Campus Safety Officer - Part Time

Date Posted: 08/11/2021
Type/Department:Staff in Campus Safety and Security
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Hampshire College

Department:  Campus Safety and Security           

Job Title: Campus Safety Officer

Position Type: Part Time/ Third Shift

Schedule: 32 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $16.00 Hour / Non-Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Interim Director of Campus Safety and Security

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. The campus safety and security department supports the Hampshire community in achieving its mission of being a challenging, but compassionate place to learn and grow by ensuring the safety of its people and property.  This goal also entails creating and maintaining an environment on campus that is inclusive, mindful of different backgrounds, and above all, patient. As part of the campus safety and security team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!



This position is for third shift, which is from 11pm-7am.  Campus Safety personnel are responsible for the safety & security of Hampshire College students, staff, and faculty.  Officers support the day-to-day operations on their assigned shift in accordance with college and department policies and protocols.  This includes providing assistance to a wide variety of calls for service from students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  Other responsibilities include access control, after hours property checks, first responder calls, fire/security alarm response, and supporting other departments in their operations.   Campus safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.  All officers report to the director.


Must have knowledge of state, local and federal laws as related to college campus safety; an understanding of security on college campuses, including card access, crime prevention by environmental design, and general safety practices; and experience with crisis intervention, report writing, and field training. Campus safety officers must have the ability to exercise sound judgment based upon their training and experience and are held to a high level of ethics and code of conduct while on and off-duty. Must have excellent communication and interpesonal skills. Ability to empathize and commitment to working with a diverse population is essential.  Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and must be able to demonstrate and support a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.  Experience working with a team that has a variety of roles and responisbilties that all need to coordinate effectively. Officers will be required to fill in on shifts as needed, and may be required to work overtime, holidays and emergencies. Campus safety officers are considered essential personnel.


Two years of job-related experience is required.

This position requires a valid Massachusetts drivers license and must successfully meet the requirements of Hampshire College driver credentialing policy.

Employment is dependent on successful completion of a pre-employment physical and background check.

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.



Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.