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Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Emergency Services Management Working Title Director of Emergency Services Management Position Number 8333 Posting Number F1543 Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty Position Status Full Time College/Division Business Services Department Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No About James Madison University Mission
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives. Vision
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world. Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work. General Information The Director of Emergency Services serves the university by managing health, safety, environmental, emergency and risk management programs in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders. The Director establishes policies and procedures, provides training and education, conducts risk assessments, facilities emergency management, implements preventative actions and ensures continuous improvement of the health and safety programs for the university's students, faculty, staff and visitors.
This position provides leadership in supervision, performance evaluation, coaching, guidance and encouragement to the department, while ensuring a strong level of commitment to the university and divisional mission.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Business Services, the Director ensures that the university is prepared for any and all types of emergency events. The Director also manages Risk Management, Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials, Lab Safety, Radiation and Insurance. Duties and Responsibilities -The Director of Emergency Management oversees the implementation of university safety, emergency management, risk management, fire safety, lab safety, radiation, hazardous materials and insurance.
-Develops, assesses, revises and maintains the campus emergency plans for example but not limited to Harrisonburg/Rockingham County/ JMU Emergency Operations Plan, JMU Continuity of Operations Plan ( COOP ), JMU Infectious Disease Response Plan, etc.
-Serves as the university's direct point of contact with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management( VDEM ) in reference to areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
-Provides guidance, training and assistance to departments in developing their departmental emergency plans.
-Conducts ongoing evaluation of campus preparedness, including initial and periodic assessment of natural, technological and human hazards and threats.
-Serves as a point of contact for government and local entities and assist with the development of cooperative mutual aid agreements and activities with respect to emergency planning.
-Develop and deliver emergency exercises.
-Provides instruction and guidance to exercise and event participants and evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of exercised and event responses.
-Convenes committees, workgroups, taskforces as needed to facilitate and improve emergency preparedness.
-Oversee evacuation drills as required by code.
-Manage business and administrative aspects of the office including budget/expenditures, approval of purchases, developing strategic plans and personnel matters.
-Provide managerial and technical oversight for staff. Provide management feedback, structure and accountability for employees.
-Ensure that the Emergency Management staff is connected to the institutional mission, vision and values and an ongoing sense of continuous improvement in emergency and risk management.
-Sets departmental goals/expectations.
-Directs all emergency management administrators in the performance of their duties and responsibilities and provides for their training and performance evaluation.
-Improves diversity in Emergency Management hiring.
-Assures compliance with all safety, fire, environmental and other regulatory requirements.
-Works well with other members of the University and represents the department and the Division of Administration and Finance on selected University committees.
-Live within a 20-mile radius of the JMU campus, carry a cell phone and respond to emergency events outside of regular business hours. Qualifications Required:
-Master's degree preferred in emergency planning, public administration, public safety, criminal justice, business management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Strong and proven communication skills, both oral and written.
-Demonstrated managerial experience and the ability to work as part of a cooperative team.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate with faculty and staff at all levels of education. Preferred:
-Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers ( IAEM ), Professional Emergency Manager through the Virginia Association of Emergency Management Association ( VDEM ) or similar certification strongly preferred. Time allotment for obtaining certification will be considered depending on other qualifications.
-Experience in higher education is preferred.
-Demonstrated experience in emergency management
-Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines related to emergency management. Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization. Posting Date 01/19/2021 Beginning Review Date 02/17/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date 04/05/2021 EEO Statement James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991. Reasonable Accommodation Request If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you. Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information. The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913. JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume Optional Documents Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * How did you learn about this position?
    • Charlottesville Daily Progress
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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    • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • INSIGHT Into Diversity
    • JMU Dual Career and Community Resources Program
    • JMU JobLink
    • Job Fair
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    • Northern Virginia Daily
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    • * If you selected a source above please type "N/A" in the following box. If you selected "Other" please indicate where you heard about the position. (Open Ended Question)

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