • electrical safety
  • fall protection
  • chemical safety
  • ergonomics
  • laboratory safety
  • hazard communication
  • indoor air quality
  • risk assessment
  • industrial hygiene
  • water quality
  • or willingness to be trained.

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits
(health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.  *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration by clicking the "Apply for this job" link above. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch at (877) 997-8807. 

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