The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), a national leader in visual arts and design education, is seeking applications for the full-time position of Director of Safety and Security. KCAI offers an exceptional benefits vacation and holiday package for full-time staff including 100% employer paid insurance and a 5% retirement match for eligible participants.
The Director of Safety & Security is responsible for managing safety and security services for the entire campus. This individual maintains the department budget, manages the security staff and makes recommendations for the purchase of safety and security equipment and supplies. This individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and revising the department policy/procedure manual, developing and implementing campus crime prevention programs and public relations with other campus departments involving security and safety issues. This position is responsible for maintaining compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act for the campus.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates a positive and productive work environment in leading the Security team to ensure the department maintains a high level of customer service and productivity.
Directs the identification, development, implementation, and maintenance of security processes, practices, and policies throughout the campus to preserve life, reduce risk (financial, physical, personal, and reputational), respond to incidents, and limit exposure and liability.
Develops, implements, and revises department policies /procedures, develops and implements campus crime prevention programming, and public relations with other campus departments involving security and safety issues.
Develops, implements, and maintains programs and procedures to ensure compliance with security regulatory requirements such as Title IX and the Clery Act as they apply to the campus.
Prepares and distributes information in accordance with Clery Act guidelines.
Directly oversees the research and deployment of security technology solutions and innovative security management techniques to safeguard the organization’s assets, including intellectual property.
Oversees investigation and reporting of activities relating to losses or violations of KCAI regulations, policies and procedures.
Ensures that the preparation and reporting of all security related incidents, activities, and projects is done in a timely, quality and appropriate manner. Directly handles and resolves to completion escalated and/or serious matters in an appropriate and timely manner.
Develops relationships with local, regional, state, and federal law enforcement, intelligence and private sector counterparts, and industry organizations to foster information exchange, continuous threat awareness and mitigation planning, a collaborative approach to incidents and issues, and to stay up to date on technological, procedural, and regulatory changes relevant to KCAI.
Coordinates, implements, and oversees site security operations and activities to ensure protection of students, faculty, staff, visitors, stakeholders, the general public, as well as physical and information assets, while ensuring optimal use of personnel and equipment.
Serves as the enterprise focal point for security incident response planning and execution.
Defines and implements an ongoing Security Risk Assessment Program, which will define, identify, and classify critical assets, assess threats and vulnerabilities regarding those assets, and implement safeguard recommendations.
Develops and maintains fiscal year security master plans, security budget estimates, incident and statistical information necessary to ensure security maintenance and improvements are scheduled, funded, and completed.
Prepares periodic budget estimate and reports. Reviews financial reports to ensure security operation efficiency and quality control.
Ensures the appropriate development, implementation and management of security training and team development.
Works closely with the Security Supervisor to initiate personnel actions such as recruitment, selections, transfers, promotions and discipline or dismissal measures.
Performs other activities relevant to the role as assigned.
SUPERVISES THE FOLLOWING STAFF:
Security Systems and Support Specialist
Uniformed security personnel (which may at times include contract security staff)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
An active approach to leadership by example and influence along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this trusted position.
Excellent communication skills; listening, speaking, writing and relational skills are required for this position, as are integrity, candor and approachability.
Ability to understand, interpret, analyze, and develop consensus within an organizational climate of diverse operational activities and non-complimentary regulations, imposed by agencies with regulatory jurisdiction.
Ability to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization (including briefing the executive cabinet and Board of Trustees) on the status of security and issues surrounding enterprise risk management decisions.
Exceptional analytical skills, leadership experience, and exceptional relationship management competencies to understand impact and sensitivity of security issues.
Demonstrated commitment to lead personnel in education and training advancement.
Ability to use current computer equipment and programs being used by the division.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle license and willingness to operate motor vehicles in the course of employment.
REQUIRED/PREFERRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, security or a closely related field or equivalent is required (see below for equivalent experience).
In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, at least 10 years of direct experience in a significant senior-level executive leadership role in the security industry. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage the functional capital of an executive position and management of an operational budget (security budget preferred).
About KCAI: The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent and accredited college of art and design founded in 1885, and located in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. The college enrolls nearly 600 undergraduate students regionally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit www.kcai.edu.
Applications deadline and procedures:
This position is considered “open” until an offer of employment has been accepted. Career inquiries and resume submissions received during the on-campus finalist stage of the search are not guaranteed consideration.
Apply by email to: jobs+Dirsecurity17@kcai.edu
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Kansas City Art Institute is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.
KCAI provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in the job application process. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department about your interest in employment. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kansas City Art Institute’s Human Resource Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success in leading one or more private sector corporate security organizations or related public sector organizational security departments where the primary role of the position was to develop, plan, implement, and operate programs designed to prevent and protect the organization from security-related incidents is required.
At least 5 years of direct experience in a significant senior-level executive leadership role. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage the functional capital of an executive position and management of an operational budget (security budget preferred) is required.
Professional certification in an area of study relevant to this position (CPP, CISSP, CSS, etc.) is required.
Specific experience in compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act and with crime prevention methods is preferred.
Hands-on experience with increasing departmental efficiencies and effectively responding to competing priorities is required.
Previous work experience in a collegiate environment is preferred.
The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent and accredited college of art and design founded in 1885, and located in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. The college enrolls nearly 600+ undergraduate students regionally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit www.kcai.edu.