Associate Director, Community Security (Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver)

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Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
|January 11, 2024

Position title: Associate Director, Community Security

Reports to: Director, Community Security

Starting salary range: $85,280 to $91,000 based on experience.

Start Date: Immediately

If you are passionate about using your security background and experience to serve, connect and enable the BC Jewish community and beyond, look no further… Come join our team!

Why work for the Jewish Federation:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is the central planning, convening, facilitating, and fundraising organization for the local Jewish community and works collaboratively with more than three dozen partner organizations, unifying their work. Together, we touch the lives of thousands of community members – Jewish and non-Jewish –  locally, in Israel, and around the world.

  • We help improve the lives of those in need, locally, in Israel and around the world.
  • We have a sincere and warm workplace culture based on the values of caring, excellencecollaboration and efficiency.
  • We are committed to servingconnecting and enabling the communities where we live.
  • We encourage internal training and development, and the opportunity to grow your career.
  • We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

About the Opportunity

This new position will be a key member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver security team with specific responsibility for ensuring the physical safety and security of community agencies located outside of the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Kelowna, and Kamloops. Reporting to the Director of Community Security, your role will be focused on day-to-day operations in the designated communities, including liaison with local law enforcement, designing and delivering training, conducting vulnerability audits, assisting organizations apply for funding, and developing security plans for high profile events. You will also have responsibility for coordinating the recruitment, screening, training, and overall management of a trained cadre of community volunteers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and ensuring Jewish community organizations in the emerging communities and provincial portfolio have access to appropriate information regarding safety and security procedures.
  • Liaising and/or partnering with local law enforcement and other relevant agencies.
  • Responding to (if necessary) and mitigate critical incidents.
  • Establishing and maintaining a reporting and tracking process to ensure that relevant ensuring that data is captured, reported, and analyzed.
  • Providing and facilitating training for community partners and volunteers on relevant security protocols including emergency management and response, and crisis management.
  • Working with partner agencies in the designated communities to undertake lockdown and evacuation drills on a regular basis.
  • Conducting threat vulnerability risk assessments, preparing recommendations based on these assessments and assisting community partners in applying for funding.
  • Recruiting, training, and managing the volunteer cadre program in the Lower Mainland
  • Maintaining up-to-date best practices related to security and safety.
  • Developing security plans for high profile or high-volume events
  • Providing additional support to the Director of Community Security during high volume periods.


  • Background in local law enforcement or military experience
  • Post secondary education in security management or a related field, or hold professional security industry designation.
  • Must have a valid BC security worker’s licence to include security consultant designation.
  • Extensive experience in preventing illegal activity and performing access control.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practice security procedures, access control, and CCTV surveillance equipment.
  • Knowledge of security industry regulations.
  • Must be available to work outside the normal shift schedule on an as-needed basis and must be accessible by phone 24/7 for emergency incident response.
  • Advanced ability to coordinate responses to security breaches and threats.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and encourage new innovative solutions when appropriate.
  • People-focused with ability to quickly build rapport with employees and stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including active listening, de-escalation & diplomacy.
  • Proactive approach with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in training/instructing on security related topics.
  • Experience conducting TVRAs.
  • Maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the Lower Mainland Jewish community is an asset.

About Us

The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is a central fundraising and planning organization which is committed to strengthening the quality of Jewish life locally and abroad.

Our work is inspired by the following Core values:

Tikkun olam: repairing the world;

Tzedakah:  justice, charity;

Klal Israel: unity of the Jewish people;

Chesed: loving kindness.

 Our work is guided by the following Performance Values and Trust Charter:

Caring: treating each other with respect and kindness

Excellence: consistently meeting or exceeding expectations

Collaboration: working together to achieve our goals

Efficiency: maximizing the effective use of our resources

Our Trust Charter:  We ensure an environment where everyone feels safe    We encourage everyone to express their opinions  ∙  We speak up honestly and respectfully  ∙  We listen and hear others from a place of good intention  ∙  We keep everyone informed and function with appropriate transparency  ∙  We accept that people process information differently  ∙  We are present and prepared.

The Jewish Federation is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. We value diversity in the workplace and believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience and knowledge of a diverse team.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume with cover letter (quoting “Associate Director of Community Security” in the subject line) to [email protected]. Tell us how you can use your skills to benefit our team and the communities we serve!

Resumes that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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