Assistant Director of Security

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director of Security
Whitman College


Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. With an endowment exceeding $500 million, fiercely loyal alumni, exceptional students, and accomplished faculty and staff, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence ranking as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.


The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Security. The Assistant Director will work positively and effectively with students, student employees, faculty and staff to provide all aspects of campus security. The Assistant Director will demonstrate knowledge and leadership in campus safety programs and assures compliance with the security portion of the Clery Act. The Assistant Security Director along with the Director investigates and reports all crimes on college property and provides leadership when working with local law enforcement. As second in charge, the Assistant Director is expected to work in a diverse and inclusive learning environment. The Assistant Director will support the College's strategic priorities with keeping students at the center of the work. The Assistant Director must put Whitman College student concerns with a secure and safe campus environment at the forefront.


Assistant Director Duties:
  • Demonstrate supervisory direction to staff with inspecting the residential and academic buildings and grounds.
  • Promote security patrols to prevent fire, theft, illegal entry, property damage, or unauthorized use of buildings.
  • Ensure and review security log during and at the conclusion of shift completion.
  • Research criminal trend analysis information from law agencies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of coordinating and preparedness of the Clery Act and U.S. Department of Education annual compliance requirements.
  • Review and respond to U.S. Department of Education request(s) and Clery Act inquiries.
  • Review and compile campus crime statistics, fire drills and exercises under the Clery Act.
  • Meet security project deadlines and time constraints.
  • Understand Whitman College policies and procedures to demonstrate effectiveness in incident and/or crisis management situations.
  • Participate in and facilitate Campus Security training programs for Whitman College faculty and student body.
  • Provide supervisory leadership with all security orientated tasking.
  • Actively review monthly schedule preparation and request(s) made by personnel i.e., time off.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities during Director of Campus Security absence(s).

Student employees
  • Ensure Whitman College student employees have proper training of security procedures.
  • Develop and maintain student employee budgetary and scheduling work assignments.
  • Promote recruitment efforts for student employees.
  • Create a positive, safe and inclusive work environment in Whitman College security department.

Crime prevention and administration
  • Understand the importance of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design methods.
  • Be willing to work with physical security projects.
  • Request active participation in community outreach and crime prevention programs.
  • Perform routine administrative projects and reports as needed.

Fire prevention
  • Conduct routine fire drills in all residence halls.
  • Assist fire department and/or service contractors with testing requirements.
  • Post any/all campus fires to the Daily Crime Log, including any Clery Act requirements.
  • Attend safety committee meetings if requested by the Director.

  • Ability to work closely and congenially with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to patrol campus, walking for extended periods of time, covering long distances rapidly in case of emergency, and climbing stairs.
  • Ability to pass first aid and CPR tests and perform if needed, potentially from a kneeling position
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Ability to operate college vehicles; and have a valid Washington State driver's license
  • Ability to do shift work including night shift, weekends and holidays


Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent campus security/criminal justice experience required.


Application review will begin October 23 until position is filled.

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