ITS is in need of an Information Security Officer (ISO) to establish and maintain a university wide information security management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. Information is emerging as one of the university's most valuable assets and we need a senior leader to make sure we protect the integrity of our information and the privacy for students, faculty, staff and members of our larger community. The ISO will be part of the ITS management team and regularly interact with all stakeholders on campus from the President's Cabinet to individual students, faculty and staff members.
Bachelor's Degree in computer science, business administration or a technology-related field.
Minimum 10 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT jobs. At least four must be in a management/project management role. Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment.
Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.
Must be a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills.
A working knowledge of information security practices and concepts of intrusion detection/prevention, access controls and risk analysis.
Exhibit excellent analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives.
Project management skills: financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management.
Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals.
High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.
Extensive experience in delivering clear written and verbal communication to customers on all levels of the organization.
Strong leadership skills and ability to influence cultural change within direct area of ownership and across the broader organization. Proven team builder with demonstrated ability to manage employee development and performance. Proven track record for investing in people and training others. Strong analytical skills and ability to identify and implement actionable metrics. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in leading organizations with an information security focus.
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling. Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports. Working knowledge of software applications, word processing, spreadsheets and database management. Ability to manage staff and direct workload. Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies. Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of federal, state, and Gonzaga policies and procedures. Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, addressing the varied levels of understanding of the processes and requirements to achieve understanding and consensus.
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked univ...ersity and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.