Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age.
A hallmark of Cornell Tech is a rapid pace of change and growth which serve as opportunities to pursue excellence and improvement, not merely scale. We iterate to learn quickly from our activities and to improve our programs and ways of working. We further expect our organizational structure to continue to change, given the pace of our activities and programs and our iterative learning process. We see Cornell Tech serving as a model organization for our students, demonstrating the operations of a highly effective, dynamic, information-age organization.
The Cornell Tech campus opened in summer 2017 on Roosevelt Island. There are 4 buildings comprising more than 650,000 square feet and 2.5 acres of open space. At full build in 2043, 2 million square feet will be built on 12 acres serving an academic community of nearly 2,500. This is a new type of urban campus that provides space to think, but is also integrated—in both mission and design—with the city.
The Assistant Director of Safety & Security has responsibility for the direction and leadership of the safety and security of Cornell Tech and, as such, plays a major role in the safety and security of the entire campus community. Reporting to the Senior Director of Facilities Operations, the Assistant Director is expected to lead, promote, and support the Department of Safety & Security (DSS) as a comprehensive, customer-sensitive campus security enforcement unit within the physical boundaries of the Cornell Tech campus, and to coordinate DSS activities with those of local law enforcement, fire, and safety services. This role plans, organizes, directs and administers the overall emergency response, security planning, and compliance initiatives for DSS. This includes development and administration of safety education, safety policies, emergency management and enforcement of Campus policies. The Assistant Director is responsible for all operational and administrative matters of the DSS, and will represent the campus' interest in security matters with senior administrators, local officials, faculty members, community members, students, staff, and others.
All employees are accountable for supporting the department and division's goals, vision, and values. This includes supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities. The Assistant Director of Safety & Security will be required to attend security and staff development training. Employees participate in performance evaluations including performance dialogues, 360 degree surveys, assessments, etc.
Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or related field, with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination.
Experience in law enforcement/campus security or related field in a residential higher education environment.
Thorough understanding of higher education security concepts, practices, procedures, and technology.
Thorough understanding of relevant law, regulations, fire/life/safety codes, and relevant government legislation and regulations.
Familiar with Federal and NYS laws concerning campus security enforcement (FERPA, Foil Requirements, and Clery) and access to other university records (i.e. Patriot Act). Must have experience with Human Resources and Labor Laws, OSHA standards, and education law.
Experience with crisis management and emergency communications.
Must have demonstrated successful fiscal experience managing operating budgets.
Excellent leadership and communication skills.
Ability to relate (empathize) easily and comfortably with diverse groups and individuals.
An advanced degree and/or completion of a nationally recognized law enforcement executive development program (i.e. FBI Academy) preferred. Experience in team-based problem solving preferred.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
U.S. Nationals and applicants with a Current Visa Status who do not require sponsorship will be considered for this opportunity.
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