La Jolla Country Day School sits on a 24-acre campus in the heart of University City in San Diego CA. From the Early Childhood Center to the Upper School, we offer students a safe environment to explore, exchange thoughts and ideas, make mistakes, challenge the status quo, develop a work ethic and grow to become the best versions of themselves.
The director of security is responsible for the physical safety and security of our campus, including all people and property. This individual supervises contracted campus security and ensures appropriate security coverage of all student activities, athletic events, and select parent functions. Responsibilities also include assisting with injuries and enforcing rules of LJCDS parent/student handbook and the employee handbook. The director patrols campus and reports use and misuse of facilities to the senior director of operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide a visible security presence on campus for students, faculty and staff, parents and members of the general public.
Monitor daily campus activity. Enforce traffic & loitering laws, school rules, regulations & policies regarding non-student and unauthorized persons on and around the campus.
Assist in directing traffic and supervises all drop off and pick up daily. Review the current traffic and parking situation on campus and implement any improvements while managing all gates and schedule for both interior and exterior.
Manage all identification badges for visitors, parents and staff utilizing the SchoolPass system. This also includes parking stickers for all cars on campus.
Maintain a security log for all safety and security incidents and property loss or missing items. Coordinates any needed investigation.
Responsible for ensuring that surveillance cameras are monitored for purposes of providing additional security & protection for students, staff, and faculty as well as physical and intellectual property.
Schedule and supervise the contracted security guards and daily assignments. Keep a daily security log and provide daily procedures and assignments with a calendar of events.
Maintain constant two-way radio communication with administration and guards.
Assist with all issues related to security, including policies, educating the community, and campus master planning.
Assist with any updated security plans and/or policies including disaster preparedness.
Coordinate all emergency preparedness and procedures such as lock down, fire and disaster drills.
Investigate and report illegal activity or incidents that occur on campus to the San Diego Police Department and coordinate with division leaders.
Generate safety and security reports and keep documentation for all incidents on campus. This includes being a mandated reporter for student safety.
Work with campus administration and division leaders regarding safety and security concerns and campus events.
Liaison with the San Diego Police Department, the University of California San Diego Police Department, other law enforcement agencies, and the San Diego Fire Department. Subject to on-call 24/7 alarm monitoring.
Manage all school facility use
Serve as the main point of contact with our event management system (EMS). Review and follow up on all EMS requests - approve/decline/request additional information/request further support from leadership
Coordinate with Operations team to ensure requests are completed accurately and timely
Set up annual key dates in EMS and support academic calendaring team
Assist enrichment and club sport programs with room and field reservations
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is occasionally performed in a typical interior/office/classroom work environment, with typical office/classroom noise and other disruptions
Work is primarily outdoors with exposure to adverse weather conditions
May be subject to physical confrontations and must be able to intervene in anti-social behavior with potential physical hazards
Both sitting and standing are required during a regular workday
Normal vision and hearing abilities are required to interact with students, parents, faculty, and staff, and with school equipment
Noise level is usually moderately quiet; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, school dances, and other events
Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
Ability to work at desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
Ability to turn, bend and reach
Ability to move oneself around the campus
Position requires adaptability, analyzing, assessing, calculating, decision making, dependability, good judgment, reading, memorizing, social skills, speaking, multitasking, and writing
Physical presence on campus is required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this role.
This person must have a good working knowledge of school operations and safety and security for a school Pre K-12 grade. Experienced school resource officer experience is desired. A minimum education of a bachelor’s degree is required. Medical training or CPR certification is desired.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) and Google Apps for Education Suite, and be able to learn to use other applications and hardware (Apple TV, On Record, Blackboard, etc.).
The ideal candidate is committed to an environment with a focus on anti-racist education and culturally responsive instructional practices. They will possess or demonstrate the following: a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, a service-oriented and team approach to work, approachability, adaptability, vulnerability, openness to new and divergent ideas, excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfort in an educational setting where children and adults are present.
All school personnel must successfully complete a fingerprint background check through Live Scan and provide current tuberculosis clearance.
To be considered for this position, submit your current CV/resume with a cover letter detailing your experience for this role and interest in working with Country Day.
La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is an independent coeducational day school for students in early childhood (age 3) through Grade 12. LJCDS prides itself on identifying students, faculty, and staff of exceptional character and possess a strong work ethic and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Infusing every aspect of our school is a dignity model created by Donna Hicks, PhD. Based at Harvard University, Dr. Hicks has more than twenty years of experience in international conflict resolution. LJCDS is featured in chapter five of her book, Leading with Dignity: How to create a culture that brings out the best in people. This honor and LJCDS’ commitment to Leading with Dignity in every way—and every day—ensures rigorous academics, arts and athletics, transformative community service and a culture of philanthropy wherein the whole student is developed to Inspire Greatness for a Better World by Leading with Dignity.