The University of Connecticut, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), is currently seeking an experienced executive with excellent leadership skills and vision to join the senior management team in the capacity of the Chief Information Security Officer.
The University of Connecticut has been named the top public university in New England for a decade and is ranked among the top public universities in the nation. The University of Connecticut is also a Carnegie Foundation Research University, a prestigious honor shared by only the nation's top higher education institutions.
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a member of the CIO’s senior leadership team and holds an exempt non-union position of the University. The CISO will lead the Information Security activities for the University, including creating a security enterprise IT architecture, developing and implementing security policy, management of information security incidents, and ensuring the University is following best security practices.
This position reports to the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and will oversee all Information Security for the University including the University Central IT Department (ITS) and the decentralized University IT departments.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in IT Security or closely related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of five (5) years experience in high-level technology computing or related technology areas, or a Bachelor’s degree and other relevant education and training from an accredited college or university with a minimum of ten (10) years in high-level technology computing or related technology areas; experience with security technologies, best practices, and government regulation for compliance; experience in managing personnel and resources; experience with implementing security best practices in a large, complex and highly decentralized organization; familiarity with the security aspects of networking, software development, systems design, information architecture and security technologies; current knowledge of IT security related regulations and best practices; experience in developing and implementing IT policies, procedures and standards; demonstrated ability to act decisively and solve problems through creative and strategic thinking; ability to identify key issues in complex situations, evaluate options and initiate strategies for resolution; ability to translate long-term strategies into day-to-day operations with demonstrated experience in aligning resources with goals; proven leader with strong management and communication skills who has the ability to effectively communicate security risks and mitigation strategies to senior leadership; ability to implement change through collaborative leadership that encourages teamwork, knowledge sharing and creates a learning organization; excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain constructive and professional relationships with a wide variety of individuals are required.
Master’s degree in Information Security or other related field as well as nationally recognized certifications in Information Security Management; extensive experience implementing security best practices in a large complex and highly decentralized organization; experience as a senior executive responsible for leading organizational change; expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Identity Management, single sign-on and Enterprise security related technologies is highly desirable.
This is a full-time, management exempt position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition reimbursement at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates’ background and experience. For additional information regarding benefits visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/. For additional information about the University visit: http://www.uconn.edu/ and for detailed position information and the job description visit: http://uitsjobs.uconn.edu.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume that demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications you may have for this position, and a list of contact information, including phone numbers for three professional references. Reference search #2019353. Screening will begin immediately.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019353)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 28, 2019.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.