Assistant Vice Chancellor of Environment, Health & Safety

Madison, WI

Posted: 7/15/19
Deadline: 9/12/19

About This Organization

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Job Duties

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor of Environment, Health & Safety. The AVC should be an energetic and innovative EH&S professional, a proven leader with a desire to take on new challenges with passion and strength to build and lead a high-performing team.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a directly related technical field of study and experience/training in a high-performing laboratory safety culture. An advanced degree and professional certification are highly preferred. In addition, at least ten years of experience in EH&S roles, including at least six years of senior leadership/management experience to coach, motivate, lead, and direct subordinate managers and staff, including advanced skills in comprehensive personnel administration. The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Environment, Health & Safety reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management.
UW-Madison is a $3 billion enterprise with approximately 22,000 faculty and staff, 30,000 undergraduates, 9,200 graduate students and 2,400 professional students, and is currently ranked sixth in the nation in research expenditures (fourth among public institutions). Activities occur in over 400 buildings with more than 25 million gross square feet, with major renovations and new construction occurring on a steady basis.

The AVC of Environment, Health & Safety will be responsible for providing innovative and strategic leadership for a comprehensive university-wide environmental, health and safety (EH&S) program. The program impacts the teaching and research mission of university, the university community, and the operations of FP&M.

This is a particularly exciting time for a new AVC to join the Facilities Planning and Management division as it has recently received $11.6M in additional operating funds which will lead to major growth in staff; more the 60 new positions will be added. In addition, the legislature has recently recommended more than $500M in new capital funds to the division. EH&S will receive a $1M operational increase for staffing and operations. The annual operating budget of FP&M is $301 million and over $3 billion of capital projects have been managed since 2000 by approximately 1,200 regular employees. In addition to this exciting funding growth, a merger between EH&S and the Environmental and Occupational Health organization along with Occupational Medicine is underway. The combined EH&S division consists of more than 85 permanent employees with an annual budget in excess of $7.7 million.

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Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to Susan VanGilder, Partner and Kenna Boyd, Senior Associate of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates at by August 23, 2019 for best consideration.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Required Qualifications