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Director, Safety and Security - Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Foundation

April 26, 2021 1:29 PM | Office IFCPP (Administrator)

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, operator of Monticello, located in Charlottesville, VA, seeks an accomplished leader for the position of Director, Safety and Security. This position reports to the Vice President of Guest Experiences and serves as the Foundation's expert on security, safety, emergency response, and disaster preparedness. The Director of Safety and Security has executive oversight and leads the Foundation's Safety and Security program that ensures the safety of staff and guests as well as the protection of TJF property and collections. The Director of Safety and Security is the Foundation's primary point of contact with all local, state and federal security, law enforcement and emergency response organizations. Monticello routinely hosts high level dignitaries and special guests. Specific responsibilities include directing and coordinating the administration and operation of a 24/7 safety and security department; establishing policies and procedures; designing and implementing training programs; creating and managing department budget; advising the safety committee; and working with all departments to ensure a safe environment. A working knowledge of OSHA requirements as well as a sophisticated understanding of automated security, video surveillance, and fire systems is essential. Successful applicants will display diplomacy and possess high-level collaboration and negotiation skills. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a unique nonprofit culture. They must also demonstrate a high level of computer literacy.

Qualifications: Bachelors' degree (or professional development equivalent) in a relevant field and at least 10 years progressive experience, including supervisory experience in a fast-paced safety and security or emergency services environment with external and internal customers. Candidates must possess a National Security Professional Certification (or ability to obtain within 6 months of being hired) such as CIPM, CPP, CFE, PSP or similar. Additional qualifications include excellent report writing and investigation skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; superior customer service skills; ability to maintain calm demeanor and perform duties under stressful conditions; ability to walk, stand, sit and work outdoors for significant periods of time; ability to work any shift, weekends, and holidays. Candidates must successfully pass an extensive background screening which will include criminal record checks and pre-employment drug screening. DCJS (armed) certification is preferred, direct experience in supervising an armed guard force, and a valid driver's license is required. This is a full-time position that includes our complete benefit package. Applicants for this position should not complete our online application, but instead submit salary requirements along with their other application materials, including a cover letter to: and

Position is open until filled.


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