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

Med/Den/Vision/FSA/STD/LTD/Parental Leave/Life/Vol Life, critical illness, accident/403(b)/pet insurance/EAP

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 who work diligently to commit their lives to action for a better tomorrow and we are excited to add a Protective Security Specialist (PSS) to our organization. This position is located in our Chicago headquarters.

The Protective Security Specialist will be responsible for the safety and security of SCN's key executives and other designated persons, including responsibility for performing security advances of business, event, and other locations, addressing and supporting security requirements related to transportation, lodging, and related needs. A proven track record of providing discrete protective services, success working in a team environment, maintaining strict confidentiality, and communicating effectively are essential. This position requires a flexible schedule with the ability to work early mornings and/or nights/weekends. Some occasional overnight travel.


  • Provide close protection and other security-related functions for key SCN executives during domestic and some international assignments
  • Coordinate with the Protective Security team through the provision of support for security matters ranging from site security to protective intelligence-related threat investigations
  • Provide special event security
  • Provide security support and advice to the Protective Security team for meetings and events where key SCN or Jewish Federation executives will be present to ensure an appropriate level of protection
  • Engage and maintain effective relationships with local security providers and law enforcement agencies to ensure an ability to cover events or obtain assistance when required
  • Lead all aspects of trip planning, execution, and logistics
  • Coordinate with numerous internal and external teams including corporate travel teams, SCN and Jewish Federation executive management staff, and local law enforcement
  • Conduct advance visits to ensure logistics are carefully planned and performed
  • Handle emergencies including security threats, man-made or natural disasters, and medical emergencies
  • Provide corporate event executive protection coverage and support executive activities related to corporate events
  • Provide briefings and other security-related training to both SCN and external organization
  • Provide personal and travel security awareness briefings for designated individuals and SCN personnel


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience
  • Demonstrated executive protection experience is required
  • Executive Protection experience with C-suite executives and international experience preferred
  • Be able to obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications
  • Within 90 days of hire obtain ICS certifications in 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses
  • Within 120 days of hire obtain ICS certifications in 300 and 400 courses (may be waived)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with other SCN programs
  • 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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