Director of Public Safety and Security

Rivier University seeks to hire a full-time Director of Public Safety & Security to provide leadership for the overall administration and management of the Department of Public Safety & Security. The Director of Public Safety & Security serves as the primary resource and advisor to the University on matters related to campus safety.


Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, this position responsible for the comprehensive operations of Rivier University’s Public Safety Department in Nashua, NH. This position provides administrative and operational guidance for a 24-hour/365 days a year department, including direction and supervision of officers, patrol, and dispatch personnel. The department currently consists of 10 full-time and part-time officers.


The successful candidate must possess an earned Associate’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, or in a related field. An appropriate combination of equitable education and experience will also be considered. In addition, the candidate must possess a minimum of four years of full-time work experience in law enforcement work, three years of which must be in a supervisory capacity. The candidate must have managerial and practical experience leading a 24/7, 365-day environment.  The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, organization and commination skills with strong public safety and presentation skills. The candidate must value the Catholic mission and vision of the University and welcome diversity and inclusion as demonstrated through a record of addressing the needs and interests of diverse populations and demonstrated ability to build relationships on campus and in community. The candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of Uniform Crime Report definitions and understanding of, and appreciation for current student issues with demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations.

Work Schedule

This is a full-time, exempt level, benefit-eligible position. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This position will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and requires occasional evening and/or weekend event work. Occasional travel may be required.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and provide contact information for 3-5 professional references to For best consideration, application materials should be received by March 2, 2020.

If selected, a Rivier representative will contact you to schedule an interview. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran or marital status, sex sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston.  With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University offers a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees that includes paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, tuition remission options after 1 year of employment.

Dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, Rivier University is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.