Full Time

Community Security Director (CSD)

Secure Community Network Sarasota FL



Under the direction of the Secure Community Network (“SCN”), and the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, (“JFSM”), the Community Security Director (“CSD”) will serve as a representative of SCN as an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator to provide direction and maintain oversight for the development, organization, implementation and monitoring of JFSM’s security operations and program, to include providing guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of the community 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 CSD will coordinate with federal, state and local law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters. 


  • Serve as a representative of SCN to local community partners, to include JFSM, local, state as well as regionally located federal law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations
  • Serve as an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator as well as provider, and coordinating resource between SCN and local as well as regional partners, to include JFSM, 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.
  • Serve as the primary SCN point-of-contact for the JFSM and the local community 
  • Maintaining relationships with professional and lay leadership of community facilities and organizations and meet regularly with site personnel as well as state and local officials to share information and promote as well as review support provided by SCN
  • Be able to communicate internally and externally a working knowledge of SCN’s objectives, mission, policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events, and assist partner entities to respond to inquiries from the media, based on coordinating with SCN headquarters. Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles
  • Prepare for meetings and issue reports and other correspondence for key leadership, to include the National Director & CEO as well as COO of SCN, and the CEO of JFSM
  • Implement an emergency communications system to ensure timely notifications to appropriate organizations of security incidents primarily for JFSM
  • Design, develop, implement and manage security policies, procedures, recommendations and standards to ensure compliance with applicable security laws, regulations and privacy legislation, as appropriate for JFSM
  • Develop and implement budget-sensitive changes to programs and procedures at autonomous JFSM partner agencies, as needed, to provide protection of all users, visitors, and community assets
  • Provide ongoing review of security programs at JFSM partner agencies and serve as a resource to other Jewish community facilities, including synagogues
  • Serves as JFSM’s representative and liaison to the local Jewish community campus leadership
  • Provide special events planning and implementation primarily for JFSM
  • Identify opportunities for community relationship building and networking to facilitate effective community action locally, regionally and nationally
  • Receive, organize and communicate (internally and externally) sensitive political, organizational and societal information
  • Receive and conduct initial investigations, in conjunction with appropriate law enforcement partners, of matters impacting Jewish community safety and security. Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources, as appropriate
  • Design, develop, implement and oversee strategic processes for communities, 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 communities and organizations with the development, implement and testing of all-hazards preparedness and response plans
  • Provide training and education through security awareness to a wide range of community groups (e.g., Jewish schools, community centers/institutions, synagogues, special events, missions, and groups traveling abroad) locally, regionally and nationally
  • Ability to design and develop training curriculum and courses and deliver the same, to include the development of supporting materials (presentations, handouts, etc.) for various audiences
  • Develop strong and effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies, and assist with plans and investigations of threats
  • Provide consulting support and function as project leader of multidisciplinary teams to develop, communicate, implement and monitor solutions and processes regarding appropriate improvements and enhancements to security measures in place at Jewish community facilities
  • Plan, provide for and present security-related training for agencies and their personnel, on request or through self-initiated programs locally, regionally and nationally  
  • Monitor intelligence related to terrorism and public safety
  • Analyze and disseminate information from local, national, international and Israeli news and media, as well as intelligence network communication locally and abroad
  • Serve as subject matter expert for various committees to ensure coordination and cooperation among Jewish community 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
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned, to include assisting with core responsibilities of the Federation


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.