Campus Safety Investigator and Clery Coordinator

Gambier, Ohio
commensurate with experience
May 24, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Campus Safety Investigator and Clery Coordinator. The Campus Safety Investigator and Clery Coordinator has primary responsibility for investigations, including coordination with outside agencies into alleged violations of the College’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook. In addition, the position is responsible for the College’s overall compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), including the on-going compilation of potential violations and the drafting of the annual Campus Safety and Security Report. The position, which reports to the Director of Campus Safety, may exert some supervisory control over other department members within the scope of responsibility of the position. Some flexibility is required as this is a new position and the role will evolve over time. This is a full-time, 10-month exempt position requiring some evening and weekend obligations and responsibilities.

Essential Functions

   Investigator Role                                                                                          

  • Coordinate and carry out investigations into conduct concerns that may violate College policies and community expectations.
  • Work closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities to ensure that potential violations are investigated promptly and consistently.
  • Maintain an educational, fair, and student-centered approach in carrying out investigations.
  • Attend Student Conduct Review Board hearings when needed, and provide information as requested.
  • Communicate and consult with members of the Kenyon community to gather information related to investigations.
  • Participate in Campus Safety department meetings and other activities that support the work of the department.
  • Attend Student Affairs Division meetings and development opportunities.

   Clery Coordinator     

  • Meticulously maintain all records and update databases related to Clery Act compliance.
  • Determine which reported incidents are considered Clery-reportable.
  • Prepare, publish and distribute the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
  • Work closely with the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator on VAWA training sessions for members of the campus community, especially those designated as Campus Security Authorities.
  • Chair the Clery Advisory Committee.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Office of Campus Safety and the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator to compile and maintain statistics for Clery Act reporting.
  • Assist with development and implementation of campus wide policies and procedures relating to Clery, VAWA and other federal compliance matters.
  • Stay abreast of national policies, best practices, and trends related to Clery Act and VAWA compliance.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Success Factors

Meticulous organizational skills, an inquisitive nature, and a compassionate yet firm approach to investigations are required. Also, an in-depth understanding of the Clery Act requirements is essential, as is good judgment in making determinations on what is considered Clery-reportable. The ability to work collaboratively with various Kenyon constituencies, especially students, Campus Safety Officers, and members of the Division of Student Affairs and Civil Rights/Title IX Office will contribute greatly to the position’s success, as will an understanding of a small residential college environment. A collegial, fair and unbiased approach, excellent writing and speaking skills, a commitment to professionalism, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize are also key attributes. The successful candidate will also be comfortable working with technology and program databases.

Working conditions

Evening and weekend work are to be expected, as are long periods of sitting and several hours a day of computer use.

Minimum qualifications

A minimum of 3-5 years experience in Campus Safety and/or law enforcement required. Bachelors degree preferred.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefitss, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.