Director of Safety and Security

  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #56

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is seeking an experienced security professional to serve as the Director of Safety & Security.

Founded in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, DC, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college-educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.

The private, not-for-profit organization currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, West Africa and the Republic of Korea.

The Director of Safety and Security maintains the overall safety, physical and cyber security management for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated to ensure the successful implementation of all safety programs both on the premises and for offsite projects and/or events. This position reports to the Executive Director.

An annual salary of $160,000 has been budgeted for this position. The final offer will be commensurate with experience.

The Director of Safety & Security will coordinate and support the Safety and Security Task Force in the review of current protocols and policies impacting safety and security and oversee the development of a comprehensive organization-wide safety and security plan that includes cyber security, fraud protection, physical security, executive protection and cyber-crimes. The Director will enhance protocols and update polices; establish a training curriculum for national, regional, and local Delta meetings, events, programs, and activities; assess and update cyber security protections conduct safety and security planning, briefings, and security assessments in conjunction with Delta conventions and conferences; and determine what measures are needed to identify and prevent fraud to Delta Sigma Theta and/or its members.

The following is a detailed but not exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the Director of Safety & Security:

  • Ensure the protection of all the Sorority’s corporate officers, leadership, employees, members, vendors and visitors, clients, and corporate assets.
  • Develop and execute plans for security/safety and logistics for the Sorority’s meetings, events, conferences and conventions. Coordinate with local law enforcement, security teams and venue security management to successfully and safely execute events.
  • Conduct risk assessments for the National Headquarters (NHQ) site and team. These assessments include lighting in and around the premises, security, entry & exit control, vulnerability studies, threat assessments, and impact analysis.
  • Review and analyze all current and future safety and security needs and make recommendations as needed.
  • Communicate effectively and consistently with all employees, visitors, clients, local law enforcement, and community members.
  • Hire, manage, and coordinate security staffing needed at business and events locations.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local and federal law enforcement to ensure a safe and secure environment.
  • Manage visitor management system to ensure safety on Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc premises in connection with NHQ staff and leadership.
  • Support the Office of General Counsel and the Human Resources Department in conducting investigations.
  • Assess cyber systems protections, and support the IT Department with securing equipment.
  • Ensure that all the safety and security systems on the NHQ property are in working order, including cameras, CCTV monitoring, alarms, and locking systems.
  • Be consistently available after hours for emergencies or to attend Board of Directors meetings, conventions and conferences (most of which are held out of state for a number of days).

The qualified applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5-10 years of security, law enforcement, or other relevant job experience. Corporate Security Certifications (e.g., Certified Security Manager, Certified Security Specialist) are preferred but not required.

The successful candidate will also possess the following experiences, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience handling and investigating security threats and cybersecurity threats
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, decision-making capabilities, a keen eye for details, and a logical mind
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability in identifying and mitigating risks and threats
  • Demonstrated ability in providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to complete tasks timely and within budget
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work effectively with department staff on all levels, vendors and suppliers, and members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

The selected candidate must:

  • Reside within a 50-mile radius of the Sorority’s National Headquarters within six (6) months of start date. Relocation assistance is not being offered for this position.
  • Furnish proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.
  • A criminal background check is required for this position.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is partnering with POLIHIRE to identify their Director of Safety & Security. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application below.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted

2024-05-16 21:26:36


Dallas, Texas