Director of Information Security Consulting

California, United States
23 Sep 2020
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Contract Type
Full Time

About Stanford

Stanford is one of the world’s leading universities, supported by diverse staff who share a passion for the University’s teaching, learning, research, and clinical care mission.  At Stanford, you’ll find a pervasive culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. Explore some of the many perks enjoyed by our employees at

Along with many of the University’s core departments, the Information Security Office is based at Stanford’s new 35 acre Redwood City campus (, featuring state-of-the-art buildings, recreation and fitness center, dining pavilion, and central Bay Area location, five miles away from the historical Stanford campus.

This Opportunity 

Stanford’s Information Security Office is a high-profile team, and is one of the few departments with university-wide purview.  As such, team members gain a broad enterprise perspective, assist in a wide variety of activities, and make meaningful contributions on a daily basis.  Our team is well known at Stanford for our openness, inclusion, positivity, and fun.

As the Director of Information Security Consulting, you will lead a team of information security subject matter experts in support of our mission to protect the information assets that are important to Stanford.  Along the way, you will frequently collaborate with staff, faculty, researchers, and partner departments such as IT, Legal, and Privacy.  This position reports directly to Stanford’s Chief Information Security Officer.

This position is eligible for full-time remote work from any location in the U.S., with periodic visits to campus once travel restrictions are lifted.  

Core Duties

  • Achieve amazing results in support of our mission while modeling the team’s values
  • Lead a team of information security subject matter experts, prioritizing team health and talent development
  • Manage multiple concurrent security programs and services, continuously improving their effectiveness
  • Promulgate infosec best practices through policies, automation, and outreach programs
  • Lead investigations and responses to cyber incidents
  • Monitor developments and trends in cybersecurity and formulate strategy accordingly
  • Lead security assessments of projects, systems, and departments
  • Ensure compliance with university policy and federal and state infosec regulations


Education and Experience=

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree and six years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated growth mindset
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Outstanding written and oral communications
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and diplomacy skills
  • Proven track record of pragmatism, sound judgement, and balanced risk management
  • Broad knowledge of modern information technology systems and cybersecurity

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4807
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: M
Requisition ID: 86894