Sep 04, 2019
The Field Supervisor will supervise Campus Safety Officers and serve as team lead for other Campus Safety staff on duty, ensuring the safety and security of property and people as well as adherence to College and Department policies and procedures. In addition, you will respond to and addresses safety and security-related concerns including responding to college emergencies. 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 requests. Of critical importance is the ability to collaboratively work with a diverse population to ensure equity and inclusivity for all campus community members. This position works Monday through Friday from 7pm to 3am. General Responsibilities: Protect and provide assistance to students, faculty, staff and visitors/guests. Use appropriate judgment to ensure adherence to College policies and procedures while promoting a positive, cooperative, congenial atmosphere. Protect College property from crime, fire, vandalism and accidents. Perform safety patrols in vehicle and on foot. Secure buildings and property. Enforce safety, traffic, and parking regulations. Report problems observed or informed of to the appropriate department. Provide timely response to service calls including, but not limited to, transportation or escort assistance, security service calls, and vehicle assistance. Act as a First Responder during emergencies and serve as the liaison between the College and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, or EMS. As needed, investigate incidents and draft report of findings. Bennington serves a diverse student population - inclusive of ethnic/racial minorities, international and global constituents, sexual minorities, and various social classes, among other identities. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse 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, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply. Additional responsibilities include Protect College property from crime, fire, vandalism and accidents. Perform safety patrols in vehicle and on foot. Secure buildings and property. Enforce safety, traffic, and parking regulations. Protect and provide assistance to students, faculty, staff and visitors/guests. Maintain evidence log and storage of evidence. Report problems observed or informed of to the appropriate department. Provide timely response to service calls including, but not limited to, transportation or escort assistance, security service calls, and vehicle assistance. Investigate incidents and draft report of findings. As needed, act as a First Responder during emergencies and serve as the liaison between the College and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, or EMS. Complete and/or delegate various administrative tasks including, but not limited to, monthly fire extinguisher inspections, vehicle and bike registration, scheduling and execution of residential fire drills, reporting and storage of lost and missing items. Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree, campus safety and/or law enforcement experience preferred. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience required. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a background/DMV check are required. Candidates should have the ability to possess or be willing to train for CPR, First Aid and AED certification. Computer proficiency (Google/Gmail/email and other programs as needed) and ability to adapt to and use changing technology is required. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness. Candidates must have the ability to maintain a calm and supportive demeanor and a high level of professionalism and confidentiality at all times. Candidates should work well in a collaborative environment, possess excellent organizational skills, as well as have the ability to set priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced setting. Excellent organizational skills, the ability to set priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced setting, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict are necessary. Must be able to remain calm during stressful situations and accept sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Candidates must have high attention to detail and the ability to work independently with limited supervision. Working conditions and physical demands The Field Supervisor works both inside and outdoors and may be exposed to inclement weather, extreme temperatures, and unpredictable situations. Work requires standing, bending, reaching, stooping, climbing stairs, walking, and driving. Work may involve strenuous physical activity/contact. Occasional long shifts required. The College Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims. Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest . From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.
Bennington College Full-Time