Deputy Director of Public Safety

Arcadia University


EducationBachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
Act 120
Clean Driving Record
Supervising Experience
BenefitsHealth Insurance
Paid Time Off
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement
The Deputy Director in the Department of Public Safety works very closely with a variety of campus offices, such as Dean of Students and the Dean’s staff, Facilities & Services and off-campus resources, and assists the Director in administering all safety and security operations including emergency management in an effective and sensitive manner and overseeing campus security patrol, communications center, incident investigation, crime prevention, parking enforcement, special details and college ID card program. These responsibilities extend to the University satellite campus located in Christiana, DE . This position reports to the Director of Public Safety.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in the greater Philadelphia area that promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience to prepare students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation for the ninth consecutive year by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study. Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia’s Human Resources portal to receive full consideration.

The standard benefits package for full-time staff includes medical insurance by Independence Blue Cross, dental insurance, University paid life insurance, long term disability insurance (after one year of full-time employment), voluntary participation in the 403(b) retirement plan with an immediately available, generous matching contribution, tuition benefits for the individual their eligible dependents and paid time off.

Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to those candidates that are selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references. Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we’ve established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.

Essential Functions

Support the University mission, and applicable standards and policies by encouraging and maintaining a safe, peaceful, and orderly community through. education, enforcement, emergency response, and services delivered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
Collaborate with Director in managing: o All departmental employees, including hiring, supervising, promoting, and disciplining employees; o Development and implementation of training programs; o Plan work schedules o Develop and implement University and Departmental Events o Preparation of personnel performance reviews o Department’s vehicles and equipment
Formulate, revise, and implement policies, programs and procedures, including University protection programs, and corrective action plans
Will assist the Director with implementing Departmental Developmental trainings each quarter.
In conjunction with the Director of Public Safety will serve as a lead investigator and assign cases for investigations as needed in order to resolve complaints and/or address violations of law or policy.
Serve as a Public Safety Representative on the University Emergency Response Committee
Collaborate with other University departments, specifically , insurance and risk, regarding the formulation and implementation of Emergency Response Committee action plans
Initiate, prepare, and/or supervise correspondence and reporting for all departmental activities, and ensure compliance with legal requirements, including regard to confidentiality
Collaborate closely with local, regional, state, federal, and international government law enforcement and firefighting agencies, as well as other outside organizations
Participate in public relations activities, represent the Department at meetings with students, faculty, and staff; establish favorable community, media, and other public relations
Oversee the maintenance and ensure the compliance of life safety systems
Maintain University crime statistics, including the compiling and filing of the annual crime report with the Federal Department of Education agency; ensure compliance with legislation related to campus crime and law enforcement, including the preparation and submission of reports (Clery Act, FERPA, HEOA, etc.)

Marginal Functions

Other duties as assigned in support of the Department of Public Safety’s missions.

Received: Director of Public Safety

Given: Patrol/Communication Officers, Student workers Co-Given: Investigators, Fingerprint Technicians, Administrative Assistant


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or ACT 120 required; Master’s degree preferred
5 years of direct supervisory security or law enforcement experience in a University/College campus setting, associate/assistant director experience at a University/College preferred.
5 years of security or law enforcement experience in a college campus setting.
Familiarity with federal, state and local laws is mandatory.
Supervisory or senior management experience in public safety or related field, required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work a wide variety of shifts (including late night/early morning hours, weekends and holidays), work extended shifts and/or shifts outside normal scheduled hours on short notice
Ability to be available for calls from on-duty personnel and senior administrators 24 hours a day, and travel domestically on short notice, required
Evidence of commitment, goal-oriented thinking, and strong organizational skills.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to communicate complex information clearly,
Ability and willingness to handle multiple priorities in stressful situations
Ability to access all areas of the University properties on foot
Ability and willingness to maintain confidential information, exercise sound judgment, and work independently
Ability to relate to a diverse student and employee population, understand the needs and issues of a University campus community, and appreciate the Department’s commitment to the role in the educational process.
Ability to relate with all members of the University community, including but not limited to the President, the Board of Trustees faculty, officers, staff, students, parents, visitors, guests , etc.
Ability to inspire and lead; Superior interpersonal and leadership skills.
A collaborative spirit, a talent for listening, and a respect for the individual, all of which are highly valued in an environment strongly influenced by shared values and practices.
Ability and willingness to proficiently use a computer, enter data into a variety of computer software programs, and communicate daily via email
Ability to employ discretion and good judgment in decision making, and the ability to remain calm and make good decisions in urgent and exigent circumstances
Tactical training and experience is preferred. Knowledge of current issues and best practices in campus public safety is highly desirable
Knowledge regarding law enforcement, crime prevention, investigative techniques, dignitary protection, fire services, physical security and emergency preparedness within a higher education environment, including the ability to use and to teach others to use relevant equipmen.t and technology , including police and emergency communications systems preferred
Current working knowledge of Federal Jeanne Cleary Act and PA Act 73 and other laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, and best practices pertinent to campus safety and security.
Must have knowledge of Federal Title IX requirements; strong investigative background, particularly involving sexual misconduct.
An understanding of student life and the needs/issues of a campus community , including special and sport events management; supervisory and command skills relating to a variety of law enforcement functions;
A track record of developing policy and facilitating organizational change
Qualified candidates will hold to the highest standards of integrity, and genuine support of, as well as the willingness to adhere to and promote the University’s Mission
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Other Requirements:
Must have a personal vehicle for University business (mileage reimbursed)
Possess a valid driver’s license with current insurance, and a clean driving record
ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and/or Physical Security Professional (PSP) designations strongly desired.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid passport required
CPR , AED, and basic first aid preferred

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