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Director of Campus Safety

Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 26, 2023

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Director of Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Regular or Temporary

Hours Per Week

FLSA Determination

Weeks Per Year


Open Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

The Director of Campus Safety will integrate policies, people, and systems to develop a vision for a comprehensive campus safety program that includes daily operations and long-term priorities for campus safety, emergency management, risk management, access control, and transportation services. The Director will work collaboratively with partners across campus and in the community to champion a culture of proactive thinking throughout the college in order to maintain a safe and secure campus environment for a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Provide direct supervision for sergeants and administrative staff while serving as a visionary leader for the entire department of dispatchers, officers, and contract safety officers.
  • Develop goals, objectives, and priorities for the department
  • Develop a system for ongoing risk assessment and vulnerability analysis
  • Oversee the College’s emergency management efforts to include mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery
  • Serve as a primary liaison with the Hartford police and other law enforcement agencies, local officials, businesses and community organizations, and other external stakeholders; and, ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and institutional regulations, including all elements of the Clery Act.
  • Develop crime prevention and community policing strategies, safety education programs and campaigns, and other initiatives to foster a sense of Trinity community involvement in and shared responsibility for safety and security
  • Assess the organizational structure and the effective deployment of resources to meet the increasing expectations and opportunities for a broader vision of safety on campus.
  • Create a comprehensive professional development and training program for campus safety staff to ensure a high level of knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  • Create and maintain a working environment that supports all staff to be successful in their roles.
  • Produce the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report ( ASR )
  • Serve as the institution’s Clery compliance officer
  • Issue Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications
  • Produce and submit the annual Security Plan and the annual Emergency Operation Plan to the State of Connecticut
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and based on departmental need.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with area of expertise: Criminal justice, public or business administration, or related field.
  • Three to five years of management experience in a security/safety organization at an institution of higher education.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying principles of Crime Prevention Through Environment Design ( CPTED ) and specialized training and experience functioning in Command Staff roles within the Incident Command System.
  • Incident Command Certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS 700 and 800
  • Certified Title IX investigator
  • Thorough knowledge of the Clery Act and VAWA amendments
  • Thorough knowledge of Report Exec and Maxient report writing software
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.


 Trinity College

Intellectually impressive. Fiercely determined. Unquestionably accomplished.

Since its foundation in 1823, Trinity College, located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, has been educating students in the liberal arts with the educational and experiential foundations they need to succeed as informed global citizens. Trinity is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE). Faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards.

While Trinity has enjoyed a long, prestigious history, the college finds itself poised in transition as the landscape of higher education across the country undergoes a fundamental shift. Under the leadership of Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who was inaugurated on October 26, 2014 as Trinity’s 22nd President, Trinity is looking forward to a bold future that will require innovation borne out of long-term strategic planning that will make the college even more visible and competitive. Among the strategic plan’s broad goals is to design a distinctive, relevant liberal arts education that positions Trinity increasingly as a first-choice destination for students, faculty, and staff.

At Trinity College, we’re known for getting things done—and for doing them in a way that creates lasting meaning. Students come here to engage in a challenging liberal arts education, live as part of a tenacious community, explore what’s possible, and find answers to the challenges of tomorrow.

On our 100-acre campus in Connecticut's state capital, you can take advantage of all that our thriving city has to offer, including diverse perspectives, experiential learning, and an energetic culture. And with the knowledge, resources, and partnerships we’ve cultivated at Trinity, we’re an active part of driving Hartford forward as well.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our employees and the college. We recognize the diverse composition and needs of our community of employees and strive to respond to those needs in a professional, caring and equitable manner by:

  • Recruiting and promoting the best-qualified people – while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Providing a competitive salary and benefits package for our employees.
  • Establishing, administering and effectively communicating sound policies and practices that treat employees with dignity and equality, while maintaining compliance with employment and labor laws and College directives.
  • Promoting a work atmosphere that is safe, healthy, secure and conscious of family and community relations.
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