Director of Campus Safety Services
Williams College is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts (population 7,750). Williamstown is nestled in the Berkshires of Northwest Massachusetts, a rural area with an unusually rich array of nearby cultural institutions. Williams is a coeducational residential liberal arts institution distinguished by a reputation for outstanding and inclusive teaching and scholarship, academic excellence, and exceptional alumni loyalty. The college is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community of approximately 2,100 students and over 1,200 faculty and staff.
Reporting to the vice president for finance and operations, the director of campus safety services (CSS) holds responsibility for the leadership and administration of the CSS department. Their key duty is to ensure the safety of the college community through collaborative engagement with stakeholders, along with a deep understanding of the unique needs of each department. This position must be exceptionally attuned to the needs and experiences of Williams' broadly diverse community and be adept at supporting and enhancing the campus experience of all those with whom they work – building confidence and authentic relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
The director also maintains productive working relationships with student leaders and key administrative stakeholders throughout the campus including the dean of students office, facilities, athletics, dining services, the office of campus life, office of institutional diversity, equity & inclusion, and the office of accessible education, among others. The director must also build and maintain meaningful working relationships with local law enforcement agencies, community associations and partners.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent work-experience, progressively responsible administrative management experience in safety and security or law enforcement, and deep understanding of campus safety in a higher education environment is required. It is critical for the director to have experience in understanding and addressing the interests and needs of multiple stakeholders, maintaining effective working relationships with students, colleagues, faculty, and community partners, and excellent communication skills.
Candidates must possess experience building, working with, and supporting a diverse and inclusive community with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. An advanced degree or demonstrated expertise in criminal justice or another relevant field is preferred.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications begins September 20, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at https://apptrkr.com/4533153. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kara Kravetz Cupoli at [email protected]. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected].
Salary Range for this position is $140,000 to $150,000.
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