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
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.
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
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
6. Ability to attain goals through knowledge of regulation and
accreditation requirements, as well as incorporate best practices
7. Ability to create a culture of collaboration with all campus
8. Experience working in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.