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Director of Cybersecurity Hybrid Programs

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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Director of Cybersecurity Hybrid Programs & Partnerships (Asst /Assoc Professor of Cybersecurity)

Champlain College Online seeks an entrepreneurial academic leader to launch a new hybrid degree - that draws on the best of online learning and in-person career-focused experiences -to create an innovative new approach to cybersecurity education. The program will be developed through an innovative partnership between NuHarbor Security and Champlain College. The initiative will begin with Vermont-based program pilots and build on successes to expand to other regions. The aspiration is to create a national cybersecurity workforce through programs that are affordable, accessible, and offer valuable career experiences. This entrepreneurial initiative will grow and evolve based on student and employer demand.

The Director has overall responsibility for strategic growth and expansion, academic quality, student outcomes, student recruitment and enrollment, program operations, and financial health.

The position reports to the Chief Learning Officer at Champlain College Online with a dotted line to the President of Champlain College. The Director will jointly manage partnership goals with NuHarbor's Director of Learning & Development and maintain deep relationships across the NuHarbor team, splitting time between Champlain College Online's offices in Burlington and NuHarbor's offices in Colchester. The Director will manage adjunct faculty but have no other direct reports.

  • Develop, design, launch, and measure outcomes for a new hybrid cybersecurity undergraduate certificate in Vermont in partnership with NuHarbor Security and the Leahy Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. Recruit students, refine and optimize hybrid model, and modify design and launch of hybrid bachelor's degree based on pilot feedback.
  • Develop, design, launch, and measure outcomes for a hybrid bachelor's degree in Vermont in partnership with NuHarbor Security and the Leahy Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics based on lessons learned from the certificate pilot.
  • Serve as the business owner for the cybersecurity hybrid programs with overall responsibility for strategic growth and expansion, academic quality, student outcomes, student recruitment and enrollment, program operations, budgetary responsibility, and financial health.
  • Oversee academic programs, including program design, regular program reviews that include industry and partner feedback, outcome assessments, and continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  • Manage projects and the unique program requirements effectively across multiple stakeholders.
  • Evangelize the hybrid programs, including assistance in the creation of marketing materials, working recruitment events, developing strategic promotions, and building relationships with potential partners.
  • Manage adjunct faculty, handle their recruitment, schedule, and performance evaluations while nurturing a dynamic learning environment.
  • Teach up to twelve (12) credits of hybrid cybersecurity courses during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
  • Serve as lead liaison and relationship manager with NuHarbor Security, including development and maintenance of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • Manage communication and data dashboards to inform decision-making and update stakeholders.
  • Monitor innovation trends in K12 and higher education.

Job Requirements:
Key Capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to set strategy, build, grow, and manage academic programs.
  • Demonstrated performance in the following capabilities: Interpersonal Savvy, Ensures Accountability, Action Oriented, Manages Ambiguity, Collaborates, Business Insight, Manages Conflict and Complexity, Builds Networks, Plans and Aligns, Instills Trust.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Eight (8) years of combined experience in higher education/corporate training and cybersecurity.
  • Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience in an online classroom using a learning management system.
  • Experience conducting training/curriculum needs assessments.
  • Experience developing academic curricula in higher education and/or corporate training programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to support, and be sensitive to, the needs of diverse populations.
  • As programs expand in the future, travel of up to 50% may be required.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and eligible for security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of experience managing business-education partnership.

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

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