Ithaca College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time

Are you interested in contributing to the safety of a college campus and possess a positive attitude and inclusive mindset?

As an Ithaca College Security Officer, no two days will be the same and will include various rotating duties and responsibilities. In this role, you will use your active listening skills while working in our dispatch office, answering calls for assistance and relaying information to officers and others to help and support those in need. You will demonstrate your attention to detail while patrolling campus buildings conducting inspections of facilities for security breaches and fire safety hazards, and performing crime prevention duties. You will use your effective communication skills and positive community engagement while directing traffic, providing crowd control for special events, enforcing parking rules and regulations, and assisting with fire drills. Every day you will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse community to provide positive, supportive, and inclusive interactions.


The initial pay rate is $19.00 an hour with an added $1.50 an hour for working either 3 pm to 11 pm or 11 pm to 7 am shifts. After three years, you also have the opportunity to increase your rate of pay to $20.64 an hour. In addition, generous paid time away benefits and extra compensation for working holidays.

About The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is committed to providing a safe, secure, and healthful environment for all to live, learn, teach, and work in support of the College’s commitment to excellence and in collaboration with the community we serve. Our team believes in community-oriented policing, positive community engagement, the incredible value of creating a diverse and inclusive team, and teamwork.

About Ithaca College

Ithaca College, a private residential college located in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, provides students with a unique blend of liberal arts and professional programs. Residential Life works to support the mission of the College through a collaborative approach with campus partners. The College provides students with a unique learning experience known as the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC). The College, coeducational and nonsectarian, is internationally known and respected, with approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students who come to Ithaca from nearly every state and 70 countries.


High school diploma or GED; Demonstrated effective communication skills, including active listening. A desire to contribute to a culture of inclusion through respectful engagement in a diverse organization. The ability to complete the New York DCJS Security Guard training, possession of or ability to obtain a New York State driver’s license and must meet the eligibility requirements to drive a College vehicle. A willingness to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, special events, and overtime (scheduled and unscheduled).

Possession of a current New York State Security Guard License and previous experience working in the security field is preferred but not required. Applicants will be subject to a background check and be members of the collective bargaining unit.


Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional supervisory references. Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

About Us
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

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