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Campus Safety Officer - Part Time, Widener Partnership Charter School

Apply now Job no: 492806
Work type: Part-time non-exempt
Location: Chester
Categories: Support Staff (Non-Exempt)

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking a part-time Campus Safety Officer to primarily work a post at the Widener Partnership Charter School (WPCS). This position reports to the Lieutenant on duty, and also provides support to visitors, students and staff at WPCS. This position is indoors and averages 20 hours a week, 4 hours a day, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  When the Widener Partnership Charter School is closed, this position will assist and perform the duties of Campus Safety Patrol Officers.

Widener University and WPCS are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Office of Campus Safety holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Control all access to building
  • Greet and assist all visitors
  • Maintain visitor management system
  • Enforce school policies as required
  • Assist with traffic control of the parking lot during pick up and drop off times
  • Respond to all calls for service in a professional and timely manner, perform an initial investigation, and work to resolve the situation
  • Patrol the building and grounds; examines entrances, windows and internal doors to determine that they are secure
  • Ensure facilities are opened and closed for business at designated times
  • Build positive relationships with University community members and groups
  • Respond to reports of irregularities such as fire hazards, facilities/mechanical malfunctions, physical altercations, accidents and criminal activities.  Notifies dispatcher if police, fire or ambulance units are required
  • Assist supervisors in related campus safety investigations
  • Prepare reports accurately and objectively detailing incidents
  • Escort university community members to/from buildings and parking lots 
  • Issue verbal warning, parking tickets, and if necessary, will immobilize vehicle upon supervisor approval

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Interact with local and state police officials at times
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a customer service or security related field
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to interact professionally with the public
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check to include the PA Criminal PA Child Abuse and FBI clearance
  • Ability to operate a computer, radio or equipment located in a vehicle or hand held
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully and effectively communicate (written and verbal) with the university community and colleagues
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to handle difficult situations tactfully


  • Experience working in higher education or a school environment
  • Law enforcement, military, campus or public safety experience
  • Familiarity with the local area and surrounding community


  • Ability to walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to walk up and down steps both inside and outside of buildings
  • Ability to walk outdoors in your assigned area in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time both inside and outside of buildings
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.
  • Flexibility to work additional shifts or posts as needed or required

Qualified candidates must submit a resume for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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