EDUCAUSE (http://www.educause.edu), a highly creative, entrepreneurial, national nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology, invites applications for Director of the Cybersecurity Program. This is a full-time, exempt position with the option to work remotely or from the Louisville, CO office. The starting salary for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience.
As the Director of the Cybersecurity Programs, you will be responsible for the successful administration of the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Program. First formed in 2000, the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Program is a mature program within EDUCAUSE and encompasses an advisory committee, member-led working and discussion groups, an annual event, signature member-created and maintained products, and collaborative relationships with other organizations
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Program, including its services, and products. This position is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of ongoing program components including 1) Identifying and securing resources for program development and managing the phased development and implement of the program to deliver it within resource constraints and timeline commitments, 2) soliciting member feedback on the program, 3) programmatic innovations, 4) marketing the program 5) keeping program content up to date and relevant to the member community, and 6) establishing program service quality and improvement goals and achieving those goals.
Work closely with the EDUCAUSE policy office on federal cybersecurity issues requiring a policy response and to represent EDUCAUSE in such matters as needed.
Collaborate with other segments of EDUCAUSE to identify relevance to and intersections with other EDUCAUSE activities to promote, grow, and extend the value of the Cybersecurity Program.
Oversee and maintain a community governance structure to gather input, and set priorities and strategic directions for the program that ensures appropriate and engaged participation and balanced leadership from CIOs, CISOs, CPOs, and other information security practitioners while ensuring EDUCAUSE retains a sufficient and appropriate voice in the ongoing evolution of the program.
Direct the strategic development and delivery of the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference; collaborate with the member program advisory committee to determine the meeting’s theme and program, develop a schedule and secure speakers and facilitators, and lead a team of EDUCAUSE staff (program leads, marketing, meeting planners and others) to plan, promote, and deliver the conference.
Develop and administer the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), whose mission is to improve information security, data protection, and privacy programs across the higher education sector by leading the HEISC executive team to set priorities for HEISC working groups and products.
Direct the delivery of cybersecurity programming via online channels, at the annual EDUCAUSE conference, and elsewhere as determined by the program’s governance and resources.
Communities and Relationships
Serve as a deep subject matter expert and co-author on EDUCAUSE cybersecurity research, collaborating with related groups (such as Internet2, the REN-ISAC, NACUA) on cybersecurity projects and initiatives; integrate cybersecurity topics into EDUCAUSE events, research, and publications; promote the value of cybersecurity within EDUCAUSE as well as externally.
Support the professional development of others in their work to advance the mission and vision of EDUCAUSE. Act as a departmental liaison with employees, members, volunteers, volunteer groups, and partners.
Ensure adequate staffing levels for the program; lead the recruiting and selection process when vacancies occur.
Provide direct reports with professional development opportunities including training, coaching, work direction, motivation, feedback and recommendations for rewards and corrective action. Evaluate performance and conduct performance reviews.
The Director is likely to interact frequently with both EDUCAUSE team leaders and team members. Managing priorities and timelines across departments is critical.
Education and Experience
A minimum of ten years’ experience of increasing responsibility leading services and programs in higher education, information technology, or both.
A minimum of five years’ experience of increasing responsibility leading cybersecurity or IT governance, risk, and compliance services and programs culminating in a senior leadership role. Experience in higher education highly preferred.
Certifications demonstrating subject matter expertise in information security, risk, and/or privacy (e.g., CISSP, CRISC, CIPT, CISA, etc.) are highly preferred.
A graduate degree in a closely related field is highly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Deep knowledge of current and emerging issues in domain of cybersecurity.
Demonstrated leadership in the profession. A track record of developing and sustaining collaborative working relationships with IT and higher education leaders and technologists, as well as professional credibility in cybersecurity through a record of accomplishments and activities.
Ability to identify better ways to work, solve problems, and suggest improvements. Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and adapt existing offerings and planned offerings based on information gathered from the market.
Desire and ability to travel as required to support EDUCAUSE conferences/events, team operations, and external events relevant to the position.
A track record of delivering high quality results within stated deadlines; understanding how and when to adapt plans to ensure best results. Ability to manage multiple short-range and long-term projects simultaneously, accurately estimate time frames and coordinate multiple elements all toward delivering the desired outcomes within agreed upon timeframes.
Success in developing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with both colleagues and customers across time and distances. Demonstrated ability to manage conflict, negotiate, and work through disagreements to achieve optimal results and maintain strong collegial relations.
High proficiency in effective written and verbal communications, including presentation skills.
At EDUCAUSE, we recognize that the diverse backgrounds, talents, skills, and contributions of every individual improve and enhance the quality of the organization. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the members we serve.
Our benefit package includes medical and dental insurance, employer paid life and disability insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid personal time, ten paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and a retirement plan with generous employer matching.
Please respond with cover letter and resume specifying "Director Cybersecurity” in the e-mail subject line.
EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleagues and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other nonprofit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, handle, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. Through various programs and activities, EDUCAUSE and its members provide thought leadership on major issues. We help clarify the current environment, document effective practices, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies may influence the evolution of IT in higher education.
EDUCAUSE has offices in Louisville, Colorado and Washington, DC. The Louisville office houses the information technology, administrative, communication, conferences, and member services functions. The Washington DC office is the center of the association’s government relations and policy initiatives.