Secure Community Network
  • Allentown, PA, 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), the official homeland safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America, and a cooperative consisting of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg ("the Federation Cooperative"). We are seeking a Regional Security Advisor (RSA) who will serve as a representative of SCN and as an expert security advisor, law enforcement liaison, training coordinator and emergency plans advisor to provide direction and oversight for the development, organization, implementation, and monitoring of the Greater Harrisburg, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton area Jewish community security operations and programs, to include providing guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all member institutions of the Jewish community and surrounding region.

The RSA will also serve as a liaison during crisis response and incident mitigation efforts while assisting law enforcement and emergency response incident commanders. The RSA may also serve as an initial incident commander during crisis response and mitigation efforts if requested and/or required. The RSA 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, including the Federation Cooperative, local, state, and regionally located federal law enforcement, non-profit, public, private, and other stakeholder organizations.
  • Work as an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator, provider, and coordinating resource between SCN and local as well as regional partners, to include the Federation Cooperative, 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
  • Perform as the primary SCN point-of-contact for the Federation Cooperative for the development and implementation of security plans and policies, including (but not limited to) emergency communication plans, mass notification systems, consultation on contract security post orders and protocols, crisis management plans, physical security development and implementation, and the formation of a community security committee.
  • Maintain close and continuing relationships with the professional and lay leadership of the community facilities and organizations and meet regularly with site security and leadership personnel as well as state and local officials to share information, assess risks and promote constructive relationships between SCN, the Federation, community, and the Law Enforcement Community. Help facilitate effective community action locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Communicate internally and externally a working knowledge of SCN's objectives, mission, policies, positions, and relevant local, national, and world events, and assist partner entities in responding to inquiries from the media, based on coordinating with SCN headquarters. Read, monitor, and respond to media reports and requests for media interviews.
  • Prepare for meetings and issue reports and other correspondence for key leadership, including the National Director & CEO, the SCN Executive Leadership Team, and the CEO of the Federation Cooperative.
  • 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 the Federation Cooperative.
  • Develop and implement budget-sensitive recommendations to programs and procedures at the Federation Cooperative, as needed, to protect all staff, tenants, visitors, and facility assets.
  • Assist with special events security planning and implementation for community organizations and agencies.
  • 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 Federation.
  • Receive, assist, and conduct initial investigations of matters impacting Jewish community safety and security with appropriate law enforcement partners. Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources as appropriate.
  • Design, develop, implement, and oversee strategic processes for the Jewish community, with a 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
  • 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
  • Plan, provide for, and present security-related training for agencies and their personnel upon request or through self-initiated programs locally, regionally, and nationally. Assist community organizations with the development, implementation, and testing of all-hazards preparedness and response plans.
  • Monitor intelligence related to terrorism and public safety. Analyze and disseminate information from local, national, international, and Israeli news and media and intelligence network communication locally and abroad.


  • 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. A minimum of five years of law enforcement, corporate, government, military, or related homeland security experience is preferred.
  • Dynamic, results-oriented individual with the highest degree of personal integrity and the ability to pass a background check.
  • 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 in extremely stressful situations and handle multiple tasks over an extended period
  • Proven leadership experience and skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, and deliver Emergency Operation Plans, Standard Operating Procedures, Organizational Policies, and Training Programs
  • Ability to ascertain compliance with federal and state emergency preparedness laws, rules, and regulations and explain compliance requirements to county and local officials
  • Experience developing budgets for operations and equipment, including grant applications and other alternative funding.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite and Apple platforms.
  • Possess the ability to develop strong relationships with the community.
  • Knowledge of Judaism or the desire to learn and sensitivity to Jewish community history, holidays, and traditions.


  • Travel may be required and involve the coverage of geographical areas outside the immediate region to support significant events or incident response for an extended period with little advance notice- the ability to respond after-hours and be placed "on-call" as necessary.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must serve during continuity of operation events without declarations of liberal leave or government/organizational closures due to weather, protests, or natural or manmade incidents.


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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