Job Posting: Security Director

Vacancy Announcement – February 21, 2013

Position Location: Baltimore, MD
Travel: Moderate


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking a Security Director to plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and execute all aspects of the NAACP asset protection program and to be responsible for implementing effective programs to identify and mitigate risk to employees, executives, visitors and material assets at multiple operating locations nationwide.  The Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer  & Chief of Staff and acts as the primary advisor to senior executives regarding safety and security matters.

Summary of Duties:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.       Plans, organizes and executes all phases of the NAACP physical, information, operations, and executive protection security programs.
2.       Develops organizational policies and procedures to mitigate known risks to NAACP personnel and facilities.
3.       Develops and implements the NAACP Disaster Preparedness and Response program, maintaining an accurate and up-to-date Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) that insures the staff is fully prepared to effectively respond to a range of natural and man-made disasters.
4.       Partners with the Information Technology Director to insure the safety and reliability of corporate information systems and information assets.
5.       Partners with the Human Resources Director to develop and implement an effective Personnel Security program which increases staff safety and business effectiveness by effectively screening job applicants and mitigating the potential for workplace violence events.
6.       Conducts periodic safety and security surveys to identify and mitigate risks to information, personnel and property.
7.       Identifies, procures, deploys and maintains integrated security systems to minimize the risk of unauthorized access while increasing the probability of detection and enhancing organizational response to potential threats.
8.       Develops, maintains, and updates the organization’s corporate threat history as well as individualized threat histories for high-profile executives
9.       Acts as the primary liaison with city, state, county, and federal law enforcement agencies reporting threats to the organization and partnering with law enforcement in threat investigations and protective efforts.
10.   Plans, organizes and conducts protective service operations at NAACP special events and public speaking appearances.
11.   Develops and administers employee security awareness programs that lead to a corporate culture that understands risks, and appreciates and supports the need for sound security practices.
12.   Specifies, procures, and manages protection officer services commensurate with organizational threat assessment.
13.   Acts as the primary advisor to NAACP Executives for all security-related matters.
14.   Develops, administers and maintains an effective Protective Intelligence Program including an organization-wide security reporting and alerting capability to insure all threats received are reported, documented, evaluated, and factored in to the organizational threat analysis and security planning efforts.
15.   Develops and maintains a network of volunteer law enforcement and security professionals willing to provide low or no-cost protective service support to NAACP offices and personnel nationwide.
16.   Develops and administers security program guidance and provides security consulting support for NAACP local, regional, and satellite offices nationwide.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies, and personal qualities:

  • Minimum 10 years of progressive leadership responsibility in corporate or government security or military asset protection programs required 
  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Security Administration, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, or other Justice and Public Safety related program; related graduate degree preferred
  • Advanced training in asset protection; emergency planning, disaster response, and business continuity; and executive protection desired
  • ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation strongly preferred
  • Strong background in leadership and management and training disciplines desired
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct the work of others in discharging the protective services mission
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions and to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a diverse group of professionals engaged in a variety of high profile social justice programmatic initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of the protective service industry, including best practices in physical, technical, personnel, information and administrative security disciplines
  • Ability to plan and execute complex, high-profile executive protection details for a variety of public and private events
  • Strong knowledge of current and emerging security technology and integrated security systems
  • Ability to develop, administer and evaluate technical training related to protective service officer skill-development and employee security awareness
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Willingness and ability to work non-standard hours and travel, as necessary.


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax:  (410) 580-5735