Located in Boston?s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women?s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all. You?re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You?ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, we encourage applications from all under-represented groups and are focused on inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer.It is the Mission of the Simmons University Police Department (SUPD) to provide a safe and secure environment that is conducive to an educational institution. It is also SUPD's responsibility to uphold federal, state, and local laws and to assist in the administration of Simmons University's code of conduct. The Department recognizes that public safety is an inclusive community responsibility built on a commitment to community policing and meaningful campus-wide partnerships with members of the Simmons community.The SUPD Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police (the ?Director?) provides overall strategic direction, leadership and management for the functions and operations of the SUPD. The Director?s position is highly visible within the University community, interacting on a daily basis with students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and visitors. There is also frequent interaction with the heads of nearby law enforcement agencies, and colleagues of the Longwood Medical Area; the Medical, Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc.; and the Colleges of the Fenway.Job Summary: The SUPD Director reports to the Vice President of University Real Estate and Facilities Management and is a key member of the team that provides service and safety to the Simmons University community. The Director must cultivate an appreciative environment founded on teaming, accountability, and thorough personnel actions. The Director interacts frequently with all departments and offices.The Director develops, administers, evaluates, and refines all safety and security functions, programs, and policies in support of the University?s mission and vision; ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations as well as University policies and procedures; submits an Annual Security Report; and maintains awareness of best practices and national trends related to campus public safety and legal issues impacting higher education.The Director proactively addresses safety and security concerns, implements action plans, and ensures related policies are consistently enforced. The Director conducts periodic fire, safety, and security inspections of all University facilities. The Director is also a critical voice on issues of inclusion and equity within the University community.The Director currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Simmons University Emergency Management Council, consisting of administrators from several University departments. The Director is also instrumental in setting the tone for educating students when their behavior puts themselves or others at risk.Responsibilities: Be a visible, approachable, accessible, and engaged leader of the University;Collaborate with campus partners to provide community policing practices that incorporate an inclusive lens for working with diverse populations;Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, family members, and the community regarding issues of safety, University policies, and support for student success;Lead investigations into complaints reported to the Department;Oversee, and directly manage when necessary, student mental health emergencies with care and sensitivity;Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and management of the University?s card access control and intrusion detection programs, systems, and initiatives;Partner with the Director of Violence Prevention and Education Outreach and the Title IX Coordinator to effectively implement the University?s Title IX Policy and support community members who have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, or domestic and intimate partner violence;Work closely with Residence Life in responding to on-call and after-hours student emergencies;Coordinate response in emergency situations of broad significance to the University and/or affecting critical University components;Establish and implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures;Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness, and implement changes required for improvement;Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives;Oversee recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff;Mentor subordinates on leadership and the resolution of personnel, procedural, and operation problems;Develop and monitor budgets that maximize financial resources;Attend executive leadership training.Opportunities:SUPD?s next Director will have the opportunity to:Provide leadership to a highly respected department;Establish and set the standard for leadership and the empowerment of all personnel;Oversee and guide a multi-faceted agency with responsibilities both on and off-campus;Interact with a supportive administration and student body that comes to the University from around the world;Maintain and build upon relationships with other law enforcement and emergency management leaders both inside and outside of the Boston area university community;Work in a team-oriented environment with existing committed staff and community members;Lead a forward-thinking, highly service-oriented organization.Qualifications: Bachelor?s degree in Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Occupational Safety, Homeland Security, Environmental Management, or a related field;10-15 years of executive level and/or law enforcement command level experience;Demonstrated record of strong team-building focused on inclusive decision making;Experience working in an urban environment, preferably in a college/university setting;Knowledge of laws applying specifically to higher education, including the Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA and VAWA;Willingness to be ?on call? for emergencies or other essential needs at all times;Broad knowledge and understanding of the public safety and security issues of an academic and public service institution;Excellent interpersonal and community relations skills;Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders;Demonstrated strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills;Strong commitment to community policing and ongoing collaborations focused on students and their needs;Experience and/or training in disaster preparedness and emergency planning and management preferred;Valid driver?s license required.Required Application Materials: ResumeCover LetterSalary GradeS11Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/