Senior Advisor, Occupational Health and Safety
Human Resources

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

MacEwan University has an exciting opportunity for a senior occupational health and safety advisor. In this position, the incumbent will provide advice and leadership in developing a culture of health, safety and wellness in collaboration with Deans, Chairs, Faculty, Administrators, Staff and Students. The incumbent will also be responsible to represent Workplace Health and Safety team on committees; lead reportable incident investigations; develop and facilitate health and safety related training; and is a member of the Incident Response Team.

This position leads strategic projects that support various workplace health and safety initiatives using best practices approach to client groups on an extensive range of health and safety topics. In addition, the incumbent will also develop and lead the implementation, and monitor MacEwan University’s Occupational Health and Safety Program.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and problem solving skills with a customer service focus; exceptional facilitation skills; and demonstrated success in program development and implementation.

The candidate will have a minimum of a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in building and implementing Occupational Health and Safety Programs in large and complex organizations. The successful candidate will also have attended training in course development and/or delivery as well as experience in investigating serious incidents and writing investigation reports, and developing and delivering health and safety courses. Equivalencies will be considered.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will have a CRSP designation and a valid class 5 driver’s license

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link:

This position is included under the Administrative Support and Supervisory Personnel employment policy.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $69,983 to $107,307 per annum
Closing Date Sunday, December 21, 2014
Competition No. 14.12.176
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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