Serving 27,000 students annually, Tulsa Community College (TCC) is Oklahoma’s largest multi-campus community college, located on four fully-equipped campuses in the Tulsa area (Metro, Northeast, Southeast, and West) and in several other community campuses in the suburban areas. Founded in 1970, TCC consistently ranks among the elite of the nation’s 1,150 community colleges in associate degrees awarded, serves more college students in northeastern Oklahoma than any other public college or university, and reports one of the largest freshman classes in Oklahoma every year. With an average age of 25 and an underrepresented student population of approximately 40%, TCC grants associate degrees in 105 different programs, as well as 40 credit-bearing certificate programs. TCC also supports a vibrant campus life environment, offering opportunities to be involved in clubs and organizations, attend events and student activities, participate in health and wellness opportunities, and cultivate dynamic skills through the TrueBlue LEAD scholarship and leadership development program.
Ranked the #6 Best Small City among America’s Top Ten Best Cities, Tulsa sports a population of approximately 403,000 residents and is widely known for its art deco architecture, an expansive collection of western art, unique entertainment and shopping districts, a wide variety of dining experiences, sports and recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, and of course, a scenic trip along a segment of the famous Route 66. Ideally located on the Arkansas River in northeastern Oklahoma, Tulsa is a city on the move and has something for everyone!
Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Campus Public Safety/Chief of Police works closely with the Public Safety staff, campus constituents, and the local community to promote a safe and secure environment for the TCC campuses. The Chief provides comprehensive leadership, strategic vision, and general oversight for patrol operations, investigations, community policing, crime prevention strategies, and the accreditation requirements for the department. Managing a comprehensive 24-hour/365 day-a-year department, the Chief leads a staff of 32 full time and more than 100 part time staff, including supervisors, campus police officers, dispatchers, and administrative staff, overseeing all recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, retention, and performance evaluations. The Chief also provides direction for emergency management planning, response, and coordination, and serves as incident commander during emergency response situations when necessary. Additionally, the Chief manages the departmental budget; oversees traffic and parking operations; maintains an awareness of IACLEA best practices and national trends related to safety/security and legal issues impacting higher education; develops, implements, and monitors the effectiveness of departmental campus safety policies and procedures; ensures utilization and deployment of cutting-edge campus security technology; coordinates and supervises major campus events; tracks crime statistics to ensure compliance with college, state, and federal reporting responsibilities; oversees all aspects of case investigations; manages threat assessments; and supports Title IX investigations when appropriate. The Chief fosters and maintains collaborative and proactive relationships with students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and campus departments, as well as external agencies such as law enforcement and emergency management agencies, in an effort to address safety and security priorities, educational outreach, and community policing programs.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, education, social sciences, or closely related field, with at least ten years of demonstrated leadership in safety/security, including increasing level and scope of responsibilities, supervisory experience, and management capacity. It is strongly preferred that candidates have a master’s degree and experience with college or university campus safety. The successful candidate should be familiar with best practices related to community policing, campus security, crime prevention education and training, and program assessment, and should demonstrate a proven track record of collaborating with campus and municipal community stakeholders to address safety issues and student behaviors. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication, public speaking, and listening skills, and will demonstrate positive leadership skills and the ability to motivate subordinates in a constructive, team focused, and disciplined manner. Excellent managerial skills to administer the department’s budget and resources, and a commitment to participating in and promoting ongoing education, training and professional development personally and for staff, incorporating career development and retention strategies, are highly desired. The ability to manage regulatory compliance efforts (e.g., Clery, VAWA, Title IX, etc.) and multiple concurrent projects is particularly important, as is the ability to prepare a campus Annual Security Report and utilize the Incident Command System for major events (certification in Incident Command System 300 or greater required). Eligibility for CLEET certification is required, and experience obtaining, facilitating, or maintaining IACLEA accreditation is desirable. Tulsa Community College is committed to creating equitable and inclusive work environments to support the success of the full range of its employees, and, in doing so, believes that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our increasingly diverse student populations.
Review of applications will begin August 31, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick (email@example.com). Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Tulsa Community College encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated a capacity to create inclusive work environments, to work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and to serve the increasingly diverse college community. The institution is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of the TCC students, but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of the TCC community.
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Notice of Non-Discrimination Tulsa Community College is committed to establishing an environment for its students and employees that fosters inclusion, values equity and diversity, embraces and respects the dignity of people, and provides equal educational and employment opportunity. In compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable discrimination law in its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational programs, activities, or services. The Civil Rights Compliance Administrator, 3727 E. Apache Room AB218, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Phone 918-595- 8487; email: TCCnondiscrimination@tulsacc.edu<mailto:TCCnondiscrimination@tulsacc.edu> has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies. The Title IX Coordinator, 6111 East Skelly Drive Room 627, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Phone 918-595-7842; email: TCCTitleIX@tulsacc.edu<mailto:TCCTitleIX@tulsacc.edu> has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, pregnancy, and domestic violence.
Internal Number: 3165
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