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Director, Cybersecurity Range

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Position Information
Title Director, Cybersecurity Range
Department Summary
Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The College of Continuing Studies offers access to Bridgewater State University by providing pathways to degrees and credentials for post-traditional students. We offer high-quality, flexible programs and courses—on campus, online, and at our satellite locations—that allow students with complex lives to achieve their educational and professional goals.
Position Summary
The Cyber Range Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operational oversight of the Bridgewater State University Cyber Range. In partnership with the Dean of the College of Continuing Studies, Vice President of Information Technology, academic leadership, and Cyber Trust Massachusetts, the Director will ensure the range is maximizing its intended value to provide hands-on cybersecurity training for students, non-profits, and private business.

This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of multiple diverse backgrounds and identities present in our community.
Position Type APA Professional
Essential Duties
  1. Work with university partners to build and maintain a strong customer base of non-profits, municipalities, education, government, and for-profit businesses to ensure the cyber range reaches a large audience (>500 outside learners per year) and provides its intended value and drives new and repeat usage of the cyber range.
  2. Assist faculty and instructors with incorporating cyber range scenarios and/or labs into courses, ensuring a high degree of hands-on content is available to all cybersecurity and related courses.
  3. Develop revenue-generating programming for the range with activities such as corporate team training, industry professional development training, or use by cyber advisory professionals with their client.
  4. Work with the Center for the Advancement of STEM education to develop free and revenue-generating programming for K-12 populations.
  5. Manage the daily business operations of the Cyber Range facility including student and attendee scheduling, event planning, reporting, billing, and maintenance contracts.
  6. Responsible for end-to-end budget administration including forecasting, procurement, and revenue projections.
  7. Responsible for the creation and implementation of cyber range strategic plan in close partnership with the Dean, Vice President of IT, relevant academic areas, and Cyber Trust Massachusetts to ensure the range and its facility are operating to its fullest potential.
  8. In partnership with CyberTrust Massachusetts, the cyber range provider, design a portfolio of cyber range training services that can be provided to a diverse set of customers including non-profits, private business, municipalities, military, K12, and other higher-education institutions.
  9. In partnership with CyberTrust Massachusetts and the relevant academic areas, research, recommend, and implement enhancements to maximize usage and user experience. Examples include recommending new content and providing user feedback on scenarios, labs, and competitions.
  10. Plan and host various in-person and virtual cyber range events including tours, promotional events, and cyber competitions.
  11. Work with university partners, CyberTrust Massachusetts, and community and industry organizations to develop programming designed to reach underserved populations and diversify the cybersecurity workforce.
  12. Present at conferences or other events to generate awareness and to market usage of the cyber range.
  13. Hire, schedule, and coordinate cyber range instructors as needed for in-person or remote live fire scenarios.
  14. Serve as a mentor to BSU cybersecurity students working as interns or professional apprentices.
  15. Maintain awareness of emerging industry security technologies, technology issues, regulatory issues and practices
  16. Additional responsibilities as directed by the Dean of Continuing Studies consistent with rank and position.
Required Qualifications
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.

  • Bachelor’s degree with commensurate experience to fulfill position responsibilities.
  • Minimum of 5-years prior work experience as a cybersecurity professional required.
  • Experience building and maintaining strong customer relationships.
  • Event scheduling and planning experience required.
  • Budget planning and administration required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, and presentation skills with ability to effectively interact with diverse internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people of varying technical ability required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a team environment required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree preferred
  •  Demonstrated experience working in cyber range platforms. Experience with Cyberbit preferred.
  • Experience working in a cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) preferred.
  • Marketing and advertising experience preferred.
  • Cybersecurity technical certifications (i.e., CISSP, CEH, Security +) preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong vendor relationship management skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of higher education principles, practices, and procedures preferred.
Work Environment
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form:
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
EEO Statement
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range $105,000 - $110,000