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Information Security Associate

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Security and Safety
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7948

Job Title: Information Security Associate

Sector: Information Technology

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Job Description

Are you a hard-working, dedicated individual willing to excel in one of the hottest industries? Would you like a meaningful and rewarding job that makes the world a better place because of something you do every day? Do you have an eagerness to fast track your Information Security career?

If so, we are hoping you will join IRC’s Global Information Security (GIS) Team. The ideal candidate is a proven technologist and critical thinker who wants to advance their career. You will receive hands on training with best in class technologies and be supported by extraordinary mentors.

This Associate must specialize in areas such as IT security, forensics, vulnerability management, project management, awareness, advisory, analytics, cloud security, risk assessment and much more.

Major Responsibilities:

Office of the CISO

  • Reporting directly to the CISO, provides leads executive reporting, administration, metrics, and other core activities.  Designs key reporting metrics as needed.
  • Supports the CISO and team in meeting scheduling, note distribution and follow-up.

IT Security Operations and Incident Response

  • Collaborates with other GIS staff in global monitoring and management of all systems and leverages skills to lead cyber incident response.
  • Leads network, application and infrastructure vulnerability scanning using premier technologies; tracks remediation (must pass Qualys training).
  • Collaborates with the GIS Communications Officer with key initiatives such as phishing simulation and leads compliance reporting.
  • Monitors information security intelligence and informs IRC staff of pertinent events, research, and developments

IT Security Systems Engineering

  • Serving as system administrator, operates key security technologies such as Azure AD, Office 365 Security and Compliance (Office 365 E3) and Qualys.  (within first 6 months)
  • Leads and documents compliance for oversight reporting as the need arises by IT security standards.

Project Management

  • Supports the GIS PMO Deputy Director and learns our project methodology to drive achievements which are tracked; identifies and performs special projects and initiatives to further advance the IRC risk posture.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in an information systems-related field or equivalent.

Work Experience: 1-2 years in IT operations or support.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven facility with TCP/IP networking and security concepts.
  • Sold grasp of Linux, Windows server O/S, MacOS, Android OS or iOS and a desire to learn other security technologies.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be very effective independently
  • Demonstrable ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various contending demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service, discretion and response
  • Passion for a career in information security and the IRC mission.
  • Strong technical and analytical abilities with significant growth potential; emotional maturity.
  • Strong oral and written communications and problem solving.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Highly proficient in MS Office; particularly Excel and PowerPoint for executive level presentations.

Language Skills: English required; French and Arabic a plus

Certificates or Licenses: must pass the CISSP exam within 2-3 years (IRC funded); must join FBI InfraGard during 1st year (IRC funded), must gain at least one Qualys security certification during 1st year (IRC funded)

Working Environment: Standard office work environment

Travel: up to 5%




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