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Pathways In Education (PIE) is an Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP) serving grades 9-12 in the Chicago community. Pathways considers the unique needs of every student, allowing access to small group classes, guided independent study, online courses, and experiential learning, to address each student's individual strengths and needs.


Pathways in Education is looking for educators and staff that are warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring.


Pathways In Education is looking for a School Safety Coordinator in the Chicago area to work at the Avondale center. The School Safety Coordinator will have the following responsibilities


Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Actively respond to incidents, fights or other issues in or on school grounds that threaten the safety of students, staff, and/or guests.
  • Report unusual activity or suspicions of safety issues to administration in a timely fashion.
  • Complete proper documentation related to incident reports and misconduct reports
  • Monitor school grounds and school entrances to ensure only authorized personnel and authorized visitors access the school.
  • As needed, monitor the student entry and dismissal process to ensure safety
  • Build positive and professional relationships with students and leverage those relationships to establish and maintain productive and safe learning environments.
  • Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
  • Under direction from administration, leads efforts to de-escalate inappropriate student behaviors and assist students with maximizing their time on task in classroom.
  • Act a substitute teacher when needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Professional and positive attitude.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Uphold standards set forth by the company without constant feedback or training.

 Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma required/ BA degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in security preferred.
  • Have a PERC (Permanent Employee Registration Card) card or ability to obtain a PERC card.
  • IL Substitute permit not required, but applicant must be willing to obtain one after hire.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff that includes paid time off, holiday and sick time, medical, vision and dental coverage, incentives and an employer-matched 403(b) plan. PIE provides our staff opportunities to chaperone students on experiential learning trips to amazing places like Italy, Cuba and China as well as U.S. based trips to DC, a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and a farm in Northern California. We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make PIE and our students successful. To learn more about our schools, visit us at www.il.pathways in education.org.


Pathways In Education embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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