Director of Safety

Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07-03-2018
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary Description: The Director of Safety is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Finance. The Director leads the Safety department as the University’s chief safety officer and supports the University by demonstrating consistent positive leadership while nurturing and advancing a strong customer service focus, modeling professional behavior and delivering best in class organizational performance. The Director will demonstrate creativity and collaborative leadership with a passion for building relationships through partnerships with the University community. The Director proactively leads delivery of campus safety department essential services including campus security, emergency preparedness, business continuity, risk management, and environmental health and safety. The Director’s responsibilities also include transportation, parking administration, and access control systems. The Director provides administrative direction, supervision and oversight for all campus safety personnel.

Essential Functions:
  • Collaborate with Vice President for Finance/CFO as well as internal and external stakeholders in developing departmental goals, objectives and implementing procedures and systems for campus safety.
  • Evaluate, analyze and recommend safety related policies, procedures and improvement initiatives.
  • Serve as the University’s chief safety officer and function as a liaison with outside law enforcement and safety agencies, including local and state, police and fire departments, and first responders.
  • Responsible for completion of federal, state and local reporting requirements, including annual Clery Act reports and other safety compliance reporting.
  • Support compliance efforts regarding laws and regulations effecting the University including Title IX.
  • Collaborate with the facilities department for repairs and other support activities as needed.
Campus Safety Department 
  • Lead and manage all campus safety and security activities for 24/7/365 operation.
  • Manage the campus safety departmental budget.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all safety, access control, early warning, monitoring, and crime prevention and detection systems.
  • Manage collection and storage of campus safety related information
  • Manage and support campus parking and transportation policies and activities. 
  • Develop and implement training procedures for campus safety, including situation management, officer certification, access management, uniforms, patrol, and communication and reporting.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and scheduling campus safety and security staff including student workers.
  • Maintain records for keys and access cards, create and issue keys and access cards, and perform repairs as needed to maintain campus access control, per the University access control policy.
  • Collaborate with facilities maintenance staff as needed for repairs and other support services. 
Emergency Preparation and Management 
  • Responsible for disaster management and the disaster management plan, including plan updates, documentation, training and testing.
  • Collaborate with members of emergency management and campus safety teams and committees including the University’s Critical Incident Response Team. 
  • Perform testing of building safety systems and fire and life safety inspections.
  • Communicate with public agencies and regulators, including police agencies, fire inspectors and responders, and community safety committees. 
Risk Management 
  • Lead University safety committee.
  • Develop and administer risk management programs including creation and modification of policies to comply with safety legislation and best in class industry practices.
  • Act as a liaison to insurance companies, promote organization-wide understanding about risks and risk management strategies.
  • Provide programs that ensure a safe workplace including safety orientations, skill training, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, hazardous material disposal procedures, and the use of protective equipment.
  • Ensure the workplace complies with OSHA and other state, local, or industry specific regulations and that periodic safety audits are conducted.
  • Develop a systemic process to collect data, analyze the causes of accidents, and generate reporting.
  • Implement initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards.
  • Support and collaborate with human resources regarding environmental health and safety programs. 
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 
  • Ensure that business continuity planning and preparation occurs, monitor plan development and test business continuity plans.
  • Provide training on business continuity that enables departments to overcome serious incidents or disasters. 
Other Duties
  • Collaborate with conference services on event set-up and facilities coordination as needed.
  • Participate in University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Exhibits commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in a structured law enforcement or security position, preferably in a campus environment.
  • Certification in specialized security training, such as Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, or the ability to obtain.
  • Documented training in FEMA, NIMS protocols
  • Ability to operate a computer, with demonstrated skills with Word and Excel programs.
  • Valid drivers’ license.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, with the ability to actively communicate with various constituents, including faculty, staff, administration, and the public.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background investigation, employment, physical and driving records investigation.
  • Ability to work on weekends, nights and occasional overtime, with the ability to respond to the campus when needed to assist campus safety personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems, initiate, and implement projects independently.
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience working in a campus higher education environment.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.
Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.   The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.   A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment.  Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the University, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions.  Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable.  Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs. 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Warner Pacific University offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings.
To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:  
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
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