Safety Associate

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Safety Associate has the immediate responsibility for maintaining a safe and secure learning atmosphere for staff and students. This includes assistance in controlling access to the building and grounds by unauthorized persons and assuring that all students report to their assigned instructional areas.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Patrol public transportation routes and local businesses
  • Patrol school building and grounds
  • Act as a liaison between the administration and emergency service agencies
  • Investigate all criminal incidents on school property and prepares a written report for the action of school administration
  • Maintain a high profile to discourage disruptive acts
  • Cover evening and weekend school activities
  • Ensure that surveillance is provided of suspected problem areas 
  • Assist the administration with staff and student security awareness programs
  • Operate security equipment (two-way radio, metal detector, x-ray machine, etc.)
  • Provide coverage during arrival and dismissal times
  • Serve as a member of the School Emergency Response Team
  • Use school behavioral data to address safety needs
  • Other duties as assigned


Washington, DC

Start Date



Competitive salaries, excellent benefits, an innovative work environment, and an opportunity to rethink school as we know it and change the lives of our students.


Physical Demands: Ability to intervene in fights and to apprehend and detain persons.  Ability to spend long periods of time walking and standing and to complete security patrol duties.  Ability to patrol outdoors in inclement and extreme weather conditions.

Schedule Requirements: Required to work flexible hours, including weekends, as assigned by the school administration to provide maximum security coverage. Required occasionally to work overtime.  

Core Requisites

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.  Associates degree in criminology preferred, law enforcement preferred. 
  • Excellent oral communication and human relations skills.  
  • Ability to spend long periods of time walking and standing to complete security patrol duties.  
  • Experience in work involving the welfare and safety of students or others, preferably in an educational environment. 

Application Information

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to The subject line should read Application for Safety Associate. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered and replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.









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