Current Career Opportunities:
- Non-Profit Programs Manager (2019 Q1)
- Cybersecurity Exercise Administrator/Facilitator (Coming Soon)
The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) is a member-driven non-profit dedicated to making New England a recognized global hub for cyber security. Our programming emphasizes the importance of preparing for large-scale cyber attacks, conducting exercises that help organizations test their readiness to defend against major cyber threats, and hosting meetings for business and security professional to collaborate on overcoming the most pressing cyber security challenges they face.
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The ACSC Programs Manager’s primary role is to define and maintain the plans and processes that support the execution of our mission. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for implementing projects against ACSC’s strategic priorities and organizing the programs that support key stakeholder networks such as security, technology, legal, and communications professionals. For 2019, your major responsibilities are expected to include:
- Collaborative Defense Program Delivery: As Programs Manager, you will establish the Collaborative Defense program and execute the plan for its success. Task examples include:
- Preparing the program plan leading up to a large end-of-year simulation exercise for ACSC members
- Producing program materials
- Assisting with attendee outreach and registration
- Maintaining a database of speaker, attendee, and organization participation
- Coordinating meeting logistics and operations
- Stakeholder Development: As Programs Manager, you will serve in a critical role ensuring that the ACSC implements and maintains a strong engagement process with its members, sponsors, the community-at-large. Task examples include:
- Managing the revenue development pipeline for funding ACSC programs
- Identifying new stakeholder prospects and maintaining a list of past, current, and prospective members, sponsors, and other stakeholders
- Defining a stakeholder engagement process for nurturing stakeholder relationships, recording individual priorities, and tracking contacts
- Preparing regular reports on stakeholder development activities
- Participating in community events that align with the ACSC mission
- Research Study Management: Manage the process of planning and delivery of ACSC research efforts. Task examples include:
- Working with the Executive Director to determine research priorities
- Preparing funding request materials and supporting proposal efforts
- Assistance with contributor and partner outreach
- Directing the work of supporting contractors
- Actively maintaining research project status against the program plan
Desired Skills and Qualifications
- Minimum 10 years of relevant experience. Example prior roles may include customer/member service management, community relations management, programs administration, nonprofit campaign management, etc.
- Proven project management skills with an aptitude for defining effective workflows, tracking tasks, and administrative scheduling.
- Strong attention to details, highly organized, able to handle multiple projects, and comfortable adapting to changing conditions.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with external stakeholders, especially senior managers at the director and executive levels, to build broad support around common objectives.
- Must enjoy working in a small office environment, be comfortable working with remote colleagues, and able to commute around the New England region.
- Willingness to operate independently and perform routine administrative tasks as appropriate.
- Must be comfortable with Google G Suite and using collaboration tools in a working group environment.
- Experience using task/project management tools and CRM systems such as Salesforce.
- Experience working in a non-profit environment a plus.
- Knowledge of the cyber security domain and market a plus.
- U.S. citizenship required.
This is a sneak peak at a position that we expect to actively recruit in the spring of 2019. We're envisioning it as a professionalized dungeon master/campaign designer role for helping us execute ACSC's new Collaborative Defense program that aims to build community-level responses to large-scale attacks through information sharing. Our current thinking on the associated areas of support for this role include:
- Assist in exercise development. Assist in building exercise planning groups to define the scenarios, help facilitate the planning meetings, capture the discussion, and work with partners to write scenarios/exercises.
- Manage exercise logistics. Form participant teams by engaging with CISOs to get their organizations committed, coordinate with them to organize their teams, and manage scheduling.
- Exercise facilitation support. Assist in moving the participants (think 100-200 executives) through the exercise (tabletop with potential active drills down the line) and documenting observations.
- Write after action report, findings, and POA&M. Work with partners to develop after action reports that capture our analysis of exercise results.
- Present findings. Put together briefings for presenting at conferences and other events.
This will be part of a multi-year effort to build a new framework for conducting community-wide simulations to build stronger cybersecurity awareness for defending against large-scale attacks.
About the ACSC
The ACSC is not your typical organization. Led by our Executive Director, ACSC staff work closely to support the needs of ACSC members and the cyber security community-at-large. We focus on building, enriching, and maturing the region’s cyber security community through our collaborative defense program that brings together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats. Our small team routinely engages with executives at local top-tier businesses and state government to help address some of the most sensitive challenges that they face. Our work environment is fun and driven, relying on the initiative and motivation of each team member to succeed, allowing our staff the space to lead and grow as they see fit. We provide great benefits, including health, dental, and retirement plans, and a very flexible work environment that supports the life/work balance needs of modern professionals.
The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the ACSC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employement, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
The ACSC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ACSC's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.