Kansas City Chiefs | Vice President, Security; Kansas City, MO

Responsible for developing and managing all safety and security plans and programs for all facets of the Kansas City Chiefs football Club. This includes; 24/7 facility security, event day safety, security and traffic operations, team security and ownership security.

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Originally the Dallas Texans, the franchise moved to Missouri in 1963 where they officially became the Kansas City Chiefs. The one-time Super Bowl Champions have become notorious for their fan base, with the second highest attendance average in the NFL over the last 10 years.

Arrowhead Stadium has been the home of the Chiefs since 1972. The newly renovated stadium has the ability to hold 77,000 fans; it is the 4th largest stadium in the NFL. Arrowhead Stadium was named “toughest place to play” for opposing teams by Sports Illustrated in 2006, which can be attributed to the loud nature of their fans.

Since the arrival of Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid in 2013, the team has compiled a 53-27 regular season record. The Chiefs have qualified for the playoffs four of the last five seasons. In 2017, the Kansas City Chiefs finished 10-6 and won the AFC West. The Chiefs also sent four representatives to the 2018 Pro Bowl, including Alex Smith, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and Kareem Hunt.

The Kansas City Chiefs have retained Turnkey Search to search, screen and recruit qualified candidates to become the next Vice President of Security.

Any interested candidates should contact Turnkey Search directly. Contacting the Kansas City Chiefs will only delay consideration of your qualifications.

Position Summary:

Responsible for developing and managing all safety and security plans and programs for all facets of the Kansas City Chiefs football Club. This includes; 24/7 facility security, event day safety, security and traffic operations, team security and ownership security.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, maintain and annually update life safety management plans, incident and evacuation plans for the Club, Arrowhead Stadium and Arrowhead Events. Ensure all full time, part time and event day staff are knowledgeable of these plans and understand their roles in the execution of these plans.
  • Direct the 24/7 facility security operation and the team security operation for Arrowhead Stadium, The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex, Missouri Western campus (training camp).
  • Responsible for security planning, implementation, and oversight for all events including Chiefs home and away games, corporate and social events and all other major stadium events. Assist in the coordination of toll plaza, traffic and parking staff and coordinates multi-modal transportation planning with local agencies.
  • Consults with events department to develop and implement safety and security plans and corresponding event security staffing templates for every event at Arrowhead Stadium.
  • Administers and manages computerized incident and event reporting system (ISS – 24/7). Requires and coordinates data input from Security staff, contract security, and law enforcement.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements security protection/access control of the building envelope and primary/secondary perimeters. Utilizes 24/7 staff, security contractors, and security systems to achieve on both event and non-event days.
  • Works with and directs efforts of local law enforcement groups for events at Arrowhead Stadium.
  • Primary liaison between the KC Chiefs and the NFL League offices in regard to stadium, premise and any incidental security issues or measures.

Qualifications, Skills and Education Requirements:

  • Analytical Skills-Synthesize information; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs and generates creative solutions.
  • Problem Solving-Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully. Must be able to develop solutions quickly and effectively.
  • Technical Skills-Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Share skills with others and recognizes training opportunities for staff.
  • Oral Communications-Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification. Demonstrates group presentation skills and participates in meetings.
  • Ability to Plan – Thinks both long term and short term and has the ability to capture plans and processes in a professional formal written system and communicate it appropriately.
  • Leadership-Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well. Readily accepts feedback from others and provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates. Displays enthusiasm, passion and optimism.
  • Innovation-Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Judgment-Displays willingness to make decisions and exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Includes appropriate people in decision making process.
  • Motivation-Demonstrates excellent personal motivation and encourages others to be motivated and enthusiastic. Shows persistence and overcomes obstacles. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Must be able to work extended hours; consistently active and walking.
  • Must be able to walk long distances.
  • Must be able to lift/carry objects weighing 20+ lbs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • At least 7 years management experience in the safety and security field including management of event day staff.
  • Willing and able to work a varied schedule at times to include evenings and weekends during stadium events.
  • Experience in developing and implementing life safety and incident/emergency plans required.
  • Experience in traffic and parking operations preferable.
  • Ability to motivate and communicate effectively with staff and peers.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills.

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