Department and College Overview The Trinity College Campus Safety Department prides itself on being an engaged, professional community-oriented department that ensures the safety and security of the College through problem solving and partnerships. This is achieved by supporting a diverse workforce, continuous training, and a collaborative approach to safeguarding the campus through extensive interaction and partnerships with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the broader Hartford community.
Campus Safety is part of the Division of Student Success and Enrollment Management. The goal of this division is to support the mission of Trinity College by delivering exceptional educational, athletic, recreational, and developmental experiences focused on the principles and values of community, diversity, equity, and inclusivity. To that end, we seek to hire qualified individuals with both the skills and mindset to provide for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. The staff in Campus Safety play a vital role in supporting a positive student experience and helping to create a campus environment that supports student retention and graduation. We also seek to hire individuals who value life-long learning. Recently, we have reviewed and updated the policy manual with a focus on policies and programs to prepare officers to meet the types of challenges that are both routine in and unique to a college setting. Our policies support the mission of the college and in doing so we have emphasized the following key areas in our policies to enhance Campus Safety’s support of an inclusive campus climate: implementation of anti-discrimination/bias-free policing policy; increased focus on community policing/engagement; formalized & enhanced accountability systems; and the development of crisis intervention/de-escalation and use of force policies.
At Trinity College, we seek to have our staff reflect the changing demographics of our student body. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in Connecticut’s capital, Hartford. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries with 21% students of color and 50% women. Over 90% of students live in campus residences. With over 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the College maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. The College enjoys the benefit of being situated in an urban center and has strong academic, social, and philanthropic connections to our home city. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
Applicants are required to discuss in their cover letter their commitment to and/or experience working with diverse individuals or in diverse communities.
A Campus Safety Officer is responsible for conducting active and random patrols of the campus to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals and property, and to enforce college policies and community standards
An Officer’s responsibilities include performing initial investigations of incidents; conducting follow-up investigations; making accurate and timely written reports; responding to emergencies, problems, and complaints; providing care and resources to the sick or injured, or those in crisis; and conducting other duties as assigned
An Officer will be in uniform and may travel on foot, by bicycle, or by marked Campus Safety vehicle
Associates degree, two years of college, trade school, or equivalent education desired; Bachelor’s degree highly preferred; campus security experience is a plus
Experience/commitment to working with and supporting diverse communities
Must possess strong critical thinking skills; ability to handle sensitive and challenging situations with professionalism and compassion; ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a diverse team; display sensitivity to the unique role that security plays in a college setting
Effective oral and written communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong conflict resolution, negotiation, collaboration, and facilitation skills and experience
Computer and written skills consistent with the completion of detailed and comprehensive reports on computer-based reporting systems; must have meticulous attention to detail
Must be reliable and able to work independently under established guidelines; must be able to perform duties at night and during inclement weather, including rain, snow, extreme heat, or cold.
Must be capable of performing the physical requirements of the position which include walking for extended periods of time; standing or sitting at a fixed post for sustained periods; climbing stairs, fire escapes, ladders, running; extended reaching in any direction; crouching, kneeling, bending, or stooping.
An ability to speak a second language is a plus.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record;
Must be able to pass a background investigation and psychological exam.
Special Instructions to Applicants This bargaining unit position is full-year; 40 hours per week. Days off rotate every two weeks and will be determined. Potential shifts may include;
First shift: beginning 7:00am to 3:00pm. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Second shift: beginning 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Third shift: beginning 11:00pm to 7:00am. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Starting hourly rate is $17.22; shift and weekend differentials apply.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed