Administration, Facilities, Housing/Residence Life
4 Year Degree
Safety & Security Opportunities
New York City Campus
For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.
Pace University has two dynamic opportunities at our New York City campus for media relations/communications professionals to help support and enhance media and communications strategies. We seek innovative, visionary and enthusiastic self-starters for the following exciting positions now available:
Director, Campus Safety and Security
Posting Number 0603975
The Director of Campus Security has primary responsibility for ensuring the safety and security of students, employees and visitors on Pace University's New York City campus. S/he applies expert knowledge of relevant laws and best practices to develop and implement policies and procedures, and to direct a team of security professionals both in daily operations and in emergency response situations. The Director builds and maintains relationships within the University and with external law enforcement contacts to prevent and solve safety and security issues, and to proactively implement training programs and other initiatives that promote campus security. S/he manages the department's budget and allocation of resources, including management of vendor contracts, to ensure cost-efficient and high quality security programs. The Director oversees One Card and electronic access systems operations, and administers other security systems and technology. S/he collaborates with the Director and Assistant Director of Emergency Management to manage emergency response operations on the New York City campus, including serving as the primary contact to the New York City Police Department and other external law enforcement agencies. The Director also oversees the fire safety program on the NYC campus, including implementing preventative measures, educating the NYC campus community on procedures, and working with other Security leadership and the local fire department to manage response operations.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field required. 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in public safety, including several years of management experience. Prior experience directing security operations at a higher education or similar institution, preferably in a metropolitan area. Familiarity with a variety of security systems and technology including electronic access and video-monitoring systems. Must be adept at utilizing emergency communication technologies for the purpose of testing and/or live event management, and able to learn and quickly apply new technology. Expert Knowledge of NFPA standards, NYC Fire and Building Codes, Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) and OSHA regulations. Knowledge of all federal, state and local laws/regulations pertaining to fire/life safety and fire life safety systems in public assembly, high rise, high hazard, residential and business occupancies, especially as they relate to university settings and accepted best practices in emergency management, is also required. Experience with budget management and resource allocation. Knowledge of federal, New York State, and New York City laws, and accepted best practices in safety and security. Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Assistant Director – Emergency Management/Fire Safety
Posting Number 0603969
The Assistant Director for Emergency Management and Fire Safety is primarily responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures related to emergency preparedness and management across all Pace University campuses to ensure the safety of people, and minimize damage to facilities and disruption to operations during an emergency. S/he develops, evaluates and updates emergency and disaster response protocols, including the University's Emergency Response and Business Continuity Plan. In the event of an emergency, s/he directs emergency response operations and resources, and ensures that protocols are followed. The Assistant Director also develops and delivers training programs to Pace employees and students on emergency response and fire prevention/safety operations. S/he will educate the university community on the major components of an all-hazards emergency management program that focuses on all 4 phases of the emergency management program: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation. Prepare and deliver instructional and/or outreach programs for specific campus audiences promoting emergency preparedness. S/he will assesses institutional hazard vulnerability and preparedness to respond to all types of emergencies. S/he ensures compliance with all New York City, New York State and Federal regulations and standards pertaining to fire safety and emergency management and applies up-to-date knowledge of related best practices. S/he plans, organizes and manages fire protection and life safety activities; schedules and conducts fire drills in academic and residential buildings. The Assistant Director routinely prepares and delivers formal presentations and reports on fire safety and emergency management to University leadership.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management or a related field required. Master's Degree preferred. At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management and/or fire safety operations. Prior experience working in higher education or a similar environment is preferred. Experience in program development and implementation, as well as in developing and conducting training sessions, is required. Must have or be able to obtain a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification from the International Associate of Emergency Managers (IAEM) within one year of hire. Preferred to have completed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Professional Development Series (PDS) and FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) trainings. Ability to write plans, direct use of resources and coordinate emergency operations. Adept at utilizing emergency communication technologies for the purpose of testing and/or live event management. Demonstrated ability to make recurring formal presentations and provide effective training in Emergency Management and Fire Safety. Expert Knowledge of NFPA standards, NYC Fire and Building Codes, Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) and OSHA regulations. Knowledge of all federal, state and local laws/regulations pertaining to fire/life safety and fire life safety systems in public assembly, high rise, high hazard, residential and business occupancies, especially as they relate to university settings and accepted best practices in emergency management, is also required. Experience using industrial hygiene or environmental monitoring equipment preferred.
Safety Communication Manager
Posting Number 0603968
The Safety Communications Manager is primarily responsible for establishing and executing security and emergency response communication protocols. S/he drafts and sends correspondence on behalf of the Director and Assistant Director, develops marketing and training materials, and maintains emergency response and safety resources posted on the Security website. S/he assists in coordinating, developing, and exercising of business continuity plans and teams, to ensure recovery capabilities are actionable and effective. In the event of an emergency, the Safety Communications Manager serves as a key member of the emergency response team by gathering and coordinating the dissemination of information throughout the Pace community and to the public. S/he also assists the Assistant Director with preparing reports and presentations for University leadership, and may represent the Emergency Management function on various committees and project teams.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communication, English or a related field. 3-5 years of experience in public relations, communications or a related field required. Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format via a variety of platforms, including mobile technology, is required. Ability to quickly learn and apply new technology is required. Familiarity with emergency communication technologies is a plus. Generally 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday, with additional hours as required. Due to the nature of this position, the incumbent will be on-call for emergency response and will be required to report to campus outside of regular business hours.
Pace University offers a competitive total rewards package including tuition benefits for employees & their family; flexible work-life options; and generous time off.