Secure Community Network
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • 140000-150000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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

We are Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) serving as the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Here at SCN, we deeply value the team of people that work diligently to commit their lives to action for a better tomorrow and we are excited to add a Director, Protective Security and Intelligence Program (PSIP) to our organization. This position is located in our Chicago headquarters.

The selected individual will be responsible for developing and implementing programs, policies, and national initiatives, as well as providing consultation, guidance, training, and support for individuals who may be exposed to elevated personal risk due to their roles, affiliations, or employment as leaders within the Jewish community, and related to prevention, protection, preparedness, and response. This includes ongoing threat, risk, and vulnerability assessments; coordination with protective intelligence sources, including SCN's Intelligence Center, Fusion Centers, and others; ongoing monitoring and evaluation; physical and personal security recommendations and implementation support and; coordination with SCN field staff, local, state, and federal law enforcement. This position involves some overnight travel, have flexibility in scheduling and on-call hours as needed. Will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

This individual is also responsible for threat assessments, planning, personal security, and implementation of protective measures related to special events, physical locations, and key executive travel.


  • Lead and manage all components of the PSIP through engagement with other SCN stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement programs, policies, and initiatives to address high-profile or otherwise identified personal and organizational security issues, concerns, and events.
  • Supervise the Protective Security team.
  • Develop and implement travel safety and individual security awareness presentations.
  • Provide consultation, guidance, presentations, and support for identified categories of individuals, as well as specific individuals.
  • Provide physical and personal security recommendations and implementation support.
  • Project manage ongoing physical security initiatives at SCN headquarters.
  • Review material and conduct investigations related to protective security.
  • Coordinate with designated entities to develop, analyze, and implement procedures, activities, and policies to address protective intelligence, including law enforcement and other organizations.
  • Respond to and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities via investigation, proactive means, advances, site visits, and pre-planning security at facilities, organizations, and events.
  • Work collaboratively on SCN HQ Target Hardening Efforts and be responsible for overall HQ office security
  • Handle triage for Threat Assessments
  • Manage on-site residential or business Threat Vulnerability & Risk Assessments related to those under threat
  • Direct SCN Board/Fed Executive personal security and travel safety training for those at elevated risk due to their positions in the community


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience with a minimum of 10 years of experience in law enforcement.
  • Qualified law enforcement officer or qualified retired or separated law enforcement officer status, pursuant to Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act/HR-218.
  • Certificate in close protection training or graduation from an accredited program (Secret Service/State Police/Capitol Police/FBI Director's or U.S. Attorney's General Protective Detail/U.S. State Department.
  • Working knowledge of physical security systems, alarm/CCTV equipment, monitoring, computerized security hardware/software, and technical security countermeasures.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain organizational programs and conduct training and make presentations.
  • Maintain proficiency in relevant protective services training.
  • Familiarity with threat assessment measures and protective intelligence processes.
  • High level of integrity and discretion.
  • Surveillance detection skills.
  • Knowledge of residential protection.
  • Advanced knowledge in the area of investigations.
  • Ability to safeguard confidential information and materials and understand the necessity to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the work environment.
  • Problem-solving, including analysis or interpretation of situations, and applying knowledge and skills as well as general precedents and practices to the work environment.
  • Maintain proficiency in firearms and defensive tactics.
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team.
  • Ability to initiate communications and liaise effectively in person, via phone, online meetings, or other means, as required.
  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all contacts.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.


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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