Associate Director, National Cybersecurity Education Center


Whatcom Community College


Bellingham, WA




The Associate Director for the national cybersecurity education centers hosted at Whatcom Community College (WCC) will support the Centers’ Director /Principal Investigator (PI), other senior personnel and grant Co-PIs in carrying out the mission objectives and activities of NCyTE—The National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center and the CAE National Resource Center (CNRC).  Specifically, this position will help strategize, oversee and implement NCyTE and CNRC projects and activities related to resource development and dissemination, faculty/institution development, student development and industry engagement.   NCyTE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the CNRC, funded by the National Security Agency (NSA).  These projects are aligned and support numerous projects that are national in scope, and the national Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) mentor/mentee program, assisting individual mentors and college and university faculty/administrators in successfully applying for the CAE cybersecurity education designation.


Job Responsibilities


The Associate Director will:

·       Develop knowledge of, oversee and implement projects associated with NCyTE/ CNRC objectives.

·       Supervise Center support staff.

·       Design new processes, manage projects, communicate and coordinate with stakeholders, contractors, collaborators and clients.

·       Implement, track progress, ensure deliverables, develop and manage budgets and update and ensure data accuracy. 

·       Serve as the main point of contact to colleges seeking the CAE designation across the US.   Ensure alignment of project mission, programs and policies; recommend improvements in a constructive manner to administrators and faculty.

·       Plan, implement, travel to, facilitate and conduct workshops and educational activities in support of mentoring faculty and institutions for applying for the CAE designation.

·       Oversee and assess the effectiveness of all mentors contracted to work with colleges and universities on CAE applications.

·       Identify and support development of additional resources in support of NCyTE projects.

·       Participate in and contribute constructively to NCyTE/NCRC administration and coordination, and to leadership and staff meetings at WCC.

·       Provide necessary information and documentation for all project reporting in a timely manner and assist with report development.

·       Communicate effectively and pro-actively using Outlook, telephone, email and other means to all appropriate internal and external parties and participants regarding event details, plans and related efforts.

·       Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Salary and Appointment


Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in IT, cybersecurity or related field;

·       Teaching or curriculum development experience;

·       Five year’s work experience in a college or office setting in project management or related work.

Preferred qualifications:

·       Master’s degree in IT, cybersecurity or related technical field or equivalent experience.

·       Experience teaching and working in higher education.

·       Experience working with federal grants.

·       Experience managing personnel.

Specific Position Requirements:

·       Ability to travel and work over weekends as work requires.

·       Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for reimbursable travel.

·       Ability to work some evenings and early mornings.

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

·       Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written).

·       Ability to present information clearly and logically in a public setting.

·       Experience working collaboratively with contacts in remote settings.

·       Ability to work under and meet aggressive deadlines and to juggle multiple event timelines and related tasks on different timelines.

·       Experience leading teams and complex projects.

Salary and Appointment:

·       This is a one year, temporary, grant funded, full-time administrative/exempt position with a likely extension contingent on funding. Exempt from Washington State civil service law with an annual salary based upon a range of $60,000-$75,000 depending on experience.

Benefit Package:

·       The position comes with a full benefit package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan. 

*Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the following:

·       Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.

·       Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.

Start Date:

·       As soon as can be arranged with successful candidate.

Application Due Date:

·       For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicant


A completed application consists of an online application and:

·       Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.

·       Diversity statement providing examples of (1) how you have integrated equity and inclusion in your work and (2) how you will promote equitable practices in education through this position.

·       Current resume.

·       Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official transcripts required prior to official start date.

·       List of five recent professional references with contact information.


Bellingham, Washington United States

Position Type

Full Time Job

Desired Major(s)

Science & Engineering/ Computer Science

Desired Class Level(s)

Alumnus, Graduate Student, Post-Bac, Post-Masters

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Posted On:

Sep 25, 2020

Application Deadline:

Mar 24, 2021


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