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Community Safety Manager

Community Safety

Reed College is looking for a Community Safety Manager who is people and community focused. The Community Safety Manager’s responsibilities begin with connecting with students, staff, and faculty as community partners to ensure a safe college community is established through collaboration. The Office of Community Safety fulfills the campus safety and security needs by providing a wide range of services, including overseeing emergency preparedness, assisting students, responding to reports of medical and mental health emergencies, reacting to fire and other alarms, and many more supportive services for the campus community. The manager will work closely with and report directly to the Director of Community Safety. 

This position will directly supervise the night shift team of Community Safety Officers and dispatchers and oversee the administration and management of tasks specific to the night shift. The person in this role will be part of the Community Safety (CS) On-call Manager rotation in support of the Student Life division, and will serve as the CS on-call manager whenever on duty. Working hours will largely overlap the night shift (9:00 pm - 7:00am). The work schedule may be five 8-hour shifts or four 10-hour shifts per week. Frequent weekend shifts will be expected when students are in residence. Flexibility in work hours and days is possible during academic breaks (winter & summer).

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role. The salary for this position is $59,946 per year. This is an in-person position.

Who you Are

  • You have demonstrated success in higher education safety/security or a related field, such as private security, law enforcement, military, other first responder work.
  • You have experience responding to critical incidents and a high degree of comfort doing this type of work.
  • You have experience training others. Training experience could be for entry level staff, or in on-going competency training or developmental training.
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • You have basic computer skills. You are familiar with technology and are able to troubleshoot if necessary. 
  • You are curious. You are interested in learning about people's experiences. You are able to build relationships across the campus. 
  • You are empathetic and compassionate. You care about the work you do and are passionate about it. 
  • You are a lifelong learner. You are excited about learning new things. You value professional development. 
  • You have demonstrated the ability to supervise a diverse team of people including the ability to coach, develop and hold your team accountable. You also have experience in conflict resolution and mediating.
  • You are organized and self-motivated with the ability to assess, develop, maintain, and improve work processes.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws.
  • Your colleagues would consider you to be trustworthy, have good judgment, and a strong contributor to teamwork.
  • You have demonstrated excellent judgment and the ability to safeguard sensitive, confidential, and legally protected information.
  • You are able to enhance the Community Safety team’s commitment to equity and diversity as well as have demonstrated your commitment to equity and diversity in your current and past work. 


  • Capable of being DPSST certified as an Unarmed Private Security Professional, a Supervisory Manager. 
  • Have a valid Oregon driver’s license or be able to obtain one upon hire.

What you’ll do

  • Directly supervise a diverse team of Community Safety staff, including individually assigned direct reports, and any team member when necessary.
  • Personally train new and continuing members of the team and/or supervise training conducted by others.
  • Act on behalf of the Director when required.
  • Collaborate on behalf of Community Safety with all other college offices in support of the educational mission of the college.
  • Perform the duties of a Community Safety Officer or Dispatcher when necessary to support operations.
  • Act as the on-scene incident commander during campus emergencies.
  • Act as liaison with external agencies, including law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services.
  • Act as a member of the Student Life on-call team as part of a scheduled rotation.
  • Interface and engage in conversation with students and other members of the campus community.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.