Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
San Francisco, California
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To apply for this position, please go to:  https://jobapply.page.link/rNcf.  Application deadline is July 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit support partner of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — 84,000 acres of national parkland spanning the San Francisco Bay Area, including Muir Woods, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, and Alcatraz. The Parks Conservancy is a membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is looking for a Director of Safety Programs. As a new position, this role will initially focus on assessing needs and developing organization-wide strategy for over 400 employees at multiple sites and within multiple departments.

This role has a wide range of responsibilities and we’re looking for someone who is excited to strengthen our organization through systems and on-the-ground practices that center the safety and well-being of all employees.  If you work well with people, have experience in safety program development, and would like to grow professionally as a collaborative leader, we encourage you to apply. As a public-serving organization, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion are vital to our staff, and we are committed to the active work of being anti-racist.

Description of Duties

Program development and improvement 

  • Sets priorities, leads and manages a comprehensive safety program that incorporates justice, equity, diversity and inclusion values and principles
  • Collaborates with employees, teams, supervisors, Safety Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and partners including the National Park Service in improving safety practices and systems
  • Develops a comprehensive employee training program including incident response (reporting, investigation, and remedy process), emergency response (including for remote locations), PPE, and other topics

Compliance and best practices 

  • Oversees plans and programs—including Incident and Injury Prevention Program and Emergency Response—as required by federal and state standards (e.g., OSHA, NIOSH, CalOSHA, EPA, etc.)
  • Ensures programs and practices meet the needs of the Parks Conservancy while also satisfying any requirements from the external partners
  • Provides guidance and oversight for environmental, safety and security inspections/audits
  • Provides guidance and oversight for Emergency Action Plans

Employee support 

  • Fosters a sense of security for employees; regularly assesses employees’ needs and program progress
  • Assists employees and partner organizations in how to manage interactions with visitors
  • Responds to emergencies in addition to health and safety issues that affect employees, interns, volunteers, external partners, contractors, and program participants

Operations and Administration 

  • Manages safety budget with support from Executive andFinance Team
  • Facilitates contracts and agreements


 Safety program experience

  • Prior experience administering a safety program
  • Able to lead the creation and implementation of multiple organization-wide safety initiatives
  • Has relevant knowledge and technical skills—including how to apply federal and state safety standards—as demonstrated by work experience and education/training

Collaboration and relationship building

  • Experience working across multiple departments and/or work types (e.g., office settings, outdoors, public-facing, etc.)
  • Willing to coordinate with partner organizations
  • Can build and sustain relationships with a variety of people, inclusive of different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, and viewpoints


  • Committed to fostering an inclusive work culture
  • Can work independently and problem solve
  • Able to set priorities, obtain buy-in from others, and incorporate feedback
  • Has knowledge and willingness to try multiple approaches to   conflict and conflict resolution

Resource gathering

  • Can find information and resources to guide decision making
  • Able to select and manage contractors for specialized safety needs.

Work Environments and Physical Requirements  

  • Work is performed in office and outdoor settings. Sitting and operating a computer for 6-8 hours a day is common
  • This position also regularly visits and consults with employees who work across three counties at approximately 36 different locations, including field sites, offices, retail stores, and public spaces. Hence, a valid driver’s license is preferred
  • A DMV record check to be cleared to drive company vehicles is required. Company vehicle will be provided to access work sites
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds


  • Salary: $100,000 to $112,000/year (is negotiable)
  • Benefits:Generous package including medical, dental, and vision benefits, plus vacation, holidays, and sick leave
  • Primary Work Location: Fort Mason, San Francisco. For travel to other work sites, a work vehicle or mileage reimbursement is provided.
  • Anticipated Start:September 2020

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, placement and promotions are conducted without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws & ordinances. We will consider qualified candidates with criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


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