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Greenfield Community College Director of Campus Public Safety - Year-round, FT Non-unit prof position in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Director of Campus Public Safety - Year-round, FT Non-unit prof position

Category:Campus Public Safety

Department:Public Safety

Locations:Greenfield, MA

Posted:May 2, 2022

Closes:Open Until Filled


Ref. No.:NUP 2022-9

Position ID:147026


About Greenfield Community College:

Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving Franklin and Hampshire Counties, Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Farm and Food Systems, Engineering, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Adventure Education, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to hybrid and online distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. The rural campus has a one-acre Outdoor Learning Lab, on-campus farm, wetlands and forest that provide abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, research and recreation. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:


Under the supervision of the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Director of Campus Public Safety plans, organizes and directs the administrative and operational duties of the College's Public Safety Department. In this integral role of providing a safe and secure educational environment, the Director leads all security and safety services delivered to the campus community. Additionally, the Director coordinates and supervises the enforcement of federal, state and local laws, as well as College policy, rules and regulations, in order to maintain a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and the general public. The Director develops, applies and evaluates department policies, procedures, and regulations; compiles crime statistics in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and oversee the annual budget for the department. The position includes research, planning, writing, and evaluation of departmental goals and objectives.


  • Responsible for overseeing the planning, coordinating, and managing an all hazards operational approach for each campus.

  • Responsible for effectively planning, coordinating and managing the activities of an armed campus community policing division;

  • Coordinates and provides training to students, faculty and staff on general college safety activities;

  • Plans, organizes, and implements college safety and security policies and procedures;

  • Authors and assists in the writing and rewriting of applicable college policies and procedures and manuals/guidelines;

  • Primary liaison with contracted security firm(s) which make up a significant portion of the college's public safety workforce;

  • Complies with the security-related Procedures and Practices Manual and direct subordinates in its enforcement;

  • Supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff; ensures that assigned personnel meet and maintain required training/certification standards;

  • Addresses special enforcement problems; responds to and participates in more complex police and investigative problems, and performs and supervises crime related and/or internal investigations;

  • Works with faculty and administrators to continuously evaluate and improve campus safety and security measures;

  • Maintains required record-keeping system(s);

  • Uses online case management tool;

  • Organizes surveillance operations under the direction of the college president;

  • Develops, presents, and monitors budgets and budget expenditures in accordance with current college policies/guidelines;

  • Maintains liaisons with state, county and local law enforcement and other community public safety agencies;

  • Coordinates the enforcement of traffic and parking regulations;

  • Works closely with staff regarding local emergencies, such as facilitating response to medical emergencies, reacting to fire alarms, conducting fire drills, insuring fire systems and firefighting items on campus are serviceable per regulations;

  • Works closely with the members of the physical plant and administrative services staff to insure a smooth coordination within the college and with members of outside organizations who use the college's buildings and grounds;

  • Works closely with outside agencies that would use the campus facilities in the event of local or national disasters;

  • Plays senior role on the Emergency Management Team and Behavioral Intervention Team;

  • Manages & coordinates the College's Clery Act Compliance Program;

  • Administers and manages the College's Emergency Notification System; and

  • Oversees building and room access security measures (key control measures).



  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Criminal Justice, public administration, or related field;

  • Five years of experience in developing and/or administering safety and security programs or equivalent education, training and experience in public safety field, three years of which involved supervisory responsibility;

  • Knowledge of police services, campus security and safety;

  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated organizational/managerial ability;

  • Proven record of working in an environment with a diversified population;

  • Personal flexibility to respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours;


  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students in a cooperative and collegial manner;

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

  • Demonstrates and practices a campus community policing philosophy;

  • Considerable knowledge of laws of arrest, laws of evidence, criminal procedures, and terms relating to police work, procedures and practices;

  • Knowledge of police administration and programs;

  • Knowledge of emergency management policies and procedures;

  • Knowledge of human resource and budget management;

  • Knowledge of classification of crimes/incidents specific to college campuses;

  • Ability to demonstrate physical and psychological fitness for police work;

  • Ability to demonstrate self-direction and motivation;

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;

  • Ability to operate a personal computer and use MS Office software applications;

  • Ability to work under adverse conditions with the possibility of exposure to injury;

  • Ability to work with and provide appropriate services or referrals for people under physical and emotional stress;

  • Ability to work varied shifts, weekend, holidays or nights as required due to ongoing investigations, emergencies, or other job-related purposes;

  • Knowledge of Massachusetts Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) and use thereof; and

  • Ability to possess, carry and use a firearm in accordance with state and federal law and local use of force policy.


  • Master's degree preferably in Public Safety Administration or related field;

  • Completion of advanced managerial and/or executive training programs;

  • Ten years of experience in developing and/or administering safety and security programs, five years of which involved supervisory responsibility; and

  • Experience working in a community college or equivalent environment;

  • Ability to be certified as a police officer in Massachusetts; and

  • Ability and willingness to carry a firearm.


  • Certification in CPR, First Aid, Basic Life Support, and First Responder or able to attain these in the first six months of employment;

  • Valid Driver's License;

  • Candidate subject to Criminal Background check; and

  • Candidate required to take psychological test to determine emotional and psychological suitability.

Additional Information:


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

SALARY:$ 80,000 - $90,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience;

Start date:ASAP

Applications accepted up to and including May 13, 2022.

Applications received after May 13, 2022 MAY be considered until the position is filled.

COVID-19 vaccines are required for all GCC employees.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, youmust submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on theAPPLY NOWtab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Contact information for 5 professional references

Applications must be uploaded here byMay 13, 2022. Applications submitted after this dateMAYbe considered until the position is filled. Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment and successful completion of a criminal background checkWILLbe required.

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Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges