Executive Director - Police Services & Risk Management (Public Safety)

companyMotlow State Community College
locationMemphis, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 9/12/2023
ExpiresExpires: 3/10/2024
Leadership / Executive
Full Time
Some Experience Required

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest has 7 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs.

We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a growing community in Shelby County. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Title: Executive Director - Police Services & Risk Management (Public Safety)

Employee Classification:  Other Professionals

Institution:  Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Police Services

Campus Location: STCC - Multiple Campus Locations

Job Summary

This is a full- time position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Administrative Services.
The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator for the department of Public Safety and is responsible for policy development, control, supervision and program implementation and is accountable for the effective delivery of public services to the college community. The Executive Director is also responsible for the comprehensive safety, security and risk management posture of the college.

Job Duties
  • Plans, organizes, staffs and controls the college's Police Services Department personnel and resources.
  • Oversee risk management personnel to ensure safety risk are identified and mitigated
  • Develops and implements the comprehensive plan for campus safety, risk management and crisis management.
  • Establishes department goals, long-range plans, objectives, policies, directives, regulations and procedures.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with Police Officer Standards and Training (POST), Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC) rules and regulations.
  • Plans, implements and maintains effective customer relations.
  • Cooperates with law enforcement officials from other jurisdictions.
  • Develops and manages the department's budget and all expenditures of departmental funds.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required. Master's degree in Law Enforcement, Police administration, Criminal Justice, Business Management or related field preferred.
  • Certification by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council and the completion of FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) Introductory Courses IS-700 and IS-800 within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years' experience in law enforcement and management.
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, Southwest policies, and the democratic political process.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of effective methods of investigations.
  • Knowledge of Tennessee Peace Officers Standards Training (POST) rules and regulations.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize projects.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze budget.
  • Ability to maintain positive public relations with campus and community populations while leading groups to consensus on complex tasks and decisions.
  • Ability to complete and maintain qualifications with firearms.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A background check will be required for the successful candidate.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
A summary of our benefits can be found below: 


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.

Years of experience

  • Some Experience Required