Full Job Description
The Director of Cyber Security is responsible for establishing and maintaining a college-wide cyber security management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. This position reports to the Chief Information Office (CIO), is a member of the CIO leadership team, and serves a key role in college leadership, working closely with senior administration, academic leaders, and the campus community. The Director of Cyber Security is an advocate for the College's total information security needs and is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security strategy to optimize the security posture of the College. The Director leads the development and implementation of a security program that leverages collaborations and campus-wide resources, facilitates information security governance, advises senior leadership on security direction and resource investments, and designs appropriate policies to manage information security risk.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a technology-related field. Professional security management certification.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and information technology.
Expert knowledge of information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, and NIST.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of personal integrity, innovative thinking and leadership with an ability to lead and motivate diverse, cross-functional, and interdisciplinary teams
Experience with contract and vendor negotiations and management including managed services.
Responsible for the strategic leadership of the College's information security program.
Provide guidance and counsel to the CIO and key members of the College and IT leadership team.
Work closely with senior administration, academic leaders, and the campus community in defining objectives for information security, while building relationships and goodwill.
Work with campus leadership to oversee the formation and operations of a college-wide information security organization that is organized toward a common goal in information security.
Promote collaborative, empowered working environments across campus, removing barriers and realizing possibilities.
Manage institution-wide information security governance processes.
Chair the Cyber Security Advisory Committee and lead Cyber Security Liaisons in the establishment of an information security program and project priorities.
Lead information security planning processes to establish an inclusive and comprehensive information security program for the entire institution in support of academic, research, and administrative information systems and technology.
Establish annual and long-range security and compliance goals, define security strategies, metrics, reporting mechanisms and program services; and create maturity models and a roadmap for continual program improvements.
Stay abreast of information security issues and regulatory changes affecting higher education at the state and national level, participate in national policy and practice discussions, and communicate to campus on a regular basis about those topics.
Engage in professional development to maintain continual growth in professional skills and knowledge essential to the position.
Mentor the Cyber Security team members, including student employees.
Represent the college on committees and in national and regional consortiums and collaborations.
Pursue student security initiatives to address unique needs in protecting identity theft, mobile social media security and online reputation program.
Required Application Documents:
Cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
About the Department:
As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals, which makes Marist unique within higher education.
Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.
We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you are a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard-working team, we welcome your application for the Director of Cyber Security position.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Type of Position:
Months per Year:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Hours per Week:
Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.
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