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Worker Health Educator I

Apply now Job no: 516632
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: The New England Consortium
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant and grade/range
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General Summary of Position: 

The New England Consortium (TNEC) is currently seeking a Worker Health Educator (WHE) for its Hazardous Waste Worker/Emergency Responder (ER) Health and Safety (H&S) Training Program based at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) in the historic Wannalancit Mills Building.

The WHE will help lead TNEC’s effort for meeting its worker-oriented training goals, building the regional H&S movement and developing working relationships with labor, environmental organizations, government and business. TNEC has been providing dynamic hands-on, participatory H&S training throughout New England and beyond since 1987. To learn more about our training program, please visit:

Job Duties:

1. Conducts TNEC H&S training for a wide variety of individuals and diverse groups.  Attends TNEC and other related training courses, as needed, to learn course content and training methodologies.               
2. Assumes responsibility for reasonable administrative and training resource tasks as assigned by the Training Manager or Project Director.  Assists with the maintenance of training project resources (e.g. training aids, air monitoring equipment, air cylinders, books, course forms, TNEC truck.)  Assists with preparation and transport of equipment to away courses.               

3. Participates in curriculum development and revisions to other course material including manuals, computer-based training and audio-visual aids.             

4. Assists in the planning, organization, and implementation of TNEC projects, including the annual assignment and mentoring of practicum internship students from the Department of Public Health, in-service training sessions, an annual train-the-trainer workshop, and the mentoring of new TNEC trainers, as directed by the Project Director or Training Manager.          

5. Drives TNEC’s truck, his/her personal vehicle or other rental truck to and from away courses throughout New England as needed. 
A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel between training locations is required.                

6. Travels to courses, both in and out of state, including overnight and multi-day sessions, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) sponsored or associated meetings, conferences, seminars, or other meetings as directed by the Project Director or Training Manager.               

7. Attends scheduled trainers’ meetings, in-service training sessions and an annual trainer development workshop.               

8. Collaborates with internal and external partners as assigned by the Project Director or Training Manager (e.g. involvement in subcommittees at UML, through the TNEC coordinating committee, and/or work related to the TNEC advisory board.

9. Attends and participates in meetings deemed necessary for maintaining adequate communication regarding project operations (e.g. project staff meetings, coordinating committee meetings, advisory board meetings and UML College of Health Sciences meetings.)

10. Participates in all aspects of project/course/trainer evaluations.  May be asked to serve as a representative for UML or TNEC for various organizations or initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required
  • One (1) year experience in workplace health and safety, health education, training, or labor organizations is preferred
  • Bilingual capabilities are highly desirable
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel between training locations is required

Additional Considerations:

  • The ability to deliver accurate and understandable training courses to a wide variety of individuals and diverse groups is required
  • Flexibility in providing training to a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • Ability to be proactive and creative in resolving problems and developing productive working relationships internally and externally

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P14.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

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