Full-time; 12-month position
Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Comprehensive Benefits Package (including employer-paid individual health insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability), Vision & Dental Plan Options, Retirement Plan with School Contributions, and Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave (PTO).
The Assistant Security Director/Attendance Officer works under the direction of the Security Director and is responsible in assisting to maintain a safe and secure environment for students, employees, and visitors. To include, but not limited in assisting in attendance and attendance issues. This individual will assist in developing effective strategies, policies, systems and controls and ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all functions. This person shall be spiritually mature and shall reflect the philosophy of the school and God’s word.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities for this position, but are not limited, to:
- Oversee and manage IT security policies and procedures. Including, but not limited to, security cameras.
- Assist in managing security guards.
- Understand supervision and lead in a positive manner.
- Meet with colleagues to ensure coordination of programs and prompt problem resolution.
- Work effectively with a team and independently as needed to support the group effort.
- Provide a good learning environment by keeping proper discipline on the school premises.
- Perform other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the Security Director and/or Superintendent may assign.
- Assist in managing risk management and legal policies, procedures and activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, etc., to insure compliance for security needs.
- Presents information for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
- Assist to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive security/school safety program, policies and procedures by studying organization operations and schedules; establishing internal controls; conducting inspections as appropriate; reporting potential hazards to appropriate departments; creating and updating SACS Crisis Incident Response Plan, safety and security manuals.
- Helps in maintaining training programs pertaining to matters of safety and security for administrators.
- Follows and assist with school safety compliance with federal, state and local regulations by studying existing and new requirements and overseeing and enforcing school-wide adherence to requirements.
- Follows and help coordinate safety planning and practice to support academic processes of each school by creatively implementing best practices in safety, security and emergency preparedness with proper adaptation to the environment, creativity and innovation so the process of education can be enhanced rather than impeded by safety efforts.
- Assist with safety, security and emergency preparedness training by developing, scheduling and/or facilitating training for staff, students and public safety officials relating to school safety, security and emergency preparedness.
- Assess control procedures.
- Support risk management policies and procedures.
- Secures facilities, equipment, students and personnel by working in conjunction with the appropriate departments in recommending safety and security equipment purchases and upgrades; maintaining records of fire and other emergency drills and conducting drills when appropriate; supervising and maintaining access control and key distribution.
- Assists Security Director as liaison with local law enforcement agencies. Working directly with local law enforcement agencies during critical incident situations and follow-up.
- Oversees and maintains appropriate controls with video surveillance.
- Oversees security IT processes and procedures.
- Advises and assists site-based administrators in matters involving criminal activities on school campus.
- Coordinates with site-based administrators, Maintenance and Facilities Departments to address and correct safety/security issues on school campus.
- Assist in preparing memos, reports, drawings, etc. related to safety and traffic issues on school campus.
- Participates in annual trainings to stay current on laws, policies and procedures regarding school safety.
- Do not allow unauthorized people in the buildings after hours. Be vigilant for strangers entering the school, and politely offer assistance.
- Ensure those entering the school state their business and notify an administrator if someone seems suspicious.
- Update school records, analyze attendance data and provide reports to administration and other professionals as needed. Disseminate information, both internally and externally, in a timely fashion.
- Meet with school staff, students, and parents to establish the reasons for non-attendance/poor punctuality and agree a plan with appropriate strategies and timescales to tackle the issues.
- Co-ordinate the work of any colleagues that might assist with the running of attendance.
- To assist in managing secondary attendance records and monitor of student attendance.
- To manage attendance processes in line with statutory responsibilities
- To assist in maintaining accurate attendance records and report on attendance and contribute to strategies that improve attendance.
- To deal with enquiries and queries from parents
- To liaise with staff, students, parents, colleagues to ensure that attendance processes are accurate and fit for purpose.
- To proactively challenge students and parents where students are not present, not on time or not in lesson to ensure that all learning opportunities are maximized.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of 2 years of experience in tactical response training, security, and emergency management.
- Advance knowledge and skills with standard software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. General working knowledge of spreadsheet software, e-mail, and database entry, and working knowledge of the Internet.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills and high attention to detail.
- Have reliable transportation to and from work.
- Must be a minimum of 25 years of age and pass criminal history record check.
Required Spiritual Qualities
- Acknowledge Christ as Savior and seek to live life as His disciple. Share the Christian faith with others. Have a Christ-centered home.
- Believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God—our standard for faith and practice.
- Demonstrate a desire for spiritual growth as evidenced by his or her prayer life, Bible study, and spiritual outreach to others.
- Actively participate in a local Bible-believing church. Have a conviction that God has called them to Christian school ministry.
- Sign and live by the school’s lifestyle statement as a condition for employment and continued employment in this ministry.
- Memorize and help fulfill the school’s mission statement by recognizing the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children’s education and be prepared to assist them in that task. Believe and actively support the school’s statement of faith.
- Reflect the purpose of the school which is to honor Christ in every activity.
- Integrate Biblical principles and Christian philosophy of education throughout all activities.
- Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with people.
- Be a model of God’s ideal for leaders. Demonstrate leadership and facilitative skills.
- Have knowledge of the school’s curriculum, standards, and Christian mission.
- Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.
- Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others (Luke 6:40). This includes being committed to God’s biblical standards for sexual conduct. (Romans 1:18-32) Ensures the work environment is Christian-based, nurturing, wholesome, and loving.
- Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority.
- Model good attendance. Attend work regularly and arrive punctually.
- Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality. Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.
- Display friendliness and a good sense of humor. Display courtesy and patience in dealing with others.
- Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, and good taste consistent with school policy.
- Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.
- Collaborate effectively with colleagues on a wide range of tasks. Contribute to team projects.
- Informs administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any assigned duty.
- Demonstrate the importance of discernment, discretion, and confidentiality concerning the sharing of information.
- Deal directly and frankly with the school administration in an earnest effort to resolve differences of opinion when they exist.
- Use acceptable English in written and oral communication and speak with clear articulation.
- Demonstrates a commitment to and support of diversity by complying with SACS’ EEO policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Be open to new ideas, initiatives, and concepts in education. Recognize your own mistakes and take measures to correct them.
Academic and Cultural Support
- Attend staff meetings and training programs as deemed necessary by the school administration.
- Participate in the school’s development programs and activities in areas of constituency relations, fundraising, and student recruitment and retention.
- Represent the school and its philosophy in a favorable and professional manner to the school family and the general public.
- Participate in beginning-of-year staff orientation, staff devotionals, staff meetings, and parent/teacher fellowship meetings.
- Supervise extracurricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned.
Minimum Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For this position an employee must be able to:
- Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
- Use repetitive arm, hand, and finger movements.
- Stoop, bend, push, kneel, squat, pull, reach, stand, walk, and sit.
- Exercise mobility to promptly move around campus.
- Communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.
- Lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
- Be outdoors for extended periods of time year-round.
- Travel locally, as well as nationally as needed.