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Director of Community Security


As an employee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF) the Director of Community Security will provide direction and maintain oversight for the development, organization, and monitoring of the Miami-Dade Jewish community’s security operations and programs, including emergency plans, and provides guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all member institutions of the community, all guests and visitors accessing community services, events and programs, and all community capital assets.


• Develop and effectively communicate strategic vision and plan to meet the community’s long-term security needs and interests, and develop strategies towards achievement of vision.

• Develop and manage 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 all GMJF partner agencies and serve as a resource to other Miami-Dade Jewish community facilities, including synagogues and schools.

• 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).

• Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments, assisting Jewish institutions with identifying and prioritizing their security solutions.

• Develop strong and effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies, and assist with plans and investigations of threats.

• Manage emergency communications systems to ensure timely notifications to appropriate organizations of security incidents, using latest technologies.

• Develop and implement budget-sensitive changes to programs and procedures at autonomous GMJF partner agencies, as needed, in order to provide protection of all users, visitors, and community assets.

• 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.

• 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.

• Consult with and/or oversee security for major events in the community.

• Attend training and train community on best practices in cyber security protocols to mitigate the threat.

• Serve as lead staff for the Office of Community Security and Community Security Committee to ensure coordination and cooperation among Jewish community organizations.

• Work with GMJF Marketing and Communications Department to create an Office of Community Security web page on the GMJF website.

• Develop and provide security-related training on a continuous basis and for new employees.

• Assist the Jewish Community Relations Council with the Department of Homeland Security Non-profit Security Grant program, providing guidance for applications and administration of the grants.

• Complete special projects and other duties as may be assigned by superiors, to include assisting with core responsibilities of the Federation.


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 and able to pass a background check. Success in problem solving and developing working relationships with security professionals and colleagues. Broad-based knowledge of security protocols, threat investigations, physical security and emergency management. 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. Possess ability to develop strong relationships with the community. Knowledge of Judaism and sensitive to the Jewish community history, holidays and traditions.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resumes to cbrick-turin@gmjf.org.

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