Reporting to the Director of Safety and Security, the Lead Safety and Security Officer is tasked with overseeing and managing all daily security operations which operates on a 24/7 basis servicing the College of Saint Scholastica, the St. Scholastica Monastery, and the Benedictine Living Community. This is a key position in assisting the Director of Safety and Security in achieving the departmental primary goals and objectives. The Lead Safety and Security Officer would join the Director of Safety and Security, and a team of security officers, that staff the day-to-day safety and security coverage for the institution. In addition, the Lead Safety and Security Officer leads the administrative aspects of the department with a focus on the day-to-day operational duties and supports the departmental plan, process development, and planning.
Maintain Day-to-Day Safety and Security Operations and Needs in Support of Departmental Objectives.
Essential Job Duties:
Oversee and maintain daily Safety and Security operations.
Assist the Director of Safety and Security and the Safety and Security Officers in the staffing of the day-to-day departmental coverage for the institution.
Work with Director of Safety and Security to review operating procedures, adjust operations, and resolve operational issues as they arise.
Manage Safety and Security Officer training and logistics.
Conduct debriefings and reviews of Safety and Security Officer involved incidents with the Director of Safety and Security and Student Affairs leadership.
Develop and maintain Safety and Security Officer schedules and oversee timesheet and payroll administration.
Assure Safety and Security Offers are held to an appropriate standard through a comprehensive and thorough expectation document and annual review.
Maintain and audit access control and logistics, including department vehicle, electronic surveillance, and other issued departmental equipment.
Assist the Director of Safety and Security in coordinating with external organizations and agencies for institutional needs and services.
Partner with various campus departments in the investigation of criminal and safety related incidents.
Other duties as assigned.
2-year degree in criminal justice, criminology, public safety, emergency management or a related field with a combination of education, training and/or experience.
Management/supervisory experience in a related field.
Experience leading and managing teams.
Extensive familiarity with safety and security hardware and software and their applications.
Certifications in CPR, First Aid and AED, or have the ability to be certified upon hire.
Higher Education Safety and Security Experience
Familiarity with state and federal law and reporting requirements in a higher education setting such as Cleary Act, Violence Against Women Act, and Title IX reporting.
Ability to make accurate decisions reflecting sound judgment, knowledge of law & adherence to established guidelines & procedures.
Demonstrated experience working with and or supporting equity inclusion initiatives.
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.DULUTH, MINNESOTADuluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “b...est adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.