The Director of Community Safety manages and oversees all aspects of security for the Parish Episcopal School. This individual is a key team member in risk management and ensuring the security and safety of all students, parents, guests, and employees.
The successful Director of Community Safety will- have extremely strong written and verbal communication skills, think strategically, possess judgement in handling a variety of situations within a diverse community, be able to utilize technology to enhance security, manage administrative duties, and promote the School’s statement of mission and philosophy. This is a full-time; 12 month position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Parish Episcopal School has two campuses. The Midway Campus at Midway and Sigma has approximately 375,000 square feet of space under one roof and the property is approximately 50 acres. The campus houses students grades 3-12 with approximately 900 students and 190 employees. The Hillcrest Campus at Hillcrest and Spring Valley has approximately square feet within 5 separate buildings. The campus houses Pre-K I-2nd grade with approximately 225 students and 52 employees. The Hillcrest Campus is owned and managed by the Church of the Transfiguration.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Work with School leaders in monitoring and assessing internal threats
Work with School leaders responsible for after-hour and off-site activities to implement and monitor security measures
Coordinate with Technology and the Business Office in recommending safety and security equipment purchases, upgrades and capital improvement, as needed
Interface with Police and Fire professionals (Farmers Branch for Midway and Dallas for Hillcrest) including routine scheduling and time approval and strategically communicating with Police and Fire professionals for training opportunities
Maintains and monitor security cameras, fire alarm system and building access controls
Work with the Church security task force on implementation of security measures for the Hillcrest Campus
Develop and update security policies and procedures
Maintain and upgrade Raptor background check system and Titan emergency phone app
24/7 responder to emergencies and coordination with key management responder team
Develop proposals and participate in third party security assessments
Update the School’s Crisis Management Plan and train staff and parents
Schedule and Conduct all safety drills
Monitor car pool traffic flow
Attend professional development courses
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
Attends Staff Development meetings as needed
Attends Administrative Team meetings
Attends School functions
Attends Risk Management Committee meetings
Supervises, evaluates and directs the work of the police officers, campus safety officers, and Midway Campus front desk receptionists.
Education and Experience:
15+ years’ experience in law enforcement, military and/or organizational security required
7+ years’ experience in supervisory and training role
College degree strongly preferred
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective interpersonal skills; specifically for addressing potential conflicts.
Requires successful completion of employment background screening and verification; requires valid state driver license if driving is required as part of job.
Ability to take charge while responding professionally and calmly in emergency situations.
Ability to analyze security and safety risks and make appropriate recommendations within a school setting.
Effective communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
Ability to work effectively with employees, students, parents, school administration and local law enforcement representatives.
Ability to work all shifts (day, evening, night, weekends and holidays) as needed, to include special events.
Strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to identify safety and security enhancement opportunities and implement process improvements; ability to effectively coordinate with colleagues across all departments of the school
Excellent leadership and communication skills; ability to effectively interact with students, parents, guests, and employees in managing change and/or challenging situations
Self-motivated, independent and tendency to take initiative
Mission: Inspired by our values of Wisdom, Honor and Service, the mission of Parish Episcopal School's inclusive community is to guide young people to become creative learners and bold leaders prepared to impact our complex global society
Parish Tenets: Wisdom, Honor, Service
Episcopal Tradition: All students and faculty attend daily chapel. Parish welcomes students of all faiths and embraces the Episcopal traditions while emphasizing the value and dignity of diverse individual religious practices.
Grades: PreK (3 year old) through 12th grade, co-educational, college preparatory, day school
Enrollment: 1,160+ students from 90+ ZIP codes
Cost: $12,825 - $34,510 annually
Accreditations/Memberships: ISAS, SAES*, NAIS, TAPPS
School History: Founded as the Parish Day School by Mrs. Mary Blair in 1972, the School started as a PreK through 6th grade day school at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. Mrs. Gloria Snyder served as head of school from 1980 to 2009 and fostered the growth from Parish Day to Parish Episcopal - a leading, PreK through 12th grade, independent school. Mr. Dave Monaco served as Allen Meyer Family Head of School from 2009-2022, in w...hich time he introduced Parish signature programs, significantly expanded the School's endowment and led the $30 Million dollar capital campaign to expand the Midway campus with the addition of the Gene E. Philips Activity Center and the state-of-the-art Noble Family Performing Arts Center. In 2022, Associate Head of School, Mrs. Michelle Lyon, became the Interim Allen Meyer Family Head of School as the community prepares for the arrival of Dr. Matthew Rush, the School's fourth head of school in its 50-year history, for the 2023-24 school year.
Academics: Parish offers a traditional, academic college-prep curriculum with a variety of vigorous and diverse course offerings as deemed appropriate.
College Placement: Center for College & Life Planning begins in 9th grade. 100% of Parish graduates have been accepted into four-year college and universities.
Athletics: 70+ teams in 22 sports (12 girls, 10 boys)
Visual & Performing Arts: PARISHarts offers 50+ different courses of study, 100+ performances and exhibitions integrated through PreK-12th grade.
Community Service: Beginning in Lower and Middle School, experiential and service learning offers students specific opportunities to enhance their learning beyond the classroom, which they build upon in Upper School with 15 required service hours per year (9th-12th grade).
Technology: Parish embraces the "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" model and leverages the power of instructional technology to enhance the flexibility and effectiveness of its educational programs and environment. Students in every grade level have the advantage of computers in classrooms, libraries and computer labs, link by robust wired and wireless connectivity as well as access to a suite of cloud-bases, educational apps for productivity and collaboration anywhere, anytime.
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