The Director of Community Safety manages and oversees all aspects of security for the Parish Episcopal School. This individual is a key team member in risk management and ensuring the security and safety of all students, parents, guests, and employees.
The successful Director of Community Safety will- have extremely 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, manage administrative duties, and promote the School’s statement of mission and philosophy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Parish Episcopal School has two campuses. The Midway Campus at Midway and Sigma has approximately 375,000 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 square feet within 5 separate buildings. The campus houses Pre-K I-2nd grade with approximately 225 students and 52 employees. The Hillcrest Campus is owned and managed by the Church of the Transfiguration.
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. Duties, responsibilities and activities 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
Coordinate with Technology and the Business Office in recommending safety and security equipment purchases, upgrades and capital improvement, as needed
Interface with Police and Fire professionals (Farmers Branch for Midway and Dallas for Hillcrest) including routine scheduling and time approval and strategically communicating with Police and Fire professionals for training opportunities
Maintains and monitor security cameras, fire alarm system and building access controls
Work with the Church security task force on implementation of security measures for the Hillcrest Campus
Develop and update security policies and procedures
Maintain and upgrade Raptor background check system and Titan emergency phone app
24/7 responder to emergencies and coordination with key management responder team
Develop proposals and participate in third party security assessments
Update the School’s Crisis Management Plan and train staff and parents
Schedule and Conduct all safety drills
Monitor car pool traffic flow
Attend professional development courses
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
Attends Staff Development meetings as needed
Attends Administrative Team meetings
Attends School functions
Attends Risk Management Committee meetings
Supervises, evaluates and directs the work of the police officers, campus safety officers, and Midway Campus front desk receptionists.
Education and Experience:
15+ years’ experience in law enforcement, military and/or organizational security required
7+ years’ experience in supervisory and training role
College degree strongly preferred
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective interpersonal skills; specifically for addressing potential conflicts.
Requires successful completion of employment background screening and verification; requires valid state driver license if driving is required as part of job.
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.
Ability 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 managing change and/or challenging situations
Self-motivated, independent and tendency to take initiative
The School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All Employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
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Thank you for exploring the professional opportunities available at Parish Episcopal School. As a place that seeks to add value to the lives of the students in our community, we search for faculty members who possess a passion for their subject, an eagerness to build meaningful relationships with those they teach and a recognition of the important place that contemplation and reflection hold in the educational process.
If you are committed to purposeful work and possess a spirit of possibility, I would invite you to learn more about Parish through our website and to apply for an appropriate position.
Parish Episcopal School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.