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Jan 10, 2014
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The National Center for Campus Public Safety, recently created by the United States Congress, will serve the safety and security needs of colleges and universities throughout the United States. Awarded by the Department of Justice to Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC the new Center will be established and led from the Margolis Healy offices in Burlington, Vermont. Reporting to the two managing partners, Dr. Gary J. Margolis and Steven J. Healy, the new Director will be responsible for leading and administering the Center including hiring and developing of staff, managing the budget for the Center, overseeing the conditions of the grant, and ensuring the Center operates successfully within the strategic and tactical goals that have been articulated for the Center by Congress. The new Director will lead the Center in carrying out a mission of providing an array of services to campus public safety agencies, members of campus communities, advocacy organizations, professional associations, and government entities. The Center will serve as a catalyst to bring federal, state, and local public safety agencies and campus police, public safety, and security departments together and be committed to fostering innovation, conducting research, supporting interagency collaboration, sharing best practices, and providng timely information to all stakeholders. This is the inaugural Director for the Center and as such the successful candidate will need to lead the effort to build an organization from the ground up, including staffing and supporting of the Center’s national Advisory Board, hiring and developing the staff, prioritizing competing goals and agendas, and developing the role of the Center as a nexus for connecting and enhancing the campus public safety agenda across a wide range of national stakeholders. The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree (or higher) is preferred, in higher education administration, secondary school administration, organizational development, association management, or a related field with 7 to 10 years of demonstrated success in leading a complex organization that includes developing and managing collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders. The new Director will have a track record of managing budgets, ideally experience with administrating large and complex grants, and designing revenue streams; experience overseeing data collection, assessment, and research that is focused on providing timely information, metrics, and best practices to a variety of audiences; an understanding of communication models and strategies that are designed to provide resources to a wide range of stakeholders; and supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to recruit and develop staff for a start up organization. Review of applications will begin February 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, a resume with an accompanying cover letter must be submitted via the SJG website at under the link Open Positions. If you would like to make a nomination for this position or a confidential inquiry about this search, please contact Ellen Heffernan at SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group Director, National Center for Campus Public Safety Ellen Heffernan, Managing Partner