We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Strategic Initiatives with UL Standards and Engagement (ULSE). The Director of Strategic Initiatives is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive vision and strategy for ULSE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a safer place through standards and advocacy.
Reporting to the Executive Director of ULSE, the Director of Strategic Initiatives will play a key role in delivering against the growth and impact aspirations of the organization, as it leverages the existing strengths of the UL standards organization and develops new capabilities in engagement.
The Director of Strategic Initiatives will work closely with the leaders of ULSE’s major functions, including standards programs, standards operations, international, data science, communications, partnerships and insights & policy analysis, all with the goal of enhancing the capabilities and impact of the organization.
The location for this role is flexible, but requires periodic travel to key locations in Illinois, North Carolina, Washington DC, and Ottawa, Canada.
At Underwriters Laboratories, we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. Underwriters Laboratories stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
As the Director of Strategic Initiatives, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of Underwriters Laboratories as you:
While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:
Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:
The ideal candidate will have strong strategy, planning, and implementation experience and be accustomed to working with multiple stakeholders to deliver successful projects and organizational performance.
UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
About Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.
Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Inc., advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Inc., which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.