Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7090209 (Ref.No. 22D151004)
Posted: December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University invites applications for a Sergeant in the Department of Public Safety.  The Public Safety Sergeant is the shift supervisor and supports the educational mission of Rider University; they provide the leadership, supervision and training for subordinate public safety personnel and student workers during shifts and special events (extra duty assignments) in order to ensure proper functioning of day-to-day public safety operations. Supervises Officers and patrols campus property and buildings by foot, vehicle, and/or bike; responds to calls for assistance, fire, burglary alarms, and emergencies on campus; and completes and files reports. 

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of four years experience in law enforcement, security, emergency medical technician, fire fighter or US military service. 
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved police/law enforcement-training academy or security officer training. 
  • Must be able to prepare, understand, correct incident, investigation and operational reports.
  • Flexibility and ability to work any shift, any day of the week including extra duty assignments.
  • Willingness and ability to work scheduled & non-scheduled and overtime hours. 
  • Must have excellent customer service, communication and de-escalation skills. 
  • Must have experience working with a diverse community and committed to inclusive excellence.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. 
  • Must have demonstrated effective communication skills and the ability to perform well under pressure situations. 
  • Must possess the physical condition necessary to fulfill duties.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience working in a college or university environment.  
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Sociology or a related field desired but not necessary.  A Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Sociology or a related field can be used as a one-year equivalent for one year of public safety or security experience.

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. 

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success. 

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 387 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.