Associate Director of Campus Safety, Both Campus Locations
Mount Saint Mary's University
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3206748
Associate Director of Campus Safety, Both Campus Locations
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required. Applicants must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination of condition of employment.
Work with the Senior Director of Campus Safety to develop, plan, implement, and maintain the university's campus safety protocols, policy, operational standards, programs and services. The Associate Director conducts and manages criminal, security, accident and internal investigations; organizes and presents safety activities and programs; and manages field reporting activities. The Associate Director provides campus safety-related policy guidance and liaison to the University, Division, department functions and activities. The Associate Director will assume the responsibilities of the Senior Director in that person's absence.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement tactical plans in response to identified field problems, community concerns, emerging issues, and crime and activity trends.
Oversee day-to-day coordination and oversight of security contractor personnel working through contract leadership.
Respond to incidents and emergencies on campus and conduct the investigation of accidents; promote adherence to established safety procedures.
Develop and facilitate security and safety trainings; conduct campus awareness programs and presentations on safety, security, and crime prevention.
Investigate and/or direct investigations of violations and crimes on campus; may assist the Title IX Coordinator with investigations.
Develop and implement an innovative campus safety outreach program for students, faculty, and staff.
Review and return for correction, if appropriate, written reports of security personnel for accuracy; initiate reports of investigations and other activities.
Serve as department liaison for special events; prepare event action plans and coordinate event traffic management, parking support, and safety services requests, including extra personnel.
Responsible for gathering statistics for the federally mandated compliance of the Jeanne Clery Act.
Liaise with outside law enforcement agencies; cooperate with local law enforcement agencies in the prevention, control and investigation of illegal activities affecting personnel, students, and facilities.
Establish and maintain an inspection building and facilities program to assure compliance with applicable fire, safety, security codes and regulations.
Manage and/or participate in University committees and workgroups, as necessary.
Manage and oversee security procedures, education, and training, including any contracted campus safety and security services.
Monitor changes in federal, state and local laws and requirements related to campus safety and recommend policy and program changes to respond to changing requirements.
Prepare and maintain accurate records, documentation, and reports in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.
Coordinate the implementation, continued development, and ongoing training related to the emergency notification system.
Participate in the development and maintenance of the University's Emergency operations and emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and business continuity protocols and policies consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Participate in disaster response and recovery operations and staff the Emergency Operations Center or Incident Command Post as required.
Participate in the planning and implementation of tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of investigative techniques and principles and procedures of record keeping and report writing.
Strong working knowledge in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Knowledge of security, safety, program development and management in a higher education setting.
Working knowledge of the applicable sections of the California Penal Code and California Vehicle Code, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
Strong commitment to cultural, gender, racial, and other aspects of diversity, ethics, and justice.
Strong understanding of and commitment to community-oriented service and safety.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and other relevant technology
Abilities and Skills:
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present to large groups.
Superior judgment skills and ability to make important decisions in high-pressure situations.
Ability to work effectively with local, state, and federal public service agencies.
Detail-oriented, creative thinker with the ability to strategize and solve complex problems.
Ability to be agile and learn and adopt new processes and information when needed.
Bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable.
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of five years of professional experience in campus safety, law enforcement, emergency management or a combination of in a higher education setting.
Minimum of two years of campus safety supervisory and/or leadership level experience.
Experience working in an Emergency Operations Center activation.
Licenses and Certifications:
Completion of FEMA IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 or completion within 6 months of hire
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License
Possession of, or ability to obtain, current Guard Card
Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR/AED/First Aid certification
Work Location: Both Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) and Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.