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Senior Program Manager I

National Safety Council
Itasca, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

The National Safety Council is America’s leading safety advocate. We enable people to put everyday strategies in place to solve problems — at work. As a non-profit, our focus is on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death and injury. More specifically, NSC is focused on:

  • Workplace Safety
  • Roadway Security
  • Impairment

Every one of our employees is committed to helping people live their fullest lives, and right now we’re seeking someone to fill the role of Senior Program Manager I.

Position Highlights:

The Senior Program Manager I implements and administers programs or manages all aspects of projects within a Practice: includes coordination on issue research, policy change initiatives or awareness activities, marketplace competitive analysis, and training/education content development and content accuracy.


  • ESG

  • Psychological Safety

  • Thought Leadership

What You’ll Do:

Project Management:

  • Define the main objectives of the projects, their purpose, and the scope.
  • Create integrated and ongoing project plans to include key deliverables and milestones and the tasks required to complete each.
  • Execute the work or assign work as part of the plan.
  • Monitor and control the processes/tasks associated with the project.

Knowledge Management:

  • Collect, synthesize, and organize relevant knowledge.
  • Convert raw data into comprehensible information supporting the program.
  • Advocate and influence through effective learning avenues and activities.
  • Provide research-based resources and evidence-based best practices to product developers.


  • Provide knowledge, education, awareness of products/services to any population that might not otherwise have access to or know of NSC programs.
  • Write articles, blogs or similar outreach documents for print or online publications.
  • Knows public policy, issues, legislature and regulatory influences, as well as scientific research, and reports the most effective strategies to address the issues.
  • Participate in trade show or other similar events.

Relationship Management:

  • Engage in regular communication with, and build relationships in all directions (e.g., peers, supervisors, funders, stakeholders) to advance the strategy / program.
  • Support and encourage an environment that appreciates the diversity of employees and stakeholders styles, opinions and perspectives.
  • Relay information, build consensus, fact-find, and maintain transparency and open exchange, while keeping partners up to date and notified of program status and impact.
  • Communicate with other NSC initiatives, campaigns, and departments to identify potential dissemination and cross-collaboration opportunities.

We’re Looking for Someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of relevant experience. In lieu of education, at least 10 years of relevant experience.

    Master's degree preferred.

Reasons You’ll Love it here:

NSC cares about the safety, health, and overall well-being of our employees. We offer competitive benefits, resources, and tools to promote a work-life balance that supports employees during all phases of life. We off the following:

  • At least 20 PTO days accrued 1st year and 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Flex spending accounts for medical and dependent care
  • 403(b) & Roth 403(b) with employer match up to 6%
  • Reimbursable training
  • Student loan pay down
  • Dress for your day

We believe that you can’t be safe if you don’t feel safe. Feeling safe requires a commitment to equitable policy implementation and promoting diversity in the safety profession. We must cultivate our own diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment to deliver on our mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

NSC is an equal opportunity employer.

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