Director of Campus Public Safety

Williams Bay, WI
Jun 27, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Director of Campus Public Safety (Williams Bay, WI)

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Director of Campus Public Safety, supports learning by providing supervision and direction to the Campus Public Safety staff, handling emergency situations and enforcing Aurora University policies, and federal and state laws as they apply to the campus community. Supports the Campus Public Safety mission by utilizing a community policing philosophy and works collaboratively with all members of the campus community to maintain a high quality of life.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Handles all emergency situations arising on campus, ranging from personal injuries, fires, threats to individuals, and all other crisis and emergency situations.
  2. Develops and enforces individual and personal property safety policies and procedures. Works with conferencing and event staff to design security programs for activities and events on campus.
  3. Recruits, hires, trains and supervises all staff, including review of all department documentation.
  4. Develops positive working relationships with local law enforcement and other emergency responders.
  5. Assist with maintaining positive relationships with members of the greater Williams Bay and Geneva Lake communities.
  6. Develops relationships with contract security companies to augment George Williams Campus Public Safety department when needed.
  7. Ensures compliance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Crime Statistics Act” and the “Drug Free Schools and Communities Act”, to include revisions, statistical data gathering, analysis, and publication of materials.
  8. Investigates reported incidents of violations of University policies and local, state, and federal laws in conjunction with the Dean of Academic and Student Life.
  9. Assists with investigating and submitting reports relative to workman’s compensation injuries and student-related accidents.
  10. Assists designated individuals responsible for compliance with OSHA, ADA, Title IX and other federal, state, and local regulations.
  11. Responsible for parking and traffic control on campus.
  12. In conjunction with physical properties assists with testing of residence hall fire alarms as required by the Clery Act and, through the alarm monitoring company, responds to activations of all monitored fire alarm equipment on the George Williams Campus.
  13. Develops disaster/emergency/crisis preparedness, response, and recovery plans and directs the implementation of said procedures.
  14. Communicates externally with local municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as required.
  15. Responsible for security operations and oversight of Campus Public Safety staff during the Music by the Lake summer concert series and other special events.
  16. Supervises subordinate staff to ensure the objectives of the work unit are met. Schedules officers for work and approves leave requests. Assists in interviews and participates in selection of staff. Addresses personnel issues and recommends disciplinary action as appropriate. Documents employee performance and completes yearly performance appraisals.
  17. Supervises investigations and conducts investigations as needed.
  18. Reviews reports and work of subordinate staff.
  19. Exercises physical control only to the extent reasonably necessary to maintain order, protect property, protect the health and safety of students and faculty, or to maintain proper and appropriate conditions to learning.
  20. Responds when Physical Properties or other appropriate personnel are not available for any other emergency circumstances.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in law enforcement/public safety required. Master’s degree preferred.


  • Prior experience in higher education preferred.
  • Three to five years’ supervisory experience with progressive responsibilities in administrative role.
  • Prior experience in a community based public safety environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of campus regulations in connection with student conduct; laws pertaining to juveniles; the effects of alcohol and controlled substances on behavior.
  • A working knowledge of appropriate federal, state and local laws including the Campus Security act of 1997.
  • Advanced training at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command, or similar advanced training preferred.


  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to supervise and lead a 24/7 operation
  • Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly and fairly.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Budget management experience preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Available on a 24-hour basis in the event of an emergency or crisis. Scheduling: This position involves regular and irregular shift work and shift rotations necessary to provide campus safety services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, and 52 weeks/year (weekends and holidays included).
  • Minimum age of 21 years.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Able to pass a thorough background investigation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk for extended periods, stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to move about campus on foot at a rapid pace.
  • Ability to run up stairs carrying heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs.).
  • Ability to use computer, office equipment.
  • Ability to speak to individuals and groups, ability to hear verbal conversation.
  • May occasionally be required to physically subdue combative subjects, must maintain an appropriate level of physical ability accordingly.
  • Visual acuity (with or without correction) to read reports.
  • Endure exposure to extreme weather.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.