Full Time

Community Security Director

Secure Community Network Cherry Hill NJ


Reporting to Jewish Federation leadership (CE0), the Community Security Director will provide leadership, direction and oversight for the organization, development, control, and monitoring of the Jewish community’s security operations and programs, including emergency and disaster response plans, strategic direction (and leadership) to ensure the safety and security of ALL members of the community, guests and visitors accessing community services and programs, and all community capital assets. 

  • Serve as an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator (provider), and coordinating resource for local partners to include local, state and federal law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters, to include physical and cyber issues.
  • Develop and effectively communicate strategic vision and plan(s) to meet the community’s long-term security needs and interests, and develop strategies towards achievement of vision. 
  • Develop, implement and oversee strategic plan 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.
  • Develop and manage security policies, procedures, recommendations and standards to ensure compliance with applicable security laws, regulations, and privacy legislation as appropriate.  
  • Develop effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies, as well as any other stakeholders, to ensure achievement of community’s vision for security.  
  • 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.
  • Coordinate ongoing review of existing security programs at all community facilities, including property owned by Federation and other organizations (e.g., schools, community centers, agencies, etc.).  
  • Provide training and education through security awareness to wide range of community groups (e.g., Jewish schools, community centers/institutions, synagogues, special events, missions, and groups traveling abroad).  
  • Develop and implement changes to programs and procedures which will effectively provide protection of all users, visitors, and community assets.  
  • Ability to design and develop training curriculum and courses and deliver the same, to include the development of supporting materials (presentations, handouts, etc.)
  • Identify and implement an emergency communications system to ensure timely notifications to appropriate organizations of security incidents.
  • Provide consulting support and function as project leader of multi-disciplinary teams to develop, communicate, implement and monitor solutions and processes regarding appropriate improvements and enhancements to security measures in place.
  • Conduct initial investigations of matters impacting Jewish community safety and security. Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources as appropriate. Report to local authorities as applicable 
  • Anticipate future security trends and develop and ensure implementation of suitable community-wide risk-mitigation strategies.    
  • Develop and implement (budget-sensitive) changes to programs and procedures at partner agencies, as needed, in order to provide protection of all users, visitors, and community assets.
  • Plan, provide for and present security-related training for agencies and their personnel, on request or through self-initiated programs. 
  • Monitor intelligence related to terrorism and public safety. Analyze and disseminate information from local, national, international (Israeli) news and media, as well as intelligence network communication locally and abroad.
  • Consult with and/or coordinate security for major events in the community. 
  • Serve as lead staff for the Community Security Council and committees to ensure coordination and cooperation among Jewish community organizations. 
  • Complete special projects and other duties as may be assigned, to include assisting with core responsibilities of the Federation.

Education & Experience Required For Position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred and a minimum 10 years law enforcement, corporate, government or related homeland security experience.
  • Dynamic, results-oriented individual, with highest degree of personal integrity (ability to pass hi level background check)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in report writing
  • Proven success in problem solving, collaboration and developing working relationships with security professionals and colleagues. 
  • Broad-based knowledge of security protocols, threat investigations, physical security and emergency management.
  • CPP or PSP certification (ASIS International) desired.
  • Ability to develop organizational plans, to evaluate personnel and assignments and provide direction.
  • Develop budgets for operations and related equipment, including grant applications and other alternative funding. 
  • Possess ability to develop strong relationships with the community at large. 
  • Knowledge of Judaism (sensitive to Jewish community history, holidays and traditions)


Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@securecommunitynetwork.org