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Security Officer

Company: The Montessori School of Raleigh
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Status: *Full-time/non-exempt (40 hours per week)
*Classification: *12-month Administrator
*Location: *In-person at the Lead Mine Campus. May occasionally travel to Brier Creek Campus as needed. Not eligible to work from home.
*Supervisor: * Chief Operations Officer
*Work Schedule: *M-F: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours subject to change based on school needs (facility rentals, special events, emergency situations, etc.)

*Position Summary*
The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks a Security Officer to join its administrative team. The Security Officer will be responsible for monitoring and responding to safety needs of students, employees, and/or MSR's facilities. The Security Officer is a member of the Operations team and reports to the Chief Operations Officer.

*Overview*
Established in 1974, MSR is a vibrant and exceptional independent Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the Triangle area serving 400+ students aged 6 weeks through 18 years. MSR is committed to the intellectual, ethical, and personal development of our students. Our beautifully designed and well-maintained Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, comprises five buildings in a child-centered, village-like setting surrounded by wetlands and protected forest. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on an expansive 40-acre wooded campus in Brier Creek in Durham. Both sites were carefully planned and constructed to provide the nature-centered environments integral to Montessori practice. Driven by our core values of "Respect," "Integrity," "Community" and "Love of Learning," MSR welcomes prospective employees of all backgrounds. We are committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a comprehensive compensation plan, including competitive salary and an expansive benefits package. MSR is accredited by AMS and the IBO. _All MSR employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19._

*Competencies / Qualifications*

* Has experience in security such as law enforcement, military, and/or other safety/security fields
* Ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor at all times and to exercise good judgment in responding to security, safety and/or emergency situations
* Committed to the mission and core values of MSR which include "respect, integrity, community, and love of learning"
* Develops and maintains positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents and other members of the MSR community
* Respects, supports and prioritizes practices that ensure a safe campus environment for all members of the MSR community
* Demonstrates flexibility with a "can-do" attitude
* Ability to work independently and collaborate with diverse teams
* Maintains confidentiality
* Strives for continuous improvement and solicits feedback to improve service

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities*

* Patrol and monitor all facilities, grounds, and immediate surrounding areas to ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty/staff, and visitors
* Staff security desk at the main entrance, actively monitor video surveillance, and maintain an attentive physical presence at all times
* Greet and provide direction to visitors, enforce the school's visitor's policy, and ensure only authorized individuals are on campus
* Notify Chief Operations Officer, police, and/or appropriate emergency personnel of emergency situations, unauthorized visitors, acts of vandalism and/or potentially dangerous/suspicious activity
* Respond to conflicts, emergencies, and/or safety threats on campus in partnership with the Chief Operations Officer, Buildings and Grounds team, and first responders
* Assist administrative staff, police, and emergency personnel during emergencies, disruptive situations and/or safety drills including evacuation, severe weather, lockdowns, etc.
* ------Advise on security and safety related issues and support the development of preventative measures and protocols to maintain a safe school environment
* Investigate and write reports on accidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards, and other security and/or safety related incidents
* Interact frequently with students, employees, parents, and visitors in a professional, ethical, and age-appropriate manner
* Uphold the highest standards of safety and accountability
* Sign for and accept deliveries
* Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Chief Operations Officer

*Physical Requirements and Work Environment*

* Work in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, a varied and diverse clientele, and a high expectation of accountability
* Work in both a traditional climate-controlled office environment and outdoors, with potential exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations
* Climb stairs periodically
* Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs, with heavier weight necessary at times
* Stand for prolonged periods of time
* Regularly use close and distance vision
* Turn, bend, and reach

_It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check with current employer (or most recent employer if not currently employed) and background investigation._

*To apply*
The school offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send a cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.

*About Raleigh-Durham*
The Raleigh-Durham area is consistently ranked among the top places to live with strong job growth and a high quality of life. Top universities, a rich diversity of arts and cultural offerings, excellent health care, and lower than average housing costs, draw people in from all over the nation. Our mild climate and proximity to both beaches and mountains makes the Raleigh- Durham area an ideal place to live.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Professional development assistance
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: The Montessori School of Raleigh, Raleigh , Security Officer, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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