Director, Program Evaluation (PEO)-Secure Community Network (IL)

Date Posted: July 31, 2023

Employer: Secure Community Network


We are Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) serving as the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Here at SCN, we deeply value the team of people that work diligently to commit their lives to action for a better tomorrow and we are excited to add a Director, Program Evaluation (PEO) to our organization.

The PEO will oversee, lead, and support and ad hoc program reviews for compliance with the National Jewish Community Security Standards (NJCSS) and review program effectiveness for SCN programs. The PAE works with leaders to customize, implement, and monitor best-practice strategies for effective security programs. This position requires 24/7 response capability, both remote and physical, to community incidents and other critical needs. Extensive travel is an anticipated component of the position.


-Be responsible for the development, deployment, and implementation of NJCSS. Includes assisting the iterative review of NJCSS to facilitate updating standards, measures, and the evaluation rubric and process through lessons-learned and feedback from stakeholders and partners.
-Manage the development, deployment, and implementation of SCN program impact and effectiveness measures. Includes the consistent review of measures to facilitate the updating of metrics, and the evaluation process through feedback and other assessments.
-Be accountable for overseeing evaluations of community security programs compliance with NJCSS, reporting of results, and implementation of remediation plans.
-Oversee evaluations of SCN community security programs for program impact and effectiveness, reporting of results, and implementation of remediation plans.
-Manage the development and maintenance of effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, communities, agencies, and Jewish Federation executives and partners for evaluation of compliance and continuous improvement of the NJCSS and SCN program impact.
-Formally respond to assistance requests focusing on program development and improvement.?
-Regularly lead information and planning meetings related to NJCSS, SCN program impact and effectiveness measures, and related programs.
-Conduct security consultations, assessments, training sessions, tabletop exercises, webinars, donor meetings, law enforcement meetings, and other community engagements to support programs.?


-A bachelor's degree from an accredited university and at least 10 years of law enforcement experience and leadership.
-Graduation from a recognized law enforcement academy (or relevant, approved United States Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), with Honorable Discharge); certified as a sworn peace officer, either currently sworn or retired in good standing.
-Experience in leading and conducting program effectiveness reviews, compliance audits, or internal evaluation processes.
-Familiarity with national emergency management interoperability requirements, procedures, and protocols.
-Excellent leadership and decision-making abilities; outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to design, develop, and implement: Program Standards, compliance evaluation rubrics and processes, program impact and effectiveness measures, Standard Operating Procedures, organizational policies, and internal and public-facing products.
-Ability to distill and document best-practices from personal experience, program evaluations, lessons-learned, and standards and practices of comparable security programs.
-Ability to effectively work in a dynamic, growing, and fast-paced organization.
-Ability to pass an extensive background check
-Ability to obtain a security clearance.
-Ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential information.
-Ability to make timely decisions in dynamic situations, often lacking complete information.
-Strong presentation design and public speaking skills are a must.
-Skilled in Microsoft Office and Adobe suite of services.
-Preferred experience in business development.
-Ability to respond to after-hours and emergency requests in a timely fashion.


The Secure Community Network (SCN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the official homeland safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations, 50 partner organizations, over 300 independent communities, and other partners in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. SCN is dedicated to ensuring that Jewish organizations, communities, life, and culture can not only exist safely and securely but flourish. Learn more at securecommunitynetwork.org.

Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

SCN has long been a committed leader in adopting, modeling, and encouraging adherence to Jewish values, including advocating for approaches that address issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Please review our DEIA statement here.

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