Safety and Security Team Lead


4 years of safety and security or law enforcement experience; 4 years of administrative and leadership experience.  Knowledge of relevant public safety and security equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local and state security operations.  Clean and valid Arizona Driver License;  demonstrate skills in organization, verbal and written communication, customer services, analysis, reading and following instruction; Basic computer skills needed; maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.  Bilingual/Spanish a plus.  Must be evangelical Christian, living a life dedicated to Christ, and able to an instrument of God’s love, grace, hope and forgiveness to everyone.

Physical Demands:

Physical effort may lead to physical fatigue. Caring for guest(s) can be physically demanding. This Individual will be lifting and carrying bags and equipment, and will spend time sitting at a desk or walking, lifting and pushing. This Individual will be expected to clean and maintain personal work equipment and personal work area, and will move throughout the community with guest(s). This Individual will be exposed to guest(s) who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves.

Mental Demands:

The population we serve is typically in crisis.  This can cause emotional stress and compassion fatigue.  GRM highly promotes employee self-care.

Employment Status:

Full-time non-exempt 40 hours per week; eligible for benefits; eligible for paid time off.  Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities and Duties

Overview: This individual is responsible for, in collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, developing and directing the Gospel Rescue Mission Safety and Security programs at all facilities, including but not limited to, property, building and workplace safety and security, risk management, workplace emergency and natural disasters readiness, workplace violence, Fire Emergency Evacuation Plan and Fire Procedure.

Security and Safety

  • Lead the safety and security committee meetings at all facilities
  • Coordinate, train, assign, lead, and help recruit volunteer teams who assist in providing security
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, develop training and cross-training programs for safety and security volunteers
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, write, review and update a policy and procedure safety and security manual for all facilities including items such as: lock down procedures, fire drills, forms for reporting issues or incidents, emergency phone numbers, phone tree reporting procedures, etc.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, organize fire and active shooter drills
  • Provide safety and security information and training to all GRM employees and volunteers and partners organizations, in written form, email or in person
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve safety and security breaches
  • Assess risk to mitigate potential concerns of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures to protect personnel against harassment, threats, or violence
  • Manage all safety and security investigations being performed including document and report follow-up
  • Conduct frequent property and facility checks for potential security and safety issues and to ensure the procedures and standards are being upheld
  • Provide leadership for contracted security contractor
  • Work with Maintenance and Technology department in all areas relating to security and safety
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, coordinate security teams for all GRM events
  • Maintain and order security and safety supplies
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, periodically evaluate the overall effectiveness of facility and personnel security processes
  • Ensure the Fire and Emergency procedures for the facility they are being adhered to by GRM and partner organization staff
  • Research requirements and ensure compliance with OSHA, FEMA, ADOSH, DOT, and other Federal, State, and local safety and emergency management regulatory agencies
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations, attend regular operational meetings to review, monitor, adjust and upgrade the performance of GRM as a whole, explaining new directives, policies or procedures
  • Prepare pertinent records and reports relating to safety and security
  • In collaboration with the Facilities Manager, conduct periodic checks on safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, emergency sirens, and sprinkler system (with approved sprinkler company)
  • Act as the emergency services dispatcher for Gospel Rescue Mission
  • Respond to evening or weekend emergencies as needed
  • Serve as the point person for first responders
  • Apprise Associate Director of Operations of needs, issues, or emergencies
  • All other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Operations
  • Provide weekly reports as directed

Partner Organization Safety and Security

  • Provide safety and security procedures manual and review with organizations
  • Update safety and security information, policies, and procedures with the partner organizations as needed
  • Provide any necessary safety and security training to partner organizations
  • Communicate and interact with partner organizations to address or resolve their safety and security concerns or incidents
  • Update organizations on breaches in security or changes in procedures
  • Collect, review, and address issues reported in an organization’s incident report

Gospel Rescue Mission is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit religious organization that provides social service programs to the homeless and working poor populations.  Everything we do in this ministry should be centered in the will of God and in honoring the name of Jesus Christ.

Employees of Gospel Rescue Mission Choose To Participate in our Grace Based Environment by:

  • Role modeling Christ-like attributes and values through our personal actions, words, and attitudes.
  • Maintaining a safe, transparent, and healing environment that is based on Grace, Truth, and Love, and encourages trust and authenticity without fear.
  • Embracing the accountability process, that leads to self-evaluation personally and for guests and students.
  • Teaching and mentoring students and guests in every opportunity by using Biblical precepts.
  • Building healthy, loving, and compassionate relationships with guests, students, and staff while establishing healthy and safe boundaries.
  • Maintaining a personal lifestyle of integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
  • Praying with guests, students, and staff.
  • Agreeing in principle and in practice with the statements of Vision, Mission and Values of the Gospel Rescue Mission of Tucson.

It is the policy of Gospel Rescue Mission to complete a background check, drug test and motor vehicle authorization on applicants in the conditional offer stage.