Director Safety & Security

135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020, USA Req #2656
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Make a bigger difference


The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.  

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Unlimited opportunities for employee referral bonuses


The Facilities Department maintains & provides quality physical environments that support living, learning and working for people with developmental and mental health diagnoses, helping to ensure the present and future wellbeing of our clients and workforce.


The Jewish Board is currently seeking a Director of Safety & Security to support our Real Estate team in their work to provide staff and clients with safe and secure work spaces and living quarters throughout the Five Borough of New York City and Westchester. This position update and create safety and physical site security protocols for all programs.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of safety, security & emergency protocols, and procedures; Develop strategic plans and countermeasures to mitigate against criminal threats
  • Safeguard personnel, property, and HIPPA protected information by developing effective protocols, procedures, and operations
  • Prepare intelligence products, incident reports, and threat analysis; Prepare safety measures, escalation plans and ensure staff are trained; Develop safety priorities and annual goals
  • Be a liaison and resource to staff & clients regarding site safety issues; Be a liaison to local precincts, fire houses and other city agencies
  • Develop and oversee the annual, agency-wide security budget and manage operations within that budget; Make recommendations to management regarding appropriate, timely and necessary replacements or enhancements to life safety and security systems; Oversee safety and security vendors to ensure compliance with terms of contract, to include billing oversite and invoice audits
  • Supervise quality control of operations and ensure incidents are handled; Ensure operational emergency readiness of staff; Develop and deliver Emergency Action Plans, including conducting emergency action drills and training; Update security policies & procedures
  • Be available to respond to after hour calls or emails for physical security and safety related issues, emergencies and/or breaches
  • Hiring, managing, training and oversite of JB safety and security staff
  • Perform other security, safety & emergency related duties as assigned


The Jewish Board is currently looking for qualified individuals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 8 years of security experience in a social service setting, with a local or federal law enforcement agency, or equivalent military experience; A combination of this is preferred
  • 2 years of security management experience, including working knowledge of physical and technical security systems technology, threat vulnerability, site assessments, emergency response and crisis management
  • A current, valid clean driver’s license is required for this position
  • Experience in all aspects of security and emergency management systems, including CCTV cameras, card access and visitor management systems, emergency communication systems, fire alarm systems, FDNY Certificates of Fitness, fire/life safety training and planning, managing vendors, emergency preparedness and response, business continuity, and client training and customer service
  • Military Veteran is a Plus


We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Administration [500s]
  • Job Function Directors
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020, USA