Director Information Security

Belmont University
February 19, 2023
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Director Information Security

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Director Information Security at Belmont University.

Employment Type


Internal Job Category

Exempt (Staff) Full-Time


Information Security



Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the design, documentation, and implementation of the information security strategy and the supporting practices across the university. This position will also work to identify, categorize, and remediate information technology related risks by maintaining a DRP, maintaining a BCP, managing the yearly technology audit, and finding ways to remediate emerging threats.

  • Develop and implement the university security awareness and virus management programs; evaluate security products and test security systems performance; assists in planning, implementing, and testing disaster recovery procedures; facilitates risk assessment activities related to network security.
  • Detect, investigate, remediate, and document all information security incidents.
  • Provide recommendations on 3rd-party and internal applications and software implementations from a security perspective.
  • Work with human resources to develop and maintain a university-wide information security training plan for all Belmont students, faculty, and staff. This training should cover federal regulations, Belmont policies, and procedures that have been implemented to achieve compliance.
  • Provide weekly updates on information security risk, project status, and incidents.
  • Develop policies, processes, and standards for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Belmont data in hosted or cloud environments.
  • Respond to and resolve relevant service requests from end-users related to IT security.
  • The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
  • Required Qualifications : Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills to manage multiple ongoing projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications abilities for effectively working with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to consistently produce and maintain documentation for information security policies, processes, and incidents. Including the ability to produce written documentation for all proposed projects.
  • Proficient in conducting incident response and forensic analysis activities.
  • Ability to engage in a planned program of professional development coordinated with LITS goals and responsibilities to maintain continual growth in technical skills, professional skills, and knowledge essential to the position.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively present complex technical information to users without a technical background.
  • Required Education Requires a Bachelor's degree in computer science or business-related discipline or 4 years of related technical experience. Information security certification and extensive training in information security is very desirable.

    Required Experience 5+ years of progressively responsible hands-on experience with information security in a higher education environment is required. A strong working knowledge of TCP/IP, network security technology, and experience with the development of security policies.

    The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

    Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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