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Security Officer

The Nightingale-Bamford School is seeking to hire a security officer who is responsible for providing safety and security services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Nightingale-Bamford School, a K–12 independent girls’ school in Manhattan. The security officer is also expected to identify and evaluate security issues and to provide quality solutions in order to maintain a safe and secure academic environment. This position reports to the Director of Safety and Security. This is an exempt position.

The schedule is based on a 40-hour work week. The security officer’s actual work hours will be scheduled according to the needs of the school (i.e., 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m to 10:00 pm). Up to 3 Saturdays per month may be required, on an overtime basis.



RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • Maintain a presence at the front door and screen visitors before they are allowed entrance into the school.
  • Respond to all calls for service and emergencies throughout the schoolhouse.
  • Maintain a professional attitude towards the Nightingale community and its guests.
  • Keep current in the field; have strong working knowledge of pertinent law and stay abreast of developments in the law enforcement community.
  • Make physical tours inside and outside of buildings, facilities, and school grounds to make sure the school is safe and secure.
  • Report school incidents and crimes.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, general orders, and instructions.
  • Complete all required reports.
  • Perform all other related tasks and duties as assigned.


  • Diploma from accredited high school or equivalency program.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience.
  • Valid New York State security guard license.
  • Background in law enforcement, NYPD preferred.
  • FDNY Fire & Life Safety Director Certificate of Fitness.
  • Ability and willingness to work with all faculty and staff, particularly the school receptionist and director of facilities.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, detail-oriented problem-solver able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously in a high pressure atmosphere; excellent communications skills a must.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language sufficiently to understand and process all required paperwork and to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Basic computer literacy is required: familiarity with G-Suite applications, navigating CCTV and access control software, and printing visitor badges.


  • Sufficient stamina to perform all essential job functions for a normal eight-hour shift and up to a 16-hour shift in an emergency, with a meal break included in the shift.
  • Ability to walk the school property, climb stairs, and to assist or carry a disabled, ill, or injured person.
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Sufficient strength and flexibility for stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, carrying, and other movements.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.


  • A shared understanding of the mission of the School and a demonstrated commitment to the core principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Must demonstrate cultural competence and be able to understand, appreciate, and work with constituents across varied backgrounds and cultures.
  • Excellent attention to detail, professional attitude, good judgment, a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of constituents.


Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume online at



Founded by two bold, visionary educators in 1920, The Nightingale-Bamford School’s mission is to inspire girls to go beyond barriers. Tied to this mission is a broader vision of students who are joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives. Nightingale educates girls’ minds and hearts and, in so doing, infuses their lives with meaningful relationships, teaching them to value difference as a means of growth and empowering them to question the status quo with confidence, empathy, resilience, and reason. Nightingale’s commitment to social justice and anti-racism requires that all community members engage actively and thoughtfully in work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds.


It is the policy of the School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military status, marital status, familial status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School’s employment practices and decisions adhere to the principles of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to and is reflected in all School activities, including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, staffing, training, promotions, compensation practices, employee benefits, social programs, discipline, and termination of employment. The School maintains zero tolerance for violations of this policy and expects all employees to abide by and support this policy without reservation.