Information Security Officer

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
C Level
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
  • Security

Work Location: Radford

Division: Finance & Administration-20

College/Unit: Information Technology-E&G-300

Department: Identity Svcs & Audit Compliance-30020

Hours Per Week: 40

Months Per Year: 12

Academic or Calendar Year: Calendar Year

Normal Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm with occasional night and weekend work

Contact Name for Applicant Sandy Schronce

Contact Phone for Applicant (540) 831-5173


An advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and demonstrated relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Job Summary

Serve as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Radford University. As a key member of the Information Technology Services (ITS) leadership team, this position will provide strategic vision, planning, oversight and operations for a comprehensive security program to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of University systems. Collaborate with the ITS leadership team to develop and maintain information technology security plans, risk assessments, and information technology security policies. Coordinate the deployment of security related products and the annual IT security awareness training program. Conduct security assessments of cloud hosted systems. Perform internal reviews and vulnerability scans to evaluate the security of University systems. Conduct regular table top exercises and drills to enhance preparedness of the ITS team and systems.

Required Qualifications

Broad knowledge of computer security issues, requirements and trends. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, plus the ability to achieve goals through collaboration and cooperation. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with an array of constituencies. Experience monitoring and analyzing the security of IT systems. Knowledge of multi-platform environments and security considerations for each platform. Demonstrated analytical, problem solving, leadership, project management and customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional certification (CISSP, GIAC, CISA, CISM, etc.) is preferred. Experience providing education and training programs on security policies and practices to a range of technical and non-technical constituents. Demonstrated ability to design, specify, manage and maintain an information security program. Experience dealing with incident response and in maintaining and safeguarding institutional data.

Hiring Range Commensurate with experience

Application Review Date 10/22/2020

Open Until Filled Yes

Employment Conditions

Must have a criminal background check, Essential personnel, Statement of Economic Interest is required

Statement of Economic Interest is required Yes

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation in the application process please contact the hiring department.