Employment at GCYC

Security Officer

Reports To

Safety and Security Manager


Part Time

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Minimum high school diploma required with advanced training and education in safety and security
  • Knowledge of security procedures needed to perform assigned tasks in accordance with established building procedures. Retired law enforcement official preferred.
  • 2-3 years of work experience in youth development or security fields
  • Security function experience with a focus on youth and families
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work within established time frames
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as ability to present information effectively in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Good crisis intervention skills
  • Must demonstrate cultural competency, dedication to working with youth, families and community members in our care
  • Competency in MS office applications and competency in surveillance camera software a plus
Functions & Responsibilities
  • Security coverage of the Center and its grounds on an ongoing basis daily via physical Comer Education Campus rounds and camera surveillance
  • Responsible for intervening and managing conflict amongst youth, adults and/or visitors Follow and implement all GCYC safety and security related building operations policies and procedures including but not limited to conduct and incident reporting, radio usage and traffic control
  • Create an engaging, safe and educational environment for members and participants
  • Support membership functions when posted in the lobby including member/guest reception, youth departure and proper dissemination of Center information under the direction of the program coordinator
  • Greet all guests/patrons
  • Monitor the exterior areas of the Comer Education Campus facilities (GCCP, GCYC, GCMS, 7204 Annex, parking lots, etc.) and the surrounding areas
  • Prohibit loitering on campus grounds
  • Report any safety concerns
  • Remain vigilant and mobile while on post
  • Maintain an acceptable level of order, control and safety
  • Show familiarity of venues located within the facility
  • Attend all meetings required for safety team members
  • Support the mission of GCYC
  • Work collaboratively in a team setting serving the needs of youth
  • Committed to the safety and development of all GCYC members
  • Take on other duties as needed
  • Serve as a role model for youth and community
  • Abide by the employee handbook and established GCYC policies and procedures
Physical Work Requirements
  • Ability to perform duties while walking, standing, stooping and/or lifting
  • Dexterity sufficient to perform computer functions
  • Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs
  • Typical physical demands require full body movement, physical strength and stamina sufficient to chase, apprehend, and detain person(s) when required
  • Carrying standard equipment and conducting security patrols
  • Ability to withstand various weather conditions for outside safety patrols

Comer Education Campus:  With a comprehensive approach surrounded by inspiring state-of-the-art facilities, the Comer Education Campus is devoted to guiding young people to and through college and into adult life. Our campus constitutes a unique partnership between Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School, and the college success initiative UtmostU.  The campus serves over 1700 youth from across Chicago’s South Side, offering out-of-school time enrichment, academic enhancement, and college success programs.  Working with best-in-class partner organizations, we empower young people with tools they need to earn a college degree and reach their full potential in life.  For more information, please visit: http://comereducationcampus.org/ and http://garycomeryouthcenter.org/