Position Information & Search Timeline
The associate vice president for public safety & chief of police (AVPPS) supervises University police, emergency management, risk management and insurance, and safety operations in a dynamic educational environment. The AVPPS reports directly to the vice president for finance and operations (VPFO) and joins other UND Division of Finance & Operations leadership to implement financial and operational priorities in support of shared campus goals. Further, the AVPPS has a commitment to people and building trust among faculty, staff, and students as an engaged member of the community. The AVPPS is responsible for maintaining a Department of Public Safety that is viewed as a community partner through acts of responsiveness, empathy, respect, helping, educating, and regulating in a professional and objective fashion. The safety and well-being of UND students, faculty, staff, and visitors, as well as the physical campus, are of foremost concern. The AVPPS and the Department of Public Safety work in partnership with the campus community, the broader Grand Forks community, and various state and federal agencies to maintain a secure and accessible campus. In addition, the AVPPS must utilize a spirit of innovation to deliver cutting-edge public safety services while maintaining a keen financial sense to manage the public safety mission. The AVPPS is responsible for a staff of 35, including 5 direct reports, and oversees a budget of approximately $5 million.
UND offers the next associate vice president for public safety and chief of police the opportunity to join a distinctive, energetic academic community as a trusted team player and team builder. The successful candidate must engage with the internal and external UND communities to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation in support of the University’s student-centered focus and mission. The new AVPPS will work closely with the VPFO, providing periodic updates to the president and the Executive Council as required, and will foster a sense of community involvement and interest throughout campus, with an emphasis on positive and proactive interactions with all constituencies served.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in criminal justice, police administration, or related field, and at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible policing experience, at least five years of supervisory command in law enforcement, completion of the FBI National Academy or Command Officers Development Course (or similar 10-12 week command level training program), Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification or the ability to be certified in North Dakota if not already, and proficiency with community policing. Public safety or law enforcement experience in a higher education environment is highly preferred.
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|Week of May 24||Search is opened to public|
|June 18||Deadline for applications (best consideration)|
|June 30||Search committee identifies candidates for interviews (semifinalist)|
|July 8 & 9||Search committee conducts semifinalist interviews|
|July 12||Search committee identifies candidates for campus interviews (finalists)|
|July 19 - 23||Finalists present for campus interviews|
|July 27||Search committee makes candidate recommendations to the VPFO|
|July 28 - Aug. 13||Reference/background checks conducted; formal employment offer extended|
|August 16||Announcement of next associate vice president for public safety and chief of police|