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University of Colorado Cybersecurity Programs Senior Project Coordinator in Colorado Springs, Colorado


The UCCS Cybersecurity Senior Project Coordinator will be expected to support organizational effectiveness by managing operational functions of finance, accounting, contracts, human resources, IT. The Project Coordinator will focus on continual process and operations improvements, compliance, documenting and reporting Cybersecurity Initiative (CSI) fund expenditures, and developing and monitoring the use of resources. The Project Coordinator will also create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), track and report processes and tools, and document information flows. The Project Coordinator, in coordination with the director, will develop and prepare long-term strategies to achieve all goals and evaluate performance of funded programs and assist in developing a comprehensive knowledge of cybersecurity organizations that could collaborate or cooperate with UCCS CSI efforts. This position requires the ability to operate independently and encourages creative approaches to the ever-growing and changing area of cybersecurity.

Who We Are :

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) ( is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. Colorado Springs ( (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & ( World Report ( as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Solicit and collect CSI program requests.

  • Review and screen CSI requests for program compliance.

  • Apply critical thinking skills creatively to complex and undefined topics and challenges.

  • Allocate and distribute funding for authorized CSI program requests based on agreed to budget.

  • Monitor execution and expenditure of CSI program funds.

  • Manage re-programming and re-allocation of CSI funds.

  • Maintain the CSI budget.

  • Receive guests and visitors seeking to learn more about UCCS cybersecurity programs.

  • Seek and inquire into potential cybersecurity opportunities.

  • Comply with all Federal and State laws and University regulations.

  • Comply with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity.

  • Deliver public messages on UCCS CSI cybersecurity programs.

Job Competencies:

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative decision making.

  • Passionate and creative problem solver.

  • Maintains confidentiality.

  • Maintains the highest ethical standards.

  • Possesses knowledge of subject matters related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Communicates effectively in both verbal & written forms with diverse individuals in a professional setting and with all members of the university community, including students.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, project and time management skills.

  • Works independently while exercising appropriate judgment in seeking assistance and guidance.

  • Works effectively under pressure.

  • Manages multiple deadlines and sometimes competing priorities.

  • Creates and manages documents, databases, and spreadsheets in Word, Access, and Excel.

  • Establishes and maintains effective and collaborative working relationships.

  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in cybersecurity education and technical developments.

  • Evidence of effective management of fiscal resources.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at: ( -services ( .

Salary Range : Generally starting at: $50,642

This position is dependent on the availability of external grant funding. Funding is currently expected to last 1 year.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 12/14/2020.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 1/4/2021.

  • The potential employee start date is 2/1/2021.

Currently, this position can work remotely as directed by the Director of cybersecurity Programs and will therefore need remote access to the internet for telework.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Requirements :

  • A Bachelor's degree or an Associate's degree and two years experience in a cybersecurity field.

  • Three years experience with budget, personnel, and program management.


  • Four years of experience in a cybersecurity field may substitute for the bachelor's degree. Candidates must still have the additional three years of specific experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Awareness of cybersecurity education programs (including K-12, collegiate and/or training).

  • Demonstrated familiarity with NICE Cybersecurity Framework and the DHS/NSA Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in cybersecurity program.

  • Experience with data collection and analysis.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Job: Business Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Business Services

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Nov 5, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Gurvirender Tejay

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00779530

Req ID: 19442

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.