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3 May 2024

Senior Manager, Security Planning and Assessment

🇺🇸 New York City, NY, USA
Full Time
8+ years exp.
US$125,000 – US$150,000 per year

Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

With more than 1500 employees across the US and Canada, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.


The NHL Security Department seeks a strong security professional who can lead the NHL Security Department’s special event security planning and operations. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker with strong attention to detail, well versed in operational planning, overall preparedness, and consequence management. Candidate will be expected to produce and implement strategy, procedures, granular security plans as well as complex integration with venue operators, government agencies, law enforcement, fire, and other public safety entities.


  • Develop security procedures and plans to enhance the security operations, manage risk, and ensure vulnerability mitigation
  • Serve as the NHL Security Department lead planner through the entirety of events, including security operations and integration with internal NHL departments and external agencies
  • Coordinate security activities, including perimeter hardening, access control, and emergency response procedures
  • Conduct risk mitigation surveys at multiple locations and ensure ability comply with NHL requirements for arena and security in accordance with NHL Security Department policies
  • Maintain the NHL’s event security policy and oversee its implementation
  • Schedule and conduct liaison meetings with law enforcement, emergency management, fire safety, arena security management, event security management, and others as appropriate
  • Provide detailed security plans, briefings, and debriefs
  • Coordinate all mass gathering infrastructure support, security staffing schedules, magnetometer settings, x-ray placements, federal support, SEAR data coordination, and other associated activities
  • Supervise vendors and third-party personnel
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Knowledge Areas/Experience


  • At least eight years of relevant experience with security planning, domestic security management laws and regulations, national security special events, and national preparedness
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in multijurisdictional security planning, intelligence, critical infrastructure protection, counterterrorism, and SEAR events
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national security special events process
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operating procedure development and the SAFETY Act

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office products and ability to write strategic and operational plans as well as deliver presentations to large groups
  • Demonstrated comprehensive working knowledge of operational planning support, procedures, and practices
  • Must be willing to travel approximately 80-100 percent, both domestic and international
  • Must be willing to conduct work during both regular business hours as well as nights and weekends

These core competencies reflect the underlying values that are necessary to represent the National Hockey League:

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inclusion
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

The NHL offers U.S. regular, full-time employees:

Time to Recharge: Utilize our generous Paid Time Off (PTO) to focus on your well-being and ensure a healthy work/life balance. PTO includes paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick days, plus an extra day off for your birthday.

Ability to Focus on your Health: Along with competitive salaries, the NHL offers comprehensive health benefits to employees and their eligible dependents effective on their first day with us – there is no waiting period. The NHL subsidizes a large portion of the health benefits costs, therefore your cost for medical, dental and vision coverage is minimal.

We also offer our employees and members of their household access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to support mental, physical, and financial health. In addition, employees have access to a digital wellness resource designed to improve health and happiness through courses in sleep, movement, and focus. These services are confidential and at no-cost to our employees.

Childcare Leave: Because your family is the NHL family, employees are offered comprehensive Childcare Leave to welcome your new addition. The primary caregiver to the child is entitled to up to 12 weeks of paid Childcare Leave, at full pay, following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.

Employees that are not the primary caregiver to the child are entitled to up to 6 weeks of paid Childcare Leave, at full pay, which must be taken within the first 6 months following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.

Confidence in your Retirement Goals: Participate in the NHL’s Savings Plan which includes a 401K(pre-tax and Roth options) plus non-elective (employer) contributions to keep your retirement goals on track.

A Hybrid Work Schedule: The NHL recognizes the value of flexibility in work locations/schedules to help our employees balance work/life priorities. Hybrid work schedules are available for a majority of our roles.

Our New Headquarters: Our new, state of the art, offices are located at One Manhattan West in Hudson Yards. When you’re in the office, you can conduct meetings in one of our high-tech conference rooms, have lunch with a view or play in the game room. Employees can also enjoy New York’s newest neighborhood that is home to more than 100 shops, culinary experiences, and public artwork.

A Savings for Commuting: Participate in the NHL’s pre-tax commuter benefit plan whichhelps offset the financial cost of traveling to and from our office.

NHL Partner Rates: Unlock exclusive pricing from our Partners that include savings on travel, consumer goods and services, plus the NHL Store.

Life at the NHL: In your first few days, you meet with your new teammates and the HR Team. You have the opportunity to learn more about the NHL and our workplace culture. Employees are invited to play hockey during our Tuesday Night Skate at Chelsea Piers, join our Employee Resource Groups and more. You are a part of our team and we encourage you to be your authentic self, adding to our dynamic workplace culture.



Actual base pay for a successful candidate will be determined based on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to: experience/training, market demands, and geographic location.

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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