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Public Safety/Emrgcy Prep Lead

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: South Bend/Elkhart, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Security/Safety


General Description of Position:

The Lead is responsible directly to the Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (PSEP) in providing day-to-day supervision, oversight, and leadership for public safety and emergency preparedness for the campus. The Lead works collaboratively with the Chancellor, the Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Director of Emergency Management and Continuity, the Director of Public Safety Regulatory Compliance, and other key campus stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:

Assists in the recruitment, selection, retention, and development of campus safety and security staff.

Provides direct supervision to campus security staff.

Works with Director of Emergency Management and Continuity to implement comprehensive emergency management and business continuity plans and practices on campus.

Works with the Director of Emergency Management and Continuity, Chancellor, and campus leadership to plan, draft, and execute progressive Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program compliant drills and exercises.

Works with the Director of Public Safety Regulatory Compliance to ensure campus compliance with the Clery Act.

Works with the Director of Public Safety Regulatory Compliance and campus leadership to develop, implement, and maintain programs that ensure compliance with Federal and state safety regulations, including but not limited to fire code, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and the Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Works collaboratively with municipal, county and state law enforcement entities regarding public safety matters.

Works collaboratively with EMS and Fire Departments regarding emergency procedures.

Collaborates with Chancellor and the Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to establish a threat and risk based front-line security staffing plan.

Acts upon guidance, in line with PSEP standards, for physical security including but not limited to surveillance camera systems and electronic access control.

Provides PSEP leadership during campus crisis or emergency and liaise with Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Meets regularly with campus safety committee to identify and address safety concerns and issues relating to safety on campus.

Serving as a model for strong leadership, develops and supports the Campus culture of team collaboration and commitment to delivering high quality services and outcomes, by being student- and employee-centered.

Assists in maintaining campus emergency notification systems.

Meets regularly with Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s preferred.

Degree requirement may be waived if the candidate brings a minimum of 10 years of experience in higher education or public sector public safety (police, fire, emergency management, etcetera).

A minimum of 2 years of related experience showing a progression of responsibility and supervision, preferably in post-secondary education.

Must be adept at resolving individual and group conflicts, and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Must possess excellent organizational, planning, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization.

Must have the ability and willingness to travel within the state for work and occasional out-of-state travel for appropriate professional development.

Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.


No waiting period to enroll in benefits.

Employer contribution to retirement plan.

Excellent benefits, including voluntary benefits: medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, spouse/child life insurance, fee remission, LTD, STD, Identity Guard, etc.

Paid time off: vacation and sick.

Paid holidays: 8 days plus winter break between December 25th and January 1st.

Free tuition for employee and dependents.

Professional Development opportunities.

Other Requirements:

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours:


Hiring Range:

$42,000 - $52,000

Diversity Statement:

Diversity: At Ivy Tech Community College we honor and appreciate the diversity of our students, employees, and community. Ivy Tech seeks to embody individuals who vary in terms of race, national/ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, socioeconomic status, religious preference, veteran status, and citizenship, in the service of learning.

Equity: Ivy Tech Community College seeks to create opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access in hiring, compensating, promoting, providing services for, educating, and overall support.

Belonging: The active, intentional and ongoing engagement Ivy Tech Community College has with diversity – in its college community, in its curriculum, in its offices and workplace, and in the communities it serves. A sense of belonging refers to real and perceived social support on campus or in one’s department, a feeling or sensation of connectedness, and the experience of mattering or feeling cared about, accepted, respected, valued by, and important to the campus community, including peers, colleagues, faculty, and staff. Ivy Tech seeks to provide a sustained welcoming and protected environment for all people, regardless of their background and identity, as all belong at Ivy Tech.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.



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