IT Manager, Information Security

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Manager / Supervisor
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
  • Security

Under the general supervision from a designated administrator, provides leadership and management support to the IT@UC Office of Information Security. Primarily responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining policies, standards, procedures and guidelines to promote the security and uninterrupted operation of computer-based application systems at the University of Cincinnati. Identify and address exposures to accidental or intentional destruction, disclosure, modification, or interruption of information that may cause serious financial and/or information loss to the University of Cincinnati. Provide operational oversight to a team of cybersecurity professionals.


Primary Duties

  • Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/termination, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).

  • Develop, implement and oversee communications between IT@UC Office of Information Security staff and departments/colleges, in accordance with departmental goals.

  • Perform needs assessment of information security activities and create short-term and long-term action plans.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a system of metrics designed to measure performance; develop best practices and create stretch objectives that provide a high-performance, employee-oriented superior workforce.

  • Evaluate information security training programs for quality of delivery, appropriateness of content and effectiveness of material.

  • Review and evaluate materials for purchase and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Perform related duties based upon departmental need


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related degree; -OR- an Associate’s degree with two (2) years’ experience; -OR- four (4) years of basic to intermediate level computer hardware related experience.

  • Possesses working knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures and contributes through support, using established processes, methods, and systems.


Ideal Qualifications

  • CISSP, CISM, GIAC, and/or other Information Security certifications.

  • Experience managing diverse and complex IT environments, ideally large-scale higher education.

  • Proven ability to manage large and complex IT projects.

  • Proven ability to manage internal security investigations.

  • Proven ability to lead and guide staff towards a common goal.

  • Proven ability to quickly adapt to change.

  • Subject Matter Experience and/or Experience managing enterprise security solutions including: endpoint security, two factor authentication, SSL. certificate management, vulnerability assessment and scanning tools, and data loss prevention.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.