Director, Center for Hydrogen Safety

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Director, Center for Hydrogen Safety

About Us

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers invites applicants to join its Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a global non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting hydrogen safety and best practices worldwide, including safe handling and use of hydrogen across applications in the energy transition. We provide a common communication platform with a global scope to ensure safety information, guidance, and expertise are available to all stakeholders.

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Position Summary

We are currently seeking a Director to join our CHS team. The successful individual will have technical hydrogen/hydrogen safety expertise, project and personnel management skills, and communication savvy in implementing a wide variety of programs and activities.


Under the direction of the Executive Director of CHS, the Director will enable CHS to achieve its objectives through the following activities:

  • Develop hydrogen safety technical content and respond to technical questions on hydrogen safety topics
  • Identify, develop, and implement impactful hydrogen safety resources
  • Develop and lead CHS working groups and workshops (including hydrogen hubs)
  • Present on hydrogen safety at webinars, conferences, and stakeholder outreach meetings
  • Lead virtual and in-person hydrogen safety training
  • Provide technical hydrogen safety support for the development and revision of eLearning courses and materials
  • Direct and support conference organizing committees to ensure the topics focus on applied hydrogen safety and are organized in a logical and cohesive manner
  • Manage a hydrogen safety award process
  • Develop grants and crowd-funding opportunities, and work with donating organizations to receive and disburse funds
  • Manage other subordinate CHS team members
  • Routinely connect with CHS members through routine voice, email/virtual, and in-person contact
  • Support the CHS governance committees and their requested activities
  • Act on behalf of the CHS Executive Director when directed to do so, including providing direction to other CHS staff, responding to AIChE management CHS Board requests, etc.
  • Assist the CHS Executive Director with identifying and prioritizing projects, annual budget planning, and CHS strategic planning and its implementation Other activities as determined by CHS Executive Director
  • Interact with AIChE sales, marketing, communications, and customer service


  • Deep knowledge and proficiencies in the principles of hydrogen safety
  • Deep knowledge of the hydrogen industry and associated technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, manage systems and data, and suggest appropriate solutions
  • Ability to manage personnel
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong listening skills, planning skills, attention to detail, and decision-making skills
  • Dedicated to meeting the requests of internal and external customers by providing timely responses
  • Adept at effectively working with and building and sustaining relationships
  • Capability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Skilled in working successfully within a highly team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with subject matter experts, volunteers, faculty, and management
  • Ability to show initiative and tackle challenges

Software Proficiencies

  • MS Office Products: minimum intermediate level (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams)
  • Smart Sheet experience is a plus
  • Social media platforms
  • Project Management tools


  • Personnel Management
  • Time Management
  • Project Planning
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Customer Focus

Location & Travel

  • This position can be either at our NYC Global Office or be located remotely
  • Travel is expected 4-8 times a year

Education & Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience
  • Experience working with subject matter experts, volunteers, faculty, and management


While this is a remote role, this role requires 10% to 15% travel after the initial training period.

Compensation Full-Time – $130,000- $175,000

We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

    • Bonus opportunity
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • 403b Retirement Plan with Company Match: AIChE 100% of the first 3% of your eligible pay you contribute to the plan
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
    • Holiday pay
    • Educational Assistance
    • Company Paid Life Insurance
    • Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Various Employee Perks and Discounts

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.