The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative, non-profit, K–12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of twice-exceptional students, bright and creative children who learn differently. Quad Prep is a young, fast-growing school founded in 2013 that is a vibrant professional and collegial learning community for employees.
The Quad Preparatory School transforms the lives of twice-exceptional people – those who are gifted and learn differently – by redefining the experience of school. Our personalized model fully integrates social and emotional learning with challenging academics, empowering our students to rise to the level of their extraordinary talents. Through our innovative programs we are leading a larger movement in service of both twice-exceptional people and society at large.
Our teachers, clinicians, and staff joined together to craft our statement of values, which we are proud to share:
Quad Prep is a kind and joyful learning community where everyone is celebrated for who they are.
We ignite students’ strengths and passions and allow for safe academic pursuit at the highest levels by learning from mistakes.
We are trustworthy and steadfast, and our high academic expectations challenge students to grow uniquely as people and in the way they learn.
We widen our students’ perspectives, giving them the tools to know themselves and find success in the future of their choosing.
We never give up on each other and are driven by the ethos of “not if, but how.”
Working in conjunction with the security team and under the direction of the Security Supervisor and Senior Manager for Operations and Special Projects, the Security Associate is responsible for the day-to-day operations and security of both locations of the School. This is an active security position, and requires frequent movement in and between facilities. The role requires a customer service mentality, taking care to assist our community members (students, families, and staff) and guide them through our procedures and protocols to help keep everyone safe.
Participate in student arrivals and dismissals—mornings, afternoons, and during outdoor time;
Perform safety checks, check fire extinguishers and room safety;
Assist staff in checking in guests to events and school tours;
Assist during fire and lock down drills as well as in the event of an actual emergency;
Assist Security Supervisor and Operations and Special Projects Senior Manager to complete special projects;
Participate in school start-up and end-of-year tasks, and special summer projects when students are not in school;
Assist with deliveries;
Cover extended hours such as security guard sick/vacation days on security desk;
Must be flexible in approach to tasks, and perform other duties as assigned.
Have a team spirit and willingness to assist facilities staff when needed;
Must be willing and able to work overtime, both early morning and late afternoon/evening hours as needed and very occasionally a weekend event.
Great follow through
Customer service orientation
Timely arrival each day, commitment to the organization
Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma is required. Active security license a plus, must be willing to undergo security guard training if not already licensed.
Work Environment: This job operates in a multi-campus school setting. School is currently located on the 4th floor of one building, three floors in another building, and there is also a separate gym facility five blocks away. Campuses are located a block away from each other. This role requires regular stair climbing, as well as walking between the campuses, the gym space, and to various locations in the area.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 60 pounds. During fire drills and other times, employees will need to use the stairs to go between campus floors and the ground level. Typing required for composing emails and writing reports.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a part-time position in an educational facility which is open 8 hours a day in multiple locations. On occasion, the Security Associate is required to arrive early in morning and/or work overtime during afternoon, evening, or weekend events.
***Note that all employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Medical and Religious Exemptions may be provided.***
ADA/AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. We take steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People and Culture department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.
At Quad Prep, we are on a mission—to transform the lives of neurodiverse, twice exceptional people by redefining the experience of school. Through the collective, superlative and empathic work of our teachers and clinicians, we are empowering students to leave Quad Prep fully prepared to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world.
Entering our 10th year and a new phase of maturity, we are excited to welcome fellow groundbreakers to our team to help us further this inspiring and urgent mission. We are eager to challenge our status quo, to seek diverse perspectives and work together to develop better practices of neurodiverse education. The Quad Preparatory School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.
A not-for-profit independent college preparatory school, Quad Prep’s rich and robust curriculum engages, challenges, and inspires students at all levels, K–12.