The Assistant Director of Public Safety reports ot the Director of Public Safety and supervisors the supervisory and line officers and other safety department personnel. The Assistant Director assists the Director of Public Safety with the overall operations of the Public Safety Division including the development and adherence of policies, procedures and supervision of field operations and administrative tasks and takes an active role in leading and influencing the department’s mission. Oversees the daily field operations of the public safety department and works closely with all internal and external Alliance stakeholders. The job requires a flexible work schedule to accommodate special events; this may include working evenings, overnight and weekends.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- With the Director, develop plans and procedures intended to increase operational efficiency of the public safety staff.
- Works closely with all supervisory personnel within the department to ensure optimum performance and professional standards of the public safety staff.
- Assists the Director with executing daily supervision and takes disciplinary action if needed.
- Able to make immediate decisions and determines actions to be taken in emergency situations and notifies the necessary parties.
Oversees the collection and maintenance of all statistical data related to Quality of Life indicators and/or additional metrics as determined by the Director.
- Participates in the annual performance evaluation process.
- Acts as the liaison for the department with internal and external stakeholders, building security and external vendor services: i.e. security cameras and access control systems.
- Makes recommendations toward the subject matter of in-service training for staff and assists in the recruitment, orientation and development of new personnel.
- Develops, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with all members of the public safety staff.
- Helps to implement an effective model of customer service, security response and informational services to be used by the public safety officers.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 7 years of experience in law enforcement or any combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Must possess extensive experience in the administration and operational oversight of Public Safety or a community-policing program.
- Must have strong supervisory experience.
- Must have computer proficiency including MS Excel/Word/Outlook;
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills are essential.
- Must have basic knowledge of current penal laws and code enforcement.
- Experience conducting investigations is a plus.
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The Times Square Alliance seeks a seasoned professional to oversee partnerships & business development which appropriately support its mission, vision and programs.
This includes partnerships, sponsorships and financial support for its marquee events and programs, including New Year’s Eve, Solstice in Times Square and Times Square Arts, the Alliance’s public arts program. In addition, the Director will continue to develop and oversee efforts to secure revenues through corporate and philanthropic grants and the marketing of TimesSquare-related merchandise.
The ideal candidate has both an established network of corporate and philanthropic contacts and the personal and professional skills to develop new ones as the Alliance explores new ventures. He or she will be sensitive to the need to balance the desire to secure support with the larger brand and vision of the Alliance, and will use his or her skills and sensitivities to identify and build relationships with the right partners.
This role supervises 2 people and reports to the Vice President of Events and Programming and works closely with the President and the Creative Director.
- Develop, propose, negotiate and guide implementation of partnership arrangements which involve cash or in-kind support for key Alliance events and programming, with a particular emphasis on growing support for arts and creative programming.
- Shape the creation of partnership proposals by clearly formulating and articulating linkages between Alliance sponsorship opportunities and partners’ marketing agendas.
- Oversee philanthropic fundraising (primarily grants) to support elements of the Alliance’s Public Art program; past supporters have included foundations; city, state and federal arts programs; consulates and foreign governments’ cultural, trade and tourism programs.
- Identify and seek other potential revenue streams by utilizing Alliance assets and brand characteristics, including partnering to develop distinctive Times Square-related merchandise and programs.
- Where appropriate, shape promotional and marketing campaigns linked to partnership arrangements which are consistent with the Alliance’s brand objectives.
- Oversee research into prospective partners and work with the Alliance’s Policy, Planning and Research division to shape and implement research that advances partnership efforts.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Will be a seasoned professional from either the profit or non-profit sector with an MBA or at least 5 years of relevant experience and already-established relationships in a mix of corporate marketing, philanthropic, foundation, cultural and event fields;
- Have in-depth experience negotiating partnership agreements with a proven ability to develop relationships and close deals;
- Able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with a variety of day to day contacts including Alliance employees across all levels and departments; corporate stakeholders; partners, chief marketing officers; foundation, philanthropic and governmental grant makers; agency account executives and press;
- Have a knowledge, interest and passion for building strong relationships with cross sector partners and sponsors (corporate, institutional, private & public);
- Think creatively in high pressure situations;
- Take ownership of projects and be a self-starter while also having the insight to know when to seek advice and input from the Vice President of Events and Programming, the Creative Director, or President;
- Lead a staff and create an environment that allows them to produce excellent work on behalf of the organization and its constituents;
- Multi-task and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment;
- Build and maintain relationships with a broad variety of business constituents, partners, co-producers and consultants while possessing the ability to navigate through conflicting agendas;
- Think creatively both in problem solving and sponsorship & fundraising endeavors;
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends as dictated by events, networking opportunities and work flow;
- Be scrappy and resourceful.
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The Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. The Public Safety Officer supports a safe and secure environment for stakeholders, tenants and visitors of Times Square. Officers will be expected to: observe & report information as it relates to Quality of Life conditions; provide members of the public with helpful information on attractions and businesses in the area; execute a number of comprehensive and integrated security measures and countermeasures. Must be able to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of the Department of Public Safety and the Times Square Alliance.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Includes unique competencies) Individual must be capable to be licensed as a New York State Security Guard; have basic computer knowledge (email, Microsoft Office a plus); a professional appearance; ability to detect problems and report information to the appropriate personnel; excellent verbal communication and report writing skills; able to operate departmental equipment - including radios; use sound and proper judgment when addressing emergency situations; able to listen and communicate calmly, effectively, and courteously in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Must be available to perform mandatory overtime when necessary. Bi-lingual a plus.
Officers will be exposed to working outdoors for prolonged periods of time including in inclement weather conditions.Must be available to work at Alliance sponsored events as needed (e.g.: New Year’s Eve, Taste of Times Square, Solstice, etc)
Public Safety Officers must be in good health and physical condition to maintain the physical stamina and agility, visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform the essential responsibilities of this position. Must be able to engage in strenuous physical activity including: foot patrolling, walking, running, and standing for extended periods,climbing and descending stairs, the movement of barricades and other items.
High School Diploma or Equivalency; College Degree preferred.
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