Director of Campus Safety
Basic Functions: Direct, organize and provide comprehensive campus safety and emergency response programs, including safety education, enforcement of university policies, and oversight of crisis management.
Essential Job Functions: Provide leadership for all aspects of a safety and security program that employs a proactive, collaborative and educational approach to developing a safe learning community in support of the University's mission. Establish and support the priorities of campus safety and education to prevent crime. Plan, develop and supervise community relations activities related to crime prevention to assure the well-being of students, personnel and visitors on campus. Review, recommend and enforce policies and regulations. Develop programs and publications for the department that demonstrate compliance with local, state and federal laws and foster a safe environment and a secure campus. Oversee traffic and parking operations, including Athletics events. Manage campus security technologies. Maintain good working relationships and important partnerships with Residential Communities, Whisler Center for Student Wellness, the Office of the Dean of Students, Athletics, Physical Plant, and other university offices as appropriate. Be visible and available to students and engage positively with student government and other student organizations. Oversee and lead emergency preparedness and prevention efforts to ensure the university and the Office of Campus Safety is prepared to respond to emergencies impacting campus and Denison community. Supervise, lead and train the staff to be community oriented, to respond to campus emergencies, and to be proactive in creating a safe and respectful environment. Supervisory responsibilities: Directly or indirectly supervise 18 full time and part time staff, including Community Service Officers, Dispatchers, and administrative staff. Recruit and select Campus Safety staff, and provide continuing training and staff development opportunities. Provide supervision and mentorship and conduct performance evaluations, including regular individual meetings, provisional-hire evaluations and annual written performance evaluations. Incident and Emergency Response: Direct Campus Safety staff to ensure that university policies are observed. Work closely with Director of Community Values & Conflict Resolution to investigate and resolve violations of campus policy. Convene the Threat Assessment Team as needed and lead safety-related responses to concerns involving members of the campus community. Oversee emergency response. Respond to personnel and security incidents, ensure timely warning and community notifications as needed. Administer the BlackboardConnect emergency communication system. Serve as a liaison to Granville Police and Fire Departments, Granville Township EMS, and Licking County authorities in matters involving external law enforcement agencies. Assist law enforcement agencies in executing legal directives such as subpoenas, court orders, etc. Partner with local, county and regional officials as well as university departments on incident response and emergency training, including "table-top" exercises. Administration Develop and oversee the management of the department's budget. Compile, file and maintain timely public reports in compliance with higher education guidelines, including monthly criminal and conduct statistics, crime reports; the Daily Crime Log, Annual Fire Safety Report, and Annual Security Report as required by the DOE, Clery Act and he HEOA, and the annual audit with Granville Police Department regarding crimes on Denison property. Properly report to local, State, Federal regulatory agencies as required. Provide regular content updates to Campus Safety web-page. Divisional Leadership Contribute to the ongoing, collaborative work of the Student Development Division's "leadership circle" as its members lead their respective units to fulfill the mission of the college and the strategic plan we are executing. Serve as a divisional leader, emulating the values of the Division regarding teamwork and collegiality, innovation, delivery of high quality educational experiences to our students, the shared responsibility for the Division's ability to achieve goals, and professional engagement and leadership among liberal arts institutions. Support the Vice President of Student Development and develop collaborative initiatives and programming with colleagues in the division and across the college. Represent the Division of Student Development when needed in campus venues/meetings. Provide advice and counsel to members of the leadership circle, the Vice President, and the President. Perform other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Reports to the Vice President for Student Development. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Supervise a staff of approximately eighteen.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree with education in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Law, or related fields or programs. Possess and maintain a current Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission certificate in good standing with the State of Ohio. Must maintain all required certifications, or be able to qualify for certification within six months. At least eight years of progressive experience in safety and security or law enforcement and at least 3 years with supervisory responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, and train an effective and well-functioning team; strong judgment and decision-making skills; demonstrated experience working successfully with people of culturally diverse backgrounds, including a sensitivity to their needs and concerns; excellent listening, verbal and written communication, including the ability to give an effective presentation; ability to manage competing demands and organize self and others; tact, discretion and commitment to confidentiality as a standard of professionalism; demonstrated ability to handle emergencies and to manage and de-escalate conflict. Possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver's license. Must live within 25 miles from campus.
Preferred Qualifications: The ability/potential to engage positively with the educational and intellectual mission of the university. Experience in a residential college environment. Masters Degree in an appropriate discipline (public administration, higher education administration, etc.) Five or more years of years of experience supervising a minimum of five subordinates.
Salary: Competitive based on education and experience