Director of Safety
The Director of Safety is responsible for creating a safe environment for BGCG members and families through a combination of onsite activities, coordination with community programs and agencies, and as an information source for staff, members, and families on trends and issues related to safety. The Director of Safety will communicate with families, staff, and the Board on safety-related matters, identify and implement solutions, and lead the charge for safety policies. In this role, the Director of Safety will ensure that all full-time and part-time staff are adequately trained and supported to carry out safety policies. The Director of Safety maintains a presence on all BGCG properties, makes improvements and recommendations based on identified safety risks and takes the lead on implementing all safety initiatives and activities.
• Coordinate all safety objectives for the organization.
• Guide BGCG leadership to ensure that the organization is provided with timely and relevant recommendations and assistance in all areas of child and club safety.
• Work with the executive team on risk management, loss prevention, insurance practices, premise security, transportation safety, internet safety, background checks, incident management systems, and other related systems and issues.
• Maintain an up-to-date safety manual for BGCG, ensure all employees are familiar with the document and are trained and prepared to respond to emergencies.
• Serve as the first point of contact in emergencies and take appropriate actions to maintain a safe environment for all.
• Ensure all reports are completed accurately and submitted promptly, retained correctly, and analyzed for trends and patterns.
• Oversee new safety initiatives and projects.
• Manage, coordinate, or otherwise guarantee the completion of projects or grants that address child and club safety issues.
• Coordinate ongoing safety training of employees and club members following best practices.
• Identify safety training opportunities for BGCG children and families and, when appropriate, develop learning opportunities.
• Liaise with BGCA, Safety Committees, and other resources to ensure best safety practices are in place.
• Maintain employee records for safety courses and requirements, including bus drivers.
• Partner with the Director of External Relations to provide internal and external community safety messages through newsletters, emails, training, and other outlets as authorized.
Facilities and Vehicles
• Coordinate safety inspections at sites and follow up with any safety issues on time.
• Ensure that all indoor/outdoor environments are well maintained and have no safety issues.
• Ensure Emergency Operation Plan is current and practiced regularly.
• Ensure emergency response numbers are posted and that there is up‐to‐date family contact
information and authorization for emergency care for each child readily available.
• Ensure protocols are in place for parent notification in the event of a youth emergency.
• Responsible for ensuring timely license renewal for bus drivers and timely vehicle inspections as well as ensuring appropriate driver training and monitoring.
• Monitor best practices and standards of care for the organization.
• Inform and promote compliance with federal, state, or local laws and regulations to include but not limited to ADA, building codes, health regulations, etc.
• Provide onsite and virtual technical assistance to help ensure local Clubs comply with BGCA membership requirements.
• Work with leadership to implement best practices in child protection.
• Complete all safety reports as required by the CEO, BGCA, OSHA, State of Connecticut, and other agencies.
• Ensure Sharepoint folder is current for all sites and workplace safety practices are adhered to at all times.
• Demonstrate BGCG’s values of integrity, excellence, and inclusion and integrate these beliefs into the work environment
• Adhere to organizational policies and procedures as described in the handbook and elsewhere.
• The Safety Director assists in Club special events and special projects as required.
• The Safety Director will oversee, manage and hire parking lot safety staff, especially during arrival and dismissal time.
• Minimum of five years of experience in safety and security-related fields
• Knowledge of police and security techniques, principles, and practices
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and communications with club members, parents, and law enforcement
• Able to manage multiple projects in conjunction with day to day tasks and adjust priorities
• Ability to collect and analyze data and make decision based on information.
• Develop solutions to problems with limited supervision
• Ability to interact appropriately with children of all ages
• Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Initiate sound judgment, tact, courtesy, and physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position
• Working knowledge of computer applications, spreadsheets, email, and database software
• First Aid/CPR/Med Administration/AED or willingness to get certification within six months
• AA degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Valid Driver’s License, ability to get an Endorsement A certification
• Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.
• Ability to walk, run, swim, and operate a vehicle and necessary equipment.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods.
• Ability to perform activities which require sustained concentration and attention.
Applicants should reply with a resume and cover letter that references their experience in relation to the core competencies of the job.
All resumes should be sent to Cristina Vittoria, CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 869-3224. Please include subject line of “Director of Safety.”
Visit the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s website at BGCG.org