Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: SafeRedbird Ambassadors
Employee Classification: Student Help Regular
Division Name: Student Affairs
Department: Emergency Management
The Safe Redbirds Ambassador is a student employee position that assists in a wide variety of activities designed to assist in maintaining and maturing the University’s emergency preparedness and safety programs. Further, the position is designed promote good security and safety practices throughout the campus community. Those chosen for the position will be trusted members of ISU’s public safety initiatives. Assignment to this position may require a background check.
Safe Redbird Ambassador broad responsibilities can include:
• Prepare training materials and deliver as needed
• Participate in student-focused emergency preparedness and safety outreach programs
• Assist with collecting and reporting on Safe Redbirds Ambassador team activities
• Act as a liaison to student groups, organizations, and/or individuals on student-focused emergency preparedness and safety related concerns
• Assist in fostering relationships and partnerships with on campus groups, inclusive of underrepresented groups
• After a campus crisis, partner with public safety departments to offer listening, outreach, advocacy and related safety and security-related services
• Be an advocate for student-focused safety and security practices for the entire University community
Specific responsibilities can include all or some of the following:
• Assist in delivering emergency preparedness and safety-related awareness and education campaigns
• Participate in listening sessions, outreach, relationship-building and related safety, security and preparedness-related activities
• Participate in planning sessions
• Participate during home Football games and other planned events, as needed
• Provide Safe Walks
• Assist in identifying and reporting safety or security related issues on campus
1. Academic or practical experience within one or more disciplines of public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services, public health, health sciences, nursing, emergency management, lifeguard, Explorers/Civil Air Patrol/Scouts, etc.)
2. Competency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with individuals from various technical and educational backgrounds
4. Ability to work independently when necessary
5. High personal integrity and self-motivated
6. Excellent interpersonal skills
Work hours will vary between general 8am to 4:30pm, with evening and weekend hours necessary depending on duties assigned or events planned.
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation
1. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day -to-day work.
3. Be willing to work a flexible schedule depending on the needs of the program
Proposed Starting Date
Initial start date anticipated August 21, 2023
Required Applicant Documents
Resume, Cover Letter, Reference List, Work Availability
Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
1. Describe your academic, work and/or other experience in public safety or related area
2. Describe your comfort level with presenting information to and interacting with groups of fellow students
3. Explain why you are interested in this position.
Contact Information for Applicants
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
In addition, all appointments are contingent upon proof of eligibility for employment at Illinois State University to perform the required duties described above on your scheduled start date. The Immigration and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires all new employees to file an I-9 in person and no later than three days from the beginning of employment. This may be accomplished within the department or through Human Resources. A list of the types of documentation you will be expected to provide is available at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents/list-documents/form-i-9-acceptable-documents. Failure to comply with this law will result in cancellation of your appointment.
Illinois State University, as your employer, is required by federal law to ensure proper tax withholding from wages and to ensure that the required reporting of employee wages, withholding, and employment taxes is accurate. For this reason, every employee must have a valid Social Security Number registered with the University at the time of employment and/or as soon after as possible, but no later than 45 days from the start date. Failure to comply with this law may result in cancellation of your appointment.
Illinois State University student employees are restricted to no more than 28 hours per week of on-campus employment for all positions held.
International students are restricted by their visa status to no more than 20 hours per week of on-campus employment when the university is in session but may work more when the university is not in session. International students should contact the Office of International Studies and Programs for guidance if they have questions concerning employment restrictions.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.