Campus Safety Coordinator

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

The Campus Safety Coordinator is the initial point of contact for visitors and guests of the College, and serves as a knowledgeable resource for the Bennington College community. The Coordinator is responsible for responding to inquiries over the telephone and in person - and for providing a welcoming and informative customer service experience. The Campus Safety Coordinator provides routine and emergency dispatch services for the Office - informing officers/staff in the field of calls/service needs.  The Coordinator also handles administrative responsibilities such as managing calendars, drafting/editing correspondence, and tracking/compiling relevant data and statistics required for federal and other related reporting purposes.  Of critical importance is the ability to communicate clearly and well, to remain calm under pressure and to obtain/share accurate and detailed information; the coordinator is responsible for ensuring an expedient response to service calls and a positive guest/visitor experience.

This role is part-time (32 hours per week), year-round.  The work schedule is Wednesday through Saturday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource for information on campus facilities and events. Maintain an accurate list of campus resource contact points and develop/build/maintain strong and positive working relationships with same. As directed, update and manage student visitor database, daily dispatcher log of campus safety operation, and electronic daily shift log.
  • Maintain the van reservation program and the College’s approved driver list. Process reservation requests, update van reservation log, assign driver coverage and communicate status of reservation to requestor. Prepare reserved vehicles for checkout and complete inspection form upon return.
  • Maintain confidentiality in the execution of all Campus Safety responsibilities. Prioritize and respond to calls in stressful situations; articulate pertinent details to Campus Safety officers and/or emergency services personnel as needed.
  • Provide dispatch services to the Campus Safety Office. Track/monitor new directives, daily tasks, and ad hoc requests. Inform the Campus Safety Officer(s) and other appropriate personnel of inquiries and pertinent details.
  • Maintain the Campus Safety dispatcher log in a timely manner to include all relevant Campus Safety operations in a given shift. Ensure integrity of the log in compliance with Campus Safety practices/policy.
  • Handle signing in and out of keys. Maintain lost and found.
  • Diligently monitor foot and vehicle traffic in/around the main campus area. Remain aware of surroundings at all times to be able to effectively respond to a variety of situations. Report concerning incidents to Officer on duty.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstrated successful administrative and customer service experience required.
  • Extraordinary verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to accept sensitive information and to facilitate initial handling/processing while maintaining confidentiality. Able to interact, communicate and build/maintain effective professional relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization as well as guests/visitors and the general public.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel required), Gmail/Google docs and calendars, and Internet research. Able to learn new programs (i.e. SchoolDude, Report Exec) as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate and facilitate work independently in an organized manner and with limited supervision. Work requires strong attention to detail, ability to use good judgment in decision-making and ability to manage effectively under stress. Must be flexible to changing priorities, able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple, competing tasks and demands.

Working conditions and physical demands

Majority of work performed in office environment with substantial activities completed using a computer. Work is basically sedentary. Some standing, bending reaching, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling and climbing stairs may be required.