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Assistant Director - Security

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
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Harold Washington College (HWC)is one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. HWC is located in the Chicago Loop and serves nearly 11,000 students. HWC is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI) with more than 70 percent Latinx or Black students. The college offers an exceptional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and programs in Business, Early Childhood, Architecture, and Digital Media. HWC is City Colleges’ Center for Business. The college is also home to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and is currently the only community college in the city to offer a business degree accessible entirely online. In addition, the college has program partnerships with leading industry organizations such as Aon, Year Up Chicago, DePaul University, and the Joffrey Ballet.

Primary Objective: Assists in ensuring an atmosphere conducive to learning by enforcing all campus policies and security measures.


  • Assists in investigating complaints and solving crimes. Recommends procedures to minimize losses and stop crimes. Informs students, faculty and staff of college rules and regulations regarding safety, property control, parking regulations, emergency response procedures, and building access.
  • Serves as second in command in the absence of the Director of Security.
  • May supervise all security operations at a satellite location within the district.
  • Reviews incident reports, initiates the required follow-up actions, and forwards all required reports to Director of Security.
  • Responsible for the security and safety of all persons utilizing the institution’s facilities. Implements, enforces, and adheres to security policies and procedures for the district and the college.
  • May use only necessary force to arrest offenders only if he/she is also an off-duty sworn officer and has evidence that a crime has been committed, or detains offenders until Chicago Police arrive when not a sworn officer. The general rule for application of force is that only necessary force may be used. When force is applied by an individual (for example, to protect life, or property), the amount of force permissible is, likewise, only that which is reasonable and necessary under the circumstances and in compliance with federal and state statutes.
  • May participate in recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation, discipline and discharge of personnel within the Security Department at an assigned location.
  • Assists in planning for adequate staffing and ensures that an appropriate pool of human resources is available to meet safety and security needs.
  • Assists in directing and supervising security staff. Advises staff in areas of improvement. Assists in the evaluation of all security staff and provides constructive feedback on their work.
  • Assists with planning and conducting staff meetings and training activities for department staff to keep staff informed and to improve security operations.
  • Appears in court hearing, or other offices of government, related to campus incidents when he/she has signed a complaint, is required as a witness, or is served with a subpoena, or at other times as necessary.
  • May represent the college at district-wide meetings.
  • Assists with verifying all time and attendance records for security staff.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred plus 3-4 years law enforcement experience with 2 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional work experience may be considered at the discretion of management. Knowledge of all relevant state statutes and local ordinances.
  • Must be able to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and the applicable software used a plus.
  • Good decision making skills and the ability to exhibit firmness with understanding when dealing with students and staff.
  • Excellent employment record.
  • Physical ability to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities of the position.

WE OFFER: Excellent health benefits at a low cost; Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS Retirement Plan; Generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition Reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits please visit our benefits page.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

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