Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Chatham University

Chief of Police

Chatham University has an immediate opening for Chief of Police in the University's Public Safety department.

The Chief of Police ensures the effective administration of University security, accident prevention, parking and traffic control, transportation, fire prevention, all criminal and non-criminal campus police matters, oversees the University shuttle program, and maintains the full operation of the University motor pool.

This vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes, directs, and evaluates all departmental activities, including the development of University and departmental policies, budgets, planning, research, maintains adequate records of criminal incidents, as well as all safety and fire prevention programs.
  • Conducts follow-up investigation of all incidents and recommends corrective action.
  • Develops in-service training programs for University and security personnel.
  • Creates necessary scheduling of all campus police officers and shuttle drivers to maximize service and protection of the entire campus community.
  • Administers Local 249 collective bargaining agreement.


  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Qualification under Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Act 44.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to crime, safety, and fire.
  • Certification in emergency first aid, CPR, and first responder.
  • Pennsylvania driver's license.
  • Five years of supervisory experience in public safety and/or security environment.

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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Follow the instructions to complete the application process.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, professional resume, and contact information for three professional references. We recommend apply by October 14, 2021; however, this position will remain open until filled.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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