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Assistant Director of Campus Safety and Security

We seek a talented professional to assume responsibility in assisting the Director of Campus Safety and Security in the effective and sensitive administration of security, safety education, accident prevention, fire safety, and parking enforcement programs.

He or she will appreciate and maintain the delicate balance between campus safety and campus freedom that must be struck in an educational environment.

The Assistant Director serves as a full-time administrator within the Division of Student Affairs, reporting directly to the Director of Campus Safety and Security. The Assistant Director will be responsible for scheduling personnel, completing the payroll, and managing overtime while maintaining an especially strong liaison relationship with Student Affairs.

Successful candidates will have:
• Earned an associate degree (or 64 credits) in an appropriate field of study (preferred).
• Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in campus or related security.
• Familiarity with relevant federal laws (Jeanne Clery Act) and New York State Laws (Suzanne Lyall Campus Safety Act), and New York City Fire Safety and Emergency Response protocols as well as current campus security trends and best practices.
• Proficient in database management, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with various security systems.
• All candidates must reside within a 30 minute commute to our Riverdale campus.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Valid New York State Drivers License and New York State Security Guard License.

• Reinforce program goals and work objectives consistent with college policy, relevant city, state, and federal law, and national best practices in campus safety. Administers the day to day security and public safety operations.
• Maintain close working relationships with the Sisters of Charity, students, employees, and guests with particular cooperation expected with the offices and staffs of Residence Life, Student Activities, Athletics, Campus Events, and Facilities.
• Review daily incident reports and ensure proper notifications. Prepare comprehensive reports as necessary.
• Institute and enforce emergency operating procedures.
• Coordinate and enforce the campus parking program.
• Monitor the security department budget.
• While assuring confidentiality, maintain adequate records pertaining to security reports, key issuance records, parking summons billing, and accident and safety problems.
• Coordinate the maintenance of necessary equipment required to accomplish the mission of the security department. Coordinate the distribution and maintenance of uniforms.
• Remain at or report to the college in the event of an emergency to assure safe and uninterrupted operations.
• The Assistant Director is required to be on call and respond to serious emergency incidents on campus.
• Represent the Director at meetings upon direction or in his absence. The Assistant Director will work alternate hours with the director to ensure more supervisory coverage.

• Direct and oversee the uniformed security personnel as well as student security aides. Prioritize the assignments of security personnel.
• Maintain a staff work schedule for a continuous 24 hour, 7 day a week weekly operation.
• Payroll preparation.
• Oversee state mandated and in service training for security personnel that support policy enforcement, fire safety, and accident prevention in the college environment.
• Monitor security staff time and leave usage in accordance with college policy. Review and verify employee attendance records. Review medical leave documentation.
• Take disciplinary action when necessary and institute disciplinary penalties in conjunction with the director.
• Assist in the evaluation process of security personnel. 

Enforcement and Prevention
• Act as a liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
• Assist in educational programs for students and staff in the interest of crime, accident, and fire prevention.
• Monitor the continuous patrol of college property to prevent crime and to protect life and property, enforce appropriate college regulations, and render service to the public.
• Oversee the parking control program.
• Respond to emergencies and assume command until the arrival of the director.
Assist the Director of Campus Safety and Security in follow-up investigations of incidents and recommend corrective action.

Life Safety
• Conduct fire drills in accordance with New York State Education Law and maintain the fire drill log.
• Assist the Director of Campus Safety and Security in coordinating campus events and planning staffing needs. Be present at large scale events to ensure a safe and secure assembly and dispersal.
• Conduct and document periodic site surveys of the campus to identify any dangerous or unsafe conditions and the follow-up with Facilities to ensure that the condition is corrected.
• Perform other duties as directed by a competent authority. 

Please send your cover letter and resume to:


College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.