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Deliver quality EH&S training for all OAI departments and programs;
Oversee and manage assistant EH&S instructors;
Research, review, recommend and implement content updates of EH&S curricula;
Conduct onsite observations and evaluations of OAI’s EH&S contract instructors;
Assist in recruitment and vetting new OAI instructors.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide health and safety instruction for all OAI departments and programs and oversee assistant instructors to ensure quality delivery of training.
Ensure course materials, books and equipment are ordered and delivered prior to each class; and ensure prompt return of same to designated OAI location when course is complete.
Assist the Training Manager in researching, reviewing and updating content of OAI’s EH&S curricula.
Assist in recruitment and vetting of new OAI EH&S instructors.
Assist in marketing OAI’s EHS training to companies.
Oversee and conduct inventory of EH&S training equipment needs.
Assist in teaching non-HAZWOPER health & safety courses such as mold, lead and asbestos.
Attend meetings and trainings in Chicago and other locations as requested by Training
Develop relationships, and assist the Training Manager in overseeing, contract instructors nationwide.
Observe and review classes delivered by OAI trainers to ensure that quality standards of course content are met, to ensure quality delivery by OAI trainers and to ensure compliance with the NIEHS Minimum Criteria for the HAZWOPER and related
Prepare written course and instructor observation reports and recommendations to be submitted to Training Manager.
Assist in preparation of reports to funding agencies.
Attend workshops and seminars to enhance knowledge and improve instruction.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Ability to work successfully with diverse populations, including non-traditional adult populations;
To conduct needs assessments and design training programs to bridge identified skill gaps;
Reliably follow through on projects and assignments.
Extensive knowledge of 29 CFR 1910.120
OSHA 10 hr. Construction or General Industry Trainer, or the credentials to become an OSHA Authorized Trainer.
BS, BA degree in Health and Safety or a related field; or more than 10 years’ experience in the health and safety field.
Significant Experience in workforce/workplace training preferred.
Experience instructing low basic skill or limited English proficient adults.
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
Ability to travel throughout Chicagoland and nationwide. Must have automotive transportation for reimbursable local job-related travel. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.
Additional Salary Information: Part-time (22 Hours Per Week)
Internal Number: 1.01
About OAI, Inc.
Established in 1976, OAI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit workforce development training and job placement agency headquartered in downtown Chicago. OAI’s programs provide training for both currently employed workers and unemployed or underemployed individuals who are in need of job skills and critical worker health & safety awareness. OAI’s Mission is to create an environment in which all people can access education, training and employment that will allow them to sustain and enjoy safe, secure and fulfilling lives.