The Director of Emergency Management is a position within the Department of Public Safety responsible for providing strategic leadership to the University in emergency management and campus preparedness. This position is responsible for administering and directing university-wide emergency management initiatives and preparedness programs and ensuring contemporary best practices, policy development, training and compliance in the Emergency Management and general Public Safety fields. The Director of Emergency Management supervises the Emergency Management specialist and reports to the Vice President of Campus Safety & Security.
Typically a Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of training and experience (such as experience in the field as an emergency manager or coordinator for a college or university, non-profit or for-profit corporation or government entity). Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation, policy changes and best practices. Masters degree preferred.
Possession of a California Driver's License and ability to drive a motor vehicle safely.
Minimum 5 years of related experience equivalent to the scope of the position. Proficiency in Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System. Experience developing emergency plans and responding to an Incident Command Post and Emergency Operations Center.
Demonstrated knowledge in the area of analytical, problem identification and resolution skills. Ability to work with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Knowledge and experience in applying best practices for emergency management. Proven skills in developing, implementing, and maintaining emergency preparedness strategies that include multi-modal solutions. Ability to develop and recommend short and long-range strategic plans.
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Jeanne Clery Act.
This position is designated as a campus Mandatory Reporter.
May be required to work during campus special events, respond to campus during off-hours to manage emergencies, and to be on-call at certain times.
Current skills in or clear ability to learn policy and budget development, process management and administering complex public business practices.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and a sensitivity to effectively interact with a highly diverse campus community. Must have excellent communications skills in a crisis setting.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.