Warren Wilson College is seeking an individual to serve as our Chief of Public Safety and Risk Manager. This position is responsible for all administrative operations involving the safety of campus, students, staff, and community members. The Chief is responsible for the effective planning, organizing, coordinating, leadership, and general oversight for all of Warren Wilson College’s campus safety departments (Public Safety, Emergency Management, Risk Management) and management of the personnel therein. Primary areas of responsibility include overall campus safety and security, fire safety, emergency management and planning/training programs, and environmental health and safety standards. This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.
Warren Wilson College, rooted in liberal arts education, is committed to providing educational programs that prepare graduates to engage in groundbreaking scholarship and creative work; pursue meaningful careers with professionalism; and lead purposeful lives dedicated to fostering a just, equitable, and sustainable world. Toward that end, the College utilizes an innovative educational approach that intentionally integrates academics and experiential learning (through campus work and community engagement) for a rich, challenging student experience. Our students matriculate through deliberately scaffolded courses and signature capstone experiences that combine intellectual foundations with experiential skill development and problem solving. In that vein, Warren Wilson College is committed to fostering students’ curiosity, empathy, and integrity by providing them with a variety of perspectives, mentors and role models.
To fulfill this mission, the College, through its Strategic Imperative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), is embarking on institutional initiatives that infuse DEI into all aspects of its functioning. Specifically, the College is unwavering in our commitment to the dignity of all people – particularly those populations who have been both historically oppressed and continue to experience systemic oppression. While we value the breadth of diversity necessary for a rich campus culture, we also recognize the particular challenge and opportunity for growth and leadership around race, noting that such a focus necessarily intersects with deepening efforts around other aspects of identity. We are committed to a culture of educational access and ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. Fully living out this commitment involves incorporating DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs and administrative capacities to advance inclusive excellence at all levels of the College. In alignment with our DEI commitment, we welcome and invite applicants who desire to, and possess the skills and experience to, advance this work. We welcome applications from members of racial/ethnic underrepresented groups (e.g., BIPOC/people of the global majority) and individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.).
Ideal candidates will possess a Master’s degree in Business, Criminal Justice, or other related field.
Interested individuals should read further to learn more about the qualifications and job responsibilities for this position. Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter, which includes experience working with a diverse range of identities and experiences including, but not limited to, previous DEI training or initiatives. All applications must be received electronically.
First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by 5pm EST on Wednesday, January 12th. Please be aware no relocation assistance is available for this position.
Supervises department staff to ensure compliance with all campus and departmental policies, protocols, and standards.
Implement, document, and evaluate safety training for all student, staff, and faculty.
Coordinate the Emergency Response Team/Crisis Management Team and associated training.
Develops and maintains campus emergency management planning; assists in the related emergency management training of department and college staff, while also maintaining related documentation.
Conducts sensitive investigations (Title IX & personnel).
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Develop and implement programs and services to address specific safety needs of the campus community.
Develop and implement institutional Risk Management program plan to assist in the tracking and documentation of OSHA requirements and institutional safety training for staff and faculty.
Anticipate problems and situations and recommend solutions and/or interventions.
Serves on a variety of campus committees, task forces, and teams throughout the community.
Ensures the completion of safety inspections and required documentation.
Development and review of existing campus wide departmental safety policies and procedures.
Formulate and recommend policies and regulations for departmental operations.
Serves as the Warren Wilson College liaison to local allied emergency agencies.
Conducts annual inventory of all department equipment and supplies; oversees the distribution of safety equipment.
Monitors the departmental budget.
Oversees and implements safety protocols and traffic planning for special events.
Responds to emergency situations, including after-hours emergencies.
Recruits, hires, and trains, staff as well as completes performance evaluations.
Performs related duties as assigned.
? Must be physically capable of entering all campus facilities, able to drive appropriate vehicles, and work indoor and outdoor in all weather conditions.
? ?Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.
? ?Must be capable of standing or walking for prolonged periods, walking up and down inclines, climbing stairs, and occasionally running, stooping, lunging, reaching, crawling, or other physical activities required to respond to calls.
Master’s degree in Business, Criminal Justice or related field.
Ten years of law enforcement experience with five or more years in a command or supervisory position.
Demonstrated ability to effectively problem solve and handle sensitive situations.
Evidence of working within the confines of college policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability of working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Demonstrated evidence of detail orientation, customer service orientations, ability to work independently.
Evidence of working and reporting information related to the Clery Act.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Demonstrated ability working with college policies.
Evidence of experience in handling dynamic critical incidents.
Evidence of public safety, emergency management and risk management principles as related to college campuses.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws related to higher education campus security (such as Title IX, VAWA) along with Investigative experience.
Additional experience in working with college/university constituencies and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in a career at Warren Wilson College. Warren Wilson College is committed to ensuring that students from a diverse range of identities are able to access education. We recognize that to do so we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect a diverse range of identities, worldviews and backgrounds. As a college we particularly seek and welcome candidates from racial and ethnic minorities, women, and members of underrepresented groups. Warren Wilson College is the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum. In addition to its innovative experiential program, the College and its 750 students are known for their strong commitment to environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice. The college also features a top-ranked low-residency MFA Program for Writers and a summer-long Swannanoa Gathering of music and folk arts workshops. Recognized for dedication to inclusivity by the Princeton Review—No. 2 “most LGBTQ-friendly” in the nation—Warren Wilson College is a Fiske Guide “best buy” and among College Magazine’s “top 10 greenest campuses.” Undergradua...tes represent 46 states and 16 countries, and the College contributes more than 58,000 hours to the community through collaborations with 257 service partners. With sought-after majors in environmental studies, creative writing, global studies and outdoor leadership, Warren Wilson College is a community of scholars producing graduates ready to change the world.