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Community Safety Officer, Nights

Community Safety

Reed College Community Safety Staff are part of the Office of Student Life and a team that supports student success and the mission of the college. 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. At Reed, Community Safety responsibilities begin with connecting with students, staff, and faculty as community partners. While we receive training typical of traditional security staff, we emphasize service to the community and collaboration across the college. Learn more about our Community Safety staff here on our website. 

We are currently looking to fill one full-time position scheduled to work 40 hours per week. We estimate a schedule of 9pm-7am, four days per week (may include Saturday and Sunday shift, but at least one weekend shift). There may be times when you are asked to work a shift not normally on your schedule. We train all new hires on the job through our two-month Field Training Evaluation Program, with extensive, ongoing in-service training. Successful candidates come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse/partner.

Starting base pay is $21.81 per hour plus overnight shift differential of $1.25 per hour.

Who you are 

  • Your focus is on excellent customer service
  • Your coworkers trust and value your judgment and would consider you a strong team player
  • You will bring an important aspect of diversity to our team and value diversity and inclusion
  • You enjoy communicating with a wide variety of people, both in person and in writing and on the phone
  • You prefer a team environment at work but are not afraid to take initiative and are self motivated
  • You understand the importance of building relationships at work while also have demonstrated understanding of professional boundaries
  • When others may see roadblocks, you see the opportunity for creating solutions
  • You work well under stressful/chaotic situations
  • You have related experience which include customer service, emergency medical services, social work, or public safety
  • You enjoy working on your feet for most of the day, can sit/climb stairs and squat as needed; able to complete a post offer physical capability course
  • You are able to be Department of Public Safety Standard and Training (DPSST) certified (we will facilitate this training once hired)

What You'll Do

  • Survey and evaluate campus environment for safety and security hazards
  • Respond to medical incidents; fire-related emergencies; alarms and notifications from the alarm systems, including for a nuclear reactor
  • Respond to all other incidents of crime and campus emergency situations, provide crisis intervention in a higher education setting
  • Interface and engage in conversation with students and other members of the campus community
  • Route calls on the main college switchboard
  • Receive and prioritize emergency and non-emergency calls from the college community


  • Requires a valid driver license at time of hire, and must be comfortable driving a vehicle in emergency situations
  • Experience in customer service and working overnight shifts is preferred
  • Ability to be DPSST certified (we will facilitate this training once hired)

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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.