The Security and Safety Director is responsible for providing secure program management to employees, consumers and properties of Alfred Street Baptist Church. In addition, the Security and Safety Director will effectively implement appropriate risk management strategies related to safety and security; to include managing, implementing, and overseeing all security operations in support of staff and church activities and to promote the security and integrity of Alfred Street Baptist Church operations, and resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly supervise the security monitoring staff and security guard force;
Establish and enforce security policies and procedures;
Develop, review and revise as needed security-related documents including but not limited to, incident reports, proposals, and tactical or strategic initiatives.
Train subordinate security professionals or other organization members in security rules and procedures.
Plan and Implement security for special and high-risk events.
Monitor and manage all surveillance and access systems.
Order and inventory all security-related supplies and equipment as needed.
Coordinate security operations or activities with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies.
Maintains effective communication with all City and County law enforcement officials.
Respond to medical emergencies, bomb threats, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures.
Prepare reports or make presentations on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicate security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols.
Provide direction for acquisition, installation and use of physical security technologies including but not limited to: key card access systems, alarm systems, video surveillance systems, security services, IT and data security systems and other related systems;
Ensures compliance with applicable building and safety codes, hazardous waste disposal, OSHA, hazardous materials, etc.
Provides leadership and direction in all areas of security, loss control, security best practices and security programs including strategic planning.
Collaborates with ASBC’s security service team to schedule executive security coverage for all special events.
Develop an on-going program to ensure employee awareness and compliance to ASBC, Safety, Environment, and Security policies.
Construct and allocate budget resources to meet the program needs of the church.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in security and safety operations and information management.
Experience in analyzing and resolving security problems.
Experience in developing and implementing security policies and procedures for a multi-unit facility or campus environment is strongly preferred.
Displays self-confidence under complex and stressful conditions
Coordinates the efforts of people with diverse skills to create a cohesive and functional unit
Demonstrates an awareness of organizational financial capabilities and limitations
Works to continuously improve organizational capability and responsiveness to ASBC's safety and security needs
Possess excellent skills in information collection and analysis procedures with a view to recognizing potential threats and dangers.
An ability to exercise sound and strong management skills in times of crisis and emergencies.
Planning and organizing
Excellent planning and organizational skills including the development of policy and procedure supporting project operations.
Finds a balance between protecting the ASBC community while simultaneously not offending members and visitors
Ability to provide instructions clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
A high sense of discretion and integrity when dealing with sensitive information.
Demonstrates ability to address the ASBC community regarding security and safety activities and explain and promote the program and how it prevents and protects life and property
Communicates frequently and effectively with the community, keeps them informed, and stays in tune with changing needs and priorities
Security and Safety Discipline Knowledge
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and equipment used in modern security and emergency management services, and protection of life and property
Judgment and Decision Making
High degree of responsibility, initiative, alertness, physical fitness, emotional stability.
The ability to prioritize a heavy workload and to delegate accordingly.
Demonstrates sound judgment in security operation and information management skills.
Professional attitude and the ability to build successful working relationships with contacts in and outside of ASBC.
Demonstrate an integrated approach and attitude through normal work activities and a thorough understanding of our staff and members.
Must be computer literate, efficient and knowledgeable of security information systems.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to; use hands to handle, manipulate, feel, talk or hear. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and or smell.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
About Alfred Street Baptist Church
Alfred Street Baptist Church traces its origins to 1803, during the period when Thomas Jefferson served as the third president of the United States. The church is the first black Baptist church created north of Richmond, Virginia. In 1815, its numbers grew when slaves from Mount Vernon Plantation joined the Colored Baptist Society. During 1818, members of the Colored Baptist Society were able to rent property at 313 South Alfred Street to hold their meetings. After 18 years of renting, they purchased the site in September 1842.
Over the years, Alfred Street has been a leader among churches and has made significant contributions in education, missions, children ministries, and advancement of women. Alfred Street was among the first churches to ordain women as deacons (1979) and the first in Virginia to ordain an African American woman minister (1980). Since then, the church has licensed or ordained 12 female ministers.
Alfred Street, with a membership of over 6,000, continues a legacy of worldwide leadership as we strive to Make Disciples To Win the World for Christ.