Assistant Director for Campus Safety and Security

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. 

Job Description
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is seeking a talented professional to assume responsibility in assisting the Director of Campus Safety and Security in the effective and sensitive administration of security, safety education, accident prevention, fire safety, and parking enforcement programs. The candidate will appreciate and maintain the delicate balance between campus safety and campus freedom that must be struck in an educational environment.

The Assistant Director serves as a full-time administrator within the Division of Student Affairs, reporting directly to the Director of Campus Safety and Security. The Assistant Director will be responsible for scheduling personnel, completing the payroll, and managing overtime while maintaining an especially strong liaison relationship with Student Affairs. The starting salary rate is $62,000 per year.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. (hours may be subject to change). During off hours, responsible to provide telephonic support to Security Supervisors or respond to the college if necessary.
  • Reinforce program goals and work objectives consistent with college policy, relevant city, state, and federal law, and national best practices in campus safety. Administers the day to day security and public safety operations.
  • Maintain close working relationships with the students, employees, Sisters of Charity, and guests with particular cooperation expected with the offices and staffs of Residence Life, Student Activities, Athletics, Campus Events, and Facilities.
  • Review and edit daily incident reports and ensure proper notifications. Prepare comprehensive reports as necessary.
  • Institute and enforce emergency operating procedures.
  • Coordinate and enforce the campus parking program.
  • While assuring confidentiality maintain adequate records pertaining to security reports, key issuance records, parking summons billing, and accident and safety problems.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of necessary equipment required to accomplish the mission of the security department. Coordinate the distribution and maintenance of uniforms.
  • Remain at or report to the college in the event of an emergency to assure safe and uninterrupted operations.
  • The Assistant Director is required to be on call and respond to serious emergency incidents on campus.
  • Partake on division, college-wide or community committees as assigned. Limited travel (1-3 times per year) to professional conferences may be required.


  • Direct and oversee the uniformed security personnel. Prioritize the assignments of security personnel
  • Maintain a staff work schedule for a continuous 24-hour, 7-day a week weekly operation.
  • Oversee state mandated and in-service training for security personnel that support policy enforcement, fire safety, and accident prevention in the college environment
  • Payroll preparation including monitor attendance and leave usage in accordance with college policy
  • Take disciplinary action when necessary and institute disciplinary penalties in conjunction with the Director
  • Assist in the evaluation process of security personnel

Enforcement and Prevention

  • Act as a liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
  • Assist in educational programs for students and staff in the interest of crime, accident, and fire prevention
  • Monitor the continuous patrol of college property to prevent crime and to protect life and property, enforce appropriate college regulations, and render service to the public
  • Respond to emergencies and assume command until the arrival of the director
  • Assist the Director of Campus Safety and Security in follow-up investigations of incidents and recommend corrective action

Life Safety

  • Conduct fire drills in accordance with New York State Education Law and maintain the fire drill log
  • Assist the Director of Campus Safety and Security in coordinating campus events and planning staffing needs. Be present at large scale events to ensure a safe and secure assembly and dispersal
  • Conduct and document periodic site surveys of the campus to identify any dangerous or unsafe conditions and the follow-up with Facilities to ensure that the condition is corrected


  • Associate degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Security Management, Security Administration, or related field (preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of job experience, preferably in law enforcement or safety driven roles, including serving as a supervisor
  • Familiarity with relevant federal laws (Jeanne Clery Act, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act and Suzanne Lyall Campus Safety Act). Knowledgeable regarding New York City Fire Safety and Emergency Response protocols as well as current campus security trends and best practices
  • Proficient in database management, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with various security systems
  • Candidates must be able to respond in a timely manner to the college as needed
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License
  • Possess CPR certification and FDNY F04 Temporary Indoor/Outdoor Place of Assembly Safety Personnel and F07 Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor (or ability to obtain certifications subsequent to employment)

Application Process
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.