Admin Program Manager II-Risk Management Manager

River Falls, Wisconsin
Jun 27, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Department of Business and Finance

UW System Title: Admin Program Manager II
Working title of Risk Management Manager

The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.

The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at:

The Position:

This is an academic staff position in the Office of Business and Finance at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls reporting to the Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance.  This position serves as the policy maker and primary campus resource for the university in the areas of risk management, emergency planning, occupational health and safety, hazardous waste and environmental management, Continuity of Operations (COOP), and compliance.  The position requires knowledge of environmental health and occupational safety rules, regulations, compliance issues, and practices as they pertain to a higher education environment. This position also requires a broad knowledge of risk management issues and a background assisting others with problem resolution.  This position will require the ability to work well with others, respond to conflicting demands, deadlines and emergencies which include chemical and petroleum spills and the ability to recognize chemical hazards.  The successful candidate should have expertise in a wide range of risk management and environmental health and safety disciplines. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES (include percent time for all positions other than official System Dean and Director series titles):

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES (include percent time for all positions other than official System Dean and Director series titles):

30%    Risk Management

25%    Occupational Health and Safety Management

20%    Compliance

10%    Emergency Management

10%    Hazardous Waste and Environmental Coordination

5%      Other


  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state environmental, health, and safety regulations (i.e. OSHA/WI Department of Commerce, EPA/Wisconsin DNR, etc.) and experience with Life Safety Codes.
  • High proficiency in oral and written communications.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with development, implementation, and management of environmental, health, and safety procedures and policies.
  • Experience in conducting inspections/investigation, report writing, and ensuring hazard resolution.
  • Ability to develop and conduct training programs.
  • Ability to properly respond and resolve hazardous material spills.
  • Software experience and knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Occupational Health & Safety, Risk Management, Industrial Engineering or related field.

Values but not required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Engineering or related field.
  • Certification as an Industrial Hygienist, Safety Professional, or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
  • Four years of related experience.

Online applications are REQUIRED at:  Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered.

Complete application materials must submit to the online portal the following three documents:
1.  A resume

2.  A letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)

3.  Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment on your leadership effectiveness (references)

The option to submit online an unofficial transcript is available; however not required with application.  The online application requires the completion of one (1) supplemental question regarding experience.

Inquiries should be addressed to:
Elizabeth Frueh ~ Business and Finance
University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by 11:59 p.m. July 19, 2017.  A criminal background check must be successfully completed and official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released.  See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). 

UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3926.

UW-River Falls Diversity Statement: We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.

The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.

UWRF is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For a copy of the UWRF campus safety information, see or call University Police at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy. This material includes crime statistics (Annual Security Report) and information on crime prevention, sexual assault, and drug/alcohol issues.

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