Assistant Director of Campus Safety

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Date: March 28, 2018
Title: Assistant Director of Campus Safety 

Description: Under the supervision of the Director of Campus Safety, the Assistant Director of Campus Safety serves as second in command of the Campus Safety Department and handles the day-to-day duties of the department when the director is not available.  Provide hands on supervisory oversight to the departments dispatchers and patrol officers.  Under the supervision of the director, handle the routine administrative tasks for the department.


  • Provide hands on supervision to the patrol officers
  • Assist patrol officers with management of serious incidents and other necessary notifications of college officials
  • Complete departmental scheduling for three shifts a day seven days a week
  • Provide scheduling and shift coverage for dispatch desk operations  24/7
  • Serve as a liaison between the Directors office and patrol officers
  • Assist Director with special event planning and preparation
  • Maintain departmental files for fire drills, boiler checks, daily patrol reports, vehicle usage, maintenance records and training files
  • Assist Director with Clery Act compliance, and Title IX Investigations
  • Serve as the Director in his/her absence
  • Create Incident Action Plans (IAP) for all significant campus activities including Commencement Weekend
  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for this position are a High School Diploma or GED with at least ten years of experience as a police officer or campus safety officer, and at least two years of supervisory experience.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university or technical school is preferred.  New York State Security Guard license. A clean driving record and valid driver’s license is required.

The ideal candidate will have the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships with employees and students on campus, and to supervise officers and dispatchers operating on a 24/7 schedule.  Must have a high level of communication skills across multiple divisions, and the ability to relate to and interact effectively with diverse populations.  The position requires excellent computer and social media skills.  Must be able to walk the boundaries of the campus, including the navigation of the numerous outdoor staircases.  Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.

Hartwick College Information:

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. 

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."  

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.”  Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  

Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.  

Application Instructions:

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (
  • and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor) 

All materials should be sent electronically to Jarvis McCowin, Coordinator of Inclusion, at [email protected] with [Position Title] in the subject line. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 3/30/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
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