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Security Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Northeastern University

Security Coordinator

Requisition Number: STFR001101

Division/College: Library

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: 51

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of Access Services, and working in a team environment with other Access Services staff, assist in the circulation, security, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the University Libraries. The Coordinator for Security will perform some or all of the following duties:

Hire, train, and directly supervise graduate student proctors staffing the library’s entrance and exit security desk

Ensure that the security desk is covered during service hours, create schedules and fill in scheduling vacancies, as needed

Open and supervise the library on Saturdays.

Process part-time security proctor payroll

Contact the appropriate parties with any issues pertaining to security software and card swipes

Communicate with Allied Security and Northeastern Police to ensure 24/7 overnight coverage at the security desk

Contact Northeastern Police with Allied guard behavior issues

Oversees part-time and overnight guard budgets

Staff and supervise student workers at the Unified Service Desk daily

Monitor the library to ensure appropriate building use

Open and supervise the library on holidays as needed

Gather, compile, and generate statistical reports

Process materials needed for course reserves

Search and retrieve library items

Shelve library materials and assist with stacks quality projects

Make minor book repairs and send other items to library mending as needed

Troubleshoot equipment

Other duties as assigned

Hours will be Tuesday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm. Hours subject to change to adjust for staff scheduling, mandatory library meetings, and during special periods (summer, holiday and intersession)


Associates degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred. Two years’ experience in a library or information management environment strongly preferred. Working knowledge of library access services operations, including general principles of circulation, stacks maintenance, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and/or library security preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Proficiency with office productivity software, such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, and relational databases. Previous experience with an integrated library system (such as ExLibris) is also preferred. Service oriented, punctual, attentive to detail, and accurate. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (using all standard communication vehicles – in person, phone, email, web), especially the ability to be tactful and to interact effectively with a demanding and diverse library staff and clientele. Sensitivity to the needs of users. Must be able to work with initiative and use sound judgment. Ability to lift fifty pound book cartons and to push fully loaded book trucks.

Additional Information:

Preference will be given to candidates whose applications are received by September 30, 2013.

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