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NEW! March 20, 2017 — The National September 11 Memorial and Museum — New York City

Executive Vice President, Security, Fire & Life Safety


Reporting to the EVP/Deputy Director for Operations, the EVP
of Security, Fire and Life Safety for the NS11MM will leverage broad
business knowledge, extensive subject matter expertise and landmark site experience to collaborate and/or provide strategic guidance on a wide array of issues including: security risk analysis/mitigation; high profile special events management; design and integration of global security systems; investigations and threat management support; emergency management functions; crime prevention; planning and developing effective programs and safeguards; visitor management; multi-site security and VIP protection; law enforcement liaison; contract services management; organizational development; management of emergency operations centers; and other duties as designated.

The position leads the efforts to ensure the physical safety and security of all NS11MM facilities; personal protection of NS11MM employees, contractors, and guests; and takes lead role in emergency management/operations continuity planning.


  • Site Security and Safeguarding of our People and our Assets: coordinate and implement physical site security plans and operations to ensure protection of employees, visitors, vendors, assets, and infrastructure.
  • Develop an effective strategy to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and safeguard the organization. Protection responsibilities include workplace violence prevention, access control systems, video surveillance, and emergency protocols (e.g., disaster recovery, communication alerts, and employee safety verification procedures).
  • Ensure safety and security of our people while enhancing our culture of openness and transparency.
  • Engage in training and certification protocols when necessary to address specified risks. ensure that employees receive regular communications regarding safety issues, threats, and developments.
  • Maintain appropriate relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and relevant intelligence community agencies.
  • Coordinate with the Port Authority’s Site-wide Operations Command Center (SWOCC).
  • Identify and deploy the internal and external tools necessary to identify emerging threats.
  • Engage in periodic security audits measured against appropriate industry standards.
  • Partner on investigations regarding security threats and potential unlawful activity. Collaborate closely with the other relevant departments (e.g., Legal, IT, Human Resources) regarding these matters.
  • Coordinate employee seminars on security and safety matters.
  • Solicit and recommend approval of relevant materials and service contracts.
  • Ensure compliance with and maintain records with regard to Article 7A of the General Business Law (security guard licensure, training, background checks, etc.).


  • Lead the Security, Fire and Life Safety management team and staff in accordance with visitor projections.
  • Manage the development and implementation of global security policies, standards, and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security, including crisis response scenario planning, and implementation of regular, periodic training of relevant staff in crisis response drills.
  • Research and prepare RFPs (Request for Proposals) for equipment purchases and contract services.
  • Administer and oversee security and related contracts.
  • Develop and manage Security Department budget.
  • Solicit and recommend approval of relevant materials and service contracts.
  • Ensure compliance with and maintain records with regard to Article 7A of the General Business Law (security guard licensure, training, background checks, etc.).


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or equivalent experience; advanced degree in Business, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or J.D. degree, preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in corporate security leadership and strong working knowledge of pertinent law and the law enforcement community.
  • Experience with business continuity planning, auditing, and/or risk management
  • Demonstrated experience leading a large team or workforce of security or law enforcement professionals.
  • Experience hiring and supervising critical third-party resources (e.g., contractors, vendors, consultants).
  • Ability be a value-added partner and collaborator who demonstrates leadership without boundaries.
  • Experience successfully communicating or presenting to all levels of the organization, including briefing executive management and board of directors (and committees) on status of security issues.
  • Experience leading large scale projects.
  • Submit to and pass a detailed background investigation.
  • Results-driven, adaptable with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong leadership, partnership, collaboration and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a highly diverse, creative, fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.



  •   This is a full-time position.
  •   We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package.



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  • Send resume and cover letter to by April 10, 2017.
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