The Director of Public Safety has the primary responsibility for ensuring the safety of every member of the campus community and safeguarding the material assets of the College.
• Communicate effectively with a number of college personnel, especially during emergencies and critical incidents. These include, but are not limited to, the Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students, Vice President for Human Resources, Provost, General Counsel, and the Director of Equity, Diversity & Chief Title IX Coordinator.
• Ensure that the Public Safety staff works collaboratively with all departments and campus constituent groups, especially Residence Life, to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the Manhattan College community, while also holding them accountable for adhering to the College’s rules and regulations.
• Further establish and maintain close working relationships with the entire 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.
• Conduct investigations by interviewing complainants, suspects and witnesses; reviewing reports; analyzing CCTV video footage, etc.
• Manage the campus parking and traffic control; collect vehicle information through the use of New York & New Jersey Departments of Motor Vehicles; oversee revenue produced from parking permits and parking violations by utilizing parking permit and ticket software systems (Cardinal Tracking); manage the ingress, egress, and on-campus traffic and college parking facilities; oversee the scofflaw list and the input of holds on student accounts.
• Represent the College to outside law enforcement, especially in its relationship to the 50th Precinct of the NYPD.
• Supervise a department that consists of an associate director, assistant director, assistant director of operations, 6 uniformed supervisors, 44 full-time and 3 part-time public safety officers.
• Develop policies and programs covering all facets of departmental operations.
• Administer all departmental personnel matters, especially the hiring, training evaluating, and disciplining of Public Safety personnel.
• Analyze and interpret all federal, state and local laws. Follow federal and state mandates such as the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, Enough is Enough, and Title IX compliance.
• Review reports in an effort to detect upward trends in campus incidents and develop appropriate preventive measures.
• Maintain and submit all records and reports required by state and federal agencies, for example: The Security and Fire Safety Annual Report.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of experience in increasingly responsible, high-level leadership positions within a police or public safety agency. A master’s degree and/or public safety experience within a higher education environment are preferred. The director will possess proven creative and strategic thinking skills and financial management experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; highly effective command presence, unquestioned integrity, and a deep commitment to service. The director will have extensive experience in emergency management, supervision, and promoting the professional development of all public safety officers and staff as well as professionalizing public safety practice consistent with community culture and standards. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and to staying up to date on the best policing practices; a track record of consistently practicing community policing; knowledge of processes required to maintain accreditation and correlating standards of practice; success and expertise working in culturally diverse communities; and the ability to work effectively with the broadest range of constituents on campus. A service-oriented approach to working with colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and other community stakeholders, a strong desire to support and be part of the educational process, and a genuine appreciation for Manhattan College’s Lasallian and Catholic heritage. Previous experience working with labor relations/unions would be a plus.
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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