Director of Security Systems

The University of Chicago in Illinois

Deadline August 22, 2014
Date Posted July 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Chicago (UC) is one of the nations leading institutions of higher education and research. The University community includes approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate, professional, and other students working together to create a vibrant and dynamic student life. The University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park/South Kenwood neighborhood, a racially and economically diverse residential community of 43,000 people on the shores of Lake Michigan, about fifteen minutes south of downtown Chicago. The Universitys Department of Safety and Security includes the following units: University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD), Management Operations which includes Transportation and Parking Services, Security for the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Security for the University of Chicago Charter School, Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and the Office of the Associate Vice President.

Reporting to the Department of Safety and Security Assistant Vice President for Police Services, the Director of Security Systems plans, develops, implements, and manages security and related systems and programs that provide a safe and secure working environment at The University of Chicago. The Director manages security systems including access control, surveillance cameras, and emergency phones, for the entire University and medical center. The Director consults with vendors in the design of security systems; assesses requests for electronic security support by other departments; manages approved electronic security systems projects; represents Safety and Security in new construction and renovation projects; reviews and revises security systems policies as well as, coordinates the implementation of new and revised policies; serves as the Safety and Security liaison to other UC departments and organizations for matters relating to security systems; develops institutional programs to support security systems; assists with the development of departments security systems programming; evaluates and analyzes the performance of UC security system programs; assesses training needs and requirements, prepares in-service training programs, and develops training plans for new staff. The Director supervises the Assistant Director for Security Systems and remains on call 24 hours a day.

The successful candidate will possess a bachelors degree and at least three years of supervisory experience with multi-system integration and administration. Experience with the planning, oversight, installation, and administration of access control, camera, and other security related technology is also required. Five years of experience in strategic and operations planning, in-service training management, systems design, management of contract services, security or healthcare management, and policy development is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess experience with CBORD Integrated Solutions; experience with NICE Systems products, including video analytics, NICE Enterprise and Situator; experience with law enforcement, parking and transportation related technology such as license plate recognition (LPR), ridership measuring software, GPS tracking, and parking lot access control and space management software; and experience in a academic environment.

Review of applications will begin August 22, 2014. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at

SJG - The Spelman & Johnson Group

The University of Chicago Director of Security Systems

Mark Hall, Senior Associate 

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The University of Chicago is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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