Information Security Outreach Specialist

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Deadline Jun 29, 2022

Who We Are

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.  

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

Position Summary

The Information Security Outreach Specialist implements activities related to Information Security awareness and education, particularly in helping BUs and Communities of Practice understand the business importance of Information Security and helping them navigate the requirements of TNC’s security standards. They will develop outreach and training curriculums that will be delivered through a variety of methods, and in conjunction with other TNC outreach efforts, highlighting the importance of protecting TNC’s data and systems and the information security tools that are available to TNC staff. They will work with IT Subject Matter Experts to facilitate the adoption of these tools.

  • Maintain frequent and active lines of communication with BU programs, IT Managers, Communities of Practice (eg Directors of Operations, Grants Managers, etc) on Information Security topics of concern to them.  Provide feedback to IT Subject Matter Experts on existing Information Security tools and practices based on interaction with these groups.
  • Lead program to train and educate user groups and Communities of Practice on Information Security topics as part of Information Security internal risk mitigation strategy.
  • Participate in internal risk evaluation (eg, phish testing) and mitigation planning as part of the Information Security education program.
  • Develop and deliver TNC-wide security awareness program.  Engage with communications partners within TNC (eg Internal Communications, IT Managers, Technology Learning Center) to broaden the delivery and visibility of security awareness messaging.
  • Perform routine management of information security communications, including through the intranet and other collaboration systems.
  • Provide consultation and direction to staff on information security-related policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Write documents for and deliver presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Participate in incident response activities as required.
  • Resolve issues independently within program area.
  • Willing to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical discipline and 3 years’ experience or equivalent combination.
  • End user support experience.
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experience with security-related aspects of information systems including endpoint security products, client operating system configuration and networking technologies.
  • Experience working in a decentralized global organization, supporting staff and/or systems located in multiple states and/or countries.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Time management and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Security certification such as SANS Security Awareness Professional, Security+, GSEC, or Associate of (ISC)2.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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