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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Community Security Service (CSS) is the leading organization for training American Jewish volunteers to protect their communities. At CSS, our mission is simple: Protect Jewish Life and Jewish Way of Life. Through our tiered programs and training, volunteers learn to identify threats and proactively safeguard their synagogues, institutions and events. We have trained over 4500 volunteers across denominations and regions in the United States on security awareness and operational security.

 

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Southern States Director

Title: Southern States Director

Reports to: Deputy National Director

Location: Miami preferred, will consider highly qualified candidates living in South Florida or elsewhere in southern United States

Background

The Community Security Service (CSS) is the leading organization for training American Jewish volunteers to protect their communities. At CSS, our mission is simple: Protect Jewish Life and Jewish Way of Life. Through our tiered programs and training, volunteers learn to identify threats and proactively safeguard their synagogues, institutions, and events. We have trained over 5,000 volunteers across denominations and regions in the United States on situational awareness and operational security.

Position

The Southern States Director will lead the development and implementation of CSS’ southern states expansion strategy. Reporting to the Deputy National Director/COO, the Director will either have a deep familiarity with Jewish institutions and synagogues across the region, or have experience in security/law enforcement or leadership development. The Director will be the primary regional representative for CSS, and should be proactive at building and maintaining high-level relationships, a persuasive communicator, and have a visionary perspective of how to grow CSS in the region. The Director will manage an Associate Director, to be hired. We are looking for an individual who shares a passion for CSS’ mission, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement CSS’ southern states expansion strategy
  • Build and cultivate relationships with synagogues and Jewish institutions throughout the southern United States
  • Establish CSS as the preeminent volunteer security organization in the region
  • Build and maintain meaningful partnerships with Jewish organizations across the region
  • Manage Associate Director, who will assist in implementing expansion strategy
  • Collaborate with CSS Directors nationwide on creating programmatic opportunities and member engagement strategies
  • Utilize success metrics for southern states region, and evaluate effectiveness of expansion strategy
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in nonprofit, program development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, synagogue administration, or other relevant field OR security/law enforcement OR leadership development
  • Experience managing a small team
  • Experience building meaningful partnerships with community groups
  • Strong familiarity with Florida/ southern region Jewish institutions and synagogues
  • Ability to persuasively and succinctly explain organizational programming
  • Ability to be proactive with minimal supervision
  • Strong familiarity with Google suite software
  • Interest in volunteer security
  • Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality

Other considerations

Must live in the southern United States, with a strong preference for Miami, and must be eligible to work in the US. This position is currently work from home, and should be available for occasional evenings and weekends. Some travel as needed, less than 10%. Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected], with Southern States Director as the subject of the email. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Programs Associate

Title: Programs Associate

Reports to: Director of Programs and Director of Training

Location: New York – Work From Home

Background

The Community Security Service (CSS) is the leading organization for training American Jewish volunteers to protect their communities. At CSS, our mission is simple: Protect Jewish Life and Jewish Way of Life. Through our tiered programs and training, volunteers learn to identify threats and proactively safeguard their synagogues, institutions, and events. We have trained over 5,000 volunteers across denominations and regions in the United States on situational awareness and operational security.

Position

CSS is looking for a full-time Associate to lead the organization’s campus and young professional programs. The Associate will also be responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of security training initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee CSS young professional and campus programs nationwide.
  • Organize recruitment activities for young professionals and campus students.
  • Engage volunteers to increase their participation in CSS programs.
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of different types of CSS training courses.
  • Assist in the management of training resources and equipment.
  • Engage organizations to increase requests for CSS to protect events.
  • Provide support to the programs and training departments.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • 2+ years of relevant experience; background in volunteer engagement, security, or training development preferred.
  • Excellent communication and program management skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with persistence to see issues resolved
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, oral, and written skills
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected], writing Programs Associate in the subject of the email. .