Campus Safety Officer (Security)

Bates College | Lewiston, ME, United States

Posted Date 2/01/2021
Description

Reporting to the Campus Safety Supervisor, the Campus Safety Officer ensures the safety and security of the Bates community. This hands-on position provides direct support for an increasingly diverse Bates College community utilizing excellent customer service skills and assures equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism as central to their work and the delivery of services to faculty, staff, and students. Campus Safety Officers communicate and enforce relevant college policy, respond to calls for service (both emergency and routine), enforce college parking regulations, issue parking permits, support the Bates Card E-access system, prepare and submit incident reports and perform such other duties as required by the Director of Security.

With an increasingly racially and culturally diverse student body, Campus Safety Officers will view their work through a lens of support, equity and inclusion. Campus Safety Officers will engage and support students, guests and stakeholders from historically underrepresented groups including students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, and the student organizations dedicated to supporting these students on campus. Additionally, Campus Safety Officers will develop strong partnerships with various campus offices and key stakeholders to ensure continued positive, long-lasting relationships within the Bates Community. This is a full-time, 12 months position that works a minimum of 40 hours per week.

This position is considered “Essential Personnel” in the event that:

  • an emergency occurs on the Bates Campus or in the vicinity that would impact Bates,
  • inclement weather forces the closing of campus or
  • or other emergency events deemed appropriate. 

Essential Personnel are required to report to or remain at work if instructed to do so if contacted directly by the supervisor (or his/her designee), the President or a member of the President’s Staff (Sr. Leadership Team.) 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an associate’s degree in criminal justice or a related field (or equivalent and relevant work experience). Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2 – 3 years of work experience that demonstrates commitment, dependability, and maturity.
  • Prior experience working on a college campus is preferred.  
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor, and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
  • Ability to prepare and effectively present both oral and written information concerning activities and operations to internal and external constituents
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, including persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.  Must be flexible, collaborative, and have a positive attitude.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Keen attention to detail necessary for successful documentation, planning, and execution.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, email, and calendaring.)
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional software as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train, or bus) domestically and internationally as needed. 
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings & other non-traditional schedules.
  • A commitment to students and their personal development.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices in equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
  • Must successfully complete a background check.

Benefits

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 10 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.   *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.

About

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff.  Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations.  All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.

Job Type
Regular
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay | Midcoast | Maine Beaches | Downeast & Acadia | Aroostook County
Industry
Customer Service | Other | Hire-a-Vet Campaign
Town (optional)
Lewiston

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