• Director, Security

    Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 9,000 students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, British Columbia; and in various programs around the world. NYIT sponsors 13 NCAA Division II programs.


    NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. More than 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.


    Under the direction of the Director of Facilities Operations the Director of Security will provide leadership and management of all aspects of security functions at Old Westbury campus. The incumbent is responsible for the safety and protection of NYIT against loss, theft, vandalism, or any foreseeable damage. He or she is also responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive security and safety, emergency preparedness and fire prevention policies and programs to safeguard the NYIT' staff, faculty, student, visitors, and NYIT buildings. The Director of Security will be responsible for the creation and implementation of appropriate security policies and procedures at the NYIT. He or she will also be responsible for coordinating security operations across the campus and realizing efficiencies in shared operations.


    • In collaboration with other NYIT Security directors, administrators and staff, develops and maintains security systems, protocols and procedures appropriate to the nature of the New York Institute of Technology.
    • Plans, directs and manages the staff and operations of the Campus Security Department to provide 24 hour-a-day protection and security; coordinates security for all events, and day-to-day operations in a manner which ensures the safety of the students, faculty, staff and public.
    • Manages threat intelligence and analysis activities including required escalations to management and crisis management teams.       Creates and implements security and safety protocols to specific threats.
    • Oversees and manages security vendors, contracts and RFP processes as they relate to security staff and technical systems and support.
    • Provides a professional, efficient and approachable security service, maintaining a high level of customer service to staff and visitors at all times; supervises, directly or indirectly, all security staff; manages the training for all security personnel; works with security vendor regarding decisions related to selection, evaluation, and discipline of security personnel.
    • Assists NYIT events staff and other departments in the area of event planning and vendor management.
    • Oversees the implementation, updating and testing of safety and disaster preparedness programs, policies, and procedures for the Old Westbury campus; provides staff with information and updates on the interpretation and application of security policies and procedures; oversees regular security drills and training sessions to educate staff and volunteers about security, safety and disaster preparedness; manages and trains emergency response teams; evaluates security personnel and operations on a periodic basis for any remedial or additional training or improvements.
    • Conducts or participates in security, fire, safety and health inspections and surveys/assessments; advises administration on 'best practices' and other issues and recommends appropriate or corrective action.
    • Recommends and oversees planning, evaluation, enhancement, purchase and testing of new and existing security systems, technology, and devices at NYIT; oversees the installation of new equipment/devices and their integration with existing security systems.
    • Controls and tracks usage of security equipment and devices; reviews and updates equipment maintenance contracts; oversees the collection, archiving, security, and review of video surveillance data.
    • Oversees the thorough investigation and reporting of all accidents, injuries, fires and property theft or damage and other criminal and non-criminal incidents at the Old Westbury campus.
    • Responsible for ensuring NYIT compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act through the collection, organization and submittal of security statistics.
    • Collaborates with and responds to inquiries from other departments, consultants, vendors, local, state, federal agencies and the public; networks and liaises extensively with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
    • Assist the Director of Facilities on ensuring building, fire safety and occupancy codes and policies are followed and reviewed on a periodic basis to ensure compliance.
    • Maintains current knowledge of security-related local, state and federal laws, fire protection and other pertinent safety laws and codes, security systems and technical equipment and security issues.
    • Work with Director of Facilities Operations and NYIT Administration to prioritize security initiatives and spending based on appropriate risk management and/or financial methodology.
    • Manages the Security Department operating budget.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet Departmental and University goals and





    • BS or BA Degree in a related field; Masters Degree preferred. Computer literacy required. Certified Protection Professional (CPP) desired or be willing to work toward a CPP certification. Previous law enforcement experience required.
    • Ten (10) years of active supervisory and leadership experience managing an operational security and/or law-enforcement unit; must include experience in investigations, fire protection, and emergency preparedness; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Higher Education experience is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of an effective security program; proven track record in team leadership, staff supervision, and budget management.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of all established rules, procedures, and methods of operation of a security force. Knowledge of a diverse range of security equipment, devices, protective procedures and activities including highly specialized operating requirements, methods, and procedures in order to safeguard personnel and property.
    • Knowledge of physical security, law enforcement, search and apprehend procedures and methods; personal detention and arrest procedures and controlling laws; crowd control techniques; methods of dealing with threats against personnel or property; investigative procedures and techniques; methods to detect criminal activity or possible criminal activity and procedures for resolving those activities; fire-fighting procedures, fire detection systems, and fire alarm response actions; surveillance monitoring and closed-circuit television.
    • Ability to train, supervises, direct, motivate, and evaluate staff.
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; effective presentation, negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution skills.
    • Ability to develop and manage budgets.
    • Knowledge of Homeland Security concepts a plus.
    • Knowledge of university institutional procedures a plus.
    • Must be able to pass federal, state and city security clearance.





    Performance of essential functions requires regular moderate physical mobility and exertion in walking, climbing stairs, and standing at unexpected and unscheduled times. Work may require strenuous physical activity related to responding to emergencies or alarms. Work schedule involves evening and weekend hours including some holidays. The Director of Security must develop and oversee a plan to ensure the ability to respond to all emergency situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.





     Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration




    EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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