Job Type

Full Time




410 East 92nd Street
Third Floor
New York
United States


Reports to:  Associate Director, Facilities Management  


Department: Operations; Facilities Management                           


The Security Guard will be able to manage the surveillance of our premises and ensure the protection of our staff and visitors. They will be responsible for detecting any suspicious behavior and preventing vandalism, thefts or other criminal behavior. The ideal candidate will demonstrate respect and authority, as well as possess a high level of observation. The goal is to help the organization in maintaining excellent working conditions, by keeping our facilities safe and problem-free.

The candidate must be detail-oriented, resourceful and organized, and will be accountable for maintaining a professional work environment. This individual will work collaboratively across all departments within the agency including but not limited to: Domestic and International Adoption, the Modern Family Center, Marketing and Communications, Development, Operations (Finance, Legal), and Human Resources. This individual must be available to work evenings and some weekends.  

The right candidate will have:  

•      Excellent surveillance and observation skills

•      Training in self-defense prior to hire date


Risk Management prevention:   

a.    Provides a safe working environment:   

•         Ensures the security, safety and well-being of all personnel, visitors, and the building

•         Confirms all appointments with staff upon the arrival of a client

•         Enforces that all security protocols are followed by staff members and reports any breaches

•         Checks security cameras periodically to identify disruptions or unlawful acts

•         Submit reports of daily surveillance activity and important occurrences

•         Apprehend and detain perpetrators before the arrival of the authorities

•         Patrol premises regularly to maintain order and establish presence

•         Respond to alarms by investigating and assessing the situation

•         Immediately responds to emergencies and provides necessary assistance

•         Follows procedure for fire prevention, building patrol, and accident investigations

•         Responsible for preventing overcrowding in the elevator, lobby, and gathering spaces

•         Monitors and report safety conditions in and around the building

•         Provides escort assistance in the building upon request

•         Contacts staff members when food deliveries arrive in the lobby

•         Secures all exits, doors, windows, and turns off the lights at the end of the business day

•         Other related duties

b.    Mail handling and processing:  

•         Receives and delivers packages via UPS, FedEx and DHL  

•         Inspects all packages before distribution within the building


•      Assists the Operations Department with event coordination   

•      Uploads daily sign-in sheets and visitor photos to the proper location

•      Collects payments from visitors if required

•      Maintains a professional relationship with vendors and clients 



•      NYS Security License

•      1-2 years of experience as a licensed security guard in New York state

•      High School diploma or GED



•      MS Office – proficient in Outlook, Excel, and Word

•      High proficiency with a tablet/IPAD


•      Ability to multitask; strong execution skills: thorough follow through and attention to detail 

•      Strong problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills  

•      Excellent organizational skills   

•      Strong oral and written communication skills  

•      Ability to think on their feet; works proactively, and takes initiative to solve problems quickly  

•      Knowledge of security operations and procedures




















Spence-Chapin offers a great benefits package.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School