University Police Department
Northwestern University Police Department is seeking candidates who believe in
service delivery excellence, possess demonstrated community outreach skills and
are committed to fair and impartial policing strategies to serve as one of two Commanders.
University is a highly acclaimed private research university located on 240
acres on the shore of Lake Michigan immediately north of the City of Chicago in
Evanston, Illinois (population 75,000). The
campus includes over 11 million square feet of building space including a
variety of residential and administrative facilities. A member of the Big Ten conference, Northwestern
University is home to 8,688 undergraduate students and 12,309 post graduate
students. The University also has a 10
acre campus located on the north side of Chicago which houses the University’s
law, medical and professional schools. The Department has 90 full-time
employees including 55 sworn officers, 25 Residential Community Service
Officers, ten dispatchers and administrative staff.
is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and
intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.
position reports to the Deputy Chief of Police and will be responsible for the
the daily operations of a major function of the police department, including
but not limited to patrol, investigations, community relations, and
a commitment to fair, impartial and anti-biased policing practices and a
respect for diversity.
and coordinate large scale special event operations involving multiple agencies
with crowds exceeding 50,000 attendees.
implement, measure and report out on key performance indicators to assure
alignment with both department and University strategic priorities.
in modern management techniques within a collective bargaining environment. Recruit, retain, and cultivate a competent
and diverse workforce.
bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible law
enforcement management experience is required. A master’s degree or other
higher level educational attainment is desirable and campus law enforcement
experience is highly desirable. Demonstrated leadership and collaboration
skills, excellent problem-solving, crisis management, team building and communications
skills. Experience leading through change, strategic planning and development
of best practices and service delivery as well as assessment. Current Illinois
Peace Officer certification or ability to attain within 6 months of
University offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the diverse
needs of faculty and staff. Benefits are competitive and are an important
component of the total compensation package. Northwestern offers a robust
choice of health and welfare plans, as well as educational assistance and
dependent tuition benefits. For more
information, go to http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/.
should apply by June 26, 2017 with resume, cover letter and contact information
for 5 work related references to http://www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment.
Address cover letter to Heidi Voorhees, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130,
Northbrook, lL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240; Fax: 866-401-3100; Email:
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals
with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a
thorough background investigation and requirements.
here to apply!