Director of Safety and Security

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Trinity Episcopal School is seeking Director of Safety & Security effective immediately. This 12-month, full-time position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and serves as the primary resource for safety and security at Trinity Episcopal School. This individual will play an integral role in our school community and should exhibit Trinity’s core values and a passion for working with and mentoring children. The Director will oversee the design and implementation of a comprehensive safety and security framework for the community and must work collaboratively with organizational leadership to plan, train, and develop programs that promote a safe and secure school. In addition, this position may supervise and direct contractual staff for special events and provide leadership for department security system recommendations, school safety initiatives, incident investigations, and general safety and security enhancements. The Director of Safety and Security supports the work of the School by promoting the mission, values, and policies of Trinity Episcopal School.

The Director of Safety and Security’s primary responsibilities include the following:
• Partner with school leadership to develop, implement and provide ongoing review of comprehensive emergency response programs, policies and procedures
• Training of all full and part-time faculty/staff, coaches, substitutes, permanent vendors and students with regard to both emergency and general safety/security procedures
• Coordination of and executing tabletop exercises and campus wide drills to include, but not limited to, fire, tornado, bomb threat, active threat, etc.
• Coordinates and directs activities of the safety and security committee composed of faculty, staff, and administrators
• Assists with the development and subsequently attends regular meetings of the school’s Health, Safety, and Facilities team
• Serves in a role as a member of the school’s Crisis Response Team
• Assists in the recommendation, development and implementation of improvements to security procedures, equipment and systems
• Operates and monitors all appropriate control panels, alarms, camera, access control, campus-wide notification and other related equipment/systems
• Checks systems for proper operation and coordinates with IT and external vendors to resolve issues
• Serves as the primary contact/responder for campus security system provider
• Provides continuous monitoring of campus property including security inspections of all doors, windows and gates, establish routes, patrols and inspections for security
• Maintains contact and is accessible to School Administrators via mobile device and/or 2-way radio, (during both regular work hours and after hours)
• Conducts investigations and creates incident reports of all incidents involving the security and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors including thefts, threats, break-ins and property damage
• Ensures appropriate security coverage at school functions as requested by School administration
• Manages traffic and assists with carpool and special event parking as needed
• Responds to requests related to safety and security by School Administrators, parents, and other visitors
• Other duties as assigned

Qualities and alignment to Trinity’s mission and core values:
The successful candidate will have the following qualities:
• Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity, and spirituality is a must
• A love for students and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
• Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
• A high level of energy and ability to work on multiple tasks/projects
• Ability to model, promote, and provide opportunities for students to live into the Trinity Honor Code
• Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Education and work experience:
• Bachelor’s degree is preferred, high school diploma required with a minimum of ten years of experience in law enforcement or related field. Supervisory experience is strongly preferred
• Experience in the administration of a comprehensive safety and security program
• Skilled conflict management and resolution skills and ability to handle crisis situations
• Law Enforcement Officer certification, Campus and Company Police Officer certification, School Resource Officer certification and/or General Instructor certification strongly preferred
• Working knowledge of law enforcement methods, techniques and procedures

Skills and qualifications:
• Ability to work with students’ grades K-8th grade and to develop and maintain excellent working relationships across campus
• Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills
• Ability to develop and deliver training on a variety of topics to faculty and students
• Knowledge of communication, camera, access control and other security systems
• Must be eligible to carry a concealed weapon and maintain annual recertification through local law enforcement agency (HR 218 eligible)
• Must be willing to maintain excellent working relationships with local law enforcement

Physical work environment:
• Good general physical condition and mobility
• Ability to walk flights of stairs and entire campus and be able to lift up to 50 pounds
• Varied hours/schedule

Salary and benefits:
Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.