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Job Description:

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Cyber Information Security Officer has authority over and directs all aspects of Cyber & Information Security, including strategy, policy formation and implementation as well as oversight of the development, implementation, delivery and support of an enterprise information security strategy aligned to the strategic requirements of the College. The Associate Director ensures compliance between business strategies and information security by leading, directing, and managing the provision of information security resources, expertise, guidance, and the systems necessary to execute strategic and operational plans across all the organization’s information systems. The Associate Director applies the highest level of leadership skills; makes critical decisions related to organizational success; manages and leads those responsible for operational and tactical implementation of Cyber & Information Security; and provides vision and inspires the organization. The incumbent will interact and liaise with all levels of the College including but not limited to the Board of Directors, the Senior Leadership team, administrators of the College, bargaining unit members, external audit and compliance bodies, and as necessary, Law Enforcement agencies.

Qualifications Required:

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in any discipline.
  • Undergraduate degree in computing science or business-related discipline.
  • Professional credentials related to information security (e.g. Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • Twelve years of experience related to information security, including six years of management level experience, in a unionized work environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent business, negotiating, organizational, leadership, managerial, and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that are necessary to establish and sustain relationships and rapport.
  • Good organizational skills and a high degree of self-motivation and business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work with limited direction, and tolerate constant uncertainty.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current cyber security information technology trends, issues, and mitigation strategies.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and technology in a form consumable by non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate and explain complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels in a persuasive and convincing manner.
  • Ability to leverage broad and deep academic and business knowledge, including the activities and practices of other organizations.
  • Ability to work in partnership with the College’s Risk Management department to assess the risks of using or not using specific cyber security practices and technologies.
  • Ability to understand and assess the impact of current and changing legislation to actively promote compliance.
  • Ability to translate current and evolving cyber security defenses so that the organization develops and mobilizes the full range of required digital skills and capabilities to ensure best practice IT cyber security environments.
  • Salary Range:

    $47.66 - $73.08 per hour

    Pay Grade:

    Admin Paygrade 13

    Scheduled Weekly Hours:


    Hours may vary according to the needs of the department. 

    Langara College

    Metro Vancouver Regional District, BC, Canada

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