Director of Campus and Public Safety
Washington & Jefferson College is seeking a Director of Campus and Public Safety. Reporting to the Vice President and Dean of Student Life, the Director of Campus and Public Safety is responsible for the comprehensive operations of the College’s Campus Safety Department and will provide administrative and operational guidance for a 24-hour/365 days a year department, including direction and supervision of officers, patrol and dispatch personnel. The Director serves as the primary resource and advisor to the College on matters related to campus safety and security and oversees transportation services and parking. The Director plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all activities of the Campus Safety Department, ensuring compliance with all laws and local ordinances as well as adherence to campus policies and procedures; develops, implements and monitors the effectiveness of campus safety policies and procedures; coordinates and reviews assignments and projects; hires, trains and supervises staff; prepares and administers the departmental budget; and plans and implements security operations and programs and initiatives in support of the College’s mission and vision. Utilizing a strong community policing framework, the Director works proactively and cooperatively with students and all other internal and external constituents to promote a safe and secure campus environment. The Director coordinates the development and delivery of safety education for campus constituents, including students, Residential Life staff and others. The Director prepares and reports crime statistics and ensures complete compliance with the Clery Act; directs and participates as needed with criminal investigations, crime prevention, community relations, special events and security functions; keeps abreast of safety/security and legal issues impacting higher education; develops systems, tools, programs and procedures to meet changing physical, legal and personnel conditions at the College; and maintains all records relative to security. The Director actively participates in crisis management situations.
In these efforts, the Director will lead a team of unarmed staff, currently consisting of seventeen staff members to include the following: one office specialist, two captains, four lieutenants, six security guards and three dispatchers. The Director will foster and maintain positive working relationships with the Washington and East Washington Police and Fire Departments, and other community organizations.
A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, or other closely related field is required with a minimum of seven - ten years’ experience in security/law enforcement in a management capacity including staff supervision and training and a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. A master’s degree and experience working in safety/security within a college setting are preferred. Act 120 certification or the ability to obtain it. The ideal candidate must have: demonstrated understanding and competence in working in an environment that celebrates and embraces human diversity, freedom of expression and respect for individuals; extensive experience in addressing the interests and needs of diverse populations; exemplary leadership skills; strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills; ability to work collegially; demonstrated knowledge of current issues of public safety and private security functions; and technology literacy.
Interested applicants should email their cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking Apply Now.
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. EOE.