Threat Assessment Coordinator
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Threat Assessment Coordinator
Administrative and Professional Faculty
Police and Public Safety
100236 - JMU Police Department
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Position Summary Information
About James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful
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
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
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
- 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.
- 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
- Familiarity with a variety of data analysis and reporting
- Previous experience working with sensitive and confidential
- Ability to manage projects, including report preparation.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to develop and make effective presentations to diverse
- 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.
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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
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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.
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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
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
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
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candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more
information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.
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