Security and Safety Officer

Allegheny College Department of Public Safety has a part-time opening for a Security and Safety Officer.  As a member of the Division of Student Life, the Security and Safety Officer serves as a student-centered professional who reports to the Director of Public Safety.

The position is responsible for performing a variety of duties following established guidelines, which promote the safety and well-being of the college community.  The position has primary responsibility contributing to and supporting the College’s academic mission through upholding the Student Code of Conduct and all applicable standards and policies.  The position encourages and works to maintain a safe, peaceful, and orderly community through education, enforcement, emergency response, and services delivered 24-hours a day, 365 days per year.  The position is also responsible for performing campus patrol functions, assisting in the investigations and reporting on campus incidents and conducting building security checks.  Qualified individuals must demonstrate an ability and desire to promote the College’s academic mission and willingness to adhere to College’s Student Code of Conduct and local, state and federal laws.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or GED, minimum of one year of experience in security or a customer service related position and a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.  In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work a wide variety of shifts, including late night/early morning hours and weekends and holidays, possibly working extended shifts on short notice and/or being called into work outside normal scheduled hours.  Preference will be given for military experience, a college degree, or prior police, safety and security, and/or law enforcement experience.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/1/17