Campus Security Director

March 16, 2021

Berman Hebrew Academy is seeking a full-time Campus Security Director, reporting to the Executive Director. 

The Campus Security Director is an essential member of the Berman operations team. The main focus of the Campus Security Director is to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the Berman community.


  • Plans, coordinates, and manages a comprehensive school safety/security program.
  • Provide security for the school, including supervising security personnel. 
  • Conduct security training both for security staff and other faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate security and emergency response for fire, evacuation, lockdown and natural disasters. 
  • Oversee pre-opening and post-closing sweep done by the employee or a trained subordinate.
  • Be a security presence during opening hours and significant events outside hours.
  • Be armed (open carry), including having required licensure and regular ongoing training.
  • Serve as an expert security manager, advisor, liaison, training coordinator as well as provider to Berman, and as a coordinating resource between the Berman and local as well as regional partners, to include the Jewish community, local, state, federal law enforcement, and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters.
  • Assist in security-related grant writing.


  • High school diploma.  Associate’s degree preferred (or equivalent from a non-US educational institution).
  • A minimum of four years of law enforcement, military (security), corporate security, government or related homeland security experience.  Previous security experience in a K-12 school setting preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Maryland Security Guard License
  • License to carry and operate firearms in Maryland
  • Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) identification card, if applicable
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Accreditation
  • ASIS International Certified Protection (CPP) or Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification


  • Dynamic, results-oriented individual, with highest degree of personal integrity and able to pass a background check.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in report writing.
  • Proven success in problem solving, collaboration and developing working relationships with security professionals and colleagues.
  • Broad-based knowledge of security protocols, threat investigations, physical security and emergency management.
  • Ability to develop organizational plans, to evaluate personnel and assignments and provide direction.
  • Experience developing budgets for operations and equipment, including grant applications and other alternative funding.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, to include PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Judaism, Jewish community history, holidays and traditions.
  • Possess ability to develop strong relationships with the community.
  • Excellent ability to problem-solve operational and customer services issues and to think on your feet; make quick, sound judgment calls.
  • Outstanding customer service skills and decorum.
  • Must be a team player with a willingness to assist individuals of varying skill levels.
  • Ability to self-direct, be self-sufficient, and manage competing projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced and diverse working environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and responsibilities.


  • Ability to respond after-hours and be placed “on-call,” as necessary.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel.  Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government/organizational closures due to weather, protests, natural or manmade incidents.
  • Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, climb stairs, and walk as required for significant periods of time.
  • CPR certification (or obtained within two weeks of employment).
  • Must be willing to undergo medical and psychological assessments (after receiving an offer conditional on the results of those assessments).


The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, referred to locally as Berman or The Academy, is a coed Modern Orthodox Jewish day school serving the greater Washington area. The school has grades from Pre-K to 12. It was founded in 1944. The school moved to its current location in Rockville, Maryland in 1999, site of the former Robert E. Peary High School. At that time, the school changed its name from the Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington to its current name, which reflects the school’s benefactor, Melvin J. Berman. The student body consists of roughly 630 students. The school has a dual curriculum including secular subjects and Judaics, with the school day generally split in order to cover both curricula. Berman also hosts Sulam, a special needs school serving the Jewish community, and two synagogues.


Salary range $75,000-$80,000. Benefits include health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, FSA/HSA and paid vacation.  After two years of service, eligible for 403b match.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@mjbha.org with your name and “Campus Security Director” in the subject line. No phone calls or emails please.