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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Director of Public Safety in Riverdale, New York

Employer Name: Manhattan College

Title : Director of Public Safety Salary Range : $120,000-$135,000 Employee Class : Administrator Division : Student Life Full-time The Director of Public Safety is primarily responsible for ensuring the safety of every campus community member and safeguarding the College's material assets. Oversees the Public Safety Staff and ensures that the unit works with Residence Life Staff to provide students with a safe and secure environment while holding them accountable for adhering to the College's rules and regulations. Develop policies and programs covering all facets of departmental operations. Compile data and review reports to detect upward trends in campus incidents and develop appropriate preventive measures. Parking and traffic control are also under the purview of the Director. Oversee revenue being produced as a result of parking permits and tickets issued. The Director of Public Safety ensures that all department members under their command are effectively trained, prepared, and supported to perform their duties. The Director must be committed to providing excellent customer service, and dedication to campus interaction and participation, community engagement, employee involvement and development, and incontestable personal ethics are essential. The Director of Public Safety will be expected to lead in incident command, crisis preparation and response, and maintaining effective and collaborative relationships. This position will remain familiar with current issues relating to campus safety and security, training needs, incident prevention, and specific supervisory and patrol functions. Directly supervises an Associate Director and shift Supervisors. As the visible leader of campus safety, the successful candidate will have the skill set to engage with students, faculty, staff, prospective families, community members, and others as an important ambassador of the College, including partnerships with various state/local/federal agencies including local police and external stakeholders. Responsibilities: Ensures the safety of the campus community members and safeguards the college's material assets. Conducts investigations, including interviews of complainants, suspects, and witnesses for incidents and reviewing reports, CCTV video footage, etc. Ensures the CCTV cameras are functioning and develops a plan to ensure proper working order Establishes, collaborates with, and maintains close working relationships with law enforcement. Reviews all campus incident reports and conducts follow-ups as needed. Manage campus parking. Coordinates campus emergency response, campus fire drills, and emergency alerts. Develops policies and programs covering all facets of departmental operations. Analyzes and interprets all federal, state and local laws. Follows federal and state mandates such as, but not limited to, the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, Enough is Enough, and Title IX compliance. Maintains and submits all records and reports required by state and federal agencies, such as "The Security and Fire Safety Annual Report". Oversees the ingress, egress, and on-campus traffic and college parking facilities. Use permit and ticket software to administer access and violations. Supervise revenue reports for permits. Oversees the scofflaw list and the input of holds on student accounts. Establishes and maintains close working relationships with the College community, including other administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Especially those responsible for student and employee identification cards, fire safety, key control, hazardous waste, financial and insurance risk, and other areas of potential security vulnerability. Works towards ensuring the safety of the campus community and safeguarding College assets. Plans, develops, manages, and implements campus security systems, including cameras, access control, blue light phones, panic alarms, AEDS, and the Leo Fire and Life Safety Director program. Control campus and building access. Administers departmental personnel matters, including hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling, and disciplining of Public Safety personnel. Supervises time records and entries into Automatic Data Processing (ADP). Collects vehicle information. Oversees ID card office. Coordinates with Human Resources regarding OSHA reporting. Updates and maintains policies and procedures relating to safety/security. Maintains awareness of all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to campus safety and security, and establish and maintain relationships with city, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Manages situations with speed, efficiency, tactfulness, and confidentiality, as required. Ability to exercise sound judgment and de-escalate tense and/or stressful situations is required. Oversees administration of the Public Safety operating budget, including analysis of budget to actual amounts spent Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Life. Qualifications: Bachelors degree Valid Drivers License Ten years of experience in the areas of safety/security Five years of management experience Excellent communication skills Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V