The Manager of Security and Facilities is responsible for the security of JDC’s New York Headquarters (NYHQ) and of JDC’s events across North America, and oversees the day-to-day facilities operations of the NYHQ office. This role is integral to creating a secure and safe work environment and maintaining efficiently run logistical operations.
The Manager of Security and Facilities manages two teams of specialists, recommends policies and methods of implementation to senior leadership, procures services, and maintains a high level of customer service. They will maintain JDC’s preventive security methods, aligned with an Israeli security philosophy in the vein of government or infrastructure security, and will stay up to date on best practices in facilities management.
This position will report to the JDC Chief Security Officer on all matters related to security and to the NY HR Director on all NYHQ facilities-related matters.
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What will you do as a Manager of Security and Facilities?
- Manage all security and facilities daily operations, advise senior leadership on best practices and implementing emergency reaction plans and daily activities for the NYHQ and events across North America
- Manage two teams of specialists including full time employees and hourly wages employees
- Develop budgets, communicate and be accountable for facilities operational plans, including capital expenditures, disaster recovery planning, cost-effective energy efficiency
- Negotiate contracts and work with the facilities team to manage all related vendors, including procurement of supplies and services; oversee and manage key vendor relationships (i.e. building management, maintenance, furniture, office supplies, HVAC systems etc.)
- Develop and implement safety and security programs for the employees of NYHQ office, including preventive behavior briefings for travel, emergency response and logistical best practices
- Work with the Chief Security Officer and Global Security Team on short-term and long-term security planning and operations
- Establish and provide training for the security team regarding emergency response and security protocols
- Oversee the NYHQ environmental services operations, including cleanliness, physical appearance, maintenance, room configuration, etc.
- Maintain fire safety standards in the office
- Proactively recommend policies or creative solutions to problems (office space, storage, supplies, pantry items, conference rooms, shipping solutions etc.)
- Manage an organized system for maintaining office stock of supplies, pantry items
- Oversee and ensure smooth execution of office internal cross-departmental events, including room configurations, cleaning services, catering etc.
What qualifications do you need to be our Manager of Security and Facilities?
- Familiarity with Israeli, government, infrastructure, or facilities security practices required. Preference for Israeli military (IDF) experience; other relevant experience includes US military, critical infrastructure security, airport security, and power plant security
- Familiarity with security authorities in NYC required, existing contacts a plus
- Managerial experience and skills required, as well as team-orientation
- Ability to perform risk assessments
- Adaptability and efficiency to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; able to work under tight deadlines and shifting priorities
- Exceptional organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail
- Project management and prioritization skills
- Customer-orientation and relational skills, presenting a welcoming demeanor as the face of the office
- Ability to work well cross-functionally with different personalities, both externally and at all different levels within the organization
- Facilities experience or willingness and ability to learn the facilities space required; experience working with vendors preferred
- Tech-savvy, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
- Basic technical knowledge of mechanical systems (Atrius system, HVAC, plumbing, maintenance, etc.) preferred
- Proficiency in English required, proficiency in Hebrew a plus
- Passion for humanitarian work and/or global Jewish service strongly preferred
- Ability to meet the physical demands required to inspect staircases and hallways regularly, identify disturbances or weapon activity, and train for physical readiness to act upon security breach; requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing for sustained periods of time, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, hearing, finger dexterity, and repetitive motion
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a daily basis
- Visual acuity to view a computer terminal and inspect bags
- Employment Type: Full-time
- Hours: 35 hours/week, 8:45 AM – 4:45PM; must be available for emergencies on evenings and weekends as-needed
- Location: New York, NY, on-site 4-5 days/week
- Reports to: Chief Security Officer, dotted line to HR Director
- Job Function/Department: Security & Facilities
What are the compensation and benefits for a Manager of Security and Facilities?
This a full-time position paid semi-monthly at a salary of $90,000-$100,000 per year; in determining where a candidate falls in that range JDC considers several factors, including skills and experience, internal equity, and cost of living in location of work. This role is exempt per the FLSA.
We offer an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to:
- 100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee coverage
- Paid time off, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and Jewish and national holidays
- Paid parental leave policy
- 403(b) with JDC contributions of 6.5% of salary
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, and life insurance
- Learning & Development: Ongoing opportunities for professional development through workshops and trainings with our internal L&D program
- Food Perks: Bagel Thursdays and beverages/snacks in the office for on-site and hybrid employees
Why work at JDC?
- The People – What we hear most from our team members is that they enjoy working with others who share their passion for doing good; Our staff aim to use their skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others
- A Global Environment – you will have the opportunity to develop a global perspective, working with staff from the U.S., Israel, the Former Soviet Union, and all over the world
- Tikkun Olam – This Jewish value of “repairing the world” is deeply important to us. Collectively we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others
We require the individual who fills this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC definition. We require the individual in this role to be fully vaccinated by their first day of work and to maintain that status. JDC provides reasonable accommodations, and this may be subject to disability and religious exemptions. Contact HR if you need to request an accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity
JDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As the world’s leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, we are committed to treating people with compassion and respect. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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Application Deadline: Rolling
Expected Start Date: December 2022 or January 2023
JDC -- the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or "The Joint" -- is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. We rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises. For over 100 years, our work has put the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility into action, making JDC essential to the survival of millions of people and the advancement of Jewish life across the globe.
For more information, please visit www.JDC.org.