Director of Campus Safety and Security

American University of Iraq Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq

Posted
Ref: RP634-12

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Why the American University of Iraq – Baghdad?

Opening its doors in 2021, the new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and United States business, industry, and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world. With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world. We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

We invite applications and nominations for the position of:
• Director of Campus Safety and Security
• This position will report directly to the Vice President of Administration and Finance.
• This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq.

You will be responsible for the following:
• Develops and review policies, procedures, and processes for the Campus Safety and Security Division.
• Evaluates service quality and initiate necessary communication and/or corrective actions in a timely manner.
• Oversees the security management of major events and ascertain the nature of risk, threats and vulnerabilities against properties and persons through risk assessment and management.
• Manages and controls major incidents, emergencies and crisis situations through crisis management team and coordinator.
• Liaises with government agencies and supporting forces in emergency and crisis situations. (i.e. local, national security forces, BWE, etc.)
• Coordinates Security Risk Reviews of university facilities and agrees upon a plan of action in conjunction with the President’s office.
• Creates and manages an internal campus police force to carefully manage sensitive community and cultural issues.
• The Director of Campus Safety and Security will be the main liaison person to mitigate culturally sensitive issues within the campus and represent the best interests of the university faculty, staff, and students.
• Manages the implementation of key performance measures, tracking tools, scorecards and reporting methods in cooperation with deployed Security Personnel to enhance security team effectiveness and performance.
• Meets regularly with Campus Police force representatives for reviews of current practices and policies and address any actual or potential problems.
• Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports for the senior leadership (President, VPs, etc.) to discuss status of security operations on campus.
• Ensures training modules and defined training needs of security staff in line with university requirements are met.
• Develop and review policies, procedures and processes for the Security Services Division.
• Evaluate service quality and initiate necessary communication and/or corrective actions in a timely manner.
• Oversee the security management of major events and ascertain the nature of risk, threats and vulnerabilities against properties and persons through risk assessment and management.
• Manage and control major incidents, emergencies and crisis situations through crisis management team.
• Liaise with government agencies and supporting forces in emergency and crisis situations.
• Ensure that all service level agreements and performance measures are adhered to as per contractual agreement with the client.
• Coordinate function to perform Security Risk Reviews of client’s facilities and agree on the security plans to be implemented.
• Manage the implementation of key performance measures, tracking tools, scorecards, and reporting methods in cooperation with deployed Security Personnel to enhance security team effectiveness and performance.
• Meet regularly with the client and management representatives for account reviews, and address any actual or potential problems.
• Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates to follow up the smooth running of activities and discuss their suggestions as well as adopt appropriate procedures and executive plans with respect to these suggestions.
• Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates according to scheduled plans and recommend necessary actions as per applied practices.

Requirements

The Ideal Candidate:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience at senior management level, preferably in the Manned Security Industry.
• University Degree with ten years of Military / Police service or 15 years of Military / Police service.
• Good knowledge of the security industry
• Native English speaker
• The excellent interpersonal, organization, and analytical skills.
• Manpower Administration including Scheduling, Deployment and Operational Management Skills
• Management & Leadership Skills
• Computer literacy: Microsoft applications (word processing, excel, spreadsheets, PPT).
• Capable of working effectively and productively with team members from diverse cultural environments.

About the Company

Prospective Employees

The American University of Iraq - Baghdad is a diverse and inclusive community of scholars dedicated to the mission of bringing a quality, American-style university education to the young people of Iraq and the larger region. AUIB does not discriminate in its hiring or admissions on the basis of race, creed, gender, or religious affiliation, but welcomes everyone to work and study here. All expatriate faculty and staff are provided accommodations on campus in private apartments.

About AUIB

Opening its doors in the Fall of 2020, AUIB is now hiring faculty in a number of positions for its Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, International Studies, and Health Sciences. AUIB began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and United States business, industry, and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in Baghdad, reminiscent of the days when the capital city was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world. With a grand library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world. We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture!

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