Elon University seeks an experienced, energetic, engaging and visionary leader who wants to become part of an exciting, vibrant community of information technology professionals supporting the Elon mission: providing a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages students through teaching, learning and discovery. Information Technology plays a vital and ever-expanding role in the institutional mission. Elon’s information technology environment is centralized with strong leadership and coordination from the Assistant Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and direct report units. The university seeks a strong, knowledgeable leader to assist in providing vision, broad-based planning, and significant hands-on responsibility as the Information Security Director. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President and CIO, is a member of the CIO Council and serves a key role working closely with IT leadership, administration, academic leaders, and the campus community. The director is an advocate for the institutions total information security needs and is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security strategy to optimize the security posture of the university. The director leads the development and implementation of a security program that leverages collaborations and campus-wide resources, facilitates information security policy, significant role in data governance, advises leadership on security direction and resource investments, and designs appropriate policies to manage information security risk. The complexity of this position requires a leadership approach that is engaging and collaborative, with a sophisticated ability to work with other leaders to set the best balance between security strategies and other priorities at the campus level. The position will remain open until filled. Apply at https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/5552. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Master’s degree preferred or commensurate educational background with 6-10 years of experience in Information Security with progressive leadership.
Internal Number: 20121351
About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that "Focus on Student Success." More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top... 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.