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Campus Security Manager



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

About Anthropic

Anthropic’s mission is to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our users and for society as a whole. Our team is a quickly growing group of committed researchers, engineers, policy experts, and business leaders working together to build beneficial AI systems.

About the role:

Anthropic is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Physical Security Campus Security Manager to join our team to lead our operations at our largest campus. As a key member of our team, you will work with internal and external partners to maintain and enhance the security and safety of our facilities, employees, and assets. Your role is pivotal in developing a culture where safety, security, and resiliency are integrated into every facet of Anthropic, from our groundbreaking AI research to our daily operations. The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure the safety, security, and well-being of all employees, visitors, and assets across our campus facilities, fostering a secure and welcoming environment that aligns with our company's values and culture.


  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement comprehensive campus security strategies that align with the company's growth and evolving threats.
  • Team Leadership: Train and motivate a diverse team of security personnel and vendors, fostering a culture of professionalism and continuous improvement.
  • Emergency Response: Lead and coordinate emergency response efforts, ensuring rapid and effective reactions to incidents such as fires, medical emergencies, or security breaches.
  • Community Relations: Build strong relationships with local law enforcement, emergency services, and community leaders to enhance campus security.
  • Policy Development: Create and update campus security policies and procedures, ensuring they comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Access Control: Partner in administration of access control systems, managing permissions, and auditing access logs.
  • Investigation Management: Direct and conduct investigations into security incidents, preparing detailed reports and recommending preventive measures.
  • Security Technology: Work with IT and cross-functional teams to integrate and optimize campus security technologies.
  • Budget Management: Manage the campus security budget, ensuring cost-effective resource allocation.
  • Security Awareness: Design and deliver security awareness programs to educate employees about potential risks and best practices.

You may be a good fit if you:

  • You have a passion for creating safe, secure environments that foster productivity and well-being.
  • You possess strong leadership skills and have experience managing diverse security teams.
  • You have a proven track record in developing and implementing campus security strategies.
  • You are adept at building relationships with various stakeholders, including law enforcement and community leaders.
  • You have excellent crisis management skills and can lead effectively under pressure.
  • You are knowledgeable about physical security technologies and their applications in a campus setting.
  • You have strong analytical skills to interpret security data and make data-driven decisions.
  • You are an effective communicator, able to convey security concepts to a wide audience.
  • You are proactive in identifying potential security threats and developing preventive measures.
  • You have experience and knowledge with local fire code and other related regulatory concerns.

Strong candidates may also have experience with:

  • Have experience securing high-profile or high-risk campus environments
  • Possess advanced degrees in Security Management, Criminal Justice, or related fields
  • Have certifications such as CPP (Certified Protection Professional) or PSP (Physical Security Professional)
  • Demonstrate success in implementing community-oriented security programs
  • Have experience with security operations center (GSOC) management
  • Show proficiency in emergency management and business continuity planning

Location-based policy: Currently, we expect staff in this role to be onsite at our San Francisco office 5 days/week.

Deadline to apply: None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The expected salary range for this position is:

Annual Salary:
$170,000$220,000 USD


Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in one of our offices at least 25% of the time. However, some roles may require more time in our offices.

US visa sponsorship: We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed. Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.

Compensation and Benefits*

Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.

Equity - On top of this position's salary (listed above), equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.

US Benefits - The following benefits are for our US-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
  • 22 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
  • Fertility benefits via Carrot.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
  • Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.

UK Benefits - The following benefits are for our UK-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
  • 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Health cash plan.
  • Life insurance and income protection.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Anthropic’s good faith estimate for this position as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. Employees based outside of the UK or US will receive a different benefits package. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors, including where you place on our internal performance ladders, which is based on factors including past work experience, relevant education, and performance on our interviews or in a work trial.

How we're different

We believe that the highest-impact AI research will be big science. At Anthropic we work as a single cohesive team on just a few large-scale research efforts. And we value impact — advancing our long-term goals of steerable, trustworthy AI — rather than work on smaller and more specific puzzles. We view AI research as an empirical science, which has as much in common with physics and biology as with traditional efforts in computer science. We're an extremely collaborative group, and we host frequent research discussions to ensure that we are pursuing the highest-impact work at any given time. As such, we greatly value communication skills.

The easiest way to understand our research directions is to read our recent research. This research continues many of the directions our team worked on prior to Anthropic, including: GPT-3, Circuit-Based Interpretability, Multimodal Neurons, Scaling Laws, AI & Compute, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, and Learning from Human Preferences.

Come work with us!

Anthropic is a public benefit corporation headquartered in San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, optional equity donation matching, generous vacation and parental leave, flexible working hours, and a lovely office space in which to collaborate with colleagues.