Campus Security Associate – West Atlanta Campus

Position: Campus Security Associate

  • Reports To: Principal or Appointed Designee
    ● Location: West Atlanta Campus
    ● Work Schedule: 190 Days, Full Time Exempt
    ● Date Posted: December 21, 2021
    ● Date to Remove: Until Filled
    ● Start Date: 2022

DESCRIPTION:

Amana Academy is a thriving Expeditionary Learning School with 2 campuses in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Going into our 15th year, Amana Academy’s Alpharetta Campus serves a diverse group of 700+ students in grades K-8. Our new West Atlanta Campus, opening in 2022, will serve grades KG-3.

With over one hundred staff members, Amana has an excellent team culture that actively facilitates teacher leadership. Teachers at Amana are dynamic leaders in their profession who instill a passion for lifelong learning and independent critical thinking through a holistic curriculum driven by research, innovative practices and a collaborative, international culture.

About Amana Academy:
● High academic achievement delivered using the Expeditionary Learning Schools methodology
● Focus science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
● Research-proven curricula
● Instruction in Foreign Language (Arabic) at all grade levels using the FLES model
● Instruction in Media Technology and Computer Science
● Adventure PE
● Instruction in Visual Arts
● State Commissioned Charter School

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Campus Security Associate supports and facilitates the educational process by providing a safe and secure environment through monitoring of activity and patrolling of the campus. The Security Associate must maintain visibility and vigilance while establishing a rapport with students and staff and must be able to make sound decisions in emergency and non-emergency situations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
● Patrols assigned areas and ensures safety of school campus, checks for unauthorized personnel; checks for visitor and employee badges
● Works cooperatively with the local Police Department in relationship to campus security issues
● Serves as a visible and active security presence on campus dealing with students who present challenges as these students may require supervision and direction to make positive choices to further their educational opportunities

  • Assists with monitoring student’s behavior on campus, in cafeterias, restrooms, parking lots and other open areas
    ● Assists with controlling disturbances or acts of defiance and requests assistance from school administration when necessary
    ● Assists the Administrative team with student disciplinary issues
    ● Participates in risk identification and provides preventive options to the Administrative team; Assists local law enforcement on crime prevention implementation
    ● Serves as a member of the campus safety team assisting with emergency preparedness drills, maintaining an emergency evacuation kit, providing input on the site-based safety plan and providing school safety training, etc
    ● Assists in providing crowd control at extracurricular activities and special events, arranges additional coverage from School Police Officers as necessary
    ● Assists with security equipment, school safety assessments, etc

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Maintains paperwork related to activities
● Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
● Education: High School Diploma or GED required
● Certification/Licensure: Must hold or be able to obtain within 12 months of employment date: National Incident Certification
● Experience: 2+ years of related work experience required; previous law enforcement experience preferred

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    ○ Knowledge of Georgia DOE safety policies, Student Code of Conduct and School Safety Plan
    ○ Ability to work with students and staff
    ○ Ability to diffuse differences through conflict resolution
    ○ Must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel
    ● Working Conditions:
    ○ May require work in inclement weather
    ○ May involve assignments in hostile environments
  • Physical Demands:
    ○ Must be able to walk, run, climb, crawl or sit for extended periods
    ○ Good hearing and vision needed

BENEFITS:
Amana offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees including:
● Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
● Life and AD&D insurance
● Access to additional group term life insurance
● Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Flexible Spending Account
● Access to Voluntary Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, and Accident Insurance
● Access to the Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (Pension Plan)

This document provides descriptive information about the above Amana Academy position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. Amana Academy reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.