Full Time

Camp Security Advisor

Secure Community Network New York NY



Under the direction of the Secure Community Network (“SCN”), and in coordination with Foundation for Jewish Camp (“FJC”), the Camp Security Advisor (“CSA”) will serve as a representative of SCN as an expert security advisor, liaison, and training coordinator to provide direction and maintain oversight for the development, organization, implementation of the SCN-FJC Camp Security Program. The CSA will provide strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all camp organizations under the program’s purview and serve as a liaison during crisis response and mitigation efforts, assisting local incident commanders and/or serve as an incident commander during crisis response and mitigation efforts if requested and/or required. The CSA will coordinate with federal, state and local law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters.


Responsible for delivering security consultation, assessment and training services provided to member camps, which will include:

  • Serve as a representative of SCN to selected camps as well as regional partners, local, state, and regionally located federal law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholders
  • Serve as an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator and provider, and coordinating resource between SCN and camps, to include FJC, local, state as well as regionally located federal law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters, to include physical and cyber issues
  • Maintaining relationships with professional and lay leadership of camps and related organizations and meet regularly with site personnel as well as state and local officials to share information and promote and review support provided by SCN
  • Implement an emergency communications system to ensure timely notifications and downstream capability to camps under the program
  • Provide guidance in the design, development, and implementation of security policies, procedures, recommendations and standards to ensure compliance with applicable security laws, regulations, and privacy legislation, as appropriate
  • Provide ongoing review of security programs at partner camps and serve as a resource to other camps more broadly
  • Design, develop, implement and oversee strategic processes for camp partners, with defined objective and measurable deliverables, to meet long-term security needs and interests, and develop tailored strategies to achieve the same locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct threat, hazard, security and resilience inspection/assessment activities, including the generation of Protective/Resilience Measure Indices based on industry standards, identifying vulnerabilities, and presenting recommendations to mitigate risk locally, regionally and nationally
  • Assist camps with the development, implementation and testing of all-hazards preparedness and response plans
  • Provide training and education through security awareness and active threat response to camp leadership, staff and counselors locally, regionally and nationally
  • Provide consulting support to develop, communicate, implement and monitor solutions and processes regarding appropriate improvements and enhancements to security measures in place at Jewish camps
  • Serve as subject matter expert for various committees to ensure coordination and cooperation among camp organizations locally, regionally and nationally
  • Provide grant guidance, application support and related consultation for the identification, application and implementation of various grant funding opportunities and awards for safety and security planning, training and enhancements
  • Develop and deliver briefings, reports and requests for information for management and leadership
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, PLUS a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in Emergency Management, Security Risk Management, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Administration, United States Armed Forces OR equivalent combination of professional work experience, training and education. Preferred qualifications include prior supervisory and managerial experience.

  • Excellent leadership, problem-solving as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced organization
  • Knowledge of incident and emergency management communication procedures and protocol
  • Knowledge of FEMA/DHS National Interoperability requirements in relation to Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Ability to design, develop and implement and deliver Emergency Operation Plans, Standard Operating Procedures, Organizational Policies, and Training Programs
  • Skilled in designing, developing, interpreting and applying directives
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential efforts and documents
  • Ability to supervise the activities of both paid staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work under extremely stressful situations and handle multiple tasks over an extended period of time
  • Ability to ascertain compliance with federal and state emergency preparedness laws, rules and regulations and explain compliance requirements to county and local officials
  • Ability to communicate in verbal, written or electronic formats in a concise and grammatically correct manner
  • Ability to make independent and accurate decisions in difficult matters with tact and courtesy
  • Skilled in utilizing professional judgment in dealing with entities from all sectors as well as other professionals in the field of law enforcement, intelligence and emergency management
  • Proficient in the development and implementation of emergency communication policies, protocols, and procedures
  • Proficient in the development and implementation of operational planning, policies, protocols and procedures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and general computer skills
  • Must be willing to travel and be on-call 24/7

Competitive and commensurate with experience and industry standards

The Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@securecommunitynetwork.org.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.