The successful candidate must be an experienced leader in law enforcement able to establish effective communication and relations with varied constituencies; work collaboratively in a diverse campus environment; effectively manage a department of approximately 30 permanent and hourly (part time) employees and corresponding departmental budget. Skills and abilities must include a high level of expertise in law enforcement operations, investigations, and criminal law; Incident Command; personnel management, budget development and management; demonstrated ability/experience in pro-active community policing; ability to successfully interact with students, faculty, staff, alumni, community and neighboring jurisdictions; demonstrated understanding and appreciation for diversity; and strong oral and written communication skills. The Chief is responsible for maintaining the quality professionalism of employees through training, development, and education for personal and professional growth with a constant emphasis on innovation and improvement.
The Chief is responsible for establishing and maintaining a collaborative and cooperative relationship with University of North Carolina (UNC) General Administration and UNC constituent institutions. This position works to cooperatively maintain current mutual aid agreements and seek opportunities to expand such agreements with additional regional public safety agencies for the benefit of the University and the region.
MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS Minimum requirement is a high school diploma plus a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience. Police officer certification in the State of North Carolina or eligibility to achieve certification within six months of employment is required. Must have extensive supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency.
NECESSARYSPECIALQUALIFICATIONS State employees engaged in “law enforcement work”, as defined by State Statute, are subject to and must meet the applicable education, employment, and training standards as defined and established by the N. C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Act and administered through the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council.
Certification requires successful completion of drug screen, psychological examination, and criminal history, driving history, and employment history background investigations.
A Bachelor's Degree and/or Master's Degree. Graduation from an Advanced Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program (FBI National Academy, Northwestern, N.C. Law Enforcement Management Program, etc.) Substantial record of professional development, training, and education in law enforcement profession.
Prior experience in higher education preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, applicants must apply online.
Please attach a current resume, cover letter and a list of professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For questions or additional information, please contact Shea Browning, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.