Campus Safety Specialist


Date: 1 week ago
City: Portland, OR
Salary: $19 - $22 / hour
Contract type: Full time

*IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, please follow the Application Instructions at the end of this job posting*

  • COVID-19 considerations:

This position is subject to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) mandate requiring all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or qualification for a medical or religious exemption. Failure to do so will disqualify you from employment.

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for overseeing campus safety and security for students, staff, buildings, and property. In addition, the Campus Safety Specialist facilitates and contributes to a safe environment on campus.
POIC + RAHS is a multi-faceted agency that provides wide-ranging services to promote stronger attachments between disenfranchised youth, their families, and the wider community. POIC + RAHS supports several school-based programs for grades 6-12 located throughout the Portland Metro area. All are accredited schools serving more than 350 youth from Portland Public Schools and East County. All programs include paths to earning a high school diploma and/or a GED. In addition, we continue to mentor and support our graduates until they reach the age of stable maturity at age 25.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the administration of programs, protocols, and procedures to ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

  • Anticipates risks and makes recommendations to correct safety and security issues.

  • Supports the Dean of Students in managing student behavior and conflict; reinforces expectations for safe student behavior.

  • Serves as the first responder to safety and security breaches, diffusing potentially volatile situations, including student conflicts and altercations.

Job Duties:

  • Performs foot patrol to ensure a safe and secure campus.

  • Responds to student conflicts; assists with conflict resolution and restorative justice processes.

  • Completes and submits official reports using the student information system (SMS).

  • Provides classroom and school support as needed, including the facilitation of student groups.

  • May provide emergency physical intervention as needed to protect students, faculty, staff, or campus visitors from bodily harm.

  • Prevents unauthorized visitors from entering school buildings and/or loitering on school grounds.

  • Collaborates with the organization’s Community Outreach team to stay apprised of community safety concerns and prevent community violence from impacting students on campus.

  • Provides assistance and security to community agencies using school facilities and for after-school activities.

  • Monitors campus security devices.

  • Maintains liaison with police, fire, and other municipal departments to ensure maximum use of their services to provide adequate security and safety.

  • Prepares reports and assists in special assignments as directed.

  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail, and database software in performing work assignments.

  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.

  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

  • Respectfully takes direction from manager.

  • Engages in professional development and training on an ongoing basis.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Personal Requirements:

  • Passion for the mission of POIC + RAHS and increasing opportunities for marginalized students.

  • Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employees or others.

  • Valid and insurable driver's license required.

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employees or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with two years of related experience working with youth and managing safety concerns, or equivalent education and experience.

  • Prior experience with conflict resolution, de-escalation, and knowledge of security concepts is required.

  • Experience working with gang-impacted individuals is preferred.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit:

  • Personal Statement that includes:

  • Why you are interested in working for POIC + RAHS

  • How your skills and experience relate to this position

  • What you can contribute to our organization and the youth we serve

  • Resume

Please send your Personal Statement and Resume to with the job title in the subject line.
Applicants who do not submit a Personal Statement that includes the requested information may be disqualified from consideration for the position.

What We Offer:

POIC + RAHS offers a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow. Additionally, our compensation and benefits package represents our commitment to employee health and financial wellness.

  • Generous vacation/PTO policy

  • Employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan option

  • Twelve paid holidays per year

  • Professional growth and advancement opportunities


  • We believe all people have value.

  • We believe all people can grow.

  • We believe all people can contribute and build thriving communities.

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POIC + RAHS is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.00 - $22.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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