Director of Campus Public Safety, Stockton University
Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits. Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University. The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!
Under general direction of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Director of Campus Public Safety is responsible for the security and safety of a diverse community of over 10,000 students, faculty, staff and many visitors at Stockton University, a 1,600-acre open campus with centers in Atlantic City, Hammonton and Manahawkin, as well as the Stockton Gateway Campus in Atlantic City opening in Fall 2018. The position is responsible to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and standards related to campus safety and security; and the supervision, operation, emergency preparedness, staff development, planning and financial oversight of the Campus Public Safety department, including the Stockton Police and the Office of Emergency Management.
Outstanding Candidates will be required to:
• Maintain a department structure to effectively accomplish the University's strategic plan, goals, and objectives.
• Provide leadership, strategic planning, and management of comprehensive 24/7/365 public safety services and programs to promote a safe, secure, and service-oriented environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors to the University.
• Advance the goals, profile, and awareness of the Department by collaborating with the campus and community by working closely with a multidisciplinary team of institutional leaders to create a comprehensive culture of campus safety that supports the developmental and educational goals of the college.
• Possess excellent listening, observational and questioning skills with strong social perceptiveness and the ability to facilitate community-wide engagements to resolve challenging issues. Effective at resolving problems and conflicts.
• Demonstrate refined judgement and decision-making skills, including in emergencies.
• Possess a record of integrity and strong ethical character.
• Demonstrate goal oriented thinking, strong organization, communication skills (written and oral) leadership, strategic planning and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrate proficiency in emerging technology related to community policing, security and emergency management
• Maintain on-call availability for emergency consultation and response to campus for crisis incidents as necessary Incident Command
• Completion of Training IS-300 and IS-400 within one year of hire.
• Oversees the hiring, supervision, training, evaluation and discipline of departmental employees. Supervises and coordinates activities of campus police and campus public safety personnel and the Emergency Management Coordinator.
• Conducts regular staff meetings, provides leadership to the department. Plans, develops and coordinates public safety operational guidelines, policies/procedures, manuals and public safety programs. Makes policy interpretations to enforce compliance.
• Provides oversight and develops the campus public safety annual budget; forecasts funding needs for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors, directs, and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary, ensure accurate financial record keeping.
• Supervises the Emergency Management Coordinator and evaluates the University's disaster /emergency preparedness plans and training. Apprises the University leadership of incidents, emergencies or crisis that may affect the campus community including; but not limited to, the students, visitors, faculty, staff, facility operations, or having a fiscal or reputational impact.
• Maintains all required federal, state and local crime reports. Has knowledge of, and assures compliance with federal, state and local laws, and regulations that affect campus public safety in a higher education environment including, but not inclusive to the Jeanne Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, FERPA, DFSCA and Title IX.
• Reviews all campus incidents. Directs necessary investigations and follow up activities in order to resolve complaints and/or address violations of law or policy.
• Other tasks as assigned by the Vice President for Administration and Finance and/or the President.
• Implement methods and practices that will assess the effectiveness of the Program's various components.
• Monitors public safety conditions, conducts ongoing analysis of data received from external and internal sources and advises administration on appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
• Collaborate with various departments, external stakeholders and first responders, in the intelligence gathering and security planning of unplanned and planned campus events.
• Serve as incident management or other appropriate role in support of the command and control of any security or safety components of planned or unplanned campus events.
• Develop strategy, protocols and initiatives to incorporate technology, where applicable, efficient, and effective, into the various components of the Department's operations.
• Selects and approves all required training for campus police and public safety personnel including those required for maintaining police powers, first aid, fire safety, the legal aspects of their responsibilities, and other duties.
• On-campus availability and visibility during routine work hours, evenings, weekends and holidays, as necessary, to fulfill position requirements.
• Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
• Certification of FEMA NIMS incident command.
• Must have a valid driver's license.
• Training IS-100, 200, 700 and 800 or equivalent at time of hire
• 10 Years of progressive responsibility and experience in community based law enforcement and/or public safety.
• Higher Education campus community experience, including outreach and inclusion with marginalized populations, youth development, plus special and sports events management is preferred.
• 5 years of command and administrative experience with sworn law enforcement personnel
• Experience in the area of Emergency Management plan development and execution
• Qualified in CPR, AED and basic first aid.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.com. Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos.
1.) A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
2.) A current resume or curriculum vitae
3.) A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
• All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
• Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
• In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
• Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at www.stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
• Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.