Simon Fraser University
Appointment of Chief Safety Officer
Simon Fraser University invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Safety Officer, Safety & Risk Services.
Simon Fraser University (SFU) is currently ranked by the Maclean’s University Ranking Guide as Canada’s leading comprehensive university and it has held first or second place in each of the past seven years. SFUis celebrating its 50th anniversary and has previously been named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under 50. With unique campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, SFU has deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.
The Chief Safety Officer, under the direction of the Vice-President, Finance and Administration, provides strategic planning, senior leadership, and oversight on policy, financial, and operational management for three departments providing institution-wide services, including: Campus Security, Environmental Health and Research Safety (EHRS), and Integrated Risk Management/Insurance. Through campus consultation and communication, the Chief Safety Officer works closely with the entire University community to implement appropriate programs and services.
The Chief Safety Officer manages the portfolio’s activities in order to: protect the health and safety of students, staff, visitors to the University, and the general public; preserve the reputation of the University; and safeguard SFU’s financial and physical assets. In support of the University’s overarching strategic objectives, the Chief Safety Officer anticipates trends and brings a best practices approach across the broad range of programs and services provided by the three departments.
This position requires a strong ability to collaborate across departments and to provide leadership that creates excellence in the delivery of the services to the University community. While the position is located at the SFU Burnaby campus, it is responsible for security, environmental health and safety, integrated risk management and insurance at all three of the University’s campuses: Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey.
For further information and details on how to apply, please download the Appointment Details via the Perrett Laver website by visiting and quoting reference 2399. Applications should comprise a covering letter and a curriculum vitae. The Committee will begin considering candidates in late February, 2016.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.