Director of Public Safety
Director of Public Safety June 1st 2018
Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Director of Public Safety. This is a full-time exempt administrative position reporting to the Vice President & Dean of Students.
The Director of Public Safety is responsible for all aspects of campus safety and security at Allegheny College and provides leadership for a comprehensive program that includes law enforcement services for students, faculty and staff. As a member of the Student Affairs division, the Director is further expected to maintain office hours in the Office of Public Safety Office and to highly visible on campus and respond to campus emergencies as appropriate.
The Director supervises a professional staff that includes 14 full-time and part-time staff and is responsible for leading and managing a department focused on campus security, personal safety , and the overall welfare of all those that use the facilities and attend College programs. To attain these objectives, the Director works closely with members of the community to lead a comprehensive Sworn Police department that provides services for students, employees, and visitors to campus.
The preferred qualifications for this position are a bachelor’s degree in a related area and leadership experience in law enforcement and/or campus security. The demonstrated ability to lead a sworn police department is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in investigating crimes and criminal prosecution. Additionally, an understanding of Student Affairs work in a small, residential, liberal arts college will be viewed positively.
Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries. Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.