Assistant Director of Security

Assistant Director of Security
Department:  Security
Date:  06/29/2015


Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 56 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


Office of Security

Full-Time, 12-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment


Reporting to the Director of Security, the Assistant Director of Security coordinates life safety and security systems, switchboard and office systems, and is a key member of Colby’s security management team. The Assistant Director of Security supervises and schedules dispatcher and officer shifts including athletics, social, and special events and is backup to the Associate Director for the Access Card System and CCTV systems. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director on departmental training, communications, and the enforcement of security policies and procedures. This is an evening position Tuesday through Saturday with additional responsibilities for special events.


  • Manage and supervise staff, student employees, and all security personnel in the Director’s absence
  • Establish unit goals and objectives with a goal of continuous improvement
  • Develop, recommend and administer policies, procedures, and standards
  • Evaluate unit performance and refine approaches as needed
  • Help maintain access, security, life safety, CCTV imaging, switchboard, and office systems
  • Analyze and recommend additions and changes to all systems
  • Update computer files and systems for departmental logs, incident reports, and reporting functions
  • Analyze and recommend options for all systems requests
  • Develop and conduct training sessions for department personnel
  • Maintain schedules of dispatchers and security officers
  • Develop and update reporting and statistical data with monthly and yearly reports
  • Establish and maintain operational relations with College offices and off campus vendors
  • Support office staff in providing services to students, staff and visitors
  • Use a variety of computer applications and other technology to perform duties
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent in education and experience, required
  • Substantial administrative and supervisory experience in security operations highly preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required
  • Experience with electronic ID and facility-access systems desired
  • Advanced First Aid or Emergency Medical Technician experience desired
  • Must present a neat, clean and professional image
  • Proven ability to work effectively with customers from a diverse background
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, as well as independently
  • Demonstrated work history functioning effectively under pressure and making decisions in emergency situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be organized, take initiative, and utilize strong time management skills
  • Recognition of how to utilize discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong work ethic and drive to resolve issues through initiative and ownership of results
  • Display balanced intellect that combines analysis, experience and perspective in making decisions and providing information to others
  • Ability to think critically and act logically to evaluate situations, solve problems, and make decisions

KEY RELATIONSHIPS: This position has significant interaction with students, faculty, staff, the public, regulators, contractors and community.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/ENVIRONMENT: General open office and outdoor campus environment. Position involves frequent movement, including walking, biking, bending, twisting, occasional lifting, and computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion. Position requires ability to direct departmental activities under emergency and other difficult circumstances. Position also requires evening and weekend work.

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Assistant Director of Security - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

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A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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