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Director of Security & Safety

Company: The Henry Ford
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

The Henry Ford is a nonprofit, internationally recognized cultural destination, and a one-of-a-kind workplace. Our team is inspired by the authentic stories of innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness that we share across our venues, digital platforms and partnerships.
Our Director of Security & Safety is responsible for the leadership and management of all security and safety functions at The Henry Ford which includes the 250-acre campus, Henry Ford Academy, and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. In this role, you will manage all threats and actions against The Henry Ford through your direct efforts and the efforts of the security staff. This position will set the strategy and direction for all security and safety initiatives at The Henry Ford for all employees, students, and guests. This is an incredible opportunity for an established professional who wants to make an impact and believes in our mission of (safely) inspiring innovation.
Essential Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements security plans for: daily operations, special problems, major events, natural disasters, terrorist activity, workplace violence and other emergency response incidents as identified that will enhance security operations and contribute to overall safety and security.
  • Informs appropriate parties, internal and external, of any threats or vulnerabilities to the institution.
  • Recruits, staffs, directs, and develops security leadership team and shift personnel to ensure security standards are maintained and that security operations are conducted efficiently and effectively.
  • Oversees all aspects of the security officer training program.
  • Oversees the ongoing in-service training of the security staff utilizing the training manuals, outside resources, and guest trainers as applicable. Appropriate training will also be provided to non-security staff members for awareness, readiness, and response.
  • Maintains security infrastructure and life-safety systems, including radios, cameras, alarm systems, door access, etc., and adds enhancements to new technology and practices when necessary.
  • Maintains up-to-date standards on best practices on security personnel, response, intelligence, and practices.
  • Maintains a multi-year plan for reinvestment of resources, capital, and other changes that are needed to ensure sound security practices.
  • Proactively develops, cultivates, and maintains close relationships with external security partners such as local, state and federal law enforcement, Ford Motor Company, security advisors, etc.
  • Formulates and recommends policies/procedures and objectives, to keep the institute up-to-date and informed of new developments.
  • Works with the Managing Director of Integrated Operations to maintain a risk monitoring system and incorporates new practices and procedures to mitigate risk.
  • Oversees The Henry Ford's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program by working closely with other units to proactively reduce accidents and incidents from occurring for guests and employees, as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory agency requirements.
  • Performs other activities, as necessary.
  • Contributes to the effective team management of all problems, issues and opportunities through consistent engagement with security department leadership
  • Acts as a proactive team player and provides expertise within the security and safety team and with other teams as appropriate.
    Your Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited university in business, public administration, criminal justice, social science, or a related field or equivalent work experience.
    • Master's degree or other advanced, graduate-level credentials are strongly preferred.
    • Ten (10) years minimum progressive leadership experience in security managemrent and/or law enforcement.
    • Proven track record of a versatile background, including experience in budgeting, field operations, personnel management, planning, recruiting, and reporting responsibility.
    • Ability to successfully pass a background investigation and drug test.
    • Physical ability to effectively respond to any security incident on campus.
    • Must have valid Michigan Driver's License and able to operate security vehicles in a safe and responsible manner.
    • Maintain a high level of physical agility.
      It is the policy of The Henry Ford to prohibit discrimination in any employment, donor or volunteering opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, hire, employment, program participation, promotion, salary, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment or service as a volunteer) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability. Marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This Policy applies to all of our employees, donors and volunteers to ensure that they are treated without discrimination.

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