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Director, Campus Safety

Benedictine University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 3, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Director, Campus Safety

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Director, Campus Safety

Department: Campus Safety

Reports to: Chief Student Engagement Officer

Status: Full-Time, Benefit Eligible

Location: Lisle Campus

Position Summary: The Director, Campus Safety will be directly responsible for the management and enforcement of all campus security, emergency management, required federal reporting, and serve as lead Title IX investigator. The Director, Campus Safety will supervise security staff and ensure all officers are up to date with required trainings. This position manages risk and programs to promote occupational safety and injury/illness reduction. This position oversees and is actively involved in the University’s Emergency Response Program. The position will ensure appropriate safety and security measures are in place to provide a safe environment for college students, faculty, staff and guests of the University. This position acts as a liaison between Lisle Police and Woodridge Fire Departments and Benedictine University.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

1. Develop operational policies and procedures; comply with all local, state and federal legislative reporting requirements; select, train, supervise and evaluate all departmental personnel; conduct or direct all investigations and/or violations of University policy and manage and execute annual budget. Perform duties which augment department operations (i.e. room lock/unlock, parking enforcement, incident investigation/documentation, preventive patrol and community safety initiatives).

2. Review and recommend enhanced technology to increase the effectiveness of physical security to include access control; surveillance, parking control, emergency mass communications and emergency response and recovery.

3. Manage evaluation and assessment process: create and update survey instruments, compile data and initial analyses, and apply results to future career experience related events.

4. Actively participate in University department/divisional meetings and professional development; coordinate activities of the Emergency Response and Recovery Team; provide crime prevention awareness training to faculty, staff, students; anticipate and meet the needs and concerns of the campus community relative to a safe and secure environment.

Other Functions:

1. Adherence to all Benedictine University and Division of Student Engagement policies and procedures. Work independently and creatively within established guidelines, while at the same time functioning as a member of a team.
2. Attend departmental and University related meetings and events.
3. Strong leadership, administrative, planning and presentation skills, including oral and written communications
4. Work in coordination with University offices and departments to coordinate and facilitate program needs, serve on University committees as needed.
5. Maintain high level of organization and ability to manage multiple tasks.
6. Ability to attain goals through knowledge of regulation and accreditation requirements, as well as incorporate best practices into initiatives.
7. Ability to create a culture of collaboration with all campus constituents.
8. Experience working in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity and/or access.
9. Employs sound project management practices, methodologies, and principles to accomplish work.
10. Proven ability to organize information; assess, utilize and navigate online platforms; and conduct detailed data analysis and develop reports based on data
11. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations and matters with diplomacy and superior judgement.
12. Ability to complete high-level analysis of data.
13. Demonstrated analytical, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
14. Demonstrated ability to work with and lead educational workshops and training and experience creating and delivering training to employees and/or students.
15. Demonstrated knowledge of and consult for initiatives that comply with Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, Clery Act, Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act and all other mandated campus safety related legislation.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred. Degree must be in Criminal Justice and/or Administration.

Experience: Extensive management experience held in a traditional law enforcement agency and/or institution of higher education, incorporating Community Policy initiatives and philosophy.

Specific Skills: Possess the skills to effectively advise, coach and mentor staff on leadership, training, safety and disciplinary matters. Must be proficient in oral and written communications skills and have the ability to exercise good judgment and decision making, when evaluating situations.

Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: N/A

Physical Requirements:
Ability to drive a vehicle for extended amounts of time without interruption (intervals up to 3-4 hours).
Possess visual acuity.
Good physical condition without any restriction in the ability to walk, run, stand or climb multiple flights of stairs.
Ability to sit for an extended amount of time (intervals in excess of 60 minutes).
Ability to perform extended foot patrols multiple times during a shift (intervals in excess of 30 minutes).
Ability to give pursuit of offender on foot.
Ability to reach, grasp, finger strength and manipulation to operate firearms.
Strong or power grasps of evidence, property, suspects; tight grasp, wrist, and arm movement.
Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds (floor to waist, waist to floor, floor to chest) ; continuous transporting (pull) up to 30 lbs.; lifting of items weighing from 11 to over 100 lbs. below and at waist level, either with or without assistance; transporting (Pull) items weighing 26 – 50 lbs. for distances up to 50 yards without assistance; Working outdoors in all weather conditions.
Be able to go from standing to kneeling on both knees, lie down, get up to knees and stand up) Officer do not crawl often, more getting down on knees and back to feet
Fast walking speed, apprehension and pursuit simulation of suspect
Ability to react and work calmly under pressure.

24/7 Operation, operating 3 daily shifts

Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Travel (If applicable): Yes. As needed.

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Yes. Supervise department programs, functions, and personnel.

Working Conditions: Office and outdoor environment.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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