Senior Director, University Safety Operations - University of La Verne in La Verne California

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University of La Verne

La Verne, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Senior Director of University Safety Operations provides leadership and strategic vision for Campus Safety, University Emergency Preparedness, and Parking and Transportation. Oversees and manages the training, planning, operations and personnel activities for these areas to provide a safe and secure campus environment. Ensures a philosophy of restorative practices and community policing. Facilitates and encourages respect for the law, campus safety, and institutional policy. Provides a safe environment to foster student learning and development.

Specific Duties

Safety & Security: Oversees, manages and provides strategic vision for campus safety operations in the field to ensure policies and programming protocols are fully executed to preserve a safer campus environment. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal University constituents and external agencies regarding safety and security operations. Serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team for security perspective. Train Campus Safety Office in Restorative Practices and Community Policing methods, and support, advocate and train University staff in Restorative Practices and Community Policing methods.

University Emergency Preparedness: Responsible for coordinating emergency and non-emergency activities and ensure that proper policy and procedures are followed. Work closely with the Office of Risk Management and the Safety Committee and serve as liaison during disasters such as fires and earthquakes; respond to hazardous materials spills, industrial accidents, and emergencies and take appropriate action; investigate unusual conditions and take immediate action to reduce danger and possible malfunction of equipment; notify appropriate departments. Provide training for University senior leadership on emergency operation center (EOC).

Parking and Transportation: Oversee operations and management of University parking and transportation efforts, including but not limited to enforcement of the parking permit and citation regulations, leading the parking committee, and interfacing with the University community on parking policies and practices. Oversee the University’s fleet of shuttles, vans, carts, and other vehicles, ensuring they are operating safety and are kept in appropriate mechanical conditions. Oversee the shuttle service and maintain a qualified pool of drivers to accommodate the University’s transportation needs.

Compliance: Responsible for the university’s compliance, reporting, and commitment to meet all requisite elements of the Jeanne Clery Act, Annual Security Report, Kristin Smart Act, Campus Fire Safety Act, Incident Command Systems, and directly supports the University Emergency Preparedness Plan and programming. Ensure compliance with Title IX/VAWA MOU with Police Department.

Budget & Finance: Manage budget funds and accounts to fully and effectively utilize the financial resources provided by the university and external partners to successfully meet and exceed programming objectives. This includes the forecasting and direction of budget allocations for staffing, equipment and materials, training and technologies. Manages budgetary adjustments and augmentations in an effective manner.

Personnel: Supervise the Director of Campus Safety and the Manager of Transportation & Parking. Manage the recruitment, selection, training, equipping, scheduling, payroll and development of personnel. Evaluate and conduct performance evaluations; manage personnel investigations, disciplinary actions and terminations of employment. Maintain all relevant certifications and licensing as warranted and/or chosen by the university.

Minimum Qualifications

3 years Progressive experience in law restorative practices and community policing.

7-10 years supervisory experience in public safety or security field

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong experience in customer service.

Adept skill in problem solving.

Fiscal/budget management experience.

Training or certifications in emergency response preparedness.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a college/university setting.

Management experience in a public safety or security field.

Knowledge of Clery Act and Annual Security Reports.

Knowledge of restorative practicies and community policing.

Knowledge of best practices in emergency operations and preparedness

Knowledge of parking and transportation policies and procedures.

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.


La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

Open Date 10/26/2015

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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