Assistant Director of Security

  • Ransom Everglades School
  • 3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full time Facilities/Operations

Job Description

Assistant Director of Security
This is an exempt administrative position that reports to the Director of Security. The scope of the job includes providing for and maintaining a safe and secure campus for the upper and middle schools, management of third-party rentals, school-wide calendar scheduling, and traffic/parking logistics. This position includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Essential Duties Responsibilities

School Security and Safety:
Assist in maintaining, updating and implementing the School Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP)
Oversee school security and safety monitoring systems primarily at the middle school
Serve as contact person with security and safety monitoring contractors at the middle school
Coordinate access for special events and rentals on the middle school campus
In conjunction with the Director of Security, arrange for repairs, purchases, renovations, etc, for security and safety alarm systems and security assets.
In conjunction with the Director of Security, plan and oversee, accordingly, any upgrades of security and monitoring systems.
Coordinate School Life Safety Systems – Fire Alarm System, Crises Alarm System
Oversee service contracts and maintenance of equipment
Maintain service records
Oversee the planning for upgrades to school life safety systems
Perform regular safety/OSHA inspections
Complete regular inspections with Director of Facilities in US and MS
• Buildings • Grounds
Perform other safety and health inspections as needed
Accompany insurance inspector on yearly insurance audits
Accompany Health Inspector on annual and routine health inspections
Act as the primary person responsible for safety policies and procedures of the school’s facilities and grounds
Oversee the guard services on US and MS campuses, in the absence of the Director of Security

Regulatory Programs:
Oversee compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements pertaining to our physical plant and grounds or use of them
Manage records and files on applicable federal, state, county regulations
Manage records and files on applicable OSHA, EPA and Fire/Rescue regulations
Assure that we are in ADA compliance where applicable School Scheduling and Operations:
Responsible for school-wide operational scheduling and management of calendar for the middle school
Identify conflicts and other operational issues and resolves them
Responsible for all traffic and parking on the middle school campus, as well as maintaining positive relations with neighbors and neighboring areas
Coordinates with Facilities and Maintenance Department on all operational activities of the school
Assume other responsibilities as requested to do so by the Head of School and/or the Chief Operating Officer

Performance Factors:

Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments. Position requires 24/7 availability and accessibility
Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the School
Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside of the School. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships

BS or BA from an accredited college or university
Minimum 8-10 years managing facilities with similar size
Minimum 10 years of prior Law Enforcement or Military Experience
Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word software
Strong interpersonal skills and strong communication skills
Strong proficiency in English (verbal and written)
Holding and maintains a G license for firearm is required

How to Apply
Please visit to complete an application and submit it with a resume, cover letter, a list of five professional references and any other relevant materials to

School Mission
The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.

A Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive Community
Ransom Everglades School is an inclusive community that welcomes and benefits from diverse experiences and perspectives. Our students and faculty embrace multiculturalism and appreciate the unique potential of each individual. During their time at RE, everyone benefits from the contributions of each member, while honing skills and sensitivities that prepare them to excel and lead in a global community. The commitment to diversity at Ransom Everglades informs our hiring process, curriculum development, community outreach, co-curricular activities, and admission process. We implement programs, offer workshops and craft learning opportunities that reflect our core beliefs. Living by this philosophy ensures that our students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be productive global citizens. RE is committed to looking for candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences in our effort to build a diverse faculty in which all social groups are represented.

Supporting Excellence
Ransom Everglades faculty members are expected to pursue a continuous program of professional development and engagement, and are supported in doing so by the flexibility and financial generosity of the school and its benefactors, and our membership in the FolioCollaborative. The school regularly distributes books for the faculty to read together, and brings national guest speakers to campus to work with the faculty. Every faculty member and student is issued a stylus-enabled laptop computer. Microsoft 365, including Teams and OneNote, G Suite Enterprise Edition for Education, and the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as subscriptions to a number of other platforms, are provided for all faculty and students. Classrooms are equipped with ViewSonic interactive displays.

A competitive compensation is based on the experience and qualifications of the person selected. Ransom Everglades offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement, health and dental insurance, disability and life insurance, and other benefits. Florida has no state or local income taxes.

Ransom Everglades School (RE) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which RE has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. RE expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of RE employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.