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Executive Director

Location: USA Remote, preference to Washington, DC or New York City, NY

Reports To: Board of Directors

Job Overview:

The Executive Director of NGO-ISAC, the de facto chief executive, will be responsible for leading and managing the organization's operations, strategic planning, and development initiatives. This role involves ensuring that NGO-ISAC effectively serves its members in the nonprofit sector by providing critical information sharing and analysis services related to cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, capacity building, policy implementation, and more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Vision:

    • Lead the development and execution of long-term strategies with the goal of promoting NGO-ISAC's mission and objectives.

    • Build, inspire and lead a high-performing team; nurture a positive, innovative, and collaborative organizational culture.

  • Fundraising:

    • Support and engage with existing funders and donors in their objectives

    • Effectively build relationships to potential funders and grant sources

    • Execute campaigns for building fundraising potential

    • Work with the board, existing funders, and others to continue to raise funds to support the operational needs of the organization 

  • Operational Management:

    • Oversee day-to-day operations, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of services.

    • Manage financial and human resources, including budgeting, financial management, and staff recruitment and development.

  • Communications:

    • Communicate effectively and professionally both internally and externally

    • Manage crisis communication situations effectively and in a calm manner

  • Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Foster strong relationships with member organizations, partners, government entities, and other stakeholders.

    • Represent NGO-ISAC at conferences, workshops, and public forums, enhancing the organization's visibility and reputation.

  • Information Sharing and Analysis:

    • Ensure the delivery of timely and relevant cybersecurity information and analysis to members.

    • Oversee the development and implementation of tools and resources to support member organizations in managing cybersecurity and adjacent risks.

  • Policy and Advocacy:

    • Engage in policy development and advocacy efforts related to cybersecurity in the non-profit sector.

    • Collaborate with policymakers, industry leaders, and other ISACs to promote best practices and standards.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business Administration, Information Technology); Master’s degree and/or J.D. preferred.

  • Minimum of ten years of leadership experience in nonprofit management, cybersecurity, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, organizational management, and stakeholder engagement.

  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity issues and trends, particularly as they impact the non-profit sector.

  • Excellent communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills, with an ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Strong understanding of fundamentals of cyber risk management and technical mitigation controls. 

  • Proven expertise with building and maturing cybersecurity programs and teams

  • Familiarity with threat intelligence and cyber threat actors is a plus.

  • Government relationships, understanding of government organizations is a plus.

 

Attributes:

  • Driven leader with a passion for nonprofit work and cybersecurity.

  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Bias towards action with a history of strong execution.

  • Team player with high ethical standards and integrity.

  • Adaptable and resilient in the face of challenges.

While the exact travel requirements are going to be reflective of organization initiatives, fundraising needs, events, and other needs of NGO-ISAC, it should be assumed that anyone in this position is able to travel at least monthly.

NGO-ISAC is an equal-opportunity employer who values diversity and hires for talent, passion, and compassion. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to submit satisfactory proof of identity and legal authorization.

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