Job: Security Officer

Deerfield Academy

7 Boyden Lane

Company Description:
Deerfield Academy is an independent secondary school committed to high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and personal responsibility. Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, extensive co-curricular program, and supportive residential environment, Deerfield encourages each student to develop an inquisitive and creative mind, sound body, and strong moral character. Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills, and farms, Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play, abiding friendships, and a defining school spirit.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeSafety
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Preferred

Preference: Nice to have

Deerfield Academy seeks a full-time Safety & Security Officer to join our team. This position requires weekend work and varied shifts.


Reporting to the Director of Safety & Security, Deerfield Academy’s Security Officers work with all campus departments to provide a safe environment in which to learn, work, and visit.


Primary responsibilities include developing relationships with employees to promote positive communications and team building; managing traffic and human control on a daily basis and for academy events; training students and employees on Emergency Procedures; utilizing emergency notification systems such as RAVE; responding to all emergency calls, threats to the safety and security of students and/or employees, including fire and security alarms; completing Incident Reports according to standard departmental protocols; patrolling Academy property regularly throughout shifts; checking doors, gates, windows and all points of entry; inspecting all campus buildings on a regular basis to ensure compliance with state and local fire regulations and monitoring campus security and fire alarms.


The successful candidate will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus ($500 paid at time of hire and $500 paid at the end of 90 days of employment


The successful candidate will have completed 12th grade or the equivalent; have 1-3 years’ work experience in a position of responsibility, ability to interact with adults, adolescents and children in a pleasant, cooperative manner, good verbal and written communication skills, mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under stressful situations, ability to function in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent technical skills, including familiarity with MS Office, internet navigation and mobile applications, ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.  


First Responder, CPR, and AED certified, or ability to become certified, and valid Driver’s License required