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Threat Assessment Coordinator

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Threat Assessment Coordinator

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Administrative and Professional Faculty

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Full Time


Police and Public Safety


100236 - JMU Police Department

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About James Madison University


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

General Information

The Threat Assessment Coordinator reports to the Chief of Police within the JMU Police Department. The primary purpose of the position is administration and management of matters pertaining to the University Threat Assessment Team (TAT), and the Campus Violence Prevention Committee (VPC).

The coordinator works independently and as part of a team, with limited direct supervision. Duties include Threat Assessment Intake, provide consultation to community partners regarding potential threat assessment cases, data management, management of meetings, organizing and implementing team training, coordination of administrative activities with on and off-campus partners including supporting team members as needed. The Coordinator also serves as a liaison from the JMU PD and the JMU Threat Assessment team to all stakeholders concerning Threat Assessment Team cases.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Chair the Threat Assessment Team and facilitate meetings of the TAT and VPC. The coordinator will prepare the agendas and present the cases to the TAT for review.

    • Supports information needs of JMU PD, TAT, and VPC by managing data collection, compiling and analyzing data from various sources, writing reports, and presenting results to administrators and TAT/VPC.
      • Ensures that information management procedures comply with federal and state requirements and university policies.
        • Direct and coordinate TAT investigations of reported threatening or violent behavior by or against faculty, staff, students, medical center employees, patients, visitors, and others with no affiliation.
          • Supports communication and awareness efforts by developing information sessions and presentations, assisting with or making presentations to students or employees, and developing communications materials in a variety of media.
            • Must provide immediate assistance in any crisis affecting the operation of the university, as needed.
              • Direct the allocation of University and Medical Center resources to mitigate violence risk in TAT cases.
                • Collect, collate, and evaluate TAT data to determine vulnerabilities, resource, and training needs.
                  • Enhances collaboration of University offices, TAT, VPC, and other entities by developing and implementing information sharing mechanisms, providing updates, ensuring crossover agenda items are shared, following up on assignments and deadlines, identification of resources, and managing a caseload.
                    • Develops and maintains appropriate manuals, forms, procedures, and reports for the TAT.
                      • Other duties might include assisting with the administration and management of threat information requests, coordination and preparation for meetings with TAT/VPC/JMU PD stakeholders, and other duties as assigned.
                        • Must successfully complete enhanced public safety background check prior to employment.


                          Required Qualifications:

                          • Bachelor's degree required in one of the following areas: psychology, management, human resources, criminal justice, higher education administration, public administration, or related discipline or equivalent training and/or experience.

                            • Substantial professional experience with threat management analysis, law enforcement, mental health profession, or related field
                              • Familiarity with a variety of data analysis and reporting software.
                                • Previous experience working with sensitive and confidential information.
                                  • Ability to manage projects, including report preparation.
                                    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
                                      • Ability to develop and make effective presentations to diverse populations
                                        Preferred qualifications:
                                        • Familiarity with threat assessment.
                                          • Threat Management Certification through the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
                                            • Knowledge of Federal and State legislation related to Title IX and sexual assault on campus.
                                              • Institutional knowledge of James Madison University.

                                                Conditions of Employment

                                                Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

                                                E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

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                                                EEO Statement

                                                James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

                                                We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

                                                Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

                                                Reasonable Accommodation Request

                                                If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

                                                Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

                                                Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

                                                The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

                                                The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

                                                The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

                                                You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

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                                                Additional Posting Information

                                                JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.

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