Thayer Academy of Braintree, MA, an independent 5-12 school seeks a Director of Safety & Security to begin immediately. The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of school safety and security. Specific duties include working with school administrators to ensure proper safety and security measures are implemented; ongoing development and implementation of the school’s emergency operations plan; using discretion in working with confidential and sensitive information; managing the school’s access control and security camera system; and responding to suspicious activity or emergencies on campus if necessary.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in law enforcement. Experience working at an educational institution or other campus environment will be highly valued. The qualified candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and community building skills and possess the ability to lead calmly and effectively.
About Thayer Academy
Thayer Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for boys and girls in grades 5 - 12. It was founded in 1877 by the bequest of General Sylvanus Thayer, “Father of the U.S. Military Academy” at West Point and founder of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Thayer Academy is located in residential Braintree, Massachusetts, 13 miles south of Boston on a 34-acre campus comprised of 9 buildings and 57 classrooms.
Thayer's enrollment for the 2013-2014 academic year is 688 (211 Middle School, 477 Upper School), with students coming from 57 surrounding towns and cities. There are 108 faculty members, 70% of whom have graduate degrees.