Chief of Security


  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000 per year
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Department: Campus Security
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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This position is the face of Security and Safety on campus. You lead a small team of security professionals who are dedicated to meeting the safety and security needs of students, staff, and faculty. You interface with administrators and all academic and clinical leaders to encourage a vibrant and diverse community that generates a sense of belonging. Your expertise in emergency response and public safety enables NUNM to deliver a proactive service oriented security program for all members on the campus community.


Administration of parking, access control, safety programs

  • Maintain and post safety and security information, fire exit maps and other public information including transportation information, timely warnings, campus closures, and public safety notices.
  • Maintain records for and issue credentials for various access control systems including traditional keys, proximity cards and intruder alarms. Also serve as the primary contact for the locksmith and other access control contractors as needed.
  • Maintain parking databases. Ensure that the parking lots are monitored and the student, employee parking and bike parking permits are issued effectively and accurately. Coordinate visitor parking with the other departments.
  • Manage University’s alarm contract, security camera system, clinic panic buttons and parking enforcement
  • Maintain and issue student and employee identification cards. Also, ensure that ID card information is shared appropriately with other departments via online record keeping systems.
  • Work closely with other departments in maintaining emergency notification systems. Issue emergency notifications or timely warnings as needed.

Leadership/committees and community involvement/education

  • Support Human Resources and Student Services by arranging/providing training programs regularly in emergency response and personal Safety.
  • Foster and encourage a vibrant and diverse community that generates a sense of belonging.
  • Support Student Services by serving as a member of the Title IX team and CARE team.
  • Maintain campus safety by serving on the Safety Committee and conduct safety walkthroughs at campus and clinics as required.
  • Serve as campus Incident Commander during emergencies and primary emergency planning coordinator. Organize emergency drills in compliance with federal guidelines.
  • Ensure systems and mechanisms are in place to receive confidential information and other reports of concern with the goal of establishing a safe and welcoming environment to all members of the NUNM community.
  • Work with the Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion to create an environment that promotes inclusion, celebrates diversity and raises cultural awareness.
  • Act as liaison with outside law enforcement agencies and maintain cooperation through Memorandums of Understanding with law enforcement.
  • Network with outside agencies to provide additional emergency response and public safety support.

Planning and policy development

  • Develop and follow emergency procedures to assist students and staff during emergencies and provide crime prevention and safety information to the University community.
  • Maintain and review departmental and University security policies and procedures by keeping abreast of trends and changes.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, including the Clery Act, VAWA, and OSHA regulations.

 Supervision of Campus Public Safety and Security Department and Security Contractors

  • Ensure a proactive, service oriented security program for the University to increase campus security awareness and act as a visible and available presence to assist students, employees, volunteers and visitors.
  • Has a solid understanding of the university (its operations, classes, faculty, students, administration staff and clinics) utilizing expertise to make sound security decisions that serve the needs of the varied stakeholders.
  • Review shift logs and report safety incidents to administration in a timely fashion, depending on severity of incidents.
  • Coordinate with other departments and the contract security vendors by placing orders, scheduling weekend coverage and special event coverage as needed.
  • Provide or assigns security coverage for special events and assess security needs, provide on-site response as requested and public assistance that includes lockout services and information. Provide back-up for security staff as needed.
  • As needed, investigate Student Code of Conduct violations and criminal acts on campus and coordinate with law enforcement, Student Life Department, emergency services.
  • Maintain and process accurate, detailed, and professional paperwork and reports as needed and required.
  • Hire, train, evaluate and supervise security officers as needed, including ensuring security officers are properly certified.
  • Ensures that security officers patrol the main campus (and the Clinic as needed) during hours of campus operation on foot or in a vehicle and report irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes and unlocked doors, etc.
  • Maintain the incident report log and database, review incident reports and/or conduct investigation follow-up and submit annual Security Report and campus crime statistics to the Department of Education in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • Prepare and monitor the university security budget, related to the applicable programs and authorize approved expenditures.



Over five years related security experience required with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in a higher education environment preferred.



Familiarity with law enforcement and emergency procedures and techniques for conducting investigations. Demonstrated professional customer service, conflict management, and resolution and interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to collaborate and build consensus across departments and among stakeholders. Strong leadership, negotiation and persuasion ability. Organizational skills and ability to be detailed oriented, have independent decision making ability, work efficiently and accurately while multitasking, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines.

Knowledge of and experience with Word, Excel and database management.