Campus Safety Dispatchers are the people who drive around in the sweet campus safety cars and protect the entire campus. The responsibility and burden they carry is enormous, but it’s rewarding nonetheless. Betsi Lamer shares why she believes her job, as a Campus Safety Dispatcher, is the most enjoyable out of all the other jobs on Calvin's campus.
I love my job because I get to work with wonderful people who want to protect and help people. I go home feeling blessed that I [not only] work with kind people, [but also] get the opportunity to help people.
This job can be stressful at times, depending on the calls of the night. General responsibilities include answering the phones, monitoring cameras and alarms (door alarms, AED alarms, fire alarms, and more), and driving the campus safety cars. You need to make sure you stay calm under pressure—often easier said than done. You also need to be willing to stay up late at times, as working as a campus safety dispatcher is a jobs that runs 24 hours a day. Although you might have to pull some late nights, if you’re a night owl, you’re all good to go! However, regardless of whether you can stay up late or not, you should consider joining a job where you get to work with those who love people as much as you do!
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