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 Key Responsibilities:

1. Develops, establishes, and enforces policies and procedures related to safety and security, emergency management, active shooter, fire safety, natural disasters, hazardous materials, accident prevention and risk management, asset protection, access control, parking control and traffic enforcement, and other identified areas of need.

2. Works collaboratively with local law enforcement agencies and other external partners who assist the District in its safety and security operations.

3. Ensures that safety and security initiatives enhance the academic and social-emotional learning environments at each campus and balance the rights of individuals with the needs of the District as a whole


  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in security management, emergency management, law enforcement, or a related field
  2. Minimum of ten (10) years of safety/security experience, with at least three (3) years in a supervisory or management role
  3. Extensive knowledge of safety, security, and fire prevention operations
  4. Extensive understanding of school systems and community resources
  5. Knowledge of State and Federal laws, regulations, and policies guiding school safety and security
  6. Experience evaluating emergency situations and demonstrating a calm leadership presence
  7. Ability to build trust and positive working relationships with diverse groups including students, families, educators, emergency management personnel, first responders, and other community members
  8. Strong oral and written communication skills
  9. Advanced training or certification in safety, security, or emergency management (preferred)
  10. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable


  • The entry level base salary for this position is expected to be approximately $83,967, plus highly competitive benefits, including 100% Board-paid IMRF contributions and employee-only health, dental, vision, and term life insurance.  Additional compensation above the base is offered for those with previous successful, relevant experience.  A copy of the Administrative Salaries & Fringe Benefits document is attached.  Questions about salaries or fringe benefits should be directed to the Human Resources Office.  

Additional Notes

Important Notes

  • If you are interested in a brief, confidential conversation regarding your possible interest in this position prior to filling out an application, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Ken Kleber at (217) 351-3822.

More About Our Community

  • Champaign Unit 4 Schools serves over 10,000 PreK-Young Adult students in 18 facilities, which include twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, one early childhood facility, and the Novak Academy.  Located conveniently near Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, Champaign residents enjoy the entertainment and intellectual activity of a large city, without the higher costs of living and lengthy commute times often associated with busy city/suburban life.  The University of Illinois provides the excitement of Big 10 sporting events, a thriving business environment, and world-class entertainment at State Farm Center and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  Champaign is characterized by a thriving downtown and campustown, shopping centers and boutiques, award-winning restaurants, neighborhood parks, live music venues, and summer festivals.  We also share many museums, galleries, and theatres with the adjacent city of Urbana.

Want to Learn More?

  • If you want to learn more about this position or other career opportunities in Champaign Unit 4 Schools, please contact our Talent Recruitment and Retention Manager, Ms. Jey L. Owens, at owensje@u4sd.org.  Please include your résumé.

How to Apply

Apply online at www.champaignschools.org

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