Assistant Director, Campus Safety

College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

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Job Description
College of the Canyons

Assistant Director, Campus Safety

A Full-Time Classified Administrator

(Management) Position

Review Date: November 15, 2021


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The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Assistant Director, Campus Safety.

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate must be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who share our commitment to closing equity gaps. The Santa Clarita Community College District seeks leaders possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college. We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


Under the direction of the Director, Campus Safety works to establish safety protocols, policy, and operational standards. The Assistant Director will assume the responsibilities of the Director of Campus Safety in that person’s absence. Patrols campus buildings; protects individuals and controls crowds during assemblies or disturbances, as well as supervises full-time and part-time campus safety officers engaged in the same activities. This position investigates and prepares written reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts, and disturbances of the peace, reviews the reports of subordinates and assumes responsibility for follow-up. Other duties may include gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses; testifying in court as necessary. This position may be expected to work a flexible assignment that may include emergency call outs, nights and weekends. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Four (4) years active law enforcement experience required. Experience in the development and implementation of security, safety and disaster preparedness and response plans desirable. One (1) year experience working in an educational setting.

Equivalent to the completion of an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice or a related field. Coursework or training in supervision is desirable.

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License; Guard Registration from Bureau of Security & Investigative Services; Basic Certificate issued by the State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) or the equivalent, and First Aid and C.P.R. certifications.

Application Process:
Application materials must be received by the end of the day on November 15, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online.