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Charles D. McCrary Institute at AU

Division Name
Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title
Deputy Director Policy & Partnerships

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Located in Washington, D.C.

The Charles D McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure is accepting applications for a Deputy Director for Policy & Partnership . This position leads the McCrary Institute’s cybersecurity policy research, guides strategic partnerships to enable impactful collaborative initiatives, represents the organization in critical policy discussions, and drives evidence-based public policy conversations and action.

About McCrary: Our VISION & MISSION is to serve the nation by acting as a catalyst for enhancing cyber/critical infrastructure security and striving to be the most respected, sought out, single expert source on cyber/critical infrastructure security issues for government agencies, private companies, educators, and the media.

Together, the McCrary Institute and its multiple research centers, deliver a one-stop shop for all things cyber, from the standpoint of policy, research, education, and technology. Our innovative approach and solutions are designed to enhance security, bridge industry silos, and support U.S. national security interests.

About Auburn : At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn : Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Essential Functions

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Cybersecurity, or related field and 10 years of experience.


Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Cybersecurity, or related field and 8 years of experience.

Scope of Experience:
Experience in policy development, strategic business operations, including electronic filing and database management; experience interfacing with corporate and/or institutional executives; extensive experience handling sensitive and confidential information and documents; knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and reporting; experience communicating complex policy topics clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences; experience collaborating effectively across teams and organizations.

Substitution allowed for Experience: When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and reporting.
Knowledge of communicating complex policy topics clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences Knowledge of collaborating effectively across teams and organizations.
Knowledge of electronic filing and database management.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, or Cybersecurity

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$144,600 - $231,400

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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