Assistant Director, Public Safety

Lindenwood University

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The Public Safety and Security Assistant Director is responsible for assisting in the enforcement of University policies and procedures pertaining to public safety.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

Job Responsibilities

Assist in the development and administration of security, parking enforcement, traffic flow policies, and procedures to ensure the safety of students, staff, faculty, visitors, and property of the University.
Planning and directing campus security activities, including special events and dignitary protection.
Work closely with the university administration to ensure compliance with or enforcement of federal, state, local laws, as well as university policies, rules, and regulations
Report all crimes as a Campus Security Authority
Leadership and Strategic Thinking

Facilitate follow‐up investigations of all incidents/daily reports and recommend corrective action to resolve and prevent recurrence
Evaluate and manage both short and long-term departmental challenges and opportunities
Ensure continued training for staff
Evaluate and review crime trends on campus
Works with staff to develop safety programs for campus
Works with outside organizations to enhance the image of the university and public safety
Ensures safety procedures are updated and followed by subordinates
Human Resources Management

Provide guidance for subordinate staff members and facilitate disciplinary procedures.
Allocate the necessary manpower to work campus events
Lead, motivate, and develop staff members within the department.
Effectively oversee the reporting of hours worked by department personnel as well as overseeing paid time off.
Conducts staff performance evaluations
Assists in the recruiting, hiring and training of new employees
Monitors performance of all employees
Administrative and Operational Duties

Collect and report crime statistics.
Maintain records and disseminate where appropriate within the university according to federal and state guidelines.
Possess a strategic vision related to continuous improvement within the department.
Ensure that all public safety programs remain on schedule and achieve set goals.
Ensure security operational plans are in place for major events on campus
Review subordinates work to ensure quality
Keep supervisor aware of issues and topics of the public safety office
Assist in preparing a yearly budget request
Review equipment needs for public safety

Serve as a liaison to first responder agencies, when necessary.
Coordinate activities with members of various programs throughout the campus.
Encourage staff involvement in submitting ideas for campus safety
Keeps staff informed of events and other items of interest
Issue emergency and timely warnings as needed to the campus community, as required by Clery
Contributes to Mission of the University

Support the mission of the university and serve as an ambassador of the university.
Job may require other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)

Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Management, Public Policy or related field is required.
Five years of progressive responsibility as a security professional or law enforcement officer and prior supervisory experience is required.
Knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Act is required.
Security or law enforcement experience in higher education is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with this position.

Must have excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Must be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, colleagues, students, and community.
Must have strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Position requires the ability to use good judgment, think critically and communicate effectively.
Must be able to effectively use general office hardware and computer software.
Must possess excellent customer service skills
Must be highly organized, motivated and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Must have strong professional integrity
Requires leadership, creativity, and initiative
Highly developed analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills essential
Knowledge of Title XI compliance
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

Supervisory work is performed in all areas in and around the University campus.
Work in and outside in extreme weather.
Physical Abilities – Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
Work effectively at a computer for extended periods.
Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Must be able to report to work during emergencies
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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