Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management is the chief safety officer for Landmark College. The Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management is responsible for developing, planning and implementing campus safety policies and procedures, in conjunction with administrative colleagues, with the assistance of an Assistant Director and security officers to support the goals and mission of the College. In the interest of maintaining a safe and secure campus, the Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management is responsible for managing accurate and thorough reporting and investigation systems, addressing incidents of misconduct or violation of Landmark College safety and security policies and procedures. The Director maintains an active and visible presence on campus with faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
Chief Safety Officer
- Supervise and coordinate College-wide efforts with an emphasis on creating a safe and secure environment for all students and employees of Landmark College as well as security of all campus buildings and campus grounds.
- Provide effective short-term and long-term planning in relation to issues of College safety and security, the current Strategic Plan and the goals and mission of Landmark College.
- Analyze and interpret laws, regulations and rules which may impact the College community’s security and safety.
- Serve as a campus-wide resource for College colleagues addressing issues of safety and security through programming and education as Chair of the Landmark College Safety Committee.
- Serve as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team. Keep senior administrative staff informed of all College safety and security issues.
- Coordinate with local, state and federal law enforcement and life safety agencies policies and procedures to assure safety and security for the campus community.
- Maintain awareness of, and compliance with, all state and federal regulations pertaining to campus safety and security (including Title IX and bias-related incidents), communicating to college personnel as necessary,
- Promote a professional relationship of trust and concern for students and the campus community’s best interest in matters of safety and security.
- Develop and execute a comprehensive schedule of community education, training and programming for the campus community in areas related to campus safety & security.
- Maintain a and manage a comprehensive public information and communication system and assure all policy and crime-reporting statistical information is up-to-date, accurate and timely. Maintain, submit and publish annual reports in the various areas related to Campus and public safety.
Patrol, Enforcement & Investigation
- Ensure all policies and procedures related to campus safety and security are well communicated and enforced.
- Participate in routine patrols of campus buildings and grounds. Provide a visible, accessible and approachable presence on campus and among students.
- Ensure all reports through Campus Safety are fully reported and investigated. Serve as lead investigator in more serious campus incident or as directed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Participate, as needed, in the conduct hearing process.
- Conduct regular safety and security building and grounds inspections and recommend preventative and corrective actions to reduce incidents, risk of injury and damage to campus facilities.
- Actively participate in the activities of the Students of Concern & Threat Assessment Team.
- Understand the technology of fire alarm, access control and other emergency systems and schedule, observe, evaluate and report on regular emergency drills.
- Oversee parking policies and procedures and enforcement, including the management of parking permits and the issuance of parking tickets.
Department Head, Supervisor & Budget Manager
- Fully and directly supervise all Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management department staff. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and providing work direction as well as performance evaluation of staff. Resolve personnel problems and be responsible for any discipline required with the assistance of the Office of Human Resources.
- Plan, coordinate and supervise department staff safety, compliance and loss prevention training as needed.
- Encourages professional and effective interaction between Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management department employees and other members of the Landmark College community as well as the neighboring communities. Maintain a positive and productive relationship with local and state agencies involved with safety and security.
- Maintains an active role within Student Affairs, as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team. Fosters effective relationships between the department and other Student Affairs departments, particularly Residential Life and Community Standards.
- Maintain accurate and detailed records of Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management department activities and schedules. Prepare and maintain reports as necessary relating to campus safety and security. Maintain accurate personnel records.
- Manage all aspects of the Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management department operating budget, including the preparation of budget requests, planning annual expenses according to approved budgets and implementing any budget adjustments as needed. Recommend capital equipment purchases relating to campus safety and security.
- Consider the morale of the employees of the Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management department and strive to develop the professional capabilities of a productive and engaged team of employees.
- Work occasional weekends and nights and be available by pager or cell phone as needed.
- Maintain a high level of professional conduct and confidentiality.
- Assume an active leadership role as Critical Incident Manager in planning the management of emergency situations.
- Confer regularly with local law enforcement and life safety agencies to better coordinate the management of critical incidents on campus.
- Schedule, observe, evaluate and report on at least annual critical incident drills.
- Responsible for updating the Landmark College Critical Incident Management Plan including guidelines for use in emergency situations (bomb threats, fires, active shooter, etc.) in compliance with Landmark College policies and procedures.
The Landmark College Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or a related field and at least five years of progressive experience in a higher education security office. The Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management position requires excellent interpersonal skills due to frequent contact with a diverse constituency of students, faculty and staff, and the public, including parents, members of law enforcement and life safety agencies, contractors working at Landmark College and other visitors to the campus. The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, effectively recruit, train and manage Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management personnel and to provide strong leadership within general and specific areas of responsibility is critical.
This position requires excellent communication, organization and supervisory skills, consistently sound judgment and an ability to work successfully under pressure. Computer literacy is necessary including the ability to learn and successfully employ standard administrative software used at Landmark College. The Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management must demonstrate initiative, energy, and a willingness to learn and take on new challenges.
Additionally, the Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management must be up-to-date and fully understand all local, state and federal laws and regulations as they relate to safety and security on college campuses and possess an in-depth understanding of Landmark College safety and security policies, procedures and practices. The Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management must hold a valid state driver’s license and maintain a driving record free of violations in both the state of residency and the State of Vermont.