Director of Safety & Security

  • Charlotte Preparatory School
  • May 12, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description


The Director of Safety and Security supervises and promotes the security and safety of the school community and property; develops, oversees, and evaluates a comprehensive school safety plan; participates in all crisis and emergency planning; and ensures the school’s routine maintenance is completed in a timely and satisfactory manner. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Charlotte Preparatory School is a PK-8 school of 400 students located in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood.

Charlotte Preparatory School is committed to sustaining a professional, inclusive, and collaborative environment where diversity in thought and culture is welcomed. The School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity. 


  • Partner with school leadership to develop and implement all school safety and security plans, policies, training, practices, and procedures

  • Patrol the campus at regular intervals to ensure high visibility and community safety

  • Contract and oversee additional security for special events and programs

  • Form close connections with the school community and be a warm and approachable presence on campus

  • Manage all security infrastructure, including door lock systems, perimeter security, video and CCTV, visitor log-in systems, and emergency response tools

  • Maintain close professional relationships with local law enforcement

  • Serve as a member of the school’s crisis team

  • Oversee the management of parking and traffic regulations on campus

  • Oversee and ensure successful completion of the school’s routine maintenance


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • At least 10 years of experience in security or public safety; experience in school security is strongly preferred

  • Excellent communication and technology skills

  • Ability to manage multiple roles and responsibilities

  • Patience, courage, good judgment, approachability, reliability

  • Certified in CPR, first aid, and AED

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive interactions with multiple constituents

  • Knowledge of school security and safety procedures

  • Experience in emergency management

  • Physically able to patrol campus and respond quickly to emergencies

  • Experience in facilities management desired


Reports directly to the Director of Finance & Operations.

Please direct resume, cover letter, and references to Christie Cole, Executive Assistant to Head of School and School Operations Manager,

Charlotte Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Charlotte Preparatory School in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs. Candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.