Director of Campus Safety

Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.


Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.




The Director of Campus Safety is responsible for promoting and maintaining the safety and security of the College and assisting all offices that support our residential campus. Manages the staff in Campus Safety responsible for the safety and security of the College 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Duties include hiring, shift staffing, review of incident reports, training, maintaining the safety and security of the buildings and property of Lewis & Clark College, implementation of Clery Act requirements, budgeting, consulting/coordinating with other college departments on a daily basis, and especially in creating a positive, safe community that allows our LC community to thrive.


Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement (as outlined in the application process)




Student Life Divisional Responsibilities (15%)

  • Provide the vision and direction for the Department of Campus Safety in support of the mission and goals of the Division of Student Life and the strategic plan of the College.

  • Serve on the Division of Student Life Leadership Team and support the overall goals and objectives of the Division of Student Life.


Staff & Operations Management (45%)

  • Responsible for the selection, supervision, performance management, and discipline (if necessary) of the department employees.

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for department with a focus on the College's culture, mission and vision.

  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among employees.

  • Establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them.

  • Build and work with diverse teams effectively.

  • Review Campus Safety officers’ investigations of policy and law violations. Coordinate those investigations with primary contacts both inside and outside the College.

  • Develop and manage the budget for the Campus Safety department.

  • Supervise and review staff performance; provide annual evaluations to officers and dispatchers; counsel and train employees as appropriate.

  • Provide and/or secure training in all areas for Campus Safety staff, including HIPAA, FERPA, first aid, investigations, report writing, emergency response, trauma-informed investigation and reporting, Title IX, working effectively with cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity, searching, self- defense, use of force and other relevant techniques.

  • Oversee implementation of Clery Act requirements, including annual reporting and maintenance of Clery and VAWA (Title IX) crime statistics, timely warnings, emergency notifications, and the Daily Crime Log (DCL), as well as regularly review and participate in the College’s reporting and database systems; educate other campus security authorities as to their responsibilities.


Campus Leadership Responsibilities & Community Building (40%)

  • Consult with core members of the Welfare Intervention Network (WIN) and participate in WIN meetings as necessary.

  • Serve as a member of the Incident Management Steering Committee that is responsible for the College’s emergency procedures planning, formulating and implementing the College’s response to natural disasters, weather-related emergencies, violence, lockdowns, evacuations, and other emergencies.

  • Represent Campus Safety on various campus committees including Student Life Leadership Team, Parking and Transportation Committee, WIN, and Campus Operations, as well as other committees as needed.

  • Set a positive tone and direction of support and safety and assist in maintaining a healthy LC community.


Additional Duties

  • New Employee and New Student Orientation presentations and training, residence assistant training, and other trainings/presentations as requested.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree (criminal justice, police science, public administration, or similar discipline preferred) or comparable professional experience.

  • 5 years of progressively responsible leadership experience within security, public safety or law enforcement organization.

  • Must have a collaborative and collegial style of leadership with the ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, and to foster a team environment within the department.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, issues, trends and best practices in campus safety and security.

  • Emergency management experience and ability to consistently use sound judgement and take charge in dealing professionally and calmly in an emergency.

  • Proficiency with technology, especially data management systems, emergency notification systems, and Google systems.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and listening skills.

  • Ability to work proficiently and engender trust with constituents from different backgrounds, nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Ability to meet a flexible schedule including evening and weekends.

  • Must be available for on-call emergencies in person, and by phone. Must carry a mobile phone.

  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and DMV check.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.

  • Department of Public Safety Standards and Trainings (DPSST) certification as an Executive Manager.



  • Master’s degree in a relevant educational field.

  • Experience working on a liberal arts campus or University in security/public safety.

  • Supervisory experience in a union environment.

  • Experience with the Incident Command System (ICS) as established through the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Completion of ICS-100-400.

  • Ability to develop and implement departmental vision, strategy and goals with and for students, staff and key stakeholders.

  • Trained as a trainer for specific issues of safety and security.

  • Skill in development strong community relations and building bridges between the campus community and surrounding community.



  • 37.5 hrs/week

  • Full-Time

  • Benefits Eligible: YES



  • Commensurate with Experience


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