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M4bl Security Coordinator


Location: The position is remote with some travel required. 

Preference will be given to candidates residing in St. Louis, MO, Atlanta, GA or the DMV area.

Reports to: M4BL Security Director

Salary: $75,000 - $85,000, with full health benefits for employees and 

dependents, employer-funded retirement plan, remote work stipend, and 

28 days of vacation


The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is an ecosystem of organizations and individuals creating a shared vision and strategy to win rights, control, power and resources for Black people. Building on the legacy and strategies of past movements, the Movement for Black Lives has created a broad political home for Black organizers, activists, and their organizations. Our ecosystem is held together by politics of abolition, anti-capitalism and radical Black Queer Feminisms and a value system that fights for the marginalized amongst us. Learn more about M4BL by visiting www.m4bl.org [1]


M4BL seeks support to build a safety and security infrastructure that prioritizes physical, digital, cyber security, and legal defense/protection. We're seeking a Security Coordinator to enhance and coordinate a comprehensive and proactive safety and security program that employs a risk-based approach for the protection of M4BL leaders, data, and systems. The ideal candidate will be a security practitioner and strategist that can support the implementation of policy, procedures, and facilitate support for M4BL staff and members. The position is remote, but preference will be given to applicants residing in either St. Louis, MO, Atlanta, GA or the DMV area and will require travel and work on occasional weekends and evenings as determined. 

The Security Coordinator will be responsible for helping sustain and implement the overall safety and security infrastructure for the M4BL member ecosystem and staff teams.  The Security Coordinator will coordinate the systems and infrastructure of the Security Department to respond to M4BL staff and member requests for support with incidents as needed. 


Security Strategy and Risk Intelligence 

  • Coordinates information and data gathering to identify, understand and address risks or threats and offer assessments.
  • Coordinates information networks and relationships with key networks of experts to inform both changing strategy requirements and immediate operational risks.
  • Coordinates and communicates relevant information with the Security Director, staff, related entities, and partners.

Executive Protection and Travel Risk 

  • Implement Travel Risk Programs and policies.
  • Coordinates security coverage for all staff and major member events.

Crisis Management 

  • Supports M4BL’s crisis management capability, including crisis planning and crisis response.
  • Works to establish a culture of security awareness and prevention of security incidents.
  • Conducts training, drills, and ongoing assessments of policies and procedures.

Physical Security 

  • Responsible for the implementation, and continuous refinement of physical security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security protocol.
  •  Able to prioritize and implement, prevention, detection, and mitigation techniques

Information Security/Cyber Security 

  • Works closely with technology and operations to support the overall security of the organization's computer systems and data.

Investigative Services 

  • Coordinates with the Security Director to partner with General Counsel, People Operations, IT Security, Communications, and contractors as needed to conduct investigations.


  • Tracks budgets and financial resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Coordinates key outsourced vendors to ensure delivery of high-quality and cost-effective services and products.
  • Produces regular reports on program operations, incidents, and compliance for the Director of Security and staff. 
  • Responsible for coordinating security personnel including evaluating, training, and mentoring safety security team members and volunteers

Capacity Building

  • Advises and assists frontline organizations, individuals and communities when security and safety incidents occur
  • Works with ecosystem member organizations to strengthen their capacity to deal with safety and security concerns

Note: The Movement for Black Lives is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions but does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


  • Relevant safety and security experience.
  • Experience providing leadership with humility, clarity, and integrity; conducts all aspects of their work with accountability, trust, and respect 
  • Demonstrated success advocating for new methods and approaches; integrating best practices
  • Strong strategic thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Exhibits good judgment, problem solving skills, integrity, flexibility, collaboration, and confidentiality. 
  • Demonstrates awareness and exposure in the security arena dealing with safety, security, and risk-related issues. 
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness of a training program, including implementing practical drills or exercises to test knowledge and/or other evaluation methods to determine whether an information security practice has changed.
  • Ability to translate technical information into easily understandable information for non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to facilitate detailed project strategies and plans by coordinating with technical teams and multiple stakeholders to deliver projects.
  • Familiarity with Information Security technologies and concepts including but not limited to strong authentication, network security, endpoint security, vulnerability management, information assurance, security operations, mobile security, privacy, and regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with creating and/or designing engaging and easily digestible presentations, newsletters, fact sheets, and similar materials.
  • The right balance of being collaborative, open, and approachable while still being firm in facilitating progress and compromise.
  • Experience with information security training vendors
  • Must be well-organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to complete a favorable background check.


  • Passion for M4BL’s mission in support of Black liberation and joyful Black life;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills across diverse populations and partnerships;
  • A work ethic that embodies  ‘no problem too big, no question too small’ attitude;
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative, dynamic, fast-paced work environment where priorities are often evolving to adapt to the movement’s needs and emergent opportunities; 
  • A team leader and a team player who can drive impact at the operational and tactical levels; and
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards, confidentiality, and personal integrity, demonstrating self-awareness and dependability at all times. 


  • Copy Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Airtable
  • Asana
  • ChatGPT
  • Drone operation
  • Gaming experience


  • Google Cybersecurity Professional Certification
  • CompTIA SECURITY + / Comptia CYSA+ / GIAC GSEC / Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)v12 /  Certified Ethical Master (C|EH M) /  
  • Vision Change Win Security School
  • Open Source Investigations
  • Executive Protection
  • Defensive Driving
  • Active Shooter
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Hostile Environment First Aid Training


The Movement for Black Lives in partnership with its fiscal sponsor the Common Counsel Foundation is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants who are motivated to work with us in addressing social injustice and those who have personal experience with injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the following factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.

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