Associate Vice President, Global Resiliency and Security

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Position Summary

New York University seeks an experienced, strategic, and innovative leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal capabilities to serve as its Associate Vice President, Global Resiliency and Security (AVP). As a member of the NYU Department of Public Safety and the Vice President, Global Campus Safety’s leadership team, the AVP will partner with University leadership, the Vice President, the University community, and a talented group of campus safety and security professionals across the University to direct NYU’s emergency preparedness in New York and for all global locations, and to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, visitors, and assets at the University in New York and abroad.


About New York University 

Founded in 1831 with a mission to be a center of higher learning that would be open to all, regardless of national origin, religious beliefs, or social background, New York University is today the largest private university in the United States and a leader in global education. From a student body of 158 during NYU’s very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 52,000 students at five major centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and at sites in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and ten global study locations located on six continents. Today, students come from every state in the union and from 133 foreign countries. NYU’s alumni community is nearly 470,000 strong and spans a global network of 183 foreign countries in addition to the United States.


NYU is characterized by its commitment to academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and creative innovation. Its schools and colleges encompass the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, performing and fine arts, public administration, engineering, social work, and continuing and professional studies. Its renowned faculty includes recipients of Nobel, Pulitzer, and Abel Prizes; Academy, Grammy, and Tony Awards; National Medals for Science and the Arts; and the MacArthur Fellowship, among many others. Thriving beyond borders and across academic disciplines, NYU has emerged as one of the most networked and extensive worldwide platforms for learning, teaching, researching, building knowledge, and inventing new ways to meet humanity’s challenges.


About the NYU Department of Public Safety

The NYU Department of Public Safety (DPS) is committed to providing safety and security for our community and property, enabling the pursuit of academic and professional goals.  DPS achieves its mission by blending people, process and technology and carrying out strategic initiatives while adhering to its core values:


  • Professionalism: Exemplifying trusted, professional service with integrity, compassion and respect.


  • Excellence: Providing exceptional service through strategic planning and high-level performance, advancing preparedness in our diverse environments.


  • Community: Fostering diversity by cultivating strong partnerships with all members of our community.


In an increasingly complex safety and security landscape, NYU's Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the global University community, takes pride in serving as the...


     ... friendly face and support network of our community.


     ... steady hand in an emergency.


     ... vigilant presence on campus ready to respond when called upon.


     ... leader in campus security technology.


New York University's Department of Public Safety is comprised of 45 staff members and approximately 350 security staff serving a population of over 50,000 full time students, faculty and staff in over 100 buildings in New York City (residence halls, academic facilities, etc.), at sites in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and ten global study locations located on six continents.


The Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice President, Global Campus Safety, the Associate Vice President, Global Resiliency and Security will have the following key areas of responsibility:


  • Providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, visitors, and assets at the University in New York and abroad;
  • The management and direction of NYU’s emergency preparedness in New York and for all global locations;
  • Oversight of the University's emergency response plans, Global Security Operations Center, fire life safety director program and continuity plans, and the training of personnel in support of this work;
  • Assuring regulatory compliance; and
  • Oversight of global security operations for the Global Academic Centers.


The Associate Vice President will represent the department to the University and external community in achieving the goals of the department and making administrative decisions required for safety and security, including leading and overseeing Emergency Preparedness efforts and operations for NYU.


Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree and possess strong analytical, presentation, organization, and measurement skills, with the demonstrated ability to apply strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with an array of stakeholders, ensuring effective hand-offs and procedures in all cases.  The successful candidate must understand operational support in depth with an emphasis on creating and sustaining a Common Operational Picture using technology, processes, workflows, and reporting; to build the capability described herein; train the team; and sustain excellence daily – 24x7 across three shifts.  Knowledge of security-related electronic equipment and knowledge of Crisis Management tools, such as mass notification, travel locator and mapping, CCTV and crisis alerting tools is essential.


Candidates must have at least 10 years of progressive experience in a Corporate, University, Law Enforcement, or military Global Operations Center (or equivalent entity with a different name), with 7+ years supervisory experience in a Global Operations Center.  Importantly, the experience must have been in support of an organization with the complexity of geographic expanse, time zone differences, shift turnover, multiple and diverse risk exposures, and responsibility for the safety of >50,000 constituents. A competitive candidate will also have customer-facing experience in a high service environment.


Candidates who possess any of the following experience are preferred:


  • 10+ years of experience in a Global Operations Center with military Tactical Operations Center and/or Watch Center experience;
  • Experience in a University Global Operations Center of equal or greater complexity to New York University;
  • Experience in effectively managing impactful emergencies on a university campus in an urban environment; and/or
  • Experience as a leader in a change management environment.
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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
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