Exempt, full benefits package including Tuition Remission
The Director of Campus Safety & Security provides direction and support for all
safety and security operations for the university. He/she directly hires,
trains, supervises and supports Security Officers, Dispatchers/Communication
Specialists, Administrative Assistant (full time dispatcher); and student
workers. The director works closely with all departments within student life,
with an emphasis on Residence Life – the Assistant Dean/Director of Residence
Life, Residence Hall Directors, and Resident Assistants (RA’s). It is important
for this individual to have a solid understanding of the workings of a small
liberal arts institution.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following:
Oversees the daily operations of the department ensuring compliance with
University, local, state, and federal policies and regulations.
Oversees the supervision of department personnel, including scheduling, to
insure proper dispatch and patrol coverage, handling problem resolution and
discipline, and completing written evaluations of department employees and
making recommendations for personnel actions.
Directs the department during special events (extra coverage) and critical
Develops and maintains policies and procedures (manuals for both
Dispatchers/Communication Specialists and Officers) to ensure that all
departmental policies and duty assignments are properly executed.
Coordinates the trainings and certifications of security department personnel
including officers, dispatchers/communication specialists and support
positions (student patrol). Directs investigations and inquiries in University
related incidents as needed.
Provides and/or coordinates annual trainings for faculty, staff and students
for security related matters (Active Shooter; Fire & Emergency Evacuations,
Works with all departments and constituents on campus to develop and enforce
effective policies regarding parking, building security, alarm system design,
and control and facility access.
Responds to emergency incidents/assists in providing initial crisis
intervention care (first responder).
Supports and upholds the Code of Conduct in the Rockford University Student
Handbook; participates in handbook reviews.
Maintains close communications with the dean of students and the assistant
dean/director of residence life regarding student related incidents/concerns.
Manages the Campus Safety & Security department operations budget and student
patrol work study budget.
Oversees the University’s security vehicles including, budgeting, maintenance,
driver control, and any re-billing functions.
Assists in the coordination of Crime Prevention Programs for the University.
Maintains logs of campus crimes, fire drills/tornado drills; active shooter
drills; and personnel files (trainings, certifications, evaluations) etc.
Coordinates the campus fire/safety program insuring all fire extinguishing
equipment, alarm systems, and monitoring equipment are properly maintained and
Prepares annual reports (Security & Fire Safety Report) that complies with the
Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Stats Act
and Fire Safety Report; other year end reports and budget analysis, etc.
Represents the Campus Safety & Security Department on University committees
such as: The Emergency Response Team; the Behavioral Intervention & Threat
Assessment Team, Student Life monthly director’s meetings, and other meetings
to promote communication and collaboration.
Acts as the university liaison with local law enforcement and fire
departments. Responds to external agencies such as The State Department, FBI
and the Department of Homeland Security as needed.
minimum of five years of progressive experience in law enforcement, military,
security work, or similar field.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies, and
procedures specific to campus safety and security, including knowledge and
understanding of university, local, state, and federal policies and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work
effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of (and resources to) legislation, standards, policies, and
procedures as they relate to safety and security on a university campus
The ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
Ability to maintain total confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of some
of the duties and operations of the department.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and work well with students,
faculty, staff, and others.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, depending on needs of the position.
Ability to pass a post-offer pre-employment background and criminal history
Operate security vehicles and wear a uniform.
Must be bondable.
Must be able to handle emergency situations in a calm and efficient manner.
Must have and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license and be insurable under
The physical demands of this position include:
Considerable walking and climbing stairs in all weather conditions.
Ability to independently lift up to 40 pounds frequently and up to 75 pounds
Ability to perform bending, squatting, twisting, crawling, and climbing.
Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time and freely traverse campus.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders up to 30 feet.
Visual ability to safely and effectively operate equipment.
Hearing and speaking abilities to effectively communicate through radio
equipment t and in person.
Must maintain physical fitness standards so as to perform rescues, detention
of suspects and other physically demanding assignments. May exert in excess of
100 pounds of force in restraining or transporting individuals.
Employees work in a professional office environment that is highly visible to
members and the University community. Normal office conditions prevail. Office
work is performed primarily indoors. Ability to be available at times outside
normal working hours for student events a must. Moderate noise level.