King School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.
Job Title: Director of School Safety and Security
Reports to: Associate Head of School, Finance and Operations
King School is seeking a full time Director of Safety and Security to plan, establish and lead all activities related to maintaining a safe and secure environment for King School’s students, employees, visitors, contractors and all community members through collaboration with local government planners, public safety officials, law enforcement, first responders, municipal and governmental agencies, and school colleagues. This position requires a high degree of diplomacy, flexibility and adaptability in addition to a passionate commitment to the safety of students, colleagues and visitors in a warm, caring, creative and effective learning environment. The Director should be a safety professional, as well as a patient, effective and clear communicator with demonstrated problem solving skills.
Review and enforce comprehensive safety and security policies and procedures, including emergency management and response, risk and accident prevention, visitor management, asset protection, fire and safety, student transportation, parking control and traffic enforcement.
Collaborate with School personnel to create a culture of safety by integrating safety, security and emergency preparedness measures into the School’s daily practices in a manner supportive of all individuals and departments.
Partner with Director of Institutional Technology to supervise, monitor and maintain technical security systems such as security cameras, access control, intrusion alarms, communication systems and electronic key card distribution.
Partner with the Counseling department to create awareness and potential action steps regarding mental and emotional health.
Update and maintain safety and security manuals and materials, and effectively distribute and communicate to appropriate school constituents.
Conduct safety, security and emergency preparedness training sessions for students and employees, coordinating as appropriate with local law enforcement.
Conduct and maintain accurate records of required fire and safety drills.
Foster strong relationships with and serve as liaison to police, fire, medical and other public safety officials.
Conduct safety, security and emergency preparedness assessments of facilities and grounds.
Assure school safety compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations.
Receive and review all reports of suspicious and or criminal activity on school grounds; maintain statistics and conduct appropriate investigations.
Work with Associate Head for Finance and Operations to meet operational security needs within budget parameters and recommend capital improvements.
Develop security protocols with Director of Facilities to ensure proper supervision of special events, monitoring of parking and foot traffic, and securing of facilities.
Coordinate with appropriate school personnel to ensure proper safety and security measures for school trips, exchange programs, and other off campus programs.
Coordinate fingerprinting requirements for new hires in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources.
Coordinate activity van oversight including record keeping, inspections, licenses and best practices training for activity vehicle drivers.
Member of the Crisis Management Team.
Other safety and security duties as assigned by the Associate Head for Finance and Operations.
Skills and Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
At least 5 years experience in the following areas:
Security (academic setting preferred)
Technological adeptness and up to date knowledge of various security systems and software.
Knowledge of state and local policies regarding the administration of school safety and security.
Awareness of the current trends, methods and developments in school safety and security.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Must have a good understanding of King’s people, culture and programs, and the trust and respect of all school constituents - students, employees, and families.
Ability to lead in emergency and/or crisis situations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Commitment to King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement.
It is King’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. King does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender (including an employee’s gender identity, appearance, or behavior, even if different from that traditionally associated with the employee’s sex at birth), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state, or local law.
King will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the School. Any person who believes he/she may require such accommodation should contact his/her Division Head or the Head of School.
This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs. It is the responsibility of every employee to follow this policy conscientiously and to immediately report any violations. Any employee who believes that there has been a violation of this policy — with regard to themselves or others — must report the violation to his/her Division Head, Head of School, or any member of the leadership team.
King absolutely prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, makes a report under this policy.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.