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Cybersecurity Fellow

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Categories: Staff
Department: T&I - Information Security

The Davidson College Fellows program provides graduating seniors or 2019 graduates an entry-level, one-year or two-year term-limited position in an information technology field. Our purpose is to help you grow your talent and skills, while you help us solve technology problems for the college. Fellows positions are open to all recent graduates, although the college gives a hiring preference to Davidson graduates. For more details about the Fellows program, please see https://www.davidson.edu/offices-and-services/human-resources/work-davidson/fellows-program

Are you interested in technology’s role in our modern world and organizations? Want to help Davidson secure T&I technological future? Davidson is looking for someone like you.  We’re seeking a smart, fast-thinking, creative alum from the Classes of 2019 or 2020 for a one year fellowship in cybersecurity and IT operations, offering a chance to make a real impact at the college. The projects you’ll work on and the skills you will build are good preparation for future jobs in consulting, or for graduate study in law, business or technology fields. Plus, you’ll get valuable exposure to cybersecurity, one of today’s hottest career fields.

Some interest and experience in technology or IT could be a plus, but we don’t expect you to have programming skills or a computer science background. All majors are encouraged to apply! 

  • If you have some serious tech chops already, we’ll work with you to help grow your skills during the fellowship.

  • If not, this fellowship could also be a great fit for an alum with interests in law, business, or public policy, or an alum who is interested in tackling a number of projects that combine qualitative and quantitative analysis.

So what do we want you to work on?  

  • T&I and our external partners monitor our systems for security risks affecting our systems, accounts and networks -- you’ll support these processes, working directly and with colleagues inside and outside T&I to prioritize, track and ensure resolution of issues. This includes daily operational security work monitoring for potentially compromised accounts, computers and systems. You’ll also work with T&I’s Support Center to directly assess and respond to potential security threats like phishing as they come in, including working with students, faculty and staff on security issues, two-factor authentication, malware/viruses and the like as needed (~50%)

  • You’ll help T&I develop and deliver training and consulting to students, staff, and faculty on IT security best practices -- you’ll teach the campus how to protect their privacy and Davidson data (~20%)

  • And, you’ll help out with a range of security projects to help improve our operations while gaining real-world project management skills (~30%)

By the end of this fellowship, you will have helped improve Davidson’s IT infrastructure and improved our internal operating effectiveness.  This will make for great experience in your next professional or academic adventures!

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Intellect, drive, and a passion for making technology at Davidson better

  • The ability to learn quickly -- we’ll help you learn how technology systems are designed and integrated, and we want you to use that knowledge every day in the role

  • Someone who loves working with people -- developing policies requires great interpersonal skills, the ability to listen critically, to negotiate, and to build strong working relationships

  • Great communications skills -- help us build a security message that resonates across Davidson

  • An aptitude for problem solving -- that is, broadly the ability to understand how disparate elements in complex systems interact

  • A love for Davidson -- help Davidson protect T&I systems, people, data and reputation.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • One or more years of relevant experience (student employment, coursework, or self-taught) in any Information Technology or Computer Science discipline.

This is a one-year position under the standard terms of the Davidson Fellows program. NOTE: Resume review and interviews will begin in mid- to late-May 2020.

If interested, please submit an online application to https://employment.davidson.edu along with a cover letter and resume.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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