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Front Desk Security (PART TIME)

Supervisor: Site Director

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.  


  • Control access to building and ensure building is safe and secured
  • Greet, check-in and direct visitors and participants in a courteous and professional manner
  • Respond to security breaches and be ready to employ physical restraints 
  • Notify and cooperate with Center staff when problems or emergencies arise
  • Answer the telephone and take messages 
  • Patrol the building to ensure security
  • Ensure that all doors are properly secured and building is empty at closing time
  • Other functions and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


  • High School Diploma or HSE preferred
  • Two years related security experience and community experience
  • Certificate of Completion from a NYS Certified Security Guard program
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide variety of clients in a professional manner, displaying tact and diplomacy when needed
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, especially to defuse volatile situations
  • Personal and professional demeanor
  • Good telephone manner

Salary: $15 per hour

Hours: 17 hours per week; daytime and evening

Contact: Send resume to APPLY

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