Assistant Director of Security

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Deadline: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY ;

Position Summary:      

The Assistant Director of Security at Cardozo Law School reports to the Chief of Security of Yeshiva University and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Cardozo Security Department. This department is a unit within the Department of Administrative Services.

The Assistant Director of Security at Cardozo Law School will be the senior security administrator on campus and must demonstrate skill in dealing with bureaucratic protocol at all levels of the Security Department along with other law school and university departments. He/She must be committed to serving the interest of the Cardozo Law School and Yeshiva University community in implementing the strategic goals of the Security Department. He/She will implement corrective disciplinary and/or procedural action, when appropriate ensuring that investigations are conducted in a timely, thorough, objective & consistent manner

The schedule for this position is Monday - Thursday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Friday - 8:00 am - 1:30 pm.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University’s written emergency management plans, policies, and protocols to ensure ongoing compliance with established standards and requirements of the four phases of Emergency management; conduct vulnerability assessments; identify programmatic revisions and develop/update plan as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain the Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University’s Emergency Response Plans
  • Maintain, develop, and enhance current Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations Plans, designed to restore the Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University to normal operations after a significant event on campus
  • Manage all emergency situations arising on campus including but not limited to personal injuries, fires, threats to persons and all other emergency incidents
  • Coordinate responses by all appropriate campus resources during an actual event including, but not limited to security, environmental health and safety, facilities management, media relations, student affairs, and university technology offices to ensure timely and effective response
  • Plan and develop content of messages designed to alert the campus community as well as external resources of an evolving event on campus
  • Provide training to identified individuals who may be required to communicate emergency information to the campus community during an event
  • Understand, adhere to, and enforce all security department rules and regulations, policies and procedures and written memorandum. Work cooperatively and serves as a liaison with city, state federal law enforcement agencies. Report all security and safety violations and hazards to appropriate campus authority
  • Work to identify new sources of technology designed for safety and emergency response
  • Make timely, sound decisions and accept concomitant responsibility
  • Manage Security Department staff including Security Shift Supervisors and all contract security personnel
  • Develop the skills of staff and prepare personnel for increased responsibilities. Ability to evaluate job performance of employees through observation and/or review of work product
  • Negotiate compromises between others

Experience & Educational Background:

  • A minimum 10 years supervisory experience required, preferably in a law enforcement, public safety, or university environment
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to successfully complete a background investigation with no prior criminal convictions that would prohibit the individual from meeting the standards set forth by the State of New York to become a law enforcement officer required
  • Campus law enforcement experience preferred
  • Knowledge of basic financial management methods, techniques and procedures required

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to remain calm and objective throughout stressful and unpleasant situations required
  • Ability to use electronic equipment including but not limited to PC’s, two-way radios, cell phones, cameras, copy machines, and telephones
  • Knowledge of EEO/Affirmative Action guidelines for recruitment, selection and promotion required
  • Knowledge of disciplinary and grievance procedures of the university required
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local law enforcement officials and the general public

About Us:        

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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