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Director of Safety and Security

at Seattle Community Colleges

Pay: $74500 to $95000/year
$74500 - $95000
Posted: 4/7/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2700054
Keywords: director

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Summary

The Director of Safety and Security is responsible for the development, implementation and management of all campus safety and security programs and services.  This includes management of a six-person department responsible for campus security, incident response, personal safety, fire & safety drills, emergency management, campus doorway access control and closed-circuit video systems.  The director serves as the lead for the College Administration's responsibility to comply with all applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations related to campus safety and security.  As such, the director is responsible for ensuring that campus public safety initiatives support the College's Strategic Plan.  The director must align day-to-day security and public safety practices and campus security initiatives with the College's mission and values.
The Director of Safety and Security will assume the role of Title IX Investigator for the College. The Title IX Investigator reports findings to the Title IX Coordinator, who has primary responsibility for the administration of the Seattle Central College 419 district policy.  The Investigator assists in resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment involving students of the College. The incumbent will conduct investigations of complaints filed by students. When a complaint is filed, the Title IX Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation. The Title IX Investigator acts as a neutral party in the investigation and provides a detailed, unbiased report regarding the findings of the investigation.
Information about working at Seattle Central College:
Seattle Central is a unique, urban setting campus located in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The campus is composed of multiple buildings on the main campus as well as the Seattle Maritime Academy and the Wood Construction Center. The Director of Safety & Security leads the Campus Safety Committee, Campus Emergency Preparedness committee, and serves on other college committees as need arises. 

Application Procedures:

  • Attached resume
  • Attached cover letter addressing how you meet the duties, responsibilities, and requirements for this position
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Answers to supplemental questions

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This is a non-represented, civil service exempt position.

Essential Functions

  • Liaison to Seattle Police
  • Participate in SBCTC committees and system planning for natural disaster.
  • Leadership and management of the Public Safety Department including the hiring, training, direction and supervision of staff at the main campus and three satellite locations.
  • Development and maintenance of an excellent relationship with the college community (students, staff, faculty and external community members)
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive public safety programs, policies and procedures
  • Assure compliance with all local, state and federal crime reporting mandates
  • Collaborate with local, regional and federal officials to address issues of mutual concerns
  • Coordinate with internal/external emergency response agencies
  • Develop and administer the public safety department's operating budget   

Required Education, Experience, Abilities

  • Four or more years of relevant experience OR bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in political science, criminal justice, police science, fire science, behavioral science, business or public administration, or a related field.
  • Through understanding crime reporting (Clery Act/VAWA/Title IX);
  • Knowledge of the Uniform Crime Report definitions, criminal justice, law enforcement and higher education protocols, policies, and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience commanding and leading a department of Police, Security, or military unit.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, written and communications skills
  • Training in conflict de-escalation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong background in emergency management, NIMS and ICS
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and follow through skills 
  • Ability to work directly and collaboratively with faculty, staff and students in a higher education setting
  • Washington State Driver's License and ability to respond in-person to emergent issues in a reasonable amount of time
  • Ability to communicate and work respectfully and effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, and socio- economic backgrounds, and with diverse physical and learning abilities
  • Working knowledge of Bias Incident Response methods on college campuses.