Secure Community Network
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Med/Den/Vision/FSA/STD/LTD/Parental Leave/Life/Vol Life/403(b)

Under the direction of the Secure Community Network (SCN) and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater ("UJFT"), the Regional Security Advisor (RSA) 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, and monitoring of the Virginia Beach area Jewish community security operations and programs.

In consultation with UJFT leadership, the RSA will advise on the development and implementation of the strategic security plan and maintain oversight for the organization, implementation, and monitoring of UJFT's regional security program. The RSA will serve as a liaison and coordinate with federal, state, and local law enforcement, nonprofit, public, private, and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters and will work collaboratively with the community campus facility director and security team.


  • Serve as a representative of SCN to local community partners, to include UJFT, local, state, as well as regionally located federal law enforcement, nonprofit, public, private, and other stakeholder organizations

  • Serve as an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator, provider, and coordinating resource between SCN and local as well as regional partners, to include UJFT, local, state, and regionally located federal law enforcement, nonprofit, public, private, and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters, to include physical and cyber issues

  • Identify opportunities for community relationship building and networking to facilitate effective community action locally, regionally, and nationally in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

  • Maintain relationships with community professional and lay leadership 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

  • 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, 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 UJFT.

  • Implement an emergency communications system to ensure timely notifications to appropriate organizations of security incidents

  • Design, develop, implement, and manage security policies, procedures, recommendations, and standards to ensure compliance with applicable security laws, regulations, and privacy legislation, as appropriate

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

  • Provide ongoing review of security programs at partner agencies and serve as a resource to other Jewish community facilities

  • Provide special events planning and implementation as appropriate

  • 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, implementation, 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

  • Design and develop training curriculum and courses and deliver the same, to include the development of supporting materials (presentations, handouts, etc.) for various audiences

  • Provide consultation 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 upon 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 related to Security, to include assisting with core responsibilities of UJFT.


  • 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 about Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • 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 highly 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
  • 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
  • Skilled in the development and implementation of operational planning, policies, protocols, and procedures
  • Must be willing to travel and have the ability to respond after-hours and be placed "on-call," as necessary


The Secure Community Network (SCN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the official homeland safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations, 50 partner organizations, over 300 independent communities, and other partners in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. SCN is dedicated to ensuring that Jewish organizations, communities, life, and culture can not only exist safely and securely but flourish. Learn more at

Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

SCN has long been a committed leader in adopting, modeling, and encouraging adherence to Jewish values, including advocating for approaches that address issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Please review our DEIA statement here.

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