Manager of Cybersecurity Training, Awareness & Exercises

Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Nov 07, 2020
Dec 15, 2020
Full Time
Your North Star: build a world-class cybersecurity training program that advances a culture of security to protect Children's National and our patients, families, and staff.

The manager will be responsible for the CNH cybersecurity awareness, training, and exercises. She or he will build a holistic program in collaboration with stakeholders that recognizes the human role in meeting cybersecurity objectives. We are seeking a dynamic leader who excels at inspiring others through compelling communication and storytelling. He or she is a doer who is equally comfortable managing direct reports, overseeing partners, influencing colleagues, and rolling up his/her sleeves and executing.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree in education, psychology, social science, or another relevant discipline (Required)
Advanced degree - MS, PhD (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
8 years experience in learning and development, training, knowledge acquisition, and exercises (Required)
3 years in a management role (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
1. Experience leading some or all of a broad learning development, training, awareness, and exercises program
2. Deep and broad knowledge of relevant best practices in learning development, knowledge acquisition, training, testing, and measuring knowledge acquisition
3. Experience designing and implementing exercises to identify gaps in critical corporate functions - cybersecurity (preferred), continuity of operations / disaster recovery, active shooter, etc
4. Ability to understand new technical concepts and translate them to meaningful training
5. Outstanding capability to communicate and collaborate with diverse audiences across all functional roles and technical capabilities
6. Experience with a variety of learning development platforms
7. Expertise in the analysis of audiences (technical and non-technical and the most effective mechanisms to influence behavior
8. Ability to create and implement effective experiential curriculum, both instructor led and on-line

Functional Accountabilities
Core areas of responsibility that fall under this role include:
1. Partnering with stakeholders to build an effective and efficient cybersecurity training and awareness program
2. Measuring the effectiveness of training and adjusting the program to address identified gaps
3. Developing and running cybersecurity exercises to identify critical gaps in the CNH cybersecurity risk posture
4. Reporting on lessons learned, guidelines, and best practices from cybersecurity exercises
5. Building an effective and holistic cybersecurity learning and development program for IT staff and partners, including developers, engineers, project managers, and technology leaders
6. Advising the CISO, CIO, and executive leadership team on training needs
7. Coordinating with business units, and across other stakeholders (including technology, compliance, risk, HR, privacy) to ensure cybersecurity changes that affect end users are clearly communicated, understood, and adopted

Leader Accountabilities

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

1. A leader who excels at building and inspiring outstanding teams

2. A manager with a proven track record of supporting staff and their personal and professional growth

3. An innovator who knows what it takes to execute and has a history of setting and meeting ambitions goals

4. A highly dependable "doer" who can work with little supervision while being resilient to change

5. A good listener who can check your ego at the door, allowing you to receive and provide candid feedback and criticism

6. Kind

7. An individual of high personal integrity who is able to act calmly in high-pressure and high-stress situations

Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things


1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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