As a member of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Security Management team we are looking for a permanent, full-time Associate Director of Community Security. The candidate must be passionate and hard-working, with expertise in Jewish community security organizations, and excited about planning and creating a comprehensive security infrastructure for the Jewish community of the Greater Toronto area. The successful candidate will have a direct and positive impact on the Jewish community.
The successful candidate will be results-oriented; communicate effectively and recruit enthusiastically. This role frequently requires work outside of ‘regular’ business hours including evenings and weekends, and some travel (eventually).
To achieve the requirements of this role, the successful candidate will:
• Work in coordination with the Senior Director of Community Security, other UJA professionals, volunteers, and institutions, within a comprehensive communal framework guided by deep knowledge of best practices for Diaspora Jewish community security;
• Consult and advise synagogues, schools and agencies on comprehensive security matters, such as audits, training, drills, emergency procedures, protocols and policies, based on those best practices:
• Mentor and empower communal leadership to improve the security of their respective institutions, in accord with best practices;
• Engage with volunteers to ensure a progression of training based on best practices;
• Oversee regional managers who will be training and liaising with security guards and other professional personnel and, most importantly, recruiting and training security volunteers and other community members, at required scale, in accord with best practices;
• Assist with implementation and coordination of security plans for UJA Federation Jewish community campuses and properties;
• Assist in preparing security manuals for Jewish community institutions;
• Coordinate security for select major community events, and help build critical relations with police services and other first responders on behalf of the Greater Toronto Area’s Jewish community;
• Liaise with the National Community Security Program to convey local information, support requirements to the national organization and to obtain information and resources required to optimize local security;
• Assist in creation, evaluation, updates, and plans for security and emergency strategies with plans that encompass institutions and agencies of the Greater Toronto Area’s Jewish community, including campuses, synagogues and schools, in a manner complementary to resources offered by governmental and other authorities;
• Organize security and emergency response drills and training for the institutions and agencies of the Greater Toronto Jewish community, with a view to ensuring that skilled and committed volunteer and professional cadres are developed and maintained for institutions, as appropriate, and for community gatherings;
• Work closely with UJA and other agency professionals to ensure there is a professional team organized and in a constant state of readiness to respond to security and/or emergency situations;
• Remain aware and informed on current events, monitor security conditions through analysis of information and appropriate sources, and advise on key mitigation strategies;
• Assist in development and management of UJA Federation’s operating budget for security and related matters;
• Integral in security incident response and conduct investigations, when necessary or directed;
• Maintain ongoing direct communication with institutions and agencies, ensuring currency on their level of awareness of security matters;
• Identify lessons learned, based on best practices, in other communities and jurisdictions, assess which practices may be relevant and applicable to the GTA’s Jewish community, develop plans, and implement accordingly; and
• Serve as a professional, supporting the work of the Senior Director Community Security, working with a UJA Federation Security Advisory Committee of volunteers with representation from the UJA Board and other UJA volunteer leadership, community leadership, and those with expertise.
• Communicate clearly, concisely, and tactfully, both verbally and in writing and as such, will hold a Bachelor’s degree;
• Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role and comparable organization, particularly working with volunteers;
• Understanding of the Jewish organizational world as it relates to security, including best practices for developing a Jewish communal security infrastructure, and knowledge of broader Jewish organizational institutions, particularly in Canada;
• Ability to convey a sensitivity to Jewish community security concerns, sound professional judgement, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact daily in a positive and constructive manner with communal constituents;
• Able to work well independently as well as in a team;
• Training in security;
• Act quickly and decisively under stressful situations;
• Strong problem-solving skills;
• Take a proactive and strategic approach to dealing with issues;
• Complete tasks on specific deadlines;
• Have experience with public speaking to audiences of varying sizes, including large groups;
• Be highly organized and detail-oriented;
• Maintain confidential information;
• Must be able to function proficiently in English;
• Courses in security management or crisis response an asset; and
• Proven track record in the successful completion of threat assessment, standards development, and project management.
Location: Sherman Campus – 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M2R 3V2, as a base, working throughout the community
Employment Type: Permanent, full-time (34 hours / week)
Salary: $85,000 - $95,000 annually (eligible for periodic salary increases based on performance and merit)
Benefits include: Health; dental; LTD, critical illness, and life insurance
Vacation: Four (4) weeks vacationQualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, to Steven Shulman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Community Relations & Counsel, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto c/o Fern Goldman firstname.lastname@example.org
Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted. Please no follow-up phone calls and/or follow up emails. UJA Federation is an equal opportunity employer. Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks including Social Media Account(s) and a Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Alternate Formats and Accommodation:
UJA Federation is committed to providing an accessible employment environment. We are committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and aim to ensure that dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of our corporate culture. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance so that we can arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.
To apply please send your resume and your Application deadline: 2021-05-30
Expected start date: July 12, 2021