MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Available opportunities are listed below.

Director, Security and Dispatch Services
Safety and Security Department

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


Reporting to the Executive Director, Safety and Security, you will support the University's goal to maintain a safe and secure environment for its stakeholders. As Director, you will be responsible for all security and dispatch service protocols and processes to align with this goal, ensuring risks are assessed and mitigated. Acting as a liaison for the University, you will ensure that the University and its internal and external stakeholders implement, and adhere to, provincial legislation requirements and MacEwan policies.

Your specific duties as Director of Security and Dispatch Services will include:

•    Working with the Executive Director to ensure the alignment of strategic objectives with operational activities.
•    Providing leadership in the development and implementation of policies and processes.
•    Maintaining currency and awareness of provincial legislation, authorities, evolving trends and issues in the field.
•    Promoting and executing security and safety initiatives, through an understanding of campus and surrounding community culture.
•    Assessing existing training to ensure a progressive, modern approach is utilized for superior staff development and operational effectiveness.
•    Developing, maintaining and enhancing relationships with key partners and stakeholders regarding safety and security policies, programs and regulations.
•    Providing ongoing mentorship for staff and facilitating professional development and continuous growth, including conducting audits on operational files to ensure the quality of investigations and procedural compliance.
•    Reviewing and assessing operational practices to identify deficiencies, and conformance with best practice, and incorporating training, as needed, to resolve any challenges.


•    Graduation from a Police Training Academy under the direction of a major police service (e.g. RCMP, City Police).
•    Undergraduate degree in criminology, social sciences or a related field of study.
•    Minimum of 10 years of police/peace officer experience, with a minimum of five years in a leadership role.


•    Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication abilities.
•    Ability to positively and effectively communicate with diverse individuals and groups. 
•    Strong ability to develop and lead teams.
•    Expertise and demonstrated knowledge in developing and delivering principles, practices and operational requirements to support the delivery of security, environmental health and safety (OHS), risk management/insurance and emergency management programs.
•    Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of emerging issues in post-secondary environments related to student/faculty/staff safety, including occupational health and safety, threat assessment and violence prevention.
•    Experience and ability to direct and oversee investigations and work within the University’s Student Conduct/Threat Assessment team to identify, assess, monitor, and provide guidance and advice in relation to complex situations, and to develop and ensure appropriate response to safeguard the community and the University.
•    Ability to direct, develop, implement and monitor crime prevention, safety, risk management and due diligence programs.

Position Requirements

This position will require evening and weekend on-call duties and travel between campuses.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered.

How to Apply:  

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the Out of Scope employee policy (D1015).

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with experience and education
Closing Date September 25, 2020
Competition No. 20.09.058

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