Position Purpose: The Campus Public Safety Officer supports learning by handling emergency situations and enforcing Aurora University policies, and federal and state laws as they apply to the campus community. Supports the Campus Public Safety mission by utilizing a community policing philosophy and works collaboratively with all members of the campus community to maintain a high quality of life. Work under the direct supervision of the Chief/Director of Campus Public Safety and the Campus Public Safety Supervisors.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Handles all emergency situations arising on campus and satellite facilities, ranging from personal injuries, fires, threats to individuals, and all other crisis situations.
Enforces all applicable and appropriate federal, state and local laws, and University policies. Reports all security and safety violations and hazards. Reports incidents of misbehavior to proper campus authority; serves as a positive role model for students; provides general campus supervision.
Provides visible patrols of the campus and satellite facilities to deter crime and maintain a high quality of life on campus.
Provides assistance and direction to campus visitors and guests.
Exercises physical control only to the extent reasonably necessary to maintain order, protect property, protect the health and safety of students and faculty, or to maintain proper and appropriate conditions to learning.
Responds when Physical Properties or other appropriate personnel are not available for any other emergency circumstances.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree preferred; some college with directly related experience required.
Must possess Illinois Law Enforcement Police Officer Certification (no exceptions)
Prior experience in higher education preferred.
Prior experience in a community based public safety environment preferred.
Knowledge of campus regulations in connection with student conduct; laws pertaining to juveniles; controlled substances and their effect upon behavior; customs and activities indicative of undesirable groups.
A working knowledge of appropriate federal, state and local laws including the Campus Security act of 1997.
Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff.
Ability to interpret rules and regulations.
Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly and fairly.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to write reports and maintain appropriate documentation according to departmental standards.
Minimum 21 years of age.
Valid Illinois Driver's license.
Available to be called in to work or held over until released by the Director of Campus Public Safety or his/her designee in emergency situations.
Ability to work any of the three shifts.
Ability to achieve and maintain firearm proficiency at an acceptable level.
Possess a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID).
Able to pass a thorough background investigation.
Able to pass polygraph and psychological examinations.
Ability to walk for extended periods, stand for extended periods.
Ability to move about campus and satellite facilities on foot at a rapid pace.
Ability to run up stairs carrying heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs).
Ability to use computer, office equipment.
Ability to speak to individuals and groups, ability to hear verbal conversation.
May occasionally be required to physically subdue combative subjects, must maintain an appropriate level of physical ability accordingly.
Visual acuity (with or without correction) to read reports.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.