WASHINGTON – March 9, 2023 – The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) is seeking a manager of program support. The position closing date is March 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please see below for more information about the position, required qualifications and where to submit a cover letter and resume.

Job Title: Manager of Program Support

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with senior leadership to establish the priorities and goals for hazardous materials training offerings, Safety Culture Assessments (SCAs), Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) program, and other Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) initiatives.
  • Provide onsite oversight and support to contractors during SCAs and training events.
  • Maintain SLSI library of training materials, and website resource library.
  • Develop and implement new SLSI training program for managing rail incidents that impact a community:
    • Protecting people, the environment, and property;
    • Standard of Care for impacted residents;
    • Collaboration and cooperation with first responders and governmental agencies; and
    • Incident management, mitigation, and remediation.
  • Assist the Director of Hazardous Materials Programs with:
    • Industry outreach,
    • Scheduling and contractor assignments,
    • Creating website training resources,
    • Managing Transportation Emergency Response Plan (TERP) program,
    • Coordinating Safety Train and training trailer use and movements, and
    • Tracking and reporting program activity.
  • Assist the Director of Safety Culture Programs with:
    • Scheduling and contractor assignments,
    • Creating website safety tips, videos, templates, and other resources,
    • Attending safety culture assessment activities to provide continuing education training to assessors and oversight of fidelity,
    • Reviewing and improving protocols related to SCAs,
    • Tracking of all safety culture data,
    • Assisting with Readiness Screenings and Advanced Coordination Meetings,
    • Assisting with development and delivery of various Technical Assistance opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Others:

  • Excellent communicator: possesses superior written/verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to present content in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Displays proficiency in Microsoft Office, Dropbox, and We Transfer.
  • Must be confident and results driven with strong people skills and process/project management capability.
  • Ability to prepare, present, and communicate program activities and developments to stakeholders such as board members, federal sponsors, and industry.
  • Adaptable: comfortable working in a changing environment, responds positively to complexity, and high learning agility.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently or with teams.
  • Ability to serve in a supervisory capacity.
  • Strong knowledge of railroad operations and safety protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of hazardous materials regulations.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, vendor and contractor oversight, and coordination of people and resources.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ten years of railroad experience with 7 years in a supervisory/management position
  • Experience in a professional environment

Additional job details:

  • Travel 25% of time
  • Remote work location
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to work with colleagues across multiple time zones
  • Self-starter and independent thinker

*Closing date: 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, March 23, 2023

Email cover letters and resumes to: jobs@shortlinesafety.org