Arcadia University
  • Glenside, PA, USA
  • 13.50
  • Hourly


Public Safety Officers perform a variety of tasks that to help ensure the day to day safety and security of the Arcadia University Community. Officers interact with the internal and external community during both non and emergency situations. Officers gather critical information while coordinating the emergency response; including working with campus partners, law enforcement, emergency services personnel, etc. Public Safety Officers provide support to many areas of the University including Student Affairs, Facilities, Academic Affairs and Athletics. Officers interact with students on a daily basis through student escorts, lock-outs and regular patrols. Public Safety Officers are essential personnel and may be required to work during time of school closures including weather emergencies and holiday breaks.

Part-time weekend shifts only for On-Call Officers.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in greater Philadelphia and a national leader in international education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia nationally among the top universities in study abroad as well as among the top regional universities in the north. The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the Best in the Northeast for five consecutive years, while the University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to those candidates that are selected for additional consideration.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.


Essential Functions:

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to help ensure the safety and security of the Arcadia University community by conducting high visibility patrols of the interior of administrative buildings, exterior of residential building, and the grounds and facilities of University property as assigned.
  • Provides security presence in University buildings and facilities; Opens/secures University buildings and facilities according to specified schedules; prevents and detects and reports violations of University rules and regulations.
  • Officers patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot, which includes climbing steps, driving a vehicle, and/or a bicycle and performing security checks as needed, gives directions, provides escorts and provides first aid.
  • Responds to emergency situations including but not limited to: security and phone activated alarms, fire alarms, evacuations, illnesses and injuries, in a timely manner.
  • Completes detailed written incident reports articulating the response and actions taken concerning emergency incidents, incidents that may violate University policies and general public safety issues.
  • Provides security services during special events such as Commencement, Open Houses, University weekend events, sporting events, social functions, etc.
  • Monitors security services access into the Residence Halls and responds to fire and security alarms.
  • Enforces parking regulations throughout the university parking lots. Issues tickets and regulates campus vehicle and pedestrian traffic to enhance safety and expedite traffic flow.
  • Acts as an information resource to students, visitors and university personnel.
  • This position may have additional responsibilities assigned by the Director of Public Safety.
  • Uniforms, which must be worn while on duty, are provided by the University. Employee provide their own black shoes.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot; including stairs, driving a vehicle and bicycle.
  • Ability to remain standing/sitting for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work evenings, overnight, weekends and holidays and be flexible for various shifts and schedules. There are a select number of campus events, occurring on a yearly basis, that all officers are required to work.
  • In line with Academic calendar, there are select days during the year that time off cannot be granted (i.e. Residence Hall move in day(s), Commencement, etc.)
  • Ability to work with all levels of University personnel including students, visitors and University personnel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess a high school or GED diploma with two years work related experience or an equivalent combination of education and military and/or security experience.
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check, drug screen and motor vehicle check.
  • Valid driver's license with no moving violations
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Applicants must be CPR/First Aid certified or have the ability to successfully complete the certification. Arcadia University regularly offers CPR/First Aid training on campus at no cost to the employee.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge of dispatch systems, radio communications, fire systems, CCTV, emergency procedures and switchboard communications is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in security or law enforcement preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or Act 120 (Police Academy) or Fire Academy certification or equivalent preferred.
  • EMT/First Responder certification a plus.

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical condition or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.

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