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Director of Campus Safety

Institution name: Lewis & Clark College

Title: Director of Campus Safety

Job location: OR

Job category: AVP/Campus Chief/Public Safety (Department Leader) positions


Posting date: 2022-07-12 00:00:00

End date: 2022-08-12 00:00:00


The Director of Campus Safety is responsible for promoting and maintaining the safety and security of the College and assisting all offices that support our residential campus.  Oversees the parking and transportation needs of the College and ensures access to campus for employees, students and visitors is adequate and functional.  Manages the staff in Campus Safety and Parking and Transportation.  Responsible for the safety and security of the College 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.  Duties include hiring, shift staffing, review of incident reports, training, maintaining the safety and security of the buildings and property of Lewis & Clark College, overseeing the management of the college-wide parking and transportation programs, implementation of Clery Act requirements, budgeting, consulting/coordinating with other college departments on a daily basis, creating a positive, safe community that allows our LC community to thrive.


Review of applications will begin on July 15th, 2022.





Student Life Divisional Responsibilities (15% of time)

  • Provide the vision and direction for the Department of Campus Safety and the Department of  Parking and Transportation in support of the mission and goals of the Division of Student Life and the strategic plan of the College.

  • Serve on the Division of Student Life Leadership Team and support the overall goals and objectives of the Division of Student Life.


Staff & Operations Management (45% of time)

  • Hire, manage and evaluate Campus Safety officers, dispatchers, and the Lead Campus Safety Supervisor.

  • Supervise the Parking and Transportation Services Manager

  • Oversee the objective-based transportation demand management (TDM) planning and execution.

  • Report regularly revenue and parking fee information and issues to the Vice President of Operation.

  • Ensure adequate traffic and parking studies are conducted

  • Ensure neighborhood parking considerations are monitored and responded to in a timely manner.

  • Review Campus Safety officers’ investigations of policy and law violations. Coordinate those investigations with primary contacts both inside and outside the College.

  • Develop and manage the budget for the Campus Safety department

  • Oversee the budget in Parking and Transportation.

  • Supervise and review staff performance; provide annual evaluations to officers and dispatchers; counsel and train employees as appropriate.

  • Provide and/or secure training in all areas for Campus Safety staff, including HIPAA,  FERPA, first aid, investigations, report writing, emergency response, trauma-informed investigation and reporting, Title IX, working effectively with cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity, searching, self-defense, use of force and other relevant techniques.

  • Oversee implementation of Clery Act requirements, including annual reporting and maintenance of Clery and VAWA (Title IX) crime statistics, timely warnings, emergency notifications, and the Daily Crime Log (DCL), as well as regularly review and  participate in the College’s reporting and database systems; educate other campus security authorities as to their responsibilities.


Campus Leadership Responsibilities & Community Building (40% of time)

  • Consult with core members of the Welfare Intervention Network (WIN) and participate in WIN meetings as necessary.

  • Serve as a member of the Incident Management Steering Committee that is responsible for the College’s emergency procedures planning, formulating and implementing the College’s response to natural disasters, weather-related emergencies, violence, lockdowns, evacuations, and other emergencies.

  • Represent Campus Safety on various campus committees including Student Life Leadership Team, WIN, and Campus Operations, as well as other committees as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned, including New Employee and New Student Orientation  presentations and training, residence assistant training, and other trainings/presentations as requested.

  • Set a positive tone and direction of support and safety and assist in maintaining a healthy LC community.



  • Bachelor’s degree (criminal justice, police science, public administration, or similar discipline preferred) or comparable professional experience.

  • 5 years of progressively responsible leadership experience within security, public safety or law enforcement organization.

  • Must have a collaborative and collegial style of leadership with the ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, and to foster a team environment within the department.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, issues, trends and best practices in campus safety and security.

  • Emergency management experience and ability to consistently use sound judgment and take charge in dealing professionally and calmly in an emergency.

  • Proficiency with technology, especially data management systems, emergency notification systems, and Google systems.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and listening skills.

  • Ability to work proficiently and engender trust with constituents from different backgrounds, nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Ability to meet a flexible schedule including evening and weekends.

  • Must be available for on-call emergencies in person, and by phone.  Must carry a mobile phone.

  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and DMV check.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.

  • Department of Public Safety Standards and Trainings (DPSST) certification as an Executive Manager.



  • Master’s degree in a relevant educational field.

  • Experience working on a liberal arts campus or University in security/public safety.

  • Experience/familiarity with parking and transportation programs associated in a College environment.

  • Supervisory experience in a union environment.

  • Experience with the Incident Command System (ICS) as established through the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  Completion of ICS-100-400.

  • Ability to develop and implement departmental vision, strategy and goals with and for students, staff and key stakeholders.

  • Trained as a trainer for specific issues of safety and security.

  • Skill in developing strong community relations and building bridges between the campus community and surrounding community.



  • $75,000 to $85,000 annually, commensurate with experience
  • Full time
  • Benefits eligible: Yes

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