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Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

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Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering-Tenure Track


Director of Environmental Health & Fire Safety

Apply now Job no: 492516
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

Director of Environmental Health & Fire Safety Services                            

Rowan University seeks a leader and expert to manage and oversee the areas of Environmental Health and Safety, and Fire Protection. We seek an individual with both technical and administrative skills, to develop, lead and oversee all initiatives relating to environmental and life safety on Rowan’s campuses. 

The Director of Environmental Health and Fire Safety Services operates with broad and independent authority determined by the Senior Vice President for Facilities, Planning & Operations, for amongst other things workplace safety training, laboratory safety, fire inspection oversight, and interaction with municipal fire departments, regional fire related jurisdictions, and the State Fire Marshal’s office.

The successful candidate will engage cross functional leadership over four campuses and continually innovate to achieve a culture of excellence in environmental health and fire safety, protection and prevention. The sphere of influence for this position is campus wide and for all Rowan campus locations, and it directly impacts the overall construction and design activity related to facility structures, as well as active fire and life safety of the campus population and lastly, engages laboratory and bio safety supporting University research initiatives.  This individual will also be responsible to will direct a comprehensive institutional fire protection and fire safety and prevention program including investigation, emergency planning coordination, construction and operational permitting, and public education programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local mandates.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the Department of Environmental Health and Life Safety, including administrative and budgetary responsibilities.
  •  Act as the University's liaison with the Borough of Glassboro, State Fire Marshal, and the University's Insurance Department and carrier on construction, types and designs of buildings, fire prevention and similar matters relating to Fire and Life Safety issues.
  • Develops goals and objectives for the fire marshal’s office and local community fire protection departments, focusing on prevention programs in coordination with university administration and departmental objectives.
  • Plan and carry out a program consistently of inspecting University property for fire and environmental health hazards, violations of fire prevention principles and adequacy of fire protection systems and equipment. Take formal remedial action to identify, notify and then remove hazards. Maintain records relating to the Fire and Life Safety Program (i.e., inspections, investigations, equipment inventory, etc.)
  • Develops, maintains and implements EHS and University policies, procedures and programs related to fire protection, prevention, life safety, fire safety and general safety programs; defines successful strategies by assessing and developing needed partnerships with University stakeholders.
  • Administers the daily operations of Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, Life Safety program, Construction Reviews and inspection, and special event and other operational permitting programs; provides supervision to Fire Safety/Prevention and EHS staff including professional development, setting objectives and ensuring performance expectations are clear.
  • Serves as primary contact with local and state agencies relating to all areas of oversight responsibility; develops reports and administrative submissions.
  • Works closely with the Office of Public Safety to facilitate and support activities related to emergency response, mitigation, and emergency preparedness compliance with federal, state and local requirements policy, and institutional best practices.
  • Serves the university community with ongoing fire safety and emergency preparedness coordination with direct support in developing specific fire safety protocols and building/department emergency floor plans, coordinating with the Office of Public Safety on emergency plans, evacuation plans, and emergency response guides.
  • Serves as the senior level contact person for fire incident and EHS claims investigation and mitigation; coordinates response with Risk Management and Public Safety on all asset related matters.
  • Periodically conducts field inspections and evaluations of construction and renovation projects to ensure implementation of fire protection, fire prevention and fire safety programs and assess potential OSHA compliance issues.
  • Develops, revises, and implements guidance documents, policies and procedures relative to Fire Protection, Prevention, Construction and Operational Permits, Emergency Response and Safety Management, and Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Ensure all life and fire safety related certifications are appropriately supported and current.
  • Maintain records for EH&S and Fire Safety in a master database.
  • Design and perform the various elements of the fire and life safety education and training programs for the University and its satellite facilities, both on and off campus.
  • Attend required training as necessary to maintain certifications and proficiency in assigned tasks. Provide fire safety coverage for special events.
  • Accomplish miscellaneous fire and environmental health and safety duties such as issuing hot work and confined space entry permits.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate


Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences or related field appropriate to the area of assignment, Fire Administration or Fire Science, Public Administration, Individualized Programs with main emphasis on Fire or Public Administration, and at least seven (7) years of related professional experience, including a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience. Experience in operating within an institutional setting overseeing Campus-wide activities is preferable.

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Director of Environmental Health & Fire Safety Glassboro, New Jersey

Rowan University is committed to assisting all members of the Rowan community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the Department of Public Safety website at:

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety Office, located at Bole Hall Annex, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (856) 256-4562 or 4506. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Rowan University Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by federal law, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or "Clery Act" and is provided by the Rowan University Department of Public Safety.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.