Director of Campus Safety and Security

  • Job posted by Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Director of Campus Safety and Security

The role of the Director of Campus Safety and Security at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is an exceptional opportunity to enhance and grow your career as a valued security professional at one of the Bay Area’s premier independent schools. This position begins as soon as the right candidate is identified and is an exempt, full-time and fully benefited position.

Essential functions for this important role include and are not limited to:

• Responsible for oversight of all safety and security functions of the Schools including:

• Responsible for hiring safety & security contractors and managing the scheduling, training, and coordination of security personnel to ensure a smooth integration into SHS community and culture. Regularly review the contract of designated security company and negotiate changes if necessary to ensure a high level of service that adapts to the changing needs of the Schools;

• Develop and implement safety & security standards, policies and practices, reviewing and evaluating regularly to ensure ongoing relevance and a high level of effectiveness of all programs;

• Develop, implement and maintain an Emergency Response Plan for violence against students, staff or visitors to SHS campus;

• Oversee security operations on a 24/7 basis to respond to emergencies, support planned and unplanned school business, and support events and special activities as needed;

• Coordinate in advance with SAC team, security vendor and operations personnel to develop, implement and manage security for events;

• Actively oversee and participate in Sacred Heart Emergency Response Team (SHERT) including coordinating with SHERT to support emergency planning and response for students, faculty and staff;

The ideal candidate will be energized and motivated by the challenge of overseeing the safety and security of colleagues, students and their families while working collaboratively within and outside the community. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for analyzing current efforts and resources, then developing and implementing a comprehensive security plan. Successful candidates will embrace a deep commitment to equity and inclusion ( and a clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart Education

Requirements include but are not limited to:

• BA/BS degree or equivalent in relevant practical experience;

• Ten years of related security work experience showing a broad range of security challenges and responsibilities;

• Demonstrated experience in managing security operations, security personnel and outsource management;

• Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word. Additional skill in PowerPoint preferred;

• Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English and confidence in conveying information to all facets of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, students and the outer community. Additional skills in Spanish strongly preferred;

• Must hold a valid CA driver’s license with a clean driving record. Able to operate a variety of vehicles and machines.

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The School

Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12. The School is located on a beautiful 64‐acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area. SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to cultivate in our students a personal and active faith in God and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life.

To learn more about SHS, please see our website at

Employment- Pre‐employment background screening is required for all positions.

This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.

To Apply

Online: send resume and cover letter to; please indicate Director of Safety & Security in the subject line.

Via Mail:

Sacred Heart Schools

150 Valparaiso Avenue

Atherton, CA 94027

Attention Human Resources: Director of Safety & Security

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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