The Shipley School
  • Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.


The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School's compliance with the application and administration of the School's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Title IX Compliance Officer or the Section 504 Compliance Officer at, 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA. Please refer to the School's SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School's website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.



Our Security Officers are the trusted first-responder to our students, staff, and guests while on our campus. This is a job for someone who enjoys help people in times of need, but can also be firm in a respectful manner. In this role the incumbent will have ample opportunities to engage with a wide variety of people who genuinely care about our school and keeping it safe for everyone. For career minded applicants, the Shipley School will provide the training to obtain Pa Act 67 certification, which is the first step to becoming a School Resource Officer.



  • Inspecting school facilities so that all doors and windows are secured and interior lights are out in unoccupied rooms.
  • Assisting housekeeping staff to gain access to alarmed areas.
  • Unlocking and re-locking doors for School and rental events to ensure the timely and successful operation of each event.
  • Maintaining a detailed observation log of incidents that are clearly and concisely recorded.
  • Reporting potential maintenance deficiencies that might be a safety concern.
  • Responding to calls to our designated Security phone.
  • In emergency circumstances or severe inclement weather, have the flexibility to work over-time hours.
  • Professionally interact with local Police and Fire Department, Penn Starr, EMS in emergency situations.


  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time outside and inside as needed.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs without assistance.
  • Valid PA driver's license with a minimum of three years driving experience with no moving violations.
  • Experience in property security is highly desirable, but not required.
  • Experience in customer-facing service industry or retail environments is preferred.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office or similar software.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Current CPR/AED preferred but not required. Training will be provided.

Interested candidates should complete the online application. Upload your resume, cover letter, and all valid background clearances (PA Criminal History, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint reports) in the resume section of the application. No phone calls, please.

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