Vice President, Safety and Operations

Austin, TX
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

Safety: Responsible for leading efforts to ensure the safety and security of the District's students, faculty, staff, and community members when they are on ACC properties. Includes oversight of the District police force, fire management, security management, emergency management, business continuity and disaster training, and Clery Act reporting responsibilities.

Operations: Responsible for directing the facilities and facility-use issues that arise across the District's 12 campuses to ensure the College presents a consistent, high level of quality in its operations and appearance. Includes oversight of the campus managers, quality control, custodial services, and maintenance of all buildings and grounds services.

Position Information
Location Service Center Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Salary Salary Commensurate Upon Experience. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To EVP, Campus Operations and Public Affairs Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Collaborates closely with the EVP, Campus Operations and Public Affairs on all college safety and operations issues.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to assigned areas.
  • Promotes the integration of safety and consistency into the district's operations.
  • Develops quality guidelines to maintain a consistent, high level of quality in appearance and operations across all campuses.
  • Recommends priorities and general strategies for assigned safety and operations areas.
  • Administers operational budget. Develops, manages, and monitors budgets for assigned areas and functions.
  • Provides managerial direction to assigned areas; plans, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of assigned areas; provides leadership and supervises directly and through subordinate supervisors all assigned area staff.
  • Coaches, directs, mentors, evaluates, and counsels assigned personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions managed.
  • May chair districtwide committees.
  • Participates in appropriate professional activities.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Handling the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.
    • Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
    • Effective management and leadership models and techniques, including Servant-Leadership Principles.
    • Planning and project management practices and techniques.
    • Laws and ordinances regulating building use and operation.
    • Technical aspects of facility use and planning.
    • Technical aspects of security management, including public safety policing.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining an established work schedule including evenings and weekends, as needed.
    • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
    • Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
    • Preparing budgets and monitoring the disbursement of funds.
    • Effectively managing, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
    • Analyzing highly conceptual issues and problems and providing creative solutions.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and working in a collaborative manner.
    • Collaborating effectively with diverse constituencies.
    • Meeting deadlines and handling multiple projects.
    • Providing leadership to all levels of the college.
    • Delivering effective presentations.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software including facility management software.

    Required Work Experience

    • Five years related work experience including managerial experience.

    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.

    Preferred Education

    • Master's degree or higher.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


    • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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