Security Guard

Reporting directly to the Director of Buildings and Grounds, the primary role of the Security Guard is to ensure the safety and security of the Hackley property and maintain a safe educational and living environment for all community members and guests.

With an emphasis on customer service and strengthening community relations to further the mission of the School, Security Guards are committed to serving a diverse school community and are tasked with identifying, assessing, and responding to potential hazards and safety-related incidents.Security Guards should expect to work a shift schedule that, along with weekends and/or holidays when necessary. 

Applicants should be CPR/First Aid/AED certified or be willing to become certified upon employment (at no cost to the employee). Candidates must have a valid NYS Driver’s License and pass a motor vehicle record check.

In accordance with the policies of Hackley School, candidates for this position must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a booster shot, if eligible. 
Primary Schedule: Overnight Shift (11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m., Sunday to Thursday)
Pay Rate: $15.90 - $16.50/hr

  • Conduct vigilant patrols of School property both in vehicle and on foot.
  • Patrol campus parking lots to identify unauthorized or suspicious vehicles.
  • Assess emergency situations and notify campus personnel, police, fire and EMS, when appropriate.
  • Inspects all campus buildings, doors, gates, windows, and other access points to the Hackley campus for the protection of the community and its assets and to ensure unauthorized persons are not able to gain entry. 
  • Inspects emergency equipment, fire extinguishers, emergency lights, and exit signs on a regular basis to ensure operational readiness and in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Assist the faculty and administration in enforcing and identifying violations of safety rules and policies. 
  • Maintain a thorough daily log of activities and assorted reports for each assigned shift.
  • Assist with traffic control at key points of the day and during special events as needed.
  • Represent Hackley by providing professional and courteous assistance when responding to requests for service, interacting with members of the community, or assisting guests and visitors.
  • Notify key personnel of major incidents or emergencies on campus in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate discretion and decorum in communication and maintain confidentiality with unquestionable integrity. 
  • Interact with students, colleagues, consultants and members of the public in a courteous and respectful manner
This is a full-time position. Hackley School offers a generous benefits package, including:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Telehealth services through Teladoc
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match after Eligibility Period
  • Tuition Remission for Eligible and Admitted Students
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Parental Leave with FMLA and NY Paid Family Leave 
  • Dining Hall Privileges
  • On-Campus Employee Wellness Offerings (including use of the facilities)
For additional information or to apply for this position please contact Facilities Manager, Terry Ellis at

About Hackley School:
Hackley is an Equal Opportunity Employer, intentionally committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.  We welcome candidates representing a full spectrum of race, ability, gender, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation. A Hackley education embraces both the open exchange of ideas and learning from varying perspectives, inclusive of the beliefs and identities reflected within the community.

Qualifications for employment include a demonstrated commitment to these principles. 

Hackley is a nonsectarian coeducational K-12 independent school located in Tarrytown, NY, 20 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. Founded as a boarding school in 1899, Hackley enrolls around 840 students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12, including approximately 30 five-day boarding students in Grades 9 -12. With over 40% of our faculty residing in school housing, Hackley combines the community cohesion of a boarding school with the stimulation of a day school, all in close proximity to one of the great cities of the world.