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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 272921-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department:G SERV/ATP
Location: Madison
Categories: Cybersecurity

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin (UW) System is transforming the administrative infrastructure within the University system. The overall transformation is a people, process, policy, and technology initiative which will include business process standardization, optimization, and redesign in the areas of finance, human resources, and research administration, and will include implementation of Workday to support the changes. The overall objective of the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) is to right-size the administrative complexity to advance the missions of education, research, and outreach.

Under guidance from the Security Design Lead, the Information Security Analyst contributes to the creation of deliverables of the highest quality and presents leading practice solutions for the University of Wisconsin System. The Information Security Analyst will support the risk management objectives of ATP, document processes and requirements, coordinate, plan and execute testing efforts, and use a variety of project management tools to track and report status and progress. The successful candidate is an excellent communicator, critical thinker, motivated with a positive attitude, and able to independently work on and balance priorities for multiple initiatives in a dynamic environment.

The Information Security Analyst will provide support and leadership for the ATP Information Security Risk Management program. This is a key position for establishing standards, directions, and control baselines to protect the privacy and security of UW System data. The goal of this position is to establish, implement and maintain an information security risk management program leveraging established tools and within the context of the UW System's overall Information Security Risk Management. This will include risk management for associated infrastructure housed on premise as well as business process and third party risk management.
This person will: collaborate and coordinate with other UW - Madison and UW - System security efforts; exercise leadership regarding creation, implementation, and enforcement of information technology security standards; and identify ways to improve security and limit exposure.

The Administrative Transformation Program is dedicated to advancing the mission of the University of Wisconsin through a people first approach and is committed to growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Responsibilities: Information Security Analyst III (Inst) (IT168)
Information Security Analyst IV (Inst)(MSN) (IT201)
Information Security Analyst II (IT020)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree


Required Qualifications:
1. Strong problem solving and analytical skills
2. Strong communication skills -- both written and oral -- including the ability to communicate sensitive information effectively to diverse audiences
3. Experience interpreting and applying Information Security Standards such as NIST, ISO, etc.
4. Three or more years Information Security Experience
5. Three or more years Project Management or Business Analysis experience

Preferred Qualifications:
1. ERP implementation experience
2. Experience working in a higher education environment
3. Third party risk management experience
4. Experience working with IT risk management solutions.
5. Change management experience

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)
The expected minimum salary for this position will be $90,000. Actual salary and title will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

Anticipated duration of this position is 3-4 years. End date is dependent upon project completion.

The Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) is hiring for multiple vacancies across transformation areas (Finance, Human Resources, Research Administration, and Information Technology). By applying to this position, applicants may be considered for vacancies in all transformation areas. Current job opportunities with ATP can be found here:

This position will operate in a hybrid format where some work will be performed in-person, onsite, in Madison, WI, and some work will be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus location.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

How to Apply:

To begin the application process, click the "apply now" button. Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your related experiences and background in the following areas in the Degree Specialization, Duties, and Minimum years and Relevant Work Experience sections, in particular:
1. Problem solving and analytical skills
2. Communication skills -- both written and oral -- including the ability to communicate sensitive information effectively to diverse audiences
3. Experience interpreting and applying Information Security Standards such as NIST, ISO, etc.
4. Information Security Experience
5. Project Management or Business Analysis experience

The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 24, 2023, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.


Daniel Mccusky
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Info Sec Analyst II(IT020) or Info Sec Analyst III (Inst)(IT168) or Info Sec Analyst IV(Inst)(MSN)(IT201)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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