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Security Analyst

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 4, 2024

Job Details

Security Analyst


Position Title: Security Analyst

Department: St. Olaf College LITS and Carleton College ITS

ReportsTo: Information Security Officer

Classification: Exempt G

FTE: 1.0

Salary: $55,000 - $70,000

Essential Job Duties:

1. Security Alert and Event Management
  • Administer and maintain log aggregation and event correlation platforms (Splunk and supporting systems)
  • Build relevant alerts and dashboards in Splunk
  • Respond to security events generated by mail service, endpoint detection and response, event correlation platform, and other systems

2. Vulnerability Management
  • Administer and maintain vulnerability management platform
  • Create scan schedules
  • Review and prioritize scan results, report to system owners, track remediation activities

3. Desktop Security
  • Administer desktop security platforms, including Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) infrastructure. Create and edit EDR, MDR, and DLP policies
  • Stay current with Windows and MacOS security issues.

4. Cybersecurity Education and Training
  • Administer cybersecurity training and phishing simulation platforms

5. Maintain expertise through ongoing professional development, certification, and training.

6. Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community

7. Maintain a high degree of ethical and professional standards

8. Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle

9. Perform other duties as assigned

Work Schedule:

Term: Year-round

Shift: The standard 40-hour work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm split evenly between the campuses, though the amount of time spent at each institution in a given period may vary. Flexible work arrangements can be proposed and are subject to approval by HR and relevant supervisors; occasional evening or weekend work as needed. Travel up to 5% of the work schedule, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area), regional, and national.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field or an associate's degree with 2 years of related experience. Maintain a valid driver's license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record.

Experience: A good candidate should be able to relate academic or work experience to the job duties.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Cybersecurity and Certification such as Security+ or other similar information security-related certification. Good written and oral communications skills.

Experience: 2+ years of progressive experience in systems or networking administration. 2+ years experience in information security including security operations, desktop security, vulnerability management and/or cybersecurity user education.


Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check which may include: criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note that St. Olaf College reserves the right to conduct periodic background checks at its sole discretion.


This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time, with or without prior notice, by St. Olaf College.

About Us

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a 9% retirement match, monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, contributions to eligible employees' health savings accounts, a significant tuition discount (up to an 80% reduction) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employees' children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of the college's benefits, please see the summary of our benefits here:

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

A summary of the Flexible Work Policy for staff:

A link to our DEI page:

A virtual campus tour:

An overview of Northfield:

An overview of the Twin Cities:

The college strongly recommends that incoming students and new employees complete the primary COVID vaccine series before beginning their studies or work on campus, and that all members of our campus community remain up to date with COVID vaccines, per CDC guidance.
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Nondiscrimination Policy St. Olaf College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance. St. Olaf College prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon these and any other legally protected status in any education program or activity that it operates, including in admissions and employment.
Inquiries about this nondiscrimination policy may be referred to St. Olaf College's Director of Equal Opportunity, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights or both. St. Olaf's Director of Equal Opportunity (who serves as the College's Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 Coordinator) is Pamela McDowell, Tomson Hall,, (507) 786-3465.

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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