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Information Security Analyst

Posted: 04/29/2022

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Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission.  We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and    deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

Xavier University is seeking an Information Security Analyst to assist in planning, implementing, monitoring, and enhancing security measures for the protection of information systems. In this role the candidate will apply appropriate security controls to safeguard the university information.  They will assist in ensuring compliance (FERPA, HIPAA, GLBA, GDPR, and others), network monitoring, and risk analysis controls and mitigations are in place.

This position reports to the Director of Information Security.? The incumbent will facilitate the delivery of security and privacy strategies that impact the likelihood and impact of identified risks to the privacy and security of Xavier networks, systems, and services. The analyst works closely with all levels of the organization to provide advice and recommendations on meeting regulations, contracts and university business needs related to information technology and services. Major job duties will include monthly vulnerability scanning and report analysis, enhancing Microsoft A5 security protections, monitoring of the Varonis data classification and auditing system, SIEM analysis and log review, and firewall intrusion detection and prevention rules and report generation. The ideal incumbent will exemplify a high level of professionalism, ability to build relationships, confidentiality, and maturity. The incumbent will demonstrate attention to detail and a dedication to excellence in all aspects of work.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities  


  • Bachelor’s degree is required preferably in Information Technologies.  Two years’ experience in information security may substitute for the degree. 
  • Demonstrated deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Embraces Xavier’s Jesuit Catholic identity and Ignatian values.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse constituents.
  • Demonstrates agility and flexibility to manage multiple priorities and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task with interruptions and changing priorities.
  • A foundational information security certification is preferred (Security +,GISF, SSCP, CSX fundamentals or other similar).
To ensure consideration, interested/qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with a statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion on Xavier's website.
Please also include the names and contact information of three professional references.??

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2022.  This position will remain open until filled.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.? 

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.? Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination upon on-boarding.? Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

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