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Campus Safety and Security Manager

  • 25 Aug 2023 3:24 PM
    Message # 13245893

    Located in Pasadena, California, Westridge is a forward-thinking independent school for girls in grades 4-12 that emphasizes adventurous thinking, courageous, compassionate leadership, and equity and inclusion. Our school community is vibrant and diverse and grounded in the commitment to goodness in all aspects of life and learning. We balance challenging academics and a focus on leadership development with a priority on social emotional wellness, development of one’s sense of self, values, and goals, and thoughtful consideration of individuals’ responsibilities to others and the world.

    Westridge School is seeking a strong leader to manage the safety and security operations of its campus. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this position requires a high degree of diplomacy, flexibility and adaptability.  The successful candidate must continue and improve Westridge’s ongoing commitment to the safety of its community, including employees, students, and visitors while fostering a creative, warm, caring and effective learning environment.

    Essential Functions:

    • §  With oversight from the Director of Facilities, manage Westridge’s security programs, protocols and policies; ensuring the safety and welfare of students and staff while on school grounds.
    • §  Secure facilities, equipment, students, and personnel by working in conjunction with the appropriate departments in recommending safety and security equipment purchases and upgrades.
    • §  Supervise and mentor security personnel, including the development and delivery of performance appraisals; identifying and recommending training programs for staff as necessary.
    • §  In collaboration with the Director of Facilities and the Westridge leadership team, lead the development and implementation of the school’s Emergency Management Plan.
    • §  Develop, schedule, and conduct safety, security, and emergency preparedness training for employees and students.  Responsible for ordering and maintaining emergency supplies.
    • §  Work directly with the Director of Facilities in developing the annual budget for Safety and Security Operations.
    • §  Manage annual inspections of Westridge’s perimeter gates and update access controls and codes as necessary.
    • §  Manage all arrival and departure activities of students; including assignments of staff participation. 
    • §  Monitor and ensure compliance with school’s traffic guidelines in accordance with Westridge’s Master Plan.  
    • §  Manage contracted security team, including reviewing and approving invoices, and developing schedules and rotation charts for security coverage.
    • §  Lead response to security alarm notifications and direction of local law enforcement.
    • §  Responsible for creating clear and cohesive incident reports and communicating findings with Westridge leadership and local agencies, as necessary.
    • §  Manage annual parking assignments for students, working directly with the Upper School administration.
    • §  Oversee perimeter control card access, including programming and distribution of access control cards.
    • §  Inspect and monitor control panels, alarms, and all related security equipment for proper operation, including all fire and security systems.
    • §  Maintain inventory of Westridge keys; ordering duplicates as necessary.

    Skills Requirements:

    • §  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
    • §  Minimum three years’ experience managing security programs in an educational setting.
    • §  Demonstrated experience working with surveillance systems and cameras, and the operation of the related software.
    • §  Knowledge of best practices of security hardware specifications and code requirements.
    • §  Demonstrated experience in effective staff supervision and mentorship.
    • §  Excellent active listening and conflict resolution skills with the ability to exercise and model good judgment in all situations.  
    • §  Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 
    • §  Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) required.
    • §  Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects.

    Physical Demands(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):

    §  Ability to work both indoors and outdoors as required in variable weather conditions, ability to work extended periods of time both walking and/or standing, ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

    Schedule & Salary

    This is a permanent, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for Westridge’s comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off, medical, vision, dental, and generous 403b retirement options. Salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 depending on experience.

    To Apply

    Send cover letter, resume, and references to Include “Campus Safety and Security Manager” in the subject line.

    Westridge School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are evaluated without consideration of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information:  

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