Campus Safety Coordinator

Administrator / Full-Time

The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

Title: Campus Safety Coordinator              
Department:  Operations
Reports to: Director of Campus Facilities
Exempt Status: Exempt (salaried)
Position Status: Full-Time                              
Last Updated:  02/01/2023

The Wheeler School, a co-ed, N-12 independent day school with city and farm campuses serving approximately 800 students in the Greater Providence and Greater Boston areas, is seeking a full-time Campus Safety Coordinator to join our Operations team.  

Ideal candidates for faculty and staff positions at Wheeler are people with a sense of humor, warmth, and humility. They are excellent communicators, with empathy for others and an ability to listen and respond with good intuition. Ultimately ambitious and hard-working, committed to supporting students by offering help and creating new opportunities. In the end, employees at Wheeler love to spend their days with young people and will enjoy all that Wheeler has to offer; creative, energetic, dynamic, and diverse.

Position Purpose:
In this newly established role, the Campus Safety Coordinator promotes a safe and secure school environment where students can learn, faculty and staff can work, and parents and visitors can enjoy being part of the Wheeler community. This will be achieved by establishing and developing appropriate security policies, procedures, and guidelines to provide safety and security of life and property on and off campus. This position is crucial in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including local law enforcement agencies and EMS.

The ideal candidate will have these professional characteristics and qualities:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is preferred 
  • Current EMT or equivalent certification
  • Experience working in law enforcement, military police, or related field is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in subject matter and subject-specific training and instruction
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish respect, credibility, and trust, and to maintain productive working relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication skills in speaking, writing and presenting, and in team facilitation
  • Proven ability to consistently use discretion and appropriate judgment to effectively and discretely work with confidential and potentially sensitive information
  • Experience with emergency planning and incident management, including familiarity with Incident Command protocols including drills required by RIDE regulations. 
  • Significant experience with current technology, and communication systems including electronic card access, cameras, alarm systems
  • Experience in effective crisis management and incident response as well as problem-solving
  • Knowledge and experience in applying best practices for safety and security programs.
  • Ability to be flexible and handle the stress of changing work priorities, deadlines, and needs
  • Ability to work in an active and fast-paced academic campus
  • Willingness to jump in and help department members, faculty, and staff

This is a 12-month position that is located full-time at our Providence Campus but will have responsibilities and projects at our Seekonk Campus including nights and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.  

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Bob Pacheco, the Director of Campus Facilities, at and cc by March 15.

Statement on Diversity and Cultural Competency At Wheeler:
We actively seek students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, believing that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning, enriches life on campus, and better prepares us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further our community’s overall diversity and cultural competency through hiring.

The Wheeler School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law. 

 To learn more about Wheeler, please visit and our Careers page here.

About The Wheeler School:

Founded in 1889 by visionary artist and educator Mary C. Wheeler, The Wheeler School is an N-12 independent day school of approximately 800 students from throughout Greater Providence and Greater Boston. Wheeler’s mission, “to learn our powers and be answerable for their use,” is incorporated into our classrooms, athletic fields, art studios, and STEAM labs, as students are encouraged to think deeply and explore the world on and beyond our two campuses in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island and our 120-acre farm in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Across Wheeler’s campuses and grades, dedicated faculty and staff identify students’ learning path and passions, challenging and supporting them in pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and personal growth. Our graduates are prepared for college and life as creative, ethical, and engaged global citizens. Wheeler is also home to The Hamilton School, where skilled faculty meet students’ learning differences with the individualized instruction that leads to success.

The Wheeler School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender