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University Associate VP for Safety & Security

Location: Charlottesville, VA


University of Virginia


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

The University of Virginia seeks an Associate Vice President for Safety and Security (AVPSS).

The Associate Vice President for Safety and Security serves as the principle administrator in planning, directing, and managing the comprehensive law enforcement, general security, workforce safety and emergency preparedness services for all components of the University of Virginia. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the AVPSS will assume a wide range of responsibilities including the oversight of the University Police Department (UPD), the Security Systems and Services Unit, the Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Office of Environmental Health & Safety. The Associate Vice President will also serve as the University's Ambassador for all safety related services and will work closely with key strategic university, state, federal and local partners.

(Note: This is NOT the same position as University Police Chief. This is a newly created non-sworn position and the Police Chief will report to the AVPSS. )

How to Apply

Nominations and applications should include curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three references. This position will remain open until filled, however, review of applications will begin immediately. The search will be carried out with full confidentiality; candidates will be notified before references are contacted.


To express interest in this opportunity, please contact Melissa Hurst, Director of Recruitment at 434-297-7641 or by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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