Security Guard

About the Opportunity:

Our schools are looking for a hard working individual who can work independently to keep our schools safe.

What Does a Security Guard at Democracy Prep do?

  • Patrol and monitor school facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of scholars and staff and the security of the school
  • Assist with morning arrival and afternoon dismissal of scholars
  • Assist the professional staff, police, and emergency personnel in handling emergencies or disruptive situations
  • Notify building personnel, police, and/or appropriate emergency personnel of any emergency, potentially dangerous, or unusual situations
  • Promote student responsibility for behavior and attitude by serving as a role model and dressing and grooming professionally.
  • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with scholars, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
  • Manage relationship with security vendor that will handle late shift and Saturday hours
  • Manage relationship with NYPD 42nd Precinct on behalf of the entire school

Required Core Competencies

  • Unwavering commitment to the mission and core values of Democracy Prep
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Computer proficiency, including comfort with Macs and Google products
  • Ability to work well with scholars, teachers, staff, leadership, and parents
  • All hands on deck mentality
  • 8 hour pre-assignment training course for security guards required
  • 16 hour on-the-job training course for security guards required
  • 8 hour annual in-service training course for security guards required


Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Meet Some of Democracy Prep Public Schools's Employees

Amanda T.

Operations Manager

Amanda manages all of the back-of-house operations that are needed to run Harlem Prep Elementary School, one of Democracy Prep’s K-5 schools, every day.

Keenan K.

Behavioral Support Specialist

From handling disciplinary issues with scholars to getting them the correct uniform, Keenan spends his days creating a safe and happy school culture where students can thrive.

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