Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227157-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

This Director position provides leadership and coordination of university case management of assessing threats to the personal safety of students and other university community members, posed by violent actions and statements by any person or group of people and assures a cohesive threat assessment and response process as the primary and comprehensive support. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting thorough, timely, and expedited threat assessments for the university and rendering input on risk to the Threat Team. As Chair of the Threat Team this position will work closely with Police, University Health Services, the Office of Human Resources, the Employee Assistance Program, Dean of Students/Student Conduct, University Housing, University Communications, and Office of Legal Affairs. In addition to work within the various departments of the university, this position will work with campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems and contribute to a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. They will develop training on issues related to threat assessment, supervise development of safety plans for specific threats, as well as lead liaison activities with federal, state, county, and local government entities as needed. This position may work beyond or outside of their standard hours in times of significant threat or during critical time periods and occasionally work in high level/intense, time sensitive, rapidly evolving situations.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardians, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or take part in the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values and goals.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum of 5 years in a professional or law enforcement setting with experience investigating, threat assessment, response, and ongoing follow-up.

-Must have experience working with all levels of an organization including leadership and executive level positions in making critical decisions and ability to maintain confidential information while working with highly sensitive data and cases.

-Experience required demonstrating commitment to the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace and have established strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, including the ability to relate complex information in an understandable fashion to a variety of people with different levels of knowledge on the topic.

-At a minimum candidates should have some form of experience in a professional setting working with persons facing a mental health crisis.

-Candidates should have general knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, researching and investigating utilizing social media platforms with the ability to learn Department specific software programs.

License or Certificate:

Ability to obtain the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) certification within 3 years of hire.

Additional Information:

Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation, drug screen, psychological examination prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License.

In general, the hours will be during business hours Monday-Friday and they will need to meet the needs of the university. Occasional work beyond or outside hours agreed upon may be required during critical time periods related to various threat cases. The final schedule worked will be discussed and agreed upon with the Captain of Investigative Services.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

*Note: Cover letter and resume should highlight experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 24 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 25 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time