Southern States Director

Community Security Service | Remote, United States

Posted Date 5/16/2022

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 


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.


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. 


  • 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


  • 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.

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