• Full Time
  • Reno, NV
  • May 7, 2021

Website University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant Vice President/Director, Police Services Northern Nevada Command




University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus


The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:


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Job Description


University Police Services is recruiting for an Assistant Vice President with strong leadership skills to work with multiple stakeholders. The AVP/Director engages students, faculty and the public to embrace our community oriented policing philosophy. The AVP/Director cultivates strong relationships with other law enforcement agencies to meet the University Police Services goal of providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.


The Assistant Vice President is the chief law enforcement official for the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Western Nevada College (WNC), Great Basin College (GBC) and Desert Research Institute (DRI-northern campus), ensuring that UNR, TMCC, GBC, DRI – northern campus, WNC and associated entities are provided with adequate protective services to ensure a safe and secure environment.


The position is responsible for all facets and functions of the Police unit, including but not limited to, development for planning and budget, formulating policy, allocation of resources, supervision of staff, law enforcement discretion, as well as liaison with other law enforcement agencies, media, students, faculty and staff. The department plays an integral role in violence prevention, emergency management and enhancing public safety services.


The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in the performance of the responsibilities of the position in order to insure the success and credibility of the department’s work and the reputations of the institutions involved as well as the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). The position works directly with the presidents of each institution and makes independent decisions regarding establishment of the appropriate level of protective services to ensure a safe and secure environment and must regulate the degree of protective services available to the institutions and their populations.


Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree and seven (7) years of related managerial experience, OR


Master’s Degree and five (5) years of related managerial experience, OR


Doctorate Degree and three (3) years of related managerial experience


Related Experience: In law enforcement line operations and related administrative and supervisory positions including but not limited to specialized training in such fields as special event coordination and planning, disaster planning, risk management, and human resource management and development.


Preferred Qualifications


Experience at an institution of higher education with on-site residence halls


Certification and Licensure


A valid Nevada State Driver’s License within 30 days of hire


Nevada (or comparable) P.O.S.T. Certification


Candidate will be required to pass standard State Police Officer physical agility and law-enforcement psychological examinations


Schedule and Travel


Variable work schedule and occasional travel


Compensation Grade






Total Compensation


The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. https://www.unr.edu/hr/jobs/dual-career-program


University Police Services


University Police Services is a team of trained professionals, dedicated to a community-policing philosophy as they provide law enforcement services to the 40,000 students, faculty and staff of the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, Desert Research Institute – northern campus, Western Nevada College and Great Basin College.


The University of Nevada, Reno offers a number of event venues, including the 32,500-seat Mackay Stadium, home to Nevada Wolf Pack football, and the 14,000-seat Lawlor Events Center, home to Nevada Wolf Pack men’s and women’s basketball and year-round public events. The University of Nevada is an NCAA Division I institution with 16 highly competitive athletic programs. This statewide institution includes the 433-acre main campus with 261 buildings near downtown Reno, where University Police headquarters is located. Additional fully functional and staffed police substations are located on the campuses of Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College.


University Police Services is committed to serving the public and building relationships that promote trust and foster collaboration. While the department provides a full range of services, the goal of Police Services remains making the community a safe place to live, study and work. This is accomplished through a Community Oriented Policing philosophy. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/police





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)


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Attach the following attachments to your application


1) Resume/CV


2) Cover Letter


3) Contact Information for Three Professional References


4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.


This posting is open until filled


Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant


A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno


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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.


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