Under general direction of the Operations Director, the Security Director leads the design, implementation and management of a campus-wide program of security and safety measures designed to protect the students, faculty, staff, visitors and assets of the New York Film Academy’s Southern California campuses. The Director works closely with key members of the campus community as well as those city agencies that provide services to NYFA’s facilities and constituents.
• In cooperation with senior management, develops an effective strategy to assess and mitigate risk, manage crises and incidents, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard the physical organization and those within.
• Directs contract and/or employee staff in identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining security processes, practices, and policies to reduce risk, respond to incidents and limit exposure and liability.
• Researches and deploys state-of-practice technology solutions and innovative security management techniques to safeguard the campus and its constituents.
• Develop, maintain and cultivate relationships with key officials in local law enforcement, fire service and emergency management agencies with jurisdiction for
• Ensure that required data are collected, collated and properly reported to ensure compliance with the elements of the Clery Act.
• Collect, file and develop reports to be used in constant program assessment.
• Participate in the campus CARE Team as an active member, in team responses to students in crisis.
• Supervise performance of contracted security guards and post leaders
• Develop, implement, conduct training and exercises on appropriate emergency protocols related for foreseeable natural, technical and criminal incidents.
• Direct crisis response and ensure coordination with local first responders and/or investigating agencies as necessary.
• Develop, design, implement and ensure maintenance of appropriate physical security measures at NYFA/LA facilities, potentially including access and visitor controls, video monitoring, alarm equipment or systems, protective lighting, security locks and devices, etc.
• Develops, designs and implements crime prevention and personal safety information and educational programs that enable the active participation of faculty, staff and students in their own safety.
• Liaison with fire safety officials to ensure adequate compliance with life safety requirements.
• Liaison with local emergency management officials and peers to ensure that NYFA has emergency management, evacuation and continuity plans that meet standard of practice for similar entities.
Knowledge and Competencies
• Demonstrated competency in management of an organizational program of this, beyond mere supervision or line-level experience.
• Knowledge of current laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the following:
• Private security guards.
• Emergency management and life safety (evacuation, etc., to include individuals with access and functional needs.)
• The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
• Title IX, as it applies to safety and security in an educational environment.
• Demonstrated competency in written and verbal communication, to include communication during crisis situations.
• Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations policies and procedures.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff and visitors.
• Ability to quickly analyze complex, sensitive and/or hazardous situations and quickly devise solutions and action plans.
• Ability to handle confidential information, including that protected by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Experience, Education and Certification
• Management-level work experience in a position of similar nature and context
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Demonstrated knowledge of laws and regulations noted above.
• Prefer current possession of a State of California Guard Card.
• Prefer current certification for CPR and First Aid.
• Prefer current certification as an Associate Protection Professional [APP] and/or Physical Security Professional [PSP], issued by ASIS International.
• Prefer successful completion of the Clery Act Compliance Academy or equivalent training.
• Prefer membership in related professional organization, including, but not limited to:
• ASIS International.
• The National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals.
• California Emergency Services Association.
• Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
• International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
Along with your resume/ cover letter and this application please also provide the following
Provide a written document that gives examples of how you have demonstrated any of the following management responsibilities listed above
Provide links to Clery reports (if have any)
Provide professional references
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About New York Film Academy
New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, California
The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center in New York City, and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; Sydney, and Gold Coast, Australia.
The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students’ creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy’s goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFA’s expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual.