Executive Director job description

June 30, 2016


Executive Director

The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC)



The ACSC is a trusted cross-sector regional collaboration organized to help protect the New England region’s organizations from rapidly evolving advanced and persistent cyber threats, and to support New England’s role as a center for cyber security R&D, education, talent, and jobs. 

After several years of development with charter members, the ACSC was launched as an independent nonprofit organization in 2012 by Mass Insight Global Partnerships (MIGP) in conjunction with leading industry executives, university experts, and public officials.  Today, the ACSC is a $1 million organization with some 30 members, including large financial services, defense, technology and pharmaceutical companies, universities, a group of smaller tech firms, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The ACSC is this region’s pre-eminent threat sharing resource and has been cited by the White House as a national model.

With offices in Bedford, Massachusetts, the ACSC currently has a staff of three, including the Executive Director.  In addition, a variety of strategic and administrative services (IT, HR, finance, communications, conference and strategic development support) are provided by contract with MIGP.  More information at www.acscenter.org.

The ACSC seeks an entrepreneurial Executive Director with strong cyber credentials who will take the ACSC to the next level, making it the premier national model for a regional ISAO (Information Sharing and Analysis Organization) and cyber security center of excellence, and continue to grow its membership, services, and research capabilities.  This position reports to the Board of Directors.

Vision for the Organization

The ACSC will be a national leader in cyber security, and the major driver to make New England a regional cyber center of excellence.  We will accomplish this through the following:


As the head of the ACSC, the Executive Director will have primary responsibility for strategic leadership, organizational management, member recruitment and management, and external relations. 

Strategic and Thought Leadership

Member Management and Expansion

External Relations and Fundraising

Organizational Management


Please send applications or candidate nominations to Kathy Plazak at ACSCED@acscenter.org.   Inquiries may be directed to Kathy at 617-778-1585.


The ACSC respects the dignity of all individuals without distinction of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race or creed.