Johns Hopkins University — Senior Director for Campus Safety and Security-Homewood Campus

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 2,721 living in university owned housing. 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 university-wide Executive Director for Campus Safety and Security, the Senior Director for Campus Safety and Security-Homewood provides management, leadership, guidance, and supervisory oversight of the administrative and field operations sections of the department at the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. The senior director provides strong and effective leadership, and through delegated authority, makes administrative and strategic decisions required for Campus Safety and Security-Homewood to accomplish its mission. The senior director also plans, develops, and implements innovative programs designed to achieve the department’s goals and objectives; effectively oversees the allocation and direction of resources; and adeptly manages a staff of 76, including five direct reports, as well as 83 off-duty police officers and 333 contract security staff.

In consultation with senior leadership, the senior director writes, updates, disseminates, and ensures adherence to policies and procedures governing the operation of Campus Safety and Security on the Homewood campus. The senior director maintains a highly visible presence on campus and regularly interacts with all members of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and visitors. Additionally, the senior director coordinates and manages all departmental administrative and personnel functions, including hiring, onboarding, supervising, training and evaluation of staff; actively manages the field operations unit (security strategy and crime prevention) and supervises the commander in-charge; ensures compliance with all security department reporting requirements, including the tracking and reporting of crime data (Clery and Title IX); schedules and strategically deploys personnel for daily operations and for university events such as Homecoming, Spring Fair, and Commencement; develops and maintains collaborative, working relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and external community agencies to assure mutual assistance, including the Baltimore Police Department and the Off-Duty Police Officer program; coordinates and periodically updates the Homewood emergency response plan; oversees security surveys of facilities and reports findings and recommendations; remains current on trends, electronic information systems, and best practices in campus security and law enforcement, recommending updates and improvements as needed; regularly corresponds and interacts with JHU’s contracted security vendor; assists in the preparation of the annual operating budget, various reports, and departmental goals and objectives; consistently communicates and collaborates with campus partners, including senior administration, student affairs, general counsel, athletics, and event planning colleagues; and diligently responds to parents, students, neighborhood associations, and other key constituents’ queries involving matters of safety and security on the Homewood campus. 

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) with a minimum of fifteen years of law enforcement experience in a city, county, state, university, or federal setting and at least two years of full-time senior-level leadership and supervisory experience. The successful candidate will also possess proven managerial ability with specific training in supervisory/management skills and responsibilities; demonstrated success in managing complex projects and law enforcement, security, or related organizational operations; demonstrated experience building consensus, working with teams, exhibiting sound judgment, practicing flexibility, and working within a constantly changing environment. Highly desired qualifications and skills include the ability to lead change and foster continuous improvement across an organization; demonstrated experience overseeing and managing substantial budgets; a solid commitment to customer service, working courteously and effectively with students, faculty, staff, the media, and the community; excellent administrative, organizational, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills; commitment to a team-oriented leadership style; ability to build enduring, collaborative working relationships that engender trust and respect; the ability to work within the university community and a strong commitment to working with students; familiarity with access/control systems and surveillance technology; knowledge of Clery Act, Title IX, other compliance requirements, and IACLEA standards; strong data analysis capability; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; ability and willingness to work flexible hours; and an unwavering commitment to diversity and to promoting an inclusive campus climate.

Review of applications will begin December 14, 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 University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.