Safety Director

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Job Description

This position is responsible for planning and managing general health and safety policies and procedures for the organization, facilitating the association’s Safety Committee, managing workers compensation and return to work processes and managing the delivery of trainings and certifications to ensure staff have the safety and emergency preparedness information and skills required to successfully perform the functions of their job. This position manages a wide range of responsibilities, ensuring the workplace is in compliance with OSHA and other state, local or industry specific regulation and that periodic safety audits are conducted. This position serves as the organization’s main point of contact for the external safety vendors we work with, including the American Red Cross, and is responsible for maintaining up to date knowledge of the current regulatory and industry requirements related to safety.

  • Bachelor's degree or technical training in a safety-related field preferred
  • Three or more years of related experience working in a safety related field
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience
  • Must have and maintain required American Red Cross safety certifications, including trainer level certifications
  • Proficient in all standard business software; Kronos experience preferred
  • Demonstrated organizational, facilitation and project management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent communication skills including proven analytical/writing skills, ability to speak effectively in public, and experience facilitating meetings
  • Speaks in a clear, articulate manner and has the ability to effectively train groups of people
  • Ability to work independently within policies/procedures/practices 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

This position works a standard work week, but will occasionally work evening or weekend hours to accommodate activities such as meetings and representing the organization at events. Travel is primarily local during the business day. Occasionally out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected. 


This job generally operates in a professional office and fitness center environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers and copiers in addition to safety and training equipment. 

Essential Functions
  1. Plans and manages the general health, safety and loss control policies and procedures of the organization.
  2. Facilitates the Safety Committee and the committee’s annual chart of work.
  3. Works with the safety committee to establish and implement policies, procedures and protocol for the workplace.
  4. Manages workers compensation program by developing and maintaining procedures, managing the insurance provider relationship and claims process, maintaining close communication between injured employee, supervisor and medical providers, and administering Return to Work programs.
  5. Serves as the organization lead for Child Abuse Prevention and Aquatic Standards Compliance as mandated by the YMCA of the USA; Serves as the organization’s Praesidium Guardian.
  6. Ensures all facility locations are appropriately equipped with emergency equipment and supplies.
  7. Manages team of certified safety training instructors, providing safety orientations, trainings and certifications based on the requirements for each staff team position.
  8. Manages the planning, coordination and delivery of the organization’s safety related trainings, including establishing and managing standard operating procedures.
  9. Ensures certification and training tracking system is in place and accurate information is maintained and works with supervisors to ensure staff maintain current required certifications.
  10. Ensures emergency preparedness plans are in place and staff at each facility are appropriately trained.
  11. Serves as the organization’s main contact for safety vendors, including the American Red Cross.
  12. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current regulatory and industry requirements related to safety and maintains certifications necessary to ensure the continued delivery of trainings within the association.
  13. Manages and coordinates the delivery of community safety training as determined by the organization’s safety committee.
  14. Works with the safety committee to develop a systemic process to collect data, analyze the cause of accidents, generates required reporting and develop recommendations for incident/accident prevention.
  15. Assists in incident/accident tracking, management and investigations to provide safety knowledge and expertise.
  16. Conducts safety checks and audits within the workplace to identify situations that are unsafe and/or hazardous in nature and works with operational leaders to take action or recommend corrective measures be taken.
  17. Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
  18. Demonstrates and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values. 
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


Required Certifications

Must have and maintain required American Red Cross safety certifications, including trainer level certifications