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Hartwick College


Director of Campus Safety

Description:  Under the supervision of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Experience, the Director of Campus Safety assumes responsibility for the safety/security of the College’s population and property which includes approximately 1,300 students, 350+ faculty, staff and other employees and 21 buildings as well as the Pine Lake campus.  The Director supervises department personnel including the full-time assistant director, full and part time safety officers and dispatchers (approx. 14).  The Director administers security and policy enforcement operations, accident and crime prevention, environmental and fire safety activities; and parking.


Lead, plan, organize, manage and direct all activities of Campus Safety in accord with College procedures and policy, including hiring, training, direction, supervision and budget

Direct and control 24/7 patrol of College property to prevent/detect crime to protect life/property, enforce rules/regulations and render service to the public

Conduct planning and research related to all aspects of Campus Safety

Oversee the investigation of all criminal activity on College property

Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and primary investigator for Title IX matters

Maintain records of all incidents, accidents and safety problems

Maintain Clery records and file Annual Campus Safety/Security Report and Fire report

Coordinate and report on the annual state fire inspection with the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager 

Oversee Key Control Program

Oversee Driver Approval Program and Van Training

Develop and assign employees to training programs that support policy enforcement, fire safety and AED training

Conduct performance evaluations and investigate complaints against members of the department

Conduct educational programs for students/staff in interest of crime, accident and fire prevention

Develop and maintain formal and informal communication with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and fire departments

Establish/maintain an effective vehicle registration and parking control program

Request assistance from outside agencies as appropriate to support the mission of Campus safety and the College

Produce, maintain, review, and update the Campus Safety Operations Manual; the Emergency Response/Crisis Management Manual; Driver Approval Program; and Risk Management issues;

Coordinate fire drills, first aid classes for Campus Safety members; serve as a representative of the college at meetings with safety and fire investigations

Keep abreast of and review state and federal legislation pertinent to safety on a college campus

Create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents

Perform other job related duties as assigned 

Minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university or technical school, and at least 10 years of experience in police, campus safety, or equivalent field, with five years of progressive supervisory experience.  State or local police background and an advanced degree is preferred.  A clean driving record and valid driver’s license is required.

The ideal candidate will have leadership and management skills sufficient to lead a staff operating on a 24/7 schedule; expansive investigative experience, including Title IX investigations, and the ability to handle crisis situations.  Time management skills, as well as the ability to work on multiple projects at once are necessary. Must have a high level of communication skills across multiple divisions, and the ability to relate to and interact effectively with diverse populations.  Sensitive administration of details pertaining to the safety of campus.  Lengthy training in accident prevention, fire safety, as well as other safety methods and risk management is required.  Must be able to regularly walk to boundaries of the campus, including the navigation of the numerous outdoor staircases. 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

To apply for a position listed below, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (
  • and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor) 

All materials should be sent electronically to Jarvis McCowin, Coordinator of Inclusion, at with [Position Title] in the subject line. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P. O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.