The Director of Campus Safety plays a key leadership role on the Student Affairs staff. The Director supervises un-sworn Campus Safety Officers and Student Dispatchers and provides guidance and visionary collaboration within the overall division. A high level of campus visibility and positive role modeling is essential. This position is full-time and serves in the Senior Student Affairs On-Call rotation which includes some evening and weekend hours. The Director reports to the Dean of Students who reports to the Vice President of College and Community Engagement.
Provides strategic vision and direction for Campus Safety program, working collaboratively with other Student Affairs programs to support the College’s mission, including:
- Recruit, train, and supervise Team Leader, 8 Campus Safety Officers and 25 student Dispatchers
- Facilitate monthly staff meetings and ongoing training for Campus Safety professional and para-professional staff
- Manage Campus Safety Officer shift activity and daily operations
- Audit, update and maintain Campus Safety Officer and Dispatcher protocols and procedures
- Coordinate online processes, including Officer and Dispatcher Computer Aided Dispatch system, ban maintenance, and guest registration
- Manage campus parking, including permit registration, violations and appeals, billing, and record-keeping
- Organize campus event support, including on and off-site parking, on-site security, emergency response, and building access and security.
- Coordinate office technology needs (e.g., radios and pagers)
- Manage department vehicles (SUV, GEM cars, bikes) upkeep and improvement
- Ensure compliance with state and federal reporting requirements (e.g. PA-UCR, Clery)
- Advise student UC EMS program
Provides support and guidance on student concerns to improve student success and retention:
- Serve as a member of the Crisis Response Team
- Act as a hearing officer for student conduct cases
Engages with on-campus and off-campus constituencies to promote and support College initiatives:
- Develop and maintain community relationships with Collegeville Police, Collegeville Fire, Trappe Ambulance, and other local emergency responders
- Serve as liaison with on and off-campus constituents, including Facilities Services, Athletics, and Information Technology
- Coordinate safety initiatives to address campus concerns
- Provide leadership and participate in committees for major campus events including New Student Orientation, Family Day, Homecoming, and Commencement
Requirements and Qualifications
- Master’s Degree preferred and 7-10 years of significant professional experience in a supervisory capacity
- Experience with security, emergency management, and crisis response
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate others
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and celebration for diversity
- Strong understanding and passion for a residential liberal education
- Sensitivity to and understanding of contemporary higher education issues including but not limited to Sexual Violence, Mental Health, Race, Transgender Rights
- Commitment to student development approach and philosophy
- Collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solving
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Job responsibilities and activities may be modified or changed at any time with or without notice. Job descriptions will be audited periodically by the Ursinus Human Resources department to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect the essential responsibilities and duties of the job.
Anticipated Start Date
Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.