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Community Safety Training Manager

Community Safety

Applicants who do not have a background in community safety or security are strongly encouraged to apply.  This position requires strong training and supervisory skills and the ability to work with diverse populations, and these skills may be learned in a wide variety of professions.

Under general direction of the Director and Assistant Director, supports the departments goal of providing a full range of safety and security services to students, employees and campus visitors. Ensures that operations are conducted in order to maximize safety, security, and service, while minimizing potential civil liability and negative public relations exposure.  The CS Training Manager works directly with trainees, officers, dispatchers, and student employees to ensure successful operations of the department with an emphasis on recruitment, hiring, and training.

Oversees all aspects of recruitment, hiring, and training for all Community Safety Officers (CSOs), Dispatchers, and student employees.  Training responsibilities include new-hire orientation, initial field training, recurring training, professional development training, Department of Public Safety Standards Training (DPSST), ad-hoc training, and training provided by Community Safety to others.  Oversees development, implementation, and annual review of all departmental directives and associated guidelines.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting annualized salary of $44,427 to $54,201. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation (22 days per year) and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of education in a closely related field from combined formal education, professional training, and specific experience
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in a role demonstrating the essential functions and knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position that are specific to training and supervision
  • Possession of driver’s license valid in the state of Oregon, and ability to pass a driving record check.
  • Current Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Unarmed Officer Certification, or the ability to obtain this certification upon hire.
  • Current DPSST Supervisory Manager certification, or the ability to obtain this certification within 90 days of hire
  • Current DPSST Unarmed Private Security Instructor certification, or the ability to obtain this certification within 90 days of hire
  • Pre-employment physical and criminal background check is required.


  • Five or more years of progressive experience in a higher education environment
  • Bachelors degree, especially in a closely related area of study
  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory/managerial role, especially in campus community safety or a closely related field
  • Current DPSST Unarmed Private Security Instructor certification


  • Outstanding communication skills in all mediums, including oral presentations, written documents, hands-on training, formal presentations, and scenario-based training
  • High level of competency in use of technology, including computers, web-based training tools,
  • Ability to learn and utilize contemporary security and public safety methodology.
  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective and reasonable course of action, particularly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to administer first aid, identify hazards and use safety precautions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other employees, students and the general public.
  • Physical ability to perform the job.


  • Manage all aspects of recruitment and hiring of CSOs, Dispatchers, student employees, and interns, in collaboration with Human Resources
  • Manage all aspects of training and professional development for the department and its staff
  • Evaluates CS staff performance and completes performance reviews as needed;
  • Acts as on-call community safety manager and serves in monthly rotation;
  • Develops and implements directives, policies, procedures and programs;
  • Serves as a liaison to designated college departments, external organizations, and the general public representing the division.
  • May serve as the Director’s designee for specific identified tasks, committees, and operations oversight.  Assists, as assigned, in the development and administration of assigned program budgets; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors, reviews, and approves expenditures within the position’s scope.
  • Must be able to perform all the duties of a Community Safety Officer and Dispatcher, and may be required to perform field and/or dispatch operations duties at any time. 


To apply you will need to create a profile and submit a resume and cover letter at the apply button below. In your cover letter, be sure to answer the following questions:

  • How has your professional and personal background prepared you for this position?

  • As all members of Reed’s community are expected to contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus, describe in what ways your skills and experiences might prepare you to work with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.