Ranked as one of the world’s Top 75 universities, McMaster University is devoted to the cultivation of human potential, realized through our innovative educational programs, cutting-edge research, and the diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni. Dedicated to creating a Brighter World, we recognize that our people are our most valuable resource. Those who join McMaster will find a community of talented individuals who are inspired by the university's commitment to embodying the values of integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork. It is through these talented individuals, their creativity and drive for results, that McMaster University has earned its reputation as being Canada's most research-intensive university.
The Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (AVP and CTO)is responsible for developing and stewarding both theIT StrategyandIT Governanceacross McMaster’s campus(es) while simultaneously executing an IT service delivery model to meet the unique technological and digital needs of the faculties, departments, staff and students. The AVP & CTO has 20 years of experience in Higher Ed IT and oversees McMaster University’s information systems and services, including Information Security. She launched the McMaster IT Strategic Plan in 2019, provides leadership across all campus technology priorities, and is responsible for the institution’s IT Governance processes.
The AVP and CTO recognizes that our employees and partners are our most valuable assets and we are strongly committed to promoting an engaged, healthy and versatile workforce where employees can learn, work and thrive. The Office of the AVP & CTO has a strong commitment to learning and development, with various touchpoints from engagement sessions to town halls that seek to capture the diverse perspectives of IT initiatives across campus. Further, the central IT team champions a dynamic Culture Plan that has diversity, equity, and the strength of teamwork at its core. Leaders will demonstrate McMaster’s core leadership capabilities that include: Taking a Strategic Approach, Collaboration, Developing People, Driving Results, Championing Change and Innovation and Investing in Relationships.
The AVP and CTO is seeking to recruit a Director of Information Securityto join the senior leadership team of the central IT department, University Technology Services, to champion the implementation and advancement of McMaster Information Security portfolio, as well as the McMaster Information Technology (IT) Strategy and campus IT culture. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the capability to balance their sound knowledge of information security systems with the ability to be a strong people leader and model our values of Trust, Respect, Teamwork, Integrity and Accountability,as well as provide guidance to the UTS management team and staff across the department. Reporting to the AVP and CTO, and serving as a member of the CTO’s Executive Leadership Team, the Director will work in tandem with key stakeholders to develop and deliver secure, enhanced and coordinated information technology systems and services in partnership with leaders and IT personnel from all academic and administrative areas.
The successful candidate will bring tremendous experience in information and cyber security systems including (but not limited to) intrusion prevention systems, identity management systems and integrations, firewalls, security and compliance monitoring systems, threat risk analysis, network security, cloud and vendor security assessment and emerging technologies. In addition, the Director will oversee the information security portfolio, which includes the development of a strategic IT Security roadmap in the context of the McMaster IT Strategic Plan, risk management, IT security reviews and threat risk assessments, adherence to privacy and security legislation, security policies and standards, incident response processes and policies, security compliance across all IT systems on campus, implementation and management of security controls and safeguards, and information security education and communications.
The ideal candidate has progressive years of experience in a senior IT leadership position, ideally embedded in a large university or other comparably large and complex organization. You possess a university degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field and preferably a Master’s degree in a relevant capacity. You have coupled your professional experience and education with professional security management certification(s), such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and other complementary credentials, such as a Certified Information Privacy Practitioner (CIPP) or other similar certification. You are a top performer in your current role with a proven track record of developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully implementing major technology initiatives that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment. In this role, you will harness your superior leadership competencies and strong communication skills in order develop collaborative relationships with a diverse group of constituents.
To apply for this position, please visit McMaster University's careers page (https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/), click on STAFF positions, and search for the position ID #30144.
We thank you for your interest; only candidates moving to the interview stage will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $120,548.00 to $180,822.00 /year