Executive Director, College Security (Risk, Safety and Security) requisition number 4184

Executive Director, College Security (Risk, Safety and Security) requisition number 4184


Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235
Phone: 704-330-2722

Job Location

Multi Campus 


Grade O - $66,760.00



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Friday, April 23, 2021
Closes: Friday, May 7, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday evenings, weekends may be frequent/as needed

Reports to


Employment Type

Full time

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree, six years of work experience in law enforcement or security, valid driver’s license, CPR and Basic First Aid Certification; if not currently certified, obtained within 90 days of employment and supervisory/management experience


Conditions of Employment:


●      Pass a pre-employment criminal background check

●      Have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record

●      Maintain updates on applicable/required certifications

●      Have CPR and Basic First Aid Certification; if not currently certified, must be obtained within 90 days of employment

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Experience working in an educational environment

·         Three to five years of supervisory experience

·         Industry related training certification(s) in the field such as Basic Law       Enforcement Training, Tactical Response Training or other related training    experiences


Position Description

The Executive Director of Security is a multi-campus position.  The successful candidate will oversee all aspects and functions of college security for CPCC and its campuses.  Collaborate with all Units/Departments of the college for special events (graduation, Sensoria, Theater events, etc. )  Responds to security inquiries and other related matters.  Develop and participate in security training through the college.  Maintain ongoing communications with contracted, local and federal law enforcement officials. The work schedule is Monday-Friday (evenings, weekends may be frequent or as needed).  The anticipated hiring date for this position is June 1, 2021. 


Overview of Department

Security is responsible for establishing, evaluating and maintaining security protocols and practices.  Security is responsible for all campus locations and responding to all security, hazardous, accidents or any other events.  Security collaborates with security vendors, local and federal law enforcement and other governmental agencies. 


General Function

To oversee all aspects and functions of college security for CPCC and its campuses.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Directs development and implementation of a comprehensive college-wide security program; monitors trends to implement crime prevention strategies; keeps abreast of new developments in the field of college public safety, including crime reporting, fire and safety, security codes and standards, innovations in campus public safety, and the College student culture.

2.    Ensure that all incidents reported to the department, including thefts, burglaries, vandalism, trespassing, complaints against personnel and other related incidents are investigated appropriately. This may require working with other departments and / or other authorities such as the police.

3.    Serves as liaison to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies concerning college-safety, security and law enforcement issues; maintains ongoing knowledge of policies, procedures, laws, and ordinances pertaining to college-wide safety.

4.    Oversees the deployment of contract security services; works closely with leadership and other college personnel to respond quickly to student behavioral issues that may pose a college-wide safety risk; works collaboratively with faculty and academic support staff to facilitate and enhance a safe learning and work environment.

5.    Ensure that all department personnel are properly trained and in-serviced to perform their duties and responsibilities.

6.    Provides leadership in and is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and regulations pertaining to college-wide security issues; implements strategies and processes to perform and assess outcome measures for security services, and makes recommendations for improvements based on outcomes; assists the College’s Emergency Preparedness Team in the coordination of an Emergency Operations Plan and institutes it as directed.

7.    Maintains the college-wide security web page and assures that all policy and crime-reporting information is current and accurate; submits and publishes annual Clery Act crime statistics; prepares and manages the allocated security annual budget in collaboration with the AVP of Risk, Safety and Security.

8.    Collaborates with the Emergency Management Team and responds to emergency management events.

9.    Ensures that the college community is trained on active shooter scenarios.

10.  Extends collaboration with local and national emergency management.

11.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics


  • Extensive knowledge of safety/security and emergency management protocols, FEMA disaster assessment, planning, response and recovery operations
  • Knowledge of federal code and regulations as related to safety/security, internal fire code, and codes of other related agencies such as national fire prevention association, EPA and FEMA
  • In-depth understanding of state and local government disaster recovery protocols
  • Ability to implement a comprehensive safety and emergency response plan
  • Ability to learn and utilize computer software programs to access information and complete incident reports, submit   work requests and prepare presentations and proposals, i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Report Exec software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills demonstrating tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment within a complex organizational structure
  • Ability to perform under stress and intense pressure
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills

How to Apply

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