Vice President of Operations

The Vice President of Operations will lead a team of mangers responsible for overseeing multiple Operations divisions. These divisions include a 24x7 security operations center, as well as computer emergency response, vulnerability assessment, application development, engineering, data intelligence, and cyber intelligence teams.

In addition, this role is responsible for providing remote leadership and direction to CIS staff on the Department of Homeland Security’s national watch floor, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Virginia.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide executive leadership and oversight to multiple operations divisions including a 24x7 security operations center, computer emergency response team, vulnerability assessment, application development, engineering, data intelligence, and cyber intelligence teams
  • Work closely with Operations Senior Management, playing a key role in technical, cross functional projects
  • Develop trusted relationships with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and Elections Infrastructure Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) members as well as federal and private sector partners
  • Keep abreast of the cyber threat landscape and technology in order to enhance existing and develop new products and services
  • Responsible for helping to develop operational budgets and adhering to budgetary requirements
  • Present at national and statewide conferences on behalf of the MS-ISAC
  • Maintain current knowledge on information related to technology standards and compliance regulations
  • Make recommendations to the Senior VP of Operations as to the MS-ISAC’s strategic direction, development and future growth
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications and Competencies

Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field*
  • Technical expertise in a broad range of areas including SOC operations, incident response, as well as threat and vulnerability management
  • 10+ years’ experience in mission-oriented leadership/management roles leading, managing, coaching, and/or mentoring individuals and/or teams
  • Substantial working knowledge of cybersecurity threats and mitigation strategies
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

It's a Plus if You Have:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information assurance, or related field
  • 7+ years’ experience with project management and coordination
  • Industry related certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, etc.
  • Non-profit experience

Must be able to:

  • Lead communications and initiatives across teams to promote organization-wide opportunities for innovation
  • Oversee the launch, implementation, and monitoring of multiple projects across teams and departments; provide timely feedback and recognition regarding timelines and quality of deliverables
  • Provide thoughts and ideas that are well organized, concise, and succinct; endorse and lead opportunities for staff to communicate upward feedback; clearly communicates strategic priorities across teams/departments
  • Oversee the promotion and broad delivery of innovation across the organization; ensure new approaches, initiatives, and/or knowledge is communicated in a timely manner and with common messaging
  • Align the strategic priorities of the organization to team/department goals; provide opportunities for vertical and horizontal communication to allow for progress reporting on deliverables and recommending course change adjustments, as needed

The CIS Offer

  • A culture that is engaging, fun and energetic
  • An organization that supports Work/Life balance
  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Bonding and military leave
  • Paid time off upon date of hire
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance
  • On-site wellness programs
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • An environment that promotes growth and professional development including our award-winning training opportunities