Campus Safety Officer
Working in partnership with the campus community, the Campus
Safety Officer is responsible for helping to create a welcoming,
safe and inclusive living, learning and working environment -
serving as a supportive resource for community members in need of
services. Grounded in a commitment to diversity, equity and
inclusion, the Officer is responsible for positively impacting
campus through building community and relationships, promoting
accountability, reinforcing community standards and College
policies/procedures as well as maintaining the safety and security
of the campus for students, faculty, staff and guests/visitors.
Bennington's Campus Safety approach is one of harm and
risk-reduction, and is focused on finding the learning moments
possible in any given interaction and honoring student growth and
development. This approach is applied to all aspects of student
engagement including all policy enforcement and general service
Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of
members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international,
LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender
identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political
beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and
intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected
to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service
of building community that promotes student and employee success.
Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable
for upholding these values. The College's approach to
pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is
to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of
access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional
policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse
realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to
The schedule for this full-time (40 hours/week) position is:
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 12:00 am to 8:00 am and Friday,
Saturday from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am; shift differential eligible.
Serve as a supportive resource to students, faculty,
staff and guests of the College - engage in first level response to
incidents and service requests to help support the well-being of
all those being served.Partner with Student Life to build community
through interactions with students beyond policy
Maintain the safety and security of campus for all
constituents. Use appropriate judgment to ensure adherence to
student community standards and College policies and procedures
while promoting a positive, cooperative, and congenial atmosphere.
Provide support while maintaining a calm demeanor, high level of
professionalism and confidentiality.
Provide timely response to service calls including,
but not limited to, offering directions, transportation or escort
assistance, building and vehicle lock-outs, vehicle assistance and
building access. Respond to routine telephone inquiries and serve
as dispatch/coordinator when needed. Protect College property from
crime, fire, vandalism and accidents. Perform safety patrols in
vehicle and on foot. Secure buildings and property; report
Coordinate/partner with Student Life, Psychological
Services and Health Services to manage emergency situations
involving student safety, health and wellbeing.
Respond to emergency incidents/situations and where
needed, provide basic first aid and act as First Responder during
emergencies. Coordinate and serve as the liaison between the
College and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, or EMS.
Immediately notify the Assistant Director or Director of Campus
Safety of any call to outside agency; decision to engage outside
agency is determined by the supervisor on duty (or officer, if no
supervisor on duty).
Enforce safety, traffic, and parking regulations;
assist with pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow as
Conduct timely and complete case investigations.
Compile factual incident reports; attend student judicial meetings
As a designated essential employee, must be able to
remain on duty beyond regular shift when circumstances warrant
High school graduate or equivalent required;
Bachelor's degree in education, social sciences or related field
preferred. Campus safety and/or educational experience
Candidates should possess demonstrated experience
positively affecting others in a relatable community-based setting,
with an emphasis on providing safe and supportive services in
stressful situations, including mental health emergencies, with a
diverse student, faculty, staff, guest population.
Candidates must be comfortable with and/or have
experience working with students (or other populations) from
diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds.
Experience in recognizing emergency/high stress
situations and effectively de-escalating/resolving highly desired.
Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills required. Must be
able to remain calm during stressful situations. Ability to treat
sensitive/confidential information with discretion and
Must possess a collaborative and collegial style with
the ability to maintain balance, consistency and flexibility in
decision making.Must be effective and work well in a collaborative
Strong problem solving, critical and analytical
thinking, good judgment with creative resolutions for positive
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Able to
recognize, acknowledge, respect and effectively interact with
people of different ages and cultures - and individuals at all
levels of the organization; able to establish positive
relationships; gain trust and respect of others.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to set
priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced setting
Must have a high attention to detail and be able to
work independently with limited supervision.
Valid driver's license is required. Successful
completion of a background/DMV check required. Must possess current
certifications in First Aid and Adult CPR with AED.
Computer proficiency in Google (Gmail, Google Suite)
required. Ability to adapt to and use changing
To apply, please visit: https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0u4qj/