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Jewish Family Service of San Diego
  • Position Number: 3385130
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Position Title: Director of Safety and Security

Organization: Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Department: Security

Position Type: Full-Time (37.5+ hours/week)

Work Setting: Onsite

Reports To: Vice President of Operations and Organizational Capacity

Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience

Total Compensation:

In addition to standard pay, compensation for this position includes:

  • Comprehensive, low-cost healthcare coverage for employees

  • Generous employer 401(k) contributions

  • Employer-covered life insurance

Time Away from Work:

Being able to take time away from work is critical in bringing your best self to work. Time off benefits for this position include:

  • Generous paid vacation time and sick leave

  • COVID-19 sick pay for employees unable to work due to quarantine or isolation

  • 14 observed Federal and Jewish holidays

  • 3 floating holidays each year, which employees select from over 60 religious holidays and community days of importance

  • 2 Wellness Days to be taken any time during the year to support employees' mental wellness

  • 4:00pm close time every Friday

Jewish Family Service of San Diego has a duty to provide and maintain a workplace that safeguards the health of our employees and their families, our guests, our volunteers, and the community from the COVID-19 virus. To help prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, JFS requires that all its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We make accommodations for eligible medical and religious exemptions, which can be discussed upon hire.

Position Overview:

JFS is looking for a compassionate, mission-driven individual to join the Security team as the Director of Safety and Security. In this role, you have the opportunity to use your attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and previous experience in security to make a meaningful difference in your community and help change lives across San Diego. The Director of Safety and Security plays an integral role on the team and supports the entire agency by providing oversight of all safety and security services at JFS. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Operations and Organizational Capacity and works closely with the security department and the rest of the team.


  • Provide oversight of all safety and security services at JFS.

  • Provide direction, assignments, consultation, and feedback to JFS' contract security provider.

  • Conduct audits of security contract, including billings, post orders, and training requirements.

  • Foster effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and public safety entities to ensure coordination of information, intelligence, and incident response.

  • Conduct periodic tabletop exercises, drills and trainings with staff and appropriate partners to test JFS' emergency plans.

  • Review, and, if necessary, respond to, safety and security incidents to determine additional actions and steps needed.

  • Regularly communicate with JFS senior leaders about important safety and security concerns and issues and provide recommendations when appropriate.

  • Regularly upgrades, inspects, and tests the JFS emergency notification system and other physical security systems (electronic door access, alarms, security cameras, etc.).

  • Provides physical security assessments of buildings, offices and outdoor spaces when requested.

  • Conducts threat assessments in consultation with appropriate law enforcement entities.

  • Makes recommendations for the purchase of appropriate supplies, materials, and equipment to support the safety and security mission.

  • Manages budgets and line accounts, as necessary.

  • Writes clear and concise reports, performance assessments and evaluations.

  • Provides metrics reporting to management to identify security trends and other key performance indicators (KPIs).

  • Communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing, with agency employees, departments, and outside agencies.

  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.

  • Provide administrative reports and summaries as required.

Skills/Abilities That Are a Must-Have:

  • Detail-oriented individual with extraordinarily strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)

  • Proficient in communicating utilizing Microsoft Teams and other collaboration tools.

  • Previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks, planning, scheduling, and organizing work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

  • The ability to work independently or work effectively as part of a team.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment required.

  • Successful experience using tact, discretion and courtesy while interacting with all individuals.

  • Successful experience with diverse populations of varied ethnicity, ages, backgrounds and abilities, and a commitment to a culturally diverse environment.

Skills/Abilities We'd Like You to Have:

  • Knowledge and experience utilizing and sourcing physical security systems, such as electronic access control, security cameras, intrusion alarms, and emergency notifications systems.

  • Familiarity with providing training programs to staff on life safety equipment such as AEDs, first aid and bleeding control kits, and use of fire extinguishers.

  • Ability to write emergency plans, post orders, and security and safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to identify additional security funding streams such as state and federal government notices of funding opportunities, e.g., annual security grant opportunities, and in turn, the ability to contribute to submission of such grant applications.

Additional Information Required Upon Hire:

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Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

About Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community. For over 100 years, Jewish Family Service has been a trusted resource for the entire community, offering an array of services that are always life-changing, and often life-saving. At Jewish Family Service, we believe our employees are the backbone of our Agency. We strive to ensure that each employee is treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is your success. Come work at JFS and be our partner in Moving Forward Together. To learn more about JFS, please visit

*Jewish Family Service is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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