St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Title: Director of Public Safety
Reports to: Executive Director of Public Safety
Reporting to the Executive Director of Public Safety or designated senior official of the University, the Director of Public Safety is responsible for the development, implementation and management of campus security/safety programs and services. This includes security, environmental health and safety, fire safety, parking program, ID office, emergency management and key control throughout all University-owned campuses.
Oversee 300+ full-time, Per Diem and student worker personnel on all St. John's properties, nationally and internationally.
Direct the development of an effective global strategy to mitigate security risks and safeguard the University from crime, theft, violence, fraud and violation of University Regulations, local and state laws, and national laws where applicable.
Direct the domestic and international staff in identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining security processes, practices, and policies throughout the University.
Develop and maintain relationships with high-level law enforcement and international counterparts to include in-country security and international security agencies, intelligence and private sector counterparts worldwide.
Develop access control strategies and other physical security measures designed to create a safe University environment and protect individuals associated with the University.
Contract with security resources capable of providing quality security and investigation support services world-wide.
Collaborate activities with corresponding Executive Emergency Management Team, Operation Team, and others as necessary to provide security and investigation expertise.
Oversee the creation and maintenance of department's Policy and Procedural Manual.
Oversee state mandated compliance reports.
Oversee disciplinary issues.
Hire new personnel, ensuring our Public Safety Officers and staff provides quality customer service to our community and campus visitors.
Manage direct reports responsible for the day-to-day 24 hour internal and external operations required to maintain a safe environment for students and the St. John's community.
Maintain benchmarked state-of-the-art security and safety functionality of all electronic systems.
Work closely with the VP of Student Life, the Dean of Students, the Director of the Counseling Center and the Director of Judicial Affairs concerning student behavior.
Work closely with the designated senior official of Human Resources concerning personnel issues and confidential investigations.
Work closely with the Title IX Coordinator concerning incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Directly supervise the designated Public Safety Compliance Officer including the preparation of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and public safety investigations.
Work closely with the external community and attend meetings as needed.
Act as the Executive of the Operations Team; communicate with the Incident Commander during emergencies to ensure Senior Management is kept up-to-date of the situation.
10 to 15 years of progressively responsible leadership experience within a security, public safety or law enforcement organization.
Experience working in higher education security/public safety is strongly desired.
Demonstrated experience and abilities in the following:
Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills with a self-motivated attitude
Maintaining a high level of confidentiality
Must be highly flexible and accessible after normal business hours
Ability to exercise good judgment
Passion for the University environment with an ability to build strong rapport with college students, faculty, and staff
Demonstrate a commitment to being consistent, fair, accessible, and visible
Authentic communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills
True team player with a high level of professional ethics and personal integrity
Maintain a leadership/management style that is confident, open, approachable, and transparent
Have an in-depth understanding of applicable laws, risk management, security procedure, policy, and protocol necessary to inform an immediate and correct response to emergency situations
Experience with creating a unified vision, mission, and strategic plan to move the department in a positive direction
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual/hourly salary range for this position is $122,900 - $152,000. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.