Director of Campus Safety

Job Summary

The Director of Campus Safety will ensure the safety and security of students, employees and guests while they are on the Millsaps College campus by managing the functional, administrative, personnel, financial and compliance responsibilities for a continually operating Campus Safety department in a manner that reflects the college’s vision, mission and values.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for leadership and management of the Campus Safety department, a 24/7/365 operation; including hiring, training, direction and supervision.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with students, faculty, staff and external customers/constituents.
  • Collaborates with local officials to address matters of mutual concern.
  • Develops and implements comprehensive public safety programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures the effective operation of the Campus Safety department through planning, organizing, directing and participating in its activities.
  • Develops and administers the departmental budget.
  • Seeks continuous improvement in departmental services to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations.
  • Ensures the regulatory compliance of the department and its officers as required by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and college policies.
  • Delegates tasks and monitor work of department staff to set performance expectations and oversee work completion as identified by the department policies and procedures.
  • Functions as the Clery compliance officer for the college, maintaining and publishing campus safety and crime reports as required by local, state and federal law in addition to ensuring timely warnings of any on-going threats to the campus community are communicated effectively and within the required timeframes. Responsible for Clery training for required employees.
  • Manages contracts with security providers, facilitates communication and cooperation between providers and college personnel, and ensures security personnel are appropriately trained and qualified to perform assigned responsibilities.
  • Reviews and distributes incident reports, conducts investigations, and ensures proper documentation is completed in a timely manner.
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with local first responders including police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency units.
  • Maintains awareness of best practices, emerging trends and new legislation relating to Campus Safety.
  • Monitors security equipment, cameras, and ensure that units are functioning properly.
  • Responsible for all work related to fire safety equipment and inspections.
  • Oversees distribution of campus identification cards and implement plan to secure college buildings.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions; and effectively presents information to top management, public groups, and other groups, as needed.
  • Trains and secures outside training as necessary for the campus safety staff in emergency response procedures.
  • Supervision of vehicle registration and parking enforcement.
  • Responsible for the development, ongoing review and updates to all college emergency plans.
  • Oversees the coordination of regular training of all College employees, students and guests in emergency preparedness procedures related to weather, fire, active shooter and any other necessary emergency-related plans.
  • Oversees a college safety and emergency management task force comprised of key department stakeholders.
  • Regularly presents topics related to campus and guest safety for employees, students and guests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in administration of a comprehensive safety and security program.
  • Skilled conflict management and resolution skills.
  • Experience in making decisions in a command environment.
  • Ability to use public relation skills proficiently.
  • Must have reasonable knowledge of Federal and state laws and local ordinances.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five to 10 years related experience in the area of college campus safety, law enforcement, emergency services or similar field.
  • Minimum of five years experience in a supervisory capacity including personnel management.

Application Procedure

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to Tara Hunter at huntetl@millsaps.edu. Please write “Director of Campus Safety” in the subject line of the email

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.

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