Senior Director of Campus Safety & Transportation - 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

Provide leadership and strategic vision to develop and maintain a safe, secure, orderly, and welcoming environment to University of La Verne students, faculty, staff, and visitors; ensure the security of the Institution’s constituents, grounds, facilities, and equipment; oversee the University’s transportation and parking service; maintain peak disaster response and recovery readiness.

Specific Duties

Provide leadership, strategic oversight, and day-to-day management of the 24/7 Campus Safety Department to ensure an effective, efficient, and professional safety and security operation at the University of La Verne’s campuses; Establish/implement short- and long-term goals; Develop effective assessment tools to measure success; Liaise with the VP of Facilities & Technology (regular meetings, reports, goal achievement, budget development); Develop and maintain strong working relationships with peer FTS departments and other campus constituents through high-visibility and proactive engagement and assist in positioning Campus Safety to be a strategic partner to the University community.

Develop, implement, and model high visibility and proactive outreach and engagement between Campus Safety and University constituents; Develop and implement restorative practice and community policing strategies and values to facilitate community dialogue and build/enhance community trust, relationships, partnerships, and reliance on Campus Safety leadership, staff, and operations.
Work closely and cooperatively with Risk Management on safety issues and programs; develop and implement emergency management and security programs, services, and emergency preparedness initiatives; develop and coordinate crime prevention training, community awareness programs and safety drills; anticipate, identify and assess potential or actual problematic situations, providing early intervention; lead Emergency Operation Center team and assess disaster readiness; work with departmental managers in developing robust Disaster Recovery plans

Oversee the Transportation and Parking Services function: enforce the parking permit and citation regulations and processes; provide leadership to the Parking Committee to develop robust parking policies that help support the mission and protect the interests of the University; oversee the University’s fleet of shuttles, vans, carts, and other vehicles, ensuring they are operating safely and are kept in appropriate mechanical condition; oversee the shuttle service and maintain a qualified pool of student and staff drivers to accommodate the University’s needs transportation needs.

Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and maintenance of technologies related to safety and security systems including alarm monitoring, door-access systems, blue-light/emergency phone systems, and video surveillance systems.

Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; Collaborate with local law and fire officials/departments to address matters of mutual concern; Cooperate with University, city, state, and federal law enforcement officials as needed on investigations; Maintain personal and departmental currency on Incident Command Systems (ICS), the requirements of the Clery Act, the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Title X1 as it relates to police, public safety, security, and emergency-related services, and other legislation as necessary.

Establish and maintain a cohesive and professional Campus Safety workforce of permanent, contracted, and student staff members with an academic-focused service orientation; Ensure Campus Safety staff receive ongoing training and certification in applicable safety, security, and diversity issues; Continually improve departmental services to the community to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations.

Develop annual and multi-year budget projections and administer the Campus Safety departmental budgets.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or closely-related field;

10 years Progressive and successful law enforcement/public safety experience, of which at least 5 years must be in a management role. Experience within a college or university environment is highly desirable.

5 years management experience within the public/campus safety arena.

P.O.S.T. Certification (Basic and Supervisory/or management)

Pass a CORI (criminal) background check

Pass medical and psychological examinations

Pass financial check

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree.

P.O.S.T. Certification (Supervisory, Management, Executive).

First Aid/CPR

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

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
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Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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