Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Vice President for Public Safety, the incumbent is responsible for all aspects of the planning, development, and administration of the day-to-day operations at the Manhattanville campus. He/She will lead a senior team of professionals consisting of an, Operations Manager, Assistant Operations Manager, plus a Captain of Patrol, 3 Lieutenants, 24 Sergeants, 80 unionized uniformed security officers, and approximately 18 uniformed contract security guards. The incumbent is responsible for meeting with contractors, project managers, and University administrators throughout the expanding Manhattanville area, including the Vice President for Manhattanville Capital Construction, Director-level counterparts in Facilities, Public Safety, and other University departments, as well as the Academic and Administrative Staff and Faculty of buildings and schools on or planned for the Manhattanville campus to develop, update and provide oversight and implementation of daily security measures designed to ensure the safety and security of the Manhattanville community, and to address any special long term needs due to construction or other unusual events. The Director will work closely with other department heads to plan for short term needs for special events including visits by high profile lecturers and visiting dignataries, and will serve as the liaison with Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement agencies to coordinate plans and coverage for special events on the Manhattanville campus and to address normal operating needs. The incumbent provides planning, programming, operations, delivery of services, advice and counsel in all areas related to Public Safety. He/She directs the planning, structure, quality assurance, professionalism and productivity of all Public Safety operational personnnel. He/She provides personnel with a clear understanding of their duties and responsibilities vis-a-vis working as a Public Safety professional within the cultural environment of a world-renowned institution of higher education. The incumbent serves as a key member on various University Committees. He/She has oversight in administering the TWU Collective Bargaining Agreement for Security Officers, including monitoring attendance and overtime and making recommendations to the Vice President for Public Safety regarding staffing assignments for Public Safety security officers and supervisors. He/She conducts investigations into reports of misconduct by security personnel, including complaints regarding rude or unprofessional service, and administers the appropriate response measures, including discipline. He/She participates in the process of hiring, evaluating, and training security personnel, and makes recommendations for internal promotions. He/She conducts information sessions on security awareness for sundry University audiences, and performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience within a security, public safety, or law enforcement organization are required. Experience working in higher education security/public safety is a plus. The ideal candidate will also have supervisory experience in a unionized environment; an ability to articulate a comprehensive knowledge of the issues, trends, and best practices in campus safety and security; demonstrated skill in developing and sustaining collaborative and culturally inclusive relationships; an ability to develop and implement organizational vision, strategy, and goals with and for students, staff, and key stakeholders; and expert skills in interpersonal communication and relationship building. An advanced degree is preferred. The ability to perform in a high pressured, fast-paced environment, with proven skills in a variety of competencies including strategic planning, organizational analysis, and process development is highly desirable. The incumbent must also possess the ability to work effectively, tactfully, and equitably with a broad constituency of students, faculty, and staff in a University setting and work with changing priorities, manage myriad programs and events simultaneously and independently, exercise initiative and use discretion. Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. PeopleSoft, and Kronos experience is a plus.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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