Reporting to the Director of Public Safety, the Associate Director
of Public Safety and Director of Emergency Management works with
various University colleagues and off-campus partners, provides
coordination and oversight of the University’s Emergency Management
and Response planning and implementation. The position provides
oversight and management for the administrative operations of the
Department of Public Safety. Directs and coordinates crime
prevention and safety awareness programs for the Department,
including campus wide training. Oversees the Public Safety
Technology Manager ensuring oversight and management of technology
and systems. The Associate Director serves as part of the Public
Safety Administrative Team.
At a Glance:
Washington and Lee University is hiring an
Associate Director of Public Safety and Director of Emergency
Management to work in the Department of Public Safety, within
Student Affairs. The department is seeking candidates with
demonstrated knowledge of current issues and best practices in
emergency management and planning functions, public safety, and
private security. The Associate Director will relate to students,
faculty and a diverse community. Learn more about the benefits of
working at Washington and Lee on the job-seekers
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
- Manages the development and maintenance of the University’s
emergency operations, preparedness, response, recovery, and
business continuity protocols and policies consistent with the
National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command
- Provides technical support and expertise to University
Emergency Management Executive Team (EMET) and Emergency Management
Working Group (EMWG) on development and review of plans, policies,
and procedures at a University wide level, as well as working with
various departments at a department specific level.
- Develops and maintains appropriate Emergency Operations Centers
(EOC) and the necessary processes, including testing and
maintenance of equipment on a regular basis.
- Oversees the development and delivery of Emergency Management
and Response training programs, including training of University
senior leadership as well as training and information for
- Coordinates the Department’s crime prevention and safety
awareness programming. Designs and implements a variety of programs
and training for the University community.
- Provides direct supervision of the Public Safety Technology
Manager, who is responsible for oversight and management of the
technology and systems in the Department of Public Safety,
including but not limited to; electronic access control, security
cameras, alarm systems, dispatch and incident reporting systems,
parking management system, radio communication equipment, key
control system, emergency communication systems, etc. Provides
ongoing coaching, feedback and is responsible for the annual
- Develops and manages training of Department staff, including
new staff training programs as well as annual in-service training
programs and other training opportunities for all department
- Serves as part of the Public Safety Administrative Team, which
includes being part of an after-hours on call rotation, and may
also assume the role of the Director of Public Safety in their
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree preferred and
Associates degree required in Criminal Justice, Emergency
Management or related field from an accredited college or
university with a minimum of 3 years of law enforcement/security
experience in a management capacity. Experience in a higher
education environment is preferred. Experience working with Public
Safety technology systems including electronic access control,
CAD/RMS, security cameras and alarms, etc. is required. Must have
valid certification through VA DCJS as a Campus Security Officer,
or be able to obtain certification within 180 days of hire. A valid
Virginia driver’s license and a good driving history are required.
Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
and new employees must provide proof of at least their
first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may
seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination
M-F, 8:30am - 5pm. Must be able to work
nights, weekends and holidays as necessary and participate in an
after-hours on call rotation.
Application review will begin on January 10, 2022 and continue
until the position is filled. Please upload a cover letter and
resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional
External Applicants: Application instructions for external
applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly
for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for
sustained periods of time.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or
moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor
is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the
substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Types of Work:
- The worker is subject to both environmental conditions:
Activities occur inside and outside.
- The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of
physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts,
moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and
high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
- The worker is exposed to infectious diseases.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use
of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than
that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the
job is rated for Light Work.
Pay commensurate with experience.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.