Sixth & I is seeking a full-time Security Manager. Reporting to the Director of Operations and Human Resources, the Security Manager will represent Sixth & I as a security expert and serve as an advisor, liaison and training coordinator to provide direction and maintain oversight for the development, organization, implementation and monitoring of Sixth & I’s security operations and program. This includes managing contracted security guards, providing guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all staff and patrons and serve as the Incident Commander during crisis response and mitigation efforts.
This position requires being present at events including talks, concerts, comedy shows, podcasts, along with educational classes and presentations, religious services and private events. A typical work schedule for this position will be 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm across weeknights and weekends, with fluctuations earlier and later as events demand.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Determine security requirements for each event, in consultation with program staff and create monthly calendar for all security needs of building.
Manage security personnel at events: brief on details of event, assign positions as needed, and reposition guards as events unfold.
In the event of emergency, the Security Manager would be the Incident Commander.
Ensure the highest standards for customer service inform all security operations.
Ensure security guards, part-time event staff, and volunteers know, uphold, and enforce policies.
Monitor physical security systems including but not limited to: CCTV system, door access systems, intrusion, sprinkler and fire systems.
Work through appropriate agencies to obtain public space and parking permits as needed.
Serve as Sixth & I’s security representative to local and regional partners, to include other Jewish organizations and agencies, local, state, federal law enforcement, and other stakeholder organizations.
Work with Senior Leadership to design, develop, implement and manage security policies, procedures, recommendations and standards to ensure compliance with applicable security laws, regulations and privacy legislation, as appropriate.
Be able to communicate internally and externally a working knowledge of the Sixth & I’s security objectives, mission, policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events that might impact Sixth & I or its community members.
Provide ongoing review and development of security programs at Sixth & I to include, but not limited to physical security, building hardening, personnel security, training programs, and event security.
Direct management of the guard force, plans, policies, crisis and emergency response, training, and other relevant security related programs.
Receive and conduct initial investigations, in conjunction with appropriate law enforcement partners, of matters impacting Sixth & I’s safety and security.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field preferred and a minimum 6 years law enforcement, military (Security), corporate security, government or related homeland security experience.
Dynamic, results-oriented individual, with highest degree of personal integrity.
Outstanding customer service skills and decorum.
Proven success in problem solving, collaboration and developing working relationships with security professionals and non-security colleagues.
Broad-based knowledge of security protocols, threat investigations, physical security and emergency management.
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification desired.
Ability to develop organizational plans, to evaluate personnel and assignments and provide direction.
Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office suite.
Flexible approach to working hours and responsibilities.
Ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting, climb stairs, stand for long periods.
CPR certification (or obtained within two weeks of employment).
Excellent ability to problem-solve operational and customer services issues and to think on your feet; make quick, sound judgment calls.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be a team player with a willingness to assist individuals of varying skill levels.
Ability to self-direct, be self-sufficient, and manage competing projects simultaneously.
Ability to excel in a fast-paced and diverse working environment.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Ability to respond after-hours and be placed “on-call,” as necessary.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to report for work during emergency situations without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government/organizational closures due to weather, protests, natural or man made incidents.
About Sixth & I
Sixth & I is a center for arts, entertainment, and ideas and a synagogue that reimagines how religion and community can enhance people’s everyday lives.
Housed within a revitalized historic space dating back to 1908 in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, our unexpected mix of cultural and spiritual programs embraces the multi-faceted identities of those we serve and offers wide-ranging, eye-opening, and accessible experiences to inspire more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Our arts and culture programming—including talks, concerts, and comedy shows—entertains and enlightens the widest possible audience with innovative experiences that fuel curiosity, spark inspiration, and promote interaction with preeminent thought leaders and pop culture influencers.
Our Jewish programming—including education, Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, and social justice work—offers dynamic ways for those primarily in their 20s and 30s to engage with Jewish values, ideas, and traditions on their own terms and without judgment. As a multi-denominational and non-membership spiritual home, Sixth & I works to foster community among people at a similar stage of life, figuring out what matters to them and who they want to be.