The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is searching for an exceptional Executive Director to provide visionary leadership and strategic direction. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative leader with a proven track record of success in cybersecurity, operational and relationship management to join a collaborative, forward-thinking organization and make a lasting impact.
The Executive Director will be a dynamic and innovative leader with a proven track record of success in managing cybersecurity, technological and organizational operations, relationship building, and the management of strategic partnerships.
The REN-ISAC Executive Director will be part of the Indiana University Office of the Vice President of IT cabinet.
Provides visionary leadership and strategic direction to the organization
Responsible for the overall management of REN-ISAC, including operational, financial, and legal responsibilities
Serves as the public face of REN-ISAC
Responsible for building relationships with members, partners, and stakeholders
Identifies cybersecurity threats and protections
Coordinates information sharing and analysis with other organizations
Secures funding opportunities
Represents the organization in various forums
Develops innovative approaches to problem-solving
Seeks input on and work with direct reporting leaders, external governance groups and international member-constituents to establish and implement long-term business plans and strategic objectives in response to organizational mission and member needs in threat analysis, incident management, and cybersecurity protection
Directs leadership staff and provides supervision to information security analysts
Responsible for operational issues, including human resources and/or people management, relationship management, organizational promotion, providing cybersecurity subject matter expertise, knowledge acquisition and transfer
Represents the REN-ISAC at the highest level, participating in conference sessions, presentations, articles, publications, and interviews
Drives innovation and excellence within the area of information security
Determines overall budget for REN-ISAC; drafts, reviews and approves financial proposals from and for REN-ISAC; has significant fiscal responsibilities that require frequent interaction with executive leaders and member institutions
Provides expertise and identifies funding opportunities, including grants; develops business relationships across the university and externally.
Determines information security best practices and standards
Works with related organizations, within a US Federal construct, and with State and Federal agencies for the overall improvement of threat analysis, incident management, and cybersecurity protection
Bachelor's degree (preferably in Computer Science or related field)
5 years of information security or related experience
3 years of management experience
5 years of management experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
Instills commitment to organizational goals
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
Effective conflict management skills
Builds and manages effective teams
Effective leadership skills
Ability to represent the company with external constituents
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Deep understanding of the information security and higher education sectors
Excellent communication skills
Ability to think strategically
Strong commitment to collaboration, partnership, and organizational development in support of the REN-ISAC's mission
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This position requires some travel.
Bloomington, Indiana or Indianapolis, Indiana
This position is eligible for remote work, including fully remote work, subject to change based on university policy and business needs
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
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