Note: Cochise College requires a post offer, pre-employment background screening of all employees.
This position is
open until filled, with priority given to applications received by September 14, 2021.
Position Summary: The
Director of Cybersecurity provides district wide administrative direction and leadership to the Cybersecurity program. Develops, implements,
evaluates and maintains the Cybersecurity program in accordance with the appropriate accreditation and certification regulatory agencies and
college standards. Cultivates relationships with local, state, regional and national Cybersecurity professionals, organizations and policy
makers. This position requires the director to manage course schedules, Associate faculty, and strategic plans for the Cybersecurity
Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the
following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all
functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.
Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of
college policies and procedures, this position:
Directs and supervises the work of all full-time faculty, part-time faculty,
part-time staff and student workers within the Cybersecurity program. Develops and maintains both short-term and long-term budgets for the
Cybersecurity program. Serves as the initial administrative contact for complaint resolution and/or grievances for faculty, staff and
students. Provides guidance and direction on all Cybersecurity course schedules.
Provides ongoing program, course and lab evaluation
for effectiveness. Ensures that the Cybersecurity program and courses meet both college and regulatory agency (NSA, HLC, etc.) requirements
and standards. Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as
necessary to maintain a successful Cybersecurity program; integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously
improve program quality
As needed may teach Cybersecurity course(s) and associated labs in accordance with the college’s
workload policy. Maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs
students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning
outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner
Manages the fiscal and
operational aspects of the Cybersecurity program, including labs. Manages the maintenance, troubleshooting, and building of hardware and
software necessary for the successful deployment of all Cybersecurity courses. Participates in preparing grant and program proposals
Participates in department, division and college meetings; serves on college committees as assigned; participates as advisor for
Cybersecurity student organizations, clubs, competitions and other student related activity
Serves as the liaison with state,
industry, educational and governmental Cybersecurity professionals and programs; represents the college and the program at meetings,
conferences and seminars; participates in professional organizations; represents the college and the program for all accrediting and
certification related responsibilities
Participates in the recruitment of prospective Cybersecurity students; participates in
strengthening relationships with external stakeholders such as industry partners; participates in the organization of department and program
advisory council meetings
Performs other related duties as assigned
General Expectations: Employees
are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in
all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work
harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines
as they relate to this position.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Master’s degree in
Cybersecurity, or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of
- Two years’ related professional experience
- Two years’ successful teaching experience, preferably at
a community college
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Five years related professional experience
- Experience with NSA certification/recertification
- Experience teaching using
alternative delivery methods is desired.
- Experience with use of technology in lecture and lab settings is preferred
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and ability to follow college
policies and procedures
- Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting the Cybersecurity program
of curriculum and program development
- Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods
- Knowledge of computer
networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
- Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for
assessing and mitigating risk).
- Knowledge of virtualization technologies and virtual machine development and maintenance.
- Skill in current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office
- Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds
- Skill in applying security
- Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress
- Skill in integrating
technology into curriculum and other educational services
- Skill in using virtual machines. (e.g., Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare
vSphere, Citrix XenDesktop/Server, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, etc.).
- Skill in configuring and utilizing software-based computer
protection tools (e.g., software firewalls, antivirus software, anti-spyware).
- Skill in configuring and utilizing network
protection components (e.g., Firewalls, VPNs, network intrusion detection systems).
- Skill in system, network, and OS hardening
techniques. (e.g., remove unnecessary services, password policies, network segmentation, enable logging, least privilege, etc.).
- Skill in communicating with all levels of management including governing board members (e.g., interpersonal skills, approachability,
effective listening skills, appropriate use of style and language for the audience).
- Skill in using network analysis tools to
identify vulnerabilities. (e.g., fuzzing, nmap, etc.).
- Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when
faced with difficult situations
- Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to
completion with an attention to detail
- Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment
- Ability to
communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner
- Ability to effectively
identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information
- Ability to analyze problems,
identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public
- Ability to conduct vulnerability scans and recognize vulnerabilities in security systems.
- Ability to operate common network
tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup).
- Ability to understand technology, management, and leadership issues related to
organization processes and problem solving.
Work Environment: Work is primarily
performed under general supervision. Incumbent generally performs work in a typical classroom or laboratory setting with appropriate climate
controls and includes exposure to mechanical and chemical hazards.
Physical Requirements: Essential functions
of this position require: lifting, manual dexterity, ability to communicate and exposure to biological and chemical hazards.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift,
carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting majority of time; walking and standing are required
only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met
Mental Application: Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions,
emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem solving skills are important
to: Dean of Business and Technology