Full Time

Regional Security Advisor-Portland, Oregon

Secure Community Network Portland OR






Under the direction of the Secure Community Network (SCN), and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (JFGP), the Regional Security Advisor will serve as a representative of SCN as an expert security advisor, liaison and training coordinator. The Advisor will provide direction and maintain oversight for the development, organization, implementation and monitoring of JFGP’s security operations and program, to include providing guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all member institutions of the community, and serve as a liaison during crisis response and mitigation efforts, assisting local incident commanders and/or serving as an incident commander if requested and/or required.  The Advisor will coordinate with federal, state and local law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters.  The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey (JFNNJ) is a non-profit philanthropic organization with a mission of providing leadership necessary to create a strong, collaborative, caring and vibrant Jewish community in northern New Jersey, Israel and abroad.  Its primary functions are: community planning and community building, financial resource development, and leadership development.  Its staff members work in these areas or in functions that support them.


  • Serve as a representative of SCN to local as well as regional partners, to include JFGP, 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 and provider, as well as a coordinating resource between SCN and local as well as regional partners, to include JFGP, local, state and 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 Region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho) 
  • Maintain 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, as well as assist partner entities with response to inquiries from the media, in coordination 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 JFGP.
  • Identify and implement an emergency communications system to ensure timely notifications to appropriate organizations of security incidents, primarily for JFGP. 
  • 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 JFGP.
  • Develop and implement budget-sensitive changes to programs and procedures at autonomous JFGP partner agencies, as needed, to provide protection of all users, visitors, and community assets.
  • Provide ongoing review of security programs at JFGP partner agencies and serve as a resource to other Jewish community facilities, including synagogues. 
  • Serve as JFGP’s representative and liaison to the local Jewish community campus leadership.
  • Provide special events planning and implementation, primarily for JFGP. 
  • 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 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 objectives 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 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. 
  • Complete special projects and other duties as may be assigned, to include assisting with core responsibilities of the Federation.
  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 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 and ability to pass a 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 desired.
  • Ability to develop organizational plans, to evaluate personnel and assignments and provide direction.
  • Develop budgets for operations and equipment, including grant applications and other alternative funding. 
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, to include PowerPoint. 
  • Possess ability to develop strong relationships with the community. 
  • Knowledge of Judaism and sensitive to Jewish community history, holidays and traditions.
  • Travel may be required and may involve the coverage of large geographical areas, to include areas outside district to support significant events or incident response for an extended period with little advance notice. Ability to respond after-hours and be placed “on-call”, as necessary.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel.  Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government/organizational closures due to weather, protests, natural or manmade incidents. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action.



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