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Director of Safety and Security

Luther College
Job Location:
Decorah, Iowa
Police and Public Safety

Director of Safety and Security

Luther College is seeking a full-time Director of Safety and Security. Director will provide culturally sensitive leadership and supervision for all areas of safety and security for a residential college campus, including personnel management, budgeting, program purchasing, training and federal reporting/disclosure mandates. The Director is also responsible for ensuring the appropriate development of emergency policies, implementing emergency planning, and providing emergency information to students, faculty, and staff. Director will serve as a strategic thought partner to the Vice President for Finance and Administration on issues of campus safety and security.

Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or a related field; Master’s and/or relevant certification in higher education safety and security desirable. Four years of progressively responsible management/supervisory experience in higher education law enforcement or public safety and experience working with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds is a plus. Certification in CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid is required, EMR or EMT is preferred. Also required is a valid driver’s license.

Luther College offers an excellent benefit package including generous employer retirement contributions, competitive health insurance premiums, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and tuition benefits for employee, spouse, and dependents. Additionally, Luther College has an outstanding PTO program. New full-time employees can earn up to 30 days of PTO per year, in addition to time off for holidays which includes a full week of holiday pay between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at

About Luther College

Ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Luther is a Phi Beta Kappa campus nationally recognized for its engaging Paideia program, the number of students awarded prestigious Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships, and the percentage of students who study abroad. Luther’s music program enjoys international distinction, and Luther is a leader in environmental sustainability. Luther’s graduates push the frontiers of science; build thriving businesses; educate and nurture children; address disease, poverty, and injustice; develop new technologies; protect the earth and promote sustainability; strengthen faith; and create art and music that elevate the spirit and nourish humanity.

Luther College is located in Decorah, population 8,000, a warm and vibrant town that offers plentiful recreation and natural beauty; a charming downtown with numerous restaurants, coffeehouses, craft breweries, an independent bookstore, and a nationally recognized museum of Norwegian-American culture; and a close-knit community—all while providing the conveniences of a city many times its size. Recently, U.S. News & World Report named Decorah High School a top high school in Iowa. Decorah was also featured in Smithsonian Magazine’s annual list of the 20 best small towns to visit in America, as well as being named on Forbes’ “America’s Prettiest Towns” list and the 2015 Best Choice Reviews list of the 50 best small towns in America.

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