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Campus and Public Safety, AVP/Executive Director Overview

  • Person Group: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 75091
  • Pay Grade: P15
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Executive Director
  • Family: Safety/Security
  • Function: Safety/Security Services


This position is responsible for leading and administering a complex department responsible for campus safety and security including parking, transportation, access, emergency management, event security and integrated security systems. Responsible for long term planning, management and training of all uniform security officers, event security and event transportation staff, including a large student worker contingent. This is a position of public trust and represents Boise State University in a highly visible manner.

Level Scope

Directs through subordinate Managers multiple large and complex critical programs impacting broad constituencies across major portions of campus. Identifies objectives, manages very significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy. Accountable for formulating and administering policies and programs for major functions. Operational or program results can affect overall campus wide performance and reputation. Directs through subordinate Managers the development of strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and stewardship of university resources in a manner consistent with campus and system wide objectives and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, plus 10 years experience including 6 year management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Department, its employees, policies, and how the department functions.
  • Knowledge of Security and Police Services, Transportation and Parking, and Emergency Management
  • Knowledge of campus Emergency Operations Services for emergency and non-emergency events
  • Skilled in administration and management of various departments
  • Skilled in community relations development to create positive relationships with university partners
  • Skilled in policy development
  • Ability to create and manage large budgets
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate, educate others
  • Ability to perform required personnel management tasks
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential matters and information

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60 % of Time Campus and Public Safety, AVP/Executive Director will:

  • Ensures customer service for the entire Department and campus community.
  • Has knowledge of the Department, its employees, and how the department functions.
  • Engages in Departmental problem-solving for organizational issues; makes recommendations for Department efficiencies and advancement.
  • Plans and coordinates a variety of special administrative projects and assignments.
  • Renews job knowledge by reading professional journals, participating in education opportunities, and belonging to professional organizations.
  • Represents the Department and the Division in select working groups, committees, and partnerships, both internal and external to the University.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential matters and information.
  • Provides leadership and management. Includes the hiring, discipline, and termination of administrative personnel.
  • Leads a unified team for the entire Department, assisting with communication, team building, professional development, incentives, and compensation review programs.
  • Monitors work activities to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. Makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Assists in constructing and managing a budget for all units.
  • Assists in developing and executing contracts including Boise Police, private security and software/hardware companies and Idaho DPW
  • Formal Liaison with Boise Police, FBI, JTTF, ACHD, VRT, various law enforcement and a variety of private organizations
  • Co-chairs the Threat Assessment team and a permanent member of the behavioral intervention team

35% of Time Campus and Public Safety, AVP/Executive Director:

  • Can be determined by department needs

5% of Time Campus and Public Safety, AVP/Executive Director:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection

Travel Requirement

Travel may be required

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.