Full Time

Director, Campus Security

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

Director, Campus Security

About UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

At UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, our vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America - a community characterized by its diversity, unity, compassion, generosity, and commitment to Jewish values. Together with our philanthropic, volunteer, and professional leadership, we’re changing lives.

As one of North America’s leading Jewish non-profits, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto works to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel and around the world. UJA advances this mission through fundraising, programs, and research focused on our strategic pillars: fighting poverty and improving well-being, growing Jewish education and identity, countering antisemitism and hate, and strengthening connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

Role Summary

The Director, Campus Security plans, directs and manages the implementation and the coordination of security plans for UJA Federation Jewish community campuses and properties (including Jewish Community Centres – “JCCs”); creates, organizes, and executes on comprehensive security plans, emergency plans and drills; and builds and nurtures critical relationships with police services and other first responders on behalf of the Greater Toronto Area’s Jewish community.  

The Director, Campus Security also serves as the GTA’s primary professional representative within the National Community Security Program (NCSP), with the intent to convey local information and support requirements to the national organization, working with the Director NCSP, and liaising with the NCSP to obtain information and resources required to optimize local security.

Reporting Relationship

The Director, Community Security reports to UJA Federation’s VP, Special Projects, or their designate.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the security systems, protocols, and strategies for Jewish community campuses and JCCs, and works closely with stakeholders to ensure implementation of best practices in all matters of safety, as well as protection of property and assets;
  • Ensures all security personnel, contracted or otherwise, are organized and managed effectively and efficiently to ensure security and instill confidence in those who utilize campuses and JCCs, including driving them to achieve goals and objectives through training and other means;
  • Creates, evaluates, updates, organizes, plans and manages security and emergency strategies (both in relation to man-made security threats and natural occurrences such as emergencies arising from meteorological events) in a manner complementary to resources offered by governmental and other authorities;
  • Advises and recommends to UJA Federation as to resources required and deployment of those resources, on an ongoing basis, in consultation with UJA professionals;
  • Coordinates security for UJA public events, including the coordination of contracted security staff and paid duty police officers where appropriate (e.g. Walk with Israel and other major events);
  • Working closely with other departments, particularly Communications, and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), ensures a team of UJA Federation, CIJA and other agency professionals is organized and in a constant state of readiness to respond to security or emergency response situations;
  • Remains aware and informed on current events, monitors security conditions through analysis of information and appropriate sources, and advises on key mitigation strategies;
  • Develops and manages UJA Federation’s operating budget for campus security and related matters;
  • Oversees security incident response and conducts investigations, when necessary or directed;
  • Maintains ongoing communication with institutions and agencies, maintaining currency on their level of awareness of security matters;
  • Establishes, maintains, and continues to build relationships and lines of communication with law enforcement and emergency service agencies, with jurisdiction in relation to the GTA, and ensures that senior leadership and local divisions are familiar with Jewish communal institutions and needs within their respective areas; and
  • Partners and liaises with key law enforcement and other security organizations.


  • Minimum seven (7) years’ practical experience in the public or private security field (law enforcement, military, private security) of which five (5) years are as a manager or director of security, or equivalent;
  • Bachelor’s degree in security management or comparable, an asset;
  • Knowledge of both the Canadian law enforcement and security sectors, as well as the legislative framework and requirements;
  • Proven track record in the successful completion of threat assessment, standards development, and project management;
  • Strategic vision with the ability to diagnose issues and recommend effective preventive solutions;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to establish, develop and maintain key relationships with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to work expeditiously under pressure, at a standard of excellence;
  • Excellent leadership skills and an ability to motivate people and obtain results through others;
  • Familiarity and understanding of the GTA’s Jewish community as well as knowledge of the unique threats facing the community, are strong assets;
  • Outstanding communication, writing and presentation skills, in English, and the ability to convey a sensitivity to Jewish community security concerns, sound professional judgement, and the interpersonal skills necessary to interact daily in a positive and constructive manner with communal constituents;
  • Strong work ethic, including developed skills for organization, strategic thinking and the ability to work in a multitasking environment; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).

This is a full-time permanent position. At UJA we support a flexible work schedule and all of our employees engage in hybrid work. Engagement and connection are key to supporting the best employee experience and we want to ensure that this puts balance and well-being at the forefront of our approach to ways of working. In addition to a rich time off policy, UJA’s offices are closed on all Jewish holy days (yom tov) and we support early office closures to observe the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat). 

We look forward to connecting with you to understanding what you can bring to the UJA team and how we can support your career goals. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume. Please click here to apply. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation supports a diverse candidate and employment experience. We are proud of our dynamic professional team, which reflects the diversity of the Jewish community and general community alike in Greater Toronto. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all communities. We encourage you to follow us to get regular updates on open roles. We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace and believe this is essential to ensure that every member of our team can thrive.

We adhere to barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. #LI-IM1  #LI-HYBRID