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Director, Public Safety & Emergency ManagementPrint (https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kirkwoodcc/jobs/newprint/4490756) ApplyDirector, Public Safety & Emergency ManagementSalary$100,920.00 AnnuallyLocation Cedar Rapids, IAJob TypeFull-Time Board-ApprovedJob Number02060DivisionFacilities & Public SafetyDepartmentFacilities & SecurityOpening Date05/01/2024




JOB GOAL:To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement and collaborations in safety, security, and emergency preparedness initiatives.GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Emergency Management and Public Safety serves as the principal administrator in planning, directing, and managing the comprehensive campus safety, general security, and emergency preparedness services for all components of Kirkwood Community College. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Facilities and Public Safety, the Director of Emergency Management and Public Safety will assume a wide range of responsibilities including the general oversight of Kirkwood’s Public Safety Department, public safety personnel, emergency management initiatives and will serve as the college’s ambassador for all safety, security, and emergency preparedness initiatives, and will work closely with key strategic college, local, county, state, and federal partners. The typical work schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:

Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.

Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.

Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.

Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.


Directs the administration, planning and organization of the safety, security, and emergency management services which includes campus public safety operations, and emergency preparedness

Directs the college’s efforts in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

Works with individual safety, security, and emergency management unit leaders to develop rules, regulations, policies and procedures that govern the operations of each unit.

Advises the “Cabinet” on situations relative to emergency conditions not governed by established policies and procedures.

May serve in a variety of incident command positions.

Serves as the chair to the colleges Threat Assessment Team.

Works collaboratively with key college and community stakeholders on campus public safety, security and emergency preparedness initiatives.

Analyzes current operations and services and oversees the development of key priorities for optimizing these services to meet the safety, security and emergency management demands of stakeholders.

Oversees the development and delivery of emergency management exercises, drills and training courses.

Oversees the development and maintenance of the college’s written emergency management plans, policies, and protocols, in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Oversee contractual services and assignments related to security.

Create partnerships with emergency management and response stakeholders within the community to facilitate plan development.

Provide leadership and direction to the college’s Public Safety Team

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.

Ability to work effectively under adverse work conditions, while managing potentially stressful and traumatic events on campus.

Seek out opportunities to keep educated and informed of new and emerging trends in campus safety and emergency management.

Establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and the general public.

High level of skill in the application of collaborative, organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to work effectively and accurately in an atmosphere with frequent interruptions. Maintain a high degree of flexibility.

Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual who demonstrates leadership and collaborative work habits within the department and in active participation in college committees.

Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

Collaborate with senior leaders and professional staff on issues related to campus public safety, security technology and emergency preparedness.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates degree in an emergency management or related field

Minimum of 5 years of recent and relevant full time work experience in public safety, disaster planning or emergency management

2-4 years of supervision experience

Experience in the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Knowledge of strategic planning, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources

Experience with risk assessment and mitigation, security systems and technology and public safety communications.

Experience and/or ability to learn and confidently navigate a variety of specific software solutions as well as business-related office software, such as Microsoft Office Suite


Bachelor’s degree in an emergency management or related field

5 years of recent and relevant full time work experience in public safety, disaster planning or emergency management in a college, university or similar campus setting

5 plus years of supervision experience

Prior experience in a higher education setting

NIMS certification and/or other emergency preparedness certification such as Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)

Extensive knowledge of campus crime prevention, 21st century policing, physical security, emergency preparedness, incident command, Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Act

Proven success in working with stakeholders with diverse backgrounds, including students, parents, faculty and staff at the college.

Proves success in the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse workforce unit

Live with-in a 30 mile radius of Kirkwood’s main campus.

EEO/AA STATEMENT:Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov . WHY KIRKWOOD:Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life. Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits. Read more about them here (http://www.kirkwood.edu/humanres/employees/benefits) ! 01 Do you have at least an Associates Degree in emergency management or related field?




Do you have a minimum of 5 years of recent and relevant full time work experience in public safety, disaster planning or emergency management?



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AgencyKirkwood Community CollegeAddress6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404Phone319-398-5572Websitehttp://www.kirkwood.edu

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