The Director of Community Safety manages and oversees all aspects of security for the Parish Episcopal School (the “School”). This individual is a key team member in risk management and monitoring the security and safety of all students, parents, guests, and employees.
The successful Director of Community Safety will have strong written and verbal communication skills, think strategically, possess judgement in handling a variety of situations within a diverse community, be able to utilize technology to enhance security, and promote the School’s Mission and Diversity statements and philosophy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Parish Episcopal School has two campuses. The Midway Campus at Midway and Sigma has approximately 325,000 square feet of space under one roof and the property is approximately 50 acres. The campus houses students grades 3-12 with approximately 900 students and 190 employees. The Hillcrest Campus at Hillcrest and Spring Valley has approximately 49,000 square feet within 4 separate buildings. The campus houses Pre-K I-2nd grade with approximately 225 students and 55 employees. The Hillcrest Campus is owned and managed by the Church of the Transfiguration (the “Church”).
The duties and responsibilities apply to both the Midway and Hillcrest campuses, unless otherwise noted below. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Activities, duties or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
Work with School leaders in monitoring and assessing internal threats
Work with School leaders responsible for after-hour and off-site activities to implement and monitor security measures
Work with the Church security task force on implementation of security measures for the Hillcrest Campus
Develop proposals and participate in third party security assessments
Attend professional development courses in safety, security, and implicit bias
Work with School leaders responsible for inclusion, equity, and belonging to employ community safety practices that promotes safety within a diverse community with respect to cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity or other identities
Interface with Police and Fire professionals (Farmers Branch for Midway and Dallas for Hillcrest) including routine scheduling and strategically communicating with Police and Fire professionals for training opportunities
Develop and update security policies and procedures
Monitor car pool traffic flow and parking during special events
Schedule and Conduct all safety drills
24/7 responder to emergencies and coordination with key management responder team
Coordinate with Technology and the Business Office in recommending safety and security equipment purchases, upgrades and capital improvements
Maintains and monitor security cameras, fire alarm system and building access controls
Maintain and upgrade Easy Lobby background check system and Titan emergency phone app
Update the School’s Crisis Management Plan and train staff
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Employees in this position may perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
Attends Staff Development meetings
Attends Administrative Team meetings
Attends School functions
Attends Risk Management Committee meetings
Supervises, evaluates and directs the work of the police officers, Midway Campus front desk receptionists, and evening security.
Education and Experience:
Experience in law enforcement, military and/or organizational security required
Experience in supervisory and training role
Experience working in a diverse community
College degree or equivalent strongly preferred
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective interpersonal skills; specifically for addressing potential conflicts.
Ability to take charge while responding professionally and calmly in emergency situations.
Ability to analyze security and safety risks and make appropriate recommendations within a school setting.
Effective communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
Ability to work effectively with employees, students, parents, school administration and local law enforcement representatives.
Available to work all shifts (day, evening, night, weekends and holidays) as needed, to include special events.
Strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to identify safety and security enhancement opportunities and implement process improvements; ability to effectively coordinate with colleagues across all departments of the school
Excellent leadership and communication skills; ability to effectively interact with students, parents, guests, and employees in a diverse community
Self-motivated, independent and tendency to take initiative
About Parish Episcopal School
Parish Episcopal School is located in Dallas, TX with 1,140 students grades PreK-12 with 250 employees.