Job no: 227721-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Training, Employee Development

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for developing and executing strategies for the Office of Cybersecurity Information Security Awareness program. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Programs, this position has tactical-level responsibilities to ensure that awareness and training materials and events developed are appropriate and timely for the intended audiences balanced with controls that address risks to the university communities. This includes effective deployment, measuring impact of efforts and tracking participation in training and awareness efforts.

Overall this position makes research-based recommendations, prepares, updates, and delivers professional development instruction to employee groups for varied programs to enhance instructional delivery methods for participants. Provides career and development consultation as needed.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

An undergraduate degree in a related field such as education, communications, business administration, information technology, public administration OR five years of experience with information technology training, service delivery or cybersecurity.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
* Two or more years of experience in developing and presenting IT Security concepts to a variety of audiences (e.g. students, staff, faculty, executive management, researchers, business leaders, retirees).
* Experience in developing communications artifacts and ensuring meaningful messages that increase awareness of cybersecurity policy and practices in a distributed governance organization.
* Understanding of the core IT security domains articulated in the UW-Madison Information Security Program and identified by standards such as NIST 800 (series), ISO 27001, and/or national, state or higher education law, rules, guidance or processes.
* Understanding of strategies to develop, create and maintain IT security awareness and training material based on best practices and standards such as NIST 800-50 and NIST 800-16.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Hold a professional certification in training such as the Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM) or the ability to acquire a related certification within the probation period.
* Familiarity with delivering course materials through a learning management system.
* Demonstrated experience in drafting and distributed written IT security alerts and information.
* Ability to identify and manage metrics that demonstrate effectiveness of training and policy programs.
* Two or more years of experience developing and implementing information technology policies in a higher education environment to include meeting requirements of standards such as HIPAA, PCI, GLBA, GDPR, or FISMA.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process. To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should specifically address the qualifications listed above.


Bradley Molzahn
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 1 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 15 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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