The Information Security Officer (ISO) works independently under the guidance of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to establish and maintain a university- wide information security management program to ensure that Gonzaga University information assets are adequately protected.
Information is emerging as one of the university's most valuable assets. The role of the ISO is to provide leadership and guidance necessary to manage the protection and privacy of information for our students, faculty, staff, and members of our larger community. The ISO will be part of the ITS Senior leadership team and regularly interact with all stakeholders on campus from the President's Cabinet to individual students, faculty and staff members.
A critical component of implementing a successful risk-based approach is the building of strong relationships with business units and approaching the business units in a consultative manner to offer assistance and guidance.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer science, business administration or a technology-related field . (equivalent experience may substitute for degree)
Expert in field plus broader knowledge of divisional and/or university operations
Minimum 10 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT jobs. At least four must be in a management/project management role. Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility Extensive experience in delivering clear written and verbal communication to customers on all levels of the organization. Thorough knowledge of English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment A working knowledge of information security practices and concepts of intrusion detection/prevention, access controls and risk analysis Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations Excellent customer service and public relations skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, addressing the varied levels of understanding of the processes and requirements to achieve understanding and consensus A critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills, and unimpeachable integrity Excellent customer service and public relations skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, addressing the varied levels of understanding of the processes and requirements to achieve understanding and consensus Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of federal, state, and Gonzaga policies and procedures
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.