Executive Director, Public Safety-Tufts University (MA)

Executive Director, Public Safety
Tufts University

Equal Opportunity Employer –minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Job Description

Executive Director, Public Safety – 21001099

The recruitment process is being managed by Spelman Johnson Executive Search Firm in conjunction with Tufts University. Application and nomination process included within this job announcement.

The Position

The Executive Director, Public Safety (EDPS), reports to the Vice President, Operations, providing strategic leadership, supervision, and guidance for the Tufts University Department of Public Safety (TUDPS). The Executive Director works closely with staff, students, faculty, administrators, and the local community to manage and administer services and programs which contribute to a safe and secure campus environment. The EDPS promotes a comprehensive array of community safety programs and services, and oversees Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Tufts Threat Assessment and Management (TTAM), Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS), and the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) at the University’s four very distinct campuses: Medford/Somerville, Boston Health Sciences, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton.


The position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) or the equivalent in criminal justice or a related discipline, as well as substantial, progressive leadership experience in public safety or law enforcement. The successful candidate will have a track record of visionary and transformative leadership with emphases on equity and inclusivity, collaboration, optimum safety practices, initiative, service provision, and community transparency. Additional requirements include proven progressive management responsibilities in crisis situations; excellent negotiation skills, with demonstrated persuasion and influencing ability; exceptional organizational capabilities, including the ability to focus on numerous specific details while focusing on strategic priorities at all times; demonstrated successful change management experience within a complex organization; in-depth knowledge of compliance requirements, particularly related to the Jeanne Clery Act and recertification; and strong, effective communication skills, with the ability to engage and inform all levels of the University.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin March 9, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at jsd@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Tufts University website at https://www.tufts.edu/.

We are sensitive to how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting work and personal lives, and will offer the utmost flexibility throughout the interview process. The search committee expects to conduct initial interviews virtually for the safety and well-being of all involved.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Public Safety
Organization: Public Safety
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 16, 2021, 2:24:11 PM

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