Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
The Chief of Police supports learning by assuring the overall safety and security of Aurora University campuses and property.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement:
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success. Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
- Develops and enforces individual and personal property safety policies and procedures.
- Works with Student Life and athletic staff to design security programs for activities and events on campus.
- Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises all staff, including review of all department documentation and equipment.
- Develops positive working relationships with local law enforcement and other emergency responders.
- Assists with maintaining positive relationships with members of the greater Aurora community, e.g. the Aurora University neighborhood.
- Supports student education and development in cooperation with the Student Life departments.
- Develops relationships with contract security companies to augment Aurora University Campus Public Safety department when needed.
- Ensures compliance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Crime Statistics Act" and the "Drug Free Schools and Communities Act", including report preparation, revisions, statistical data gathering, analysis, and publication of materials.
- Investigates reported incidents of violations of University policies and local, state, and federal laws in conjunction with the appropriate university departments.
- Assists with investigating and submitting reports relative to workman's compensation injuries and student-related accidents.
- Assists designated individuals responsible for compliance with OSHA, ADA, Title IX, and other federal, state, and local regulations.
- Responsible for parking and traffic control on main university campus.
- In conjunction with physical properties assists with testing of residence hall fire alarms as required by the Clery Act and, through the alarm monitoring company, responds to activations of all monitored fire alarm equipment on the main university campus.
- Develops disaster/emergency/crisis preparedness, response, and recovery plans and directs the implementation of said procedures.
- Communicates externally with the local municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as required.
- Serves as a member of the university's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and the Campus Emergency Operations Team (CEOT).
- Responsible for security collaboration with Campus Public Safety staff at George Williams College of Aurora University. Includes oversight of Music by the Lake summer concert series and other special events.
- Responsible for oversight of security operations and Campus Public Safety staff at the Aurora University Orchard Campus.
- Responsible for security operations at the Woodstock Campus.
- Assists the university in other capacities as needed that align with strategic initiatives.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
- Preparation and/or experience in Criminal Justice or related field required.
- Sworn police officer in the State of Illinois or ability to attain sworn status as required by the Illinois Training and Standards Board within six months of employment.
- Three to five years of supervisory experience with progressive responsibilities in an administrative role.
- Previous experience in higher education is preferred.
- Previous experience in a community-based public safety environment is preferred.
- Advanced training at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command, FBI National Academy, or similar advanced training is preferred.
- Pass a thorough background investigation.
- Possess a valid Illinois driver's license or obtain it within 30 days of hire.
- Possess a valid Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card (FOID) or obtain it within 90 days of hire.
- Good communication, leadership, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to supervise and lead a 24/7 operation.
- Budget management experience is preferred.
- Ability to move about campus on foot at a rapid pace.
- Ability to run upstairs carrying heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs.).
- Ability to use a computer and office equipment.
- Ability to speak to individuals and groups and the ability to hear verbal conversations.
- May occasionally be required to physically subdue combative subjects and must maintain an appropriate level of physical ability.
- Visual acuity (with or without correction) to read reports.
Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references including name, telephone, and email address. If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.