APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED: Common Ground seeks Campus Safety Manager


Purpose of Position

To patrol and monitor Common Ground High School campus for the purpose of maintaining student safety, order and security.


Reports to Dean of Students and Student Affairs Manager

Employment Status

Part Time 15 hours, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 3:00-6:00 pm Wed 1:30-4:30 pm


Common Ground High School

Essential Functions

Patrol and monitor campus to maintain student safety, order and security; unlock doors and other entry points; respond to disturbances, behavior problems and related situations; search backpacks, vehicles and lockers for alcohol, weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia as directed by an administrator and according to established procedures and policies.

Monitor break areas, hallways, restrooms, and parking lots; escort students to the office for disciplinary action as directed; write referrals according to established guidelines and site practices; report unusual activities or unauthorized persons on campus to appropriate school staff. Assist in the investigation of illegal activities; cooperate with law enforcement personnel as necessary. Monitor unattended classrooms during the temporary absence of a certificated teacher or administrator. Perform related duties as assigned.

Maintain punctual and consistent attendance.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Indoor and outdoor work environment, with exposure to weather conditions. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; seeing to monitor students and read a variety of documents; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a walkie-talkie or cell phone; ability to stand for extended periods of time, run, climb stairs, bend, stoop, or reach above the shoulders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of basic techniques of individual and group supervision. Knowledge of basic interests, attitudes and emotional development of adolescents. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students and staff. Ability to exercise good judgment and tact. Understand and follow verbal and written directions. Work effectively in a busy environment with frequent interruptions. Meet schedules and timelines. Work collaboratively with others.

Education, Training and Experience

Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and/or experience working with junior high/middle school or high school age youth. Experience in a K12 school setting preferred.

Prior experience with and commitment to engaging students from racially and economically diverse urban settings.

Additional Requirements

Valid First Aid and CPR certification issued by an authorized agency.

Prior experience with and commitment to engaging students from racially and economically diverse urban settings

Bilingual ability in Spanish is preferred but not required.

At Common Ground, a truly diverse community of 195 students from 16 different towns experiences a mix of high academic standards, active learning and leadership opportunities, and small school supports that are producing dramatic educational results. More than 90% of our students are accepted to college, and our students’ graduation rates and test scores have pushed above the state average.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Ashton Killilea, Student Affairs Manager
Common Ground High School
358 Springside Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515


It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability and physical disability.

It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, marital status, civil union status, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity in all personnel actions, including recruitment, evaluation, selection, daily interactions, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.


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