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Director of Campus Safety
Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 06/25/2020
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of Campus Safety


Campus Safety


The Director of Campus Safety plays a key leadership role on the Student Affairs staff. The Director supervises un-sworn Campus Safety Officers and Student Dispatchers and provides guidance and visionary collaboration within the overall division. A high level of campus visibility and positive role modeling is essential. This position is full-time and serves in the Senior Student Affairs On-Call rotation which includes some evening and weekend hours. The Director reports to the Dean of Students who reports to the Vice President of College and Community Engagement.


Provides strategic vision and direction for Campus Safety program, working collaboratively with other Student Affairs programs to support the College’s mission, including:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise Team Leader, 8 Campus Safety Officers and 25 student Dispatchers
  • Facilitate monthly staff meetings and ongoing training for Campus Safety professional and para-professional staff
  • Manage Campus Safety Officer shift activity and daily operations
  • Audit, update and maintain Campus Safety Officer and Dispatcher protocols and procedures
  • Coordinate online processes, including Officer and Dispatcher Computer Aided Dispatch system, ban maintenance, and guest registration
  • Manage campus parking, including permit registration, violations and appeals, billing, and record-keeping
  • Organize campus event support, including on and off-site parking, on-site security, emergency response, and building access and security.
  • Coordinate office technology needs (e.g., radios and pagers)
  • Manage department vehicles (SUV, GEM cars, bikes) upkeep and improvement
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal reporting requirements (e.g. PA-UCR, Clery)
  • Advise student UC EMS program

Provides support and guidance on student concerns to improve student success and retention:

  • Serve as a member of the Crisis Response Team
  • Act as a hearing officer for student conduct cases

Engages with on-campus and off-campus constituencies to promote and support College initiatives:

  • Develop and maintain community relationships with Collegeville Police, Collegeville Fire, Trappe Ambulance, and other local emergency responders
  • Serve as liaison with on and off-campus constituents, including Facilities Services, Athletics, and Information Technology
  • Coordinate safety initiatives to address campus concerns
  • Provide leadership and participate in committees for major campus events including New Student Orientation, Family Day, Homecoming, and Commencement

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred and 7-10 years of significant professional experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience with security, emergency management, and crisis response
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and celebration for diversity
  • Strong understanding and passion for a residential liberal education
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of contemporary higher education issues including but not limited to Sexual Violence, Mental Health, Race, Transgender Rights
  • Commitment to student development approach and philosophy
  • Collaborative and transparent approach to problem-solving

Other Duties:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job responsibilities and activities may be modified or changed at any time with or without notice. Job descriptions will be audited periodically by the Ursinus Human Resources department to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect the essential responsibilities and duties of the job.

Anticipated Start Date

August 2020
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