Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Employment at SXU

Employment Opportunities

On-Call Dispatcher

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Saint Xavier serves approximately 4,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park. The University offers 43 undergraduate and 40 graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing, as well as a variety of program options in continuing education and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Position Type: Staff
Department: Public Safety
Position Scheduling: Part Time
Function: Directs Public Safety police, security and emergency medical personnel regarding calls for service, and answers and notifies proper emergency personnel when utilizing the campus 911 system.
Qualifications: The duties of this position require extensive interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively communicate, and solve problems. Due to extensive personal interaction with students, faculty, administration, staff, and the general public, maturity, sound judgment, and excellent interpersonal and writing skills are essential.

Monitors emergency switchboard alarms and E911 on-site notification system.
Monitors University emergency 3-911 phone and directs Public Safety personnel as necessary.
Primary fielder and router of calls to Department of Public Safety.
Monitors the Public Safety radio system and are responsible for logging calls for service on shift activity log.
Serves as an emergency command post when need arise.
Attend internal and/or external training courses, classes, and seminars to further develop public safety dispatching skills and knowledge.

Maintain the strictest confidentiality of all information or situations that you gather or are made aware of during the course of your duties.
Maintain regular communication with officers and supervisory personnel and communicate of situations occurring on campus.

Maintain a constant presence at the dispatch center
Responsible for contacting the Public Safety Supervisor on duty, Resident Assistants on duty, and the on-call Resident Director in case of emergency.
Have a duty to call local Emergency response services at the request of an on-duty supervisor and facilitate their assistance on campus if necessary.

Become knowledgeable of all Public Safety and University policies and procedures.

Maintain a courteous and pleasant environment and a well-groomed appearance.

Be prepared to function accordingly based upon the needs of the department.
Monitor access control system, security camera systems and emergency phones and advise supervisors when maintenance is required.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Must pass a background check that includes submitting fingerprints to the Illinois State

Police and FBI. Must pass and maintain Illinois LEADS certification. Cannot have any felony convictions, or have been convicted of domestic violence or related crimes. Must maintain a valid driver’s license with a record acceptable to our insurance carrier. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Saint Xavier University inspires success by working together to provide meaningful, personalized service in a spirit of excellence. The successful candidate will be able to fit into an organization that prides itself on responsiveness, respectfulness, collaboration, and high performance.
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Description of Hours: On call as needed. (Hours not to exceed 24 hours in a work week) 24 hour operation, hours/shift can vary.
Temporary Position: No
Items to Include:
Cover Letter
Contact Information: Saint Xavier University
Office of Human Resources
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago IL 60655

Understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic identity and Mercy heritage of the University required.
Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.  EOE/M/F/D/V