Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Communications Officer/Dispatcher.  This is a full-time, non-exempt positon reporting to the Director of Public Safety.  The Office of Public Safety upholds the Student Code of Conduct, including all applicable standards and policies, and local, state and federal laws.

Approximately 1500 students live in eleven residence halls, three apartment complexes and 34 houses that surround the campus. As a member of the Division of Student Life, the Communications Officer/Dispatcher is a student-centered professional who has primary responsibility for managing an information and dispatch center for all incoming telephone and radio communications; determining the nature of calls and deploying the appropriate emergency and non-emergency personnel and equipment; providing direction and guidance to callers reporting safety, security, fire or medical emergencies and other incidents; access control; and monitoring video surveillance. 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 qualifications for this position include a required high school diploma; an associates or bachelor’s degree is preferred. One year of dispatching experience or one year of experience working in a customer service oriented position is required for the successful candidate. The candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive and respectful residential learning community, in addition to demonstrating strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Clery guidelines and reporting a plus.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

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.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to hr@allegheny.edu.  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 8/25/21