The CWU Department of Public Safety and Police Services is dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, parents, and visitors. Under general direction of the Chief of Police, the Emergency Management (EM) Coordinator establishes procedures for developing, monitoring, analyzing, and updating university and university organization plans, disaster preparedness and general university training programs (including coordination on hazard identification and mitigation policies and protocols). Provides training to faculty, staff, and students in emergency preparedness and disaster response procedures including training in Emergency Operations Center procedures, the Incident Command System (ICS), and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Works with university leadership to enhance capacity to respond to and recover from all hazards. Provides support for CWU departments, colleges, areas, divisions and centers to support compliance with the Emergency Response component of the university continuity planning program. Solicits input from CWU entities and whole community stakeholders, analyzes the responses, and updates various policies, procedures, and plans as needed, to meet State of Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and US Department of Education (DOE) guidelines.
The CWU Emergency Management Coordinator will provide technical and specialized support for CWU Emergency Management in all five mission areas of emergency management programs: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery; with an emphasis on mitigation and preparedness activities.
A Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional level experience in emergency management, homeland security, disaster mitigation planning, emergency communications systems, financial management (grant management, contracting, claims management, budgeting), training/education, public information/affairs, program/project management, scientific environmental analysis or planning, civil/structural engineering, legislative affairs, and/or urban planning.
Possession of a valid driver's license.
No previous felony convictions.
Proven Knowledge through experience of: principles of emergency management, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the incident command system; performance management principles; concepts for development of training using adult learning styles; state and federal rules and regulations related to emergency management functions.
Ability to: lead, direct, coordinate, monitor and evaluate a project or program having a specific goal to be achieved within a specific time; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to conduct training, provide proactive responses, advice, reports and comprehensive documentation; convey ideas and information in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the listener/reader.
Ability to be on call 24/7 for responding to a crisis.
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Master’s degree in a related field.
Five years of experience in the professional field of Emergency Management or Public Safety.
Previous work experience in a higher education institution.
Record of progressively responsible leadership experience and achievement.
Significant experience in emergency management coordination and in emergency management operations including documented activity as an emergency management incident commander.
Practical experience in strategic planning and results-oriented goal setting.
Demonstrated success building effective relationships with community members, other law enforcement agencies, and staff at all levels of the organization.
Significant experience in managing complex projects.
A proven history of success as a grant writer.
A technical knowledge of computers and experience with the Spillman Technologies Police Records Management system.
Experience working as a commissioned law enforcement officer in a campus environment.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.