Advertised Summary Job Description: Position Summary: Oversee day-to-day security and safety operations at The School at Columbia University including security staff, internal and external investigations, emergency preparedness, video surveillance and access control. Responsible for designing, establishing and maintaining an organizational structure and staffing to effectively serve the School's goals. Provides personnel with clear operational understanding of working in a kindergarten to grade 8 school.
Characteristics and Responsibilities: 1. Supervise, professionally develop, and evaluate staff and contract security. Be aware of crime trends affecting the school students and staff. Review background information on temporary staff. Prepare annual Public Safety report. Manage Public Safety incident database. Review and approve staff schedules. Lead the school's safety team. Review technology inventory reports and report findings. Coordinate safety and security for all TSC activities, including After School, PA and outside programs.
2.Manage emergency response preparedness. Develop and review the schools safety plans and update as needed. Manage coordinator responsible for conducting fire drills. Run table-top exercises. Coordinate School preparedness with University Public Safety initiatives, procedures and policies.
3. Develop, review and update security and safety systems at The School. Develop a proactive strategy that anticipates changing security and safety needs for an independent school. Analyze people flow, technical system and equipment upgrades. Manage regular maintenance and recommend investment in new capabilities as needed.
4. Is an active member of The School's Leadership Team. This includes attending regular meetings and supporting and developing strategic plans for The School.
5. Is an active member of The School community including but not limited to; participating in off site training for employees, participating in activities including assemblies, field trips, lunch and supervision coverage
6. Manage the business side of security and safety operations- Identify safety issues and inform university facilities and building superintendent. Approve payment for security related supplies and equipment. Manage security and safety budget.
7. Liaise with University Public Safety, local law enforcement, and the independent school network- Attend security meetings and briefing and appraise senior management. Serve as Coordinator/Liaison with Law Enforcement agencies.
8. Additional duties as assigned
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, liberal arts, public safety management or a related degree field of study. A minimum of 5 years of NYPD or other law enforcement experience is required. Possess a valid security license, driver's license, and CPR/AED certificate. Demonstrated knowledge of school safety related issues
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Proven ability to manage and lead staff in a changing environment. Effective communication/presentation skills, and proven record of forming collaborative and effective working relationships
Preferred Qualifications: Possess a certificate in project management.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.