Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Executive Director of Campus Public Safety & Transportation to join our community.
The Executive Director of Campus Public Safety and Transportation is responsible for the organization and administration of all aspects of Seattle University’s campus safety, security and transportation program, to include directing all the Department of Public Safety ( DPS ) operations for the University.
In addition, this position ensures that the protection of the campus community, and University assets, are carried out in conjunction with the mission of the University; responds to significant crimes in progress, emergencies, crises, and determines mutual aid needs from police, fire and EMS personnel; assists with public relations, outreach and advocacy; ensures that a unified command structure and NIMS compliance is utilized in the event of a disaster impacting the university; plans and develops strategic growth and direction of the Public Safety and Transportation program, within the context of the mission.
This position will start in July.
Essential Job Functions
Provide leadership, guidance and direction to the Public Safety and Transportation staff; respond to incidents and investigations; management of crisis and disaster preparedness; and promotes a safe and secure campus community.
Directly supervises department administrators; supervisors; public safety officers, and student staff, along with off-duty law enforcement specialists, and other departmental personnel.
Provide administrative oversight for university public safety; including hiring/recruitment, performance evaluations, counseling, resource management, details, assignments and programs as needed. Develops and administers the DPS budget needs, both current and future planning to meet university growth and development in a best practices manner.
Develop, administer, and evaluates policies and procedures in compliance with case law and trends in university policing and consistent with the mission of the university. Cultivates and maintains strong partnership with local law enforcement, medical and emergency management and fire/rescue agencies. Establishes and maintains good working relations with University department heads, community officials and student organizations.
Work continuously to integrate the security/crime prevention effort into the everyday activities of the campus, including crisis management planning in conjunction with the Crisis Management and Emergency Management Work Group.
Work with students individually and in groups to ensure that they are full participants in the security efforts of the University. Interprets and enforces state laws, municipal ordinances and University regulations.
Develop, administer, and evaluates policies and procedures to ensure protocols reflect required university transportation and parking codes, laws, and municipal ordinances. Plans and directs parking, transportation, and budgeting of university commuter programs and negotiation of transit planning programs.
Works collaboratively with administrators, staff, faculty and students across campus to ensure the delivery of community oriented public safety services that will further the University’s mission and ultimately enhance student success.
Marginal Job Functions
Establishes departmental assignments; oversees deployment of personnel; and administers incident investigations and legal follow up actions.
Provides oversight for the public safety of significant university special events including coordination with local Fire and Police Departments; prepares security, safety, crowd control, and emergency evacuation plans in consultation with appropriate university staff.
Facilitates and contributes to the safety and security planning process for all major activities and campus projects on campus such as building renovation, construction, contractors or vendors performing work, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a discipline applicable to area of responsibility and a minimum of eight years previous experience in law enforcement, safety/security or an area demonstrating application of the knowledge and skills required to effectively lead Campus Public Safety and Transportation or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Interpret and maintain a thorough knowledge of public safety administration and management practices and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a diverse campus community.
Extensive working knowledge of law enforcement operations, facility security, crime prevention, criminal investigations, training, fire prevention, emergency preparedness, traffic safety and enforcement. Be well versed in campus safety requirements, including local, state and federal legislation, laws and criminal codes.
Must demonstrate an understanding of crime awareness and reporting statutes such as the Jeanne Clery, 1990 Campus Safety Act and the related provisions of the Higher Education Act.
Develop and meet goals and objectives including the planning of short and long term projects.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, patrol officers and other members of the department that includes positive reinforcement and appropriate levels of professional development, training, mentoring and coaching.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, organization and organizational skills.
Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, and when force may be used and to what degree as prescribed by department policy.
Withstand criticism while maintaining personal standards and integrity and remaining objective, honest, loyal, fair and professional.
Experience in conducting criminal, procedural and other internal campus investigations.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values.
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Experience in conducting criminal, procedural and other internal campus investigations
Master’s degree in criminal justice or a discipline applicable to area of responsibility and five or more years of progressive experience in law enforcement, safety/security or relevant field.
Previous experience in a college or university setting in an urban context with a diverse community.
Experience in the compilation and classification of crime statistics, and in the development of security policies as mandated by federal and state legislation, e.g. the Clery Act, federal and state laws.
Experience in preparing and managing weekly work schedules.
Experience in administering a department’s payroll and budgeting function.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice.
Salary will be discussed during the interview process and is commensurate with qualifications.
Excellent Benefits Package
Our excellent benefits package currently includes: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, significantly subsidized for employee and dependents; generous retirement plan: 10% of salary contributed by University (after 1 year); vacation, sick leave, 11 holidays plus Christmas week off, community service leave; Transportation pass 75% paid; Automatic payroll deposit; Library privileges for employees; University fitness facilities free for employees; S.U. tuition for employees and dependents administered in accordance with University policies.
Please apply online at: https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Applicants are also required to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying.
Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870.
Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.
All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Vice President for Human Resources and University Services and Equal Opportunity Officer at (206) 296-5870.
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:
Office of Human Resources
Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
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