The Director provides leadership and management for all aspects of safety and risk management for the University. The incumbent collaborates with individuals and professional groups across the University as well as in the community. The Director is required to see that safety of the University community is maintained, and the University community remains compliant with public and life safety laws and regulations.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
Responsible for all aspects of Public Safety department management, including but not limited to:
Access Control and ID management
Car registrations, traffic control and parking compliance
Hazardous materials compliance and communications
Investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, infractions and criminal activity occurring on campus and undertake appropriate action or response.
University wide notifications
Internal and external reporting, As the Clery compliance officer for the University, the director maintains and publishes campus safety and crime reports as required by local, state and federal law in addition to posting timely warnings on any ongoing threats to the campus community
Function monitoring and crowd control
Issuance of campus bans
Maintain fleet and ensure that an effective driver safety program is implemented
Life Safety compliance and inspection program
Drills and exercises
Create individualized safety programs as needed to address special risks
Provides vision, leadership, and coordination of the department’s goals, policies, procedures, standards, programs, and events in the context of the University’s mission and needs.
Supervises Campus Safety staff; responsible for all aspects of hiring, training, and performance management.
Ensures that adequate coverage is maintained at all times, by scheduling staff according to events and campus needs.
Oversee Workers’ Compensation injuries for all University employees.
Chair the Risk Management Committee; keep the minutes from the Risk Management Committee organized and available for unannounced audits from the state Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Participate on multi-disciplinary committees, including CAT, and coordinate threat assessment functions with stakeholders at risk.
The Director is required to do risk assessments of the community and take appropriate follow-up action, including but not limited to reporting findings.
Bachelor degree in public safety or related field.
Law enforcement and emergency management skills required.
Must have experience in emergency management practices and should have an extensive knowledge of incident command, emergency operations, communications networks, regional affiliations.
Close professional working relationship with DEMHS region 3 preferred.
Knowledge of security best practices in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of risk assessment strategies and implementation of mitigations programs.
Demonstrated ability to maintain positive professional relationships and a strong customer service orientation.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents, strong public speaking skills.
Good management skills. Must be able to work closely with Human Resources.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student, employee and community population.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to email@example.com.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates
About University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.
At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.
We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.