Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine — Director of Security Training

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University is a private research university, ranked among the world’s top universities. The university is organized into ten divisions on campuses in Maryland and Washington, D.C., with international centers in Italy, China, and Singapore. The Homewood campus is a stately 140-acre undergraduate campus housing the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, located in north Baltimore’s Charles Village neighborhood. A diverse community of 5,728 undergraduates from all 50 states and 68 nations throughout the world are enrolled on the Homewood campus, with approximately 2,700 living in university owned housing. Johns Hopkins Medicine has five hospitals (The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital), as well as multiple surgery centers and physician offices located throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.

Designated as “America’s First Research University” and identified as Maryland’s largest private employer, this is a very exciting time in the 142-year history of the institution as the university engages in an ambitious strategic plan, entitled “Ten by Twenty,” to build greater collaboration and shared identity across all divisions, to strengthen the undergraduate experience while continuing to invest in the institution’s record of excellence as a premier research institution, and to enrich its ties to Baltimore, the nation, and the world, so that Johns Hopkins becomes the exemplar of a globally engaged, urban university. 

Reporting to the Vice President for Security and working collaboratively across the system, the Director of Security Training oversees and directs the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of security training for Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System. The director will assess current training and development needs, enhance current effective programs, and identify new initiatives to ensure a high level of performance among all levels of Johns Hopkins Security personnel, from entry level officers and non-security personnel to senior leadership, establishing and implementing a culture of training and development throughout the institution. The director fosters a learning environment based on adult learning principles that ensure optimal comprehension, development, and retention, and stays abreast of training best practices and current trends in the security industry in an effort to optimize the delivery and relevance of training materials and programs. Additionally, the director oversees all instructional programs; supervises instructors; manages contractual support; administers training budgets; conducts site visits throughout the system for live training observations, inspection and validation of performance, and successful execution of training processes; develops and maintains effective business working relationships with outside thought leaders to ensure communication, education, and collaboration on state of the art, cutting-edge training techniques for security personnel; and conducts ongoing needs assessments with senior leadership to understand and address skills gaps in the security personnel base.

Because safety and security at Johns Hopkins is highly dependent on the training and support emanating from this department, the director must be highly experienced, motivated, and dedicated to high quality training across the institution. The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in public safety, public administration, law enforcement, criminology, police science, or related fields from an accredited college or university, with demonstrated progressive leadership in law enforcement, security operations, or security training, including increasing levels and scope of management responsibilities, supervisory experience, and teaching/training in a law enforcement or security environment. Candidates must be analytical, creative, and forward thinking, with a customer-oriented approach; maintain strong interpersonal and communication skills; and show a demonstrated commitment to providing leadership in building equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments. Additionally, knowledge of Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission standards and/or certification as an instructor, experience in law enforcement or security operations and/or training at a college/university or hospital setting, and demonstrated ability to focus training outputs on building employee confidence are highly desired.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.