Director of Campus Safety and Security



Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently recruiting for a Director of Campus Safety & Security to provide strategic and operational leadership for the University’s safety and security operations. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Administration and Planning, the Director is responsible for setting the vision, strategy, and direction of the University’s safety, security and emergency management programs with a strategic understanding of future security needs and crime prevention on campus. The Director implements and maintains this program through the service operations of patrol, parking, crime prevention, investigations, communications, and emergency management sections of the department.

Provide leadership and control of day-to-day public safety, including deployment of personnel, direct patrol strategies, and supervision of 30-40 employees in the following areas:
Crime Prevention
Emergency Management
Building Access Control
TSA/Airport Security
Responsible for the delivery, maintenance, and development of ongoing staff training and professional development programs.
Develop operational procedures and an overall strategic plan for the department.
Develop positive relationships by meeting regularly with student leaders and key University department leaders.
Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with external agencies to identify and facilitate resolutions to common problems and issues.
Assess Campus wide operational activities and develop action plans to address security needs;
Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s organizational structure, staffing patterns, service levels and administrative systems; and ensure continuous improvement in safety services to meet and exceed expectations of the students, staff, faculty and the public.
Maintain and improve the Daytona Beach campus’ Disaster and Emergency Management and Recovery Plan. Lead and mentor the campus Emergency Operations Team and make recommendations to the core leadership team for the University.
Provide leadership for parking, traffic services, and security aspects for all campus special events.
Oversee the flight security program at the Daytona Beach campus flight line. Maintains the flight ramp badging and training program and maintains and updates the required records. Conducts regular security inspections and insures that security regulations are followed. Serves as the security liaison between the university and airport security & TSA personnel.
Responsible for all investigations conducted on the ERAU campus.
Responsible for defining and reviewing physical access control for all campus facilities.
Responsible for the department report and distribution systems for documentation of incidents occurring on campus and ensure compliance with State and Federal reporting requirements.
Conduct annual campus safety and physical plant assessment inspections.
Publish and distribute reports as required by the State and Federal government.
Maintain campus Parking and Traffic Committee, and assist with other campus committees – as required – for the development and improvement of safety related projects and programs to include construction of new parking facilities and maintenance of existing structures.
Oversees comprehensive critical incident and emergency management plan development and implementation, including service as primary advisor to university’s executive leadership during potential or actual critical incidents.
Analyzes intelligence concerning campus safety, provides timely reports to university officials regarding potential and actual safety and security concerns, and proposes proactive and responsive measures to address such concerns.
Develop and execute the department budget each fiscal year. Plan and secure funding for long term, capital development projects.
Maintain awareness of all applicable local, state, and federal laws relating to the operation of a Campus Safety & Security department.
Maintain an awareness of the field through participation with professional associations, local and federal agencies, and liaison with the University legal department.
Ensure that all staff maintains proper participation with professional associations and local and federal agencies.
Responsible for the initial qualification and annual training of the ERAU Safety Officer Firearms program.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Leadership – Inspire staff to continue to look for ways to improve, be resourceful, and be innovative problem solvers.
Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, encourage open dialogue within the department, and use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Customer Service – Manage difficult or emotional student, faculty and staff situations, respond promptly to individuals’ needs, follow through with requests, and solicit feedback to improve service, respond to requests for service and assistance, and meet commitments. Build positive relationships and rapport with the campus and surrounding communities.
Interpersonal Skills – Focus on resolving conflict; maintaining confidentiality, listening and being empathetic with others.
Oral Communication – Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, be patient, listen and get clarification, and respond well to questions.
Written Communication – Ensure that written communications are accurate, clear, and concise.
Teamwork – Empower employees individually and encourage trust within the team, exhibit objectivity and be open to others’ views, and give and welcome feedback.
Diversity – Show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences and make a concerted effort to ensure a level of diversity in the department which mirrors University student population and cultivates environment of inclusivity.
Ethics – Treat people with respect, work ethically and with integrity, and uphold organizational values.
Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures, complete administrative tasks correctly and on time, and support the University’s goals.
Judgment – Work independently, display willingness to encourage feedback and make decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgment, and support and explain reasoning for conclusions.


A minimum of 10 years of public safety experience in a higher education or related field with significant experience in a leadership position with direct reports.
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.
Experience in carrying a firearm on duty and managing a department firearms program.
Demonstrated experience with budget planning and management.

Strong demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing staff in a team-based environment, with background in development of direct reports.
Working knowledge of Clery Act, Title IX, and VAWA.
Experience or working knowledge of Transportation Security Agency (TSA) policy/procedures preferred.
Demonstrates an open, honest, and transparent communication style with the ability to deescalate tense situations.
Requires being on call 24 hours per day; must be able to respond to campus emergency at any of the day or night.
Must have a clean background and driving record.

Must be capable of earning and maintaining a Florida D and G license.

Experience or working knowledge of Transportation Security Agency (TSA) policy/procedures
ATAP Certified Threat Manager (CTM
ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), or Certified Professional Investigator (CPI)
FEMA certifications in ICS/NIMS

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Daytona Beach
Job: Safety and Security
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting: Oct 31, 2018, 7:19:05 AM

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