This starting pay for this position is $20.00 per hour. In addition, a sign on bonus of $500 will be paid at hire, with an additional bonus of $500 paid after 12 months of employment.
Position Purpose: The Dispatcher for Campus Public Safety supports learning by reliably and effectively answering calls for service and communicating with Campus Public Safety police officers and staff, University personnel, and other internal and external members of the community. This position provides an essential role in maintaining a safe campus by initiating procedures to protect life, prevent injury, protect property, and initiate emergency notifications by clearly transmitting or communicating secure/confidential information via the University campus emergency radio system, telephone system or in person.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Monitor the campus public safety emergency base radio and other radio systems in the dispatch center.
Address all calls for service; dispatch calls efficiently according to nature of the call.
Conduct Law Enforcement Agency Data System (LEADS) inquiries, coordinated and conducted through the City of Aurora Police Department 911 Center and in house LEADS system.
May act as the emergency communication liaison between Aurora University and Federal, State, County, and Local, Public Safety agencies.
Provide general reception to visitors, students, faculty and staff, who enter the Department of Campus Public Safety.
Complete data entry for Campus Public Safety.
May oversee the student workforce assigned to Campus Public Safety dispatch center.
Issue parking permits, maps and university identification cards.
Shift-related functions: Each shift will have an assigned dispatcher. Each dispatcher will be given additional duties by the Director or Designee, which may include a multitude of office functions and data management.
Monitor University electronic door access system.
Monitor campus video systems.
Essential Job Requirements:
Minimum of 3 years of police dispatch experience; Bachelor's degree preferred.
Previous dispatcher experience required in a fast-paced role in police department or public safety office.
A working knowledge of appropriate federal, state and local laws including the Campus Security act of 1997 and the Jeannine Clery Act.
Ability work accurately and efficiently with and without direct supervision.
Ability to work cooperatively.
Ability to interpret, and apply, rules and regulations accurately and efficiently.
Ability to multi task.
Full-time position, shift work required. The Campus Public Safety office is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This position requires working: rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, on-call and overtime as needed.
Required to obtain and maintain Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) certification within two months of employment.
Successfully pass a thorough background investigation, a polygraph examination, and pre-employment drug screening.
Ability to utilize computer.
Ability to interact verbally, electronically, and via telephone and two-way radio.
In the event of an emergency or crisis, may be called in to work or held over until released by the Director of Campus Public Safety or his/her designee.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.