The Assistant Director of Public Safety is responsible for
providing outstanding leadership and support in the development and
implementation of a comprehensive safety and prevention program to
support the College’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. The
Assistant Director will assume a leadership role in the Office of
Public Safety. The Assistant Director of Public Safety will be the
second in charge of the Office of Public Safety. The position
reports directly to the Director of Public Safety, and will assume
leadership in the Director’s absence. The position requires
significant management and administrative support to the Director,
while primarily assigned to evenings and weekends.
- Serve as a liaison for the Department, representing the
Department across the College and establishing connections with
other departments and divisions. Will also liaise with student
organizations as the Departmental contact, and will oversee the
development, implementation and delivery of outreach/education
programming and crime prevention offerings for the campus
- Accountable for the supervision of assigned personnel on duty,
will be part of the hiring and recommendation process,
scheduling/assigned work projects, and evaluate and approve
requests for time off.
- Assists the Director in establishing policy development and
review of standardized operating procedures.
- Coordinates and facilitates the development of a standardized
Field Training program for new employees and establishing yearly
training objectives for all staff members
- Assist in planning, supervising and coordinating daily campus
public safety operations.
- Assist in the Departments responsibilities for Cleary
compliance, the training of campus personnel on their required
reporting responsibilities, and assisting in submitting the Annual
- Assist on duty public safety officers in for the enforcement of
campus parking regulations and enforcement of traffic
- Respond to complaints/calls related to possible criminal
activity, and investigate incident and/or identify involved
individuals as appropriate to assist on duty personnel.
- Assist area police with investigations on campus and liaise
with responding Fire apparatus as necessary.
- Provide Office of Public Safety’s operational plans as
necessary such as parking and traffic direction, crowd control, and
the like, for special events.
- Assist with emergency preparedness activities on behalf of the
department, including but not limited to assisting with Emergency
Notification System messaging, training across campus, coordination
of emergency signage across campus and more.
- Associates degree in criminal justice, management, public
policy, or a related field preferred. An equivalent combination of
education, training and experience will be considered.
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND/OR LICENSURE
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a public safety
professional on a college campus or similar environment required,
with a demonstrated ability to communicate with students.
- A minimum of 4 years of experience required in the management
of law enforcement or public safety, with appropriate training and
experience gained in civilian and/or military law enforcement
(e.g., Master at Arms or Provost Marshall, if similar in scope and
- A working knowledge of both federal and state law enforcement
rules and regulations.
- A working knowledge of The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus
Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
- Demonstrated skills in physical and community public safety
issues (e.g., lighting, locking systems, patrolling, reaction force
management, public safety systems, emergency response, community
- Ability to organize, coordinate, and supervise support
- Ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives,
rules and regulations, and communicate this information to
subordinates and others.
- Ability to prepare and present detailed studies and
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
skills in a diverse college setting are essential.
- Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to prepare and
deliver presentations before small, medium, and large groups of
- Experience working with culturally diverse populations is
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Incident Command System (ICS).
- Valid driver’s license with good driving history required.
- Ability to be available 24/7 in the case of emergency and
periodic supervisory presence on all shifts.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of
reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,
so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a
four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran
tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and
intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the
opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful
campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home
to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time
students. Our rich academic experience equips students with
foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be
lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.
We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including
members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexual
orientation,national origin, protected veteran status or
status as an individual with a disability.