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Assistant Director of Security

Institution name: Whitman College

Title: Assistant Director of Security

Job location: WA

Job category: Command/Supervisory Staff positions


Posting date: 2023-02-13 00:00:00

End date: 2023-06-30 00:00:00


The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Security and  will work with students, student employees, faculty and staff to provide all aspects of campus security. The Assistant Director will demonstrate knowledge and leadership in campus safety programs and assure compliance with the security portion of the Clery Act. The Assistant Security Director along with the Director investigates and reports all crimes on College property and provides leadership when working with local law enforcement. 



    • Demonstrate supervisory direction to staff with inspecting the residential and academic buildings and grounds.
    • Promote security patrols to prevent fire, theft, illegal entry, property damage, or unauthorized use of buildings. 
    • Ensure and review security log during and at the conclusion of shift completion.
    • Research criminal trend analysis information from law agencies.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of coordinating and preparedness of the Clery Act and U.S. Department of Education annual compliance requirements.
    • Assist with reviewing and compiling campus crime statistics, fire drills and exercises under the Clery Act.
    • Meet security project deadlines and time constraints.
    • Understand Whitman College policies and procedures to demonstrate effectiveness in incident and/or crisis management situations.
    • Participate in and facilitate Campus Security training programs for Whitman College faculty and student body.  
    • Provide supervisory leadership with all security orientated tasking. 
    • Actively review monthly schedule preparation and request(s) made by staff i.e., time off.  
    • Demonstrate leadership capabilities during Director of Campus Security absence(s).

Student employees 

      • Ensure Whitman College student employees have proper training of security procedures.
      • Develop and maintain student employee budgetary and scheduling work assignments.
      • Promote recruitment efforts for student employees. 
      • Create a positive, safe and inclusive work environment in the Whitman College security department.

Crime prevention and administration

      • Understand the importance of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design methods.
      • Be willing to work with physical security projects.
      • Request active participation in community outreach and crime prevention programs.
      • Perform routine administrative projects and reports as needed.

Fire prevention

    • Conduct routine fire drills in all residence halls.
    • Assist fire department and/or service contractors with testing requirements.
    • Post any/all campus fires to the Daily Crime Log, including any Clery Act requirements. 
    • Attend safety committee meetings if requested by the Director.



Individual must be able to explain and demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job described above with or without reasonable accommodation. Specifically,


  • Work closely and congenially with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Patrol campus, walking for extended periods of time, covering long distances rapidly in case of emergency, and climbing stairs.
  • Pass first aid ,CPR and AED tests and perform if needed, potentially from a kneeling position.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Operate a computer.
  • Operate college vehicles; and have a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Do shift work including night shift, weekends and holidays.



  • 3-4 years of security/law enforcement experience. 
  • A valid driver's license.
  • 3+ years in a supervisory role.



  • BS in Criminal Justice or other relevant Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior experience working in a higher ed institution.



$61,000 - $65,880



Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:


Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances.

Basic lifeaccidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

Paid Time Off: 20 accrued vacation days12 accrued sick days13 paid holidays.

Tuition Remission – Dependent Children

Employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester.

Employee Assistance Program


Learn more about benefits eligibility here



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