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Campus Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Lead

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Richmond, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Facilities/Maintenance, 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 Executive Director of Facilities, 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 and/or manages contracts for security and/or police services.
  • 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 programs and compliant drills/exercises.
  • Works with the Director of Public Safety Regulatory Compliance to ensure campus compliance with the Cleary 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.
  • 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).  2021 update (this is now called AWARE team.)
  • Conducts Campus Wide Trainings


 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

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s preferred

A minimum of 5 years of related experience showing a progression of responsibility and supervision.


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.

Other Requirements:

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, et cetera).

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