Does Cyber Florida’s mission of cybersecurity education, engagement, and research resonate with you?

Cyber Florida was established by the Florida legislature in 2014 to expand Florida’s cybersecurity industry, improve the state’s overall cybersecurity posture, and increase the number of cybersecurity professionals through education, research, and public engagement. With increased state and grant funding, we need more team members to accomplish our goals. We are a diverse, dedicated team of professionals committed to making Cyber Florida’s mission a reality and helping as many organizations and individuals as we can in the process.

Are you looking for a workplace with a competitive total package?

Cyber Florida is administered by the University of South Florida, a Preeminent State Research University. USF offers a comprehensive benefits package with options for health, vision, dental, life, disability, and supplemental insurance, as well as, retirement, paid holidays, generous annual and sick leave, tuition programs, and more. Cyber Florida also offers a hybrid work environment.

Would you like to come work with us? Check out our current openings below:

Assistant Program Manager

JOB CODE: 9509

SALARY RANGE: $65,000-$75,000

Organizational Summary:

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (also known as Cyber Florida), is hosted by the The University of South Florida and is charged by state statute to establish Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity through education, research, and community outreach. By law, the Center works with the 12 institutions of higher learning that comprise the State University System of Florida and other dedicated partners from industry, government, and the military to achieve this three-pronged mission. To that end, Cyber Florida receives a state appropriation, as well as funding and in-kind resources from various grants, contracts, and other contributions.

Job Summary:

The Assistant Program Manager is responsible for providing support and oversight of the IT/Cyber Pathways grant awarded to Cyber Florida by the Florida Department of Education and is funded by that grant; the Assistant Program Manager does so on behalf of the grant’s Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI, as well as Cyber Florida’s Executive Director, working with and through the grant’s three regional coordinators at USF, FIU, and FAMU. The incumbent will oversee the overall program’s design, implementation plans, and evaluation, and will also manage program communications, tasks, and resources to ensure the completion of assigned grant deliverables in accordance with time, budget, and reporting requirements.

Nature of Work:

The Assistant Program Manager is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the grant’s staff and resources to ensure the successful completion of the grant program’s goals and objectives. Typically, this position must adhere to definite timelines, grant budgets, state and Federal regulations, and reporting requirements to accomplish specific grant deliverables. This position supports the Office of Sponsored Research regarding interpretation of grant program documents to develop sub-recipient project procedures and metrics, updates program leadership on the status of program resources, assists in establishing quality control standards, and acts as a lead liaison with regulatory agencies and project stakeholders.

Examples of Responsibilities and Duties:

The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all the examples listed, nor does the list include all the work that may be assigned to positions in this job class.

· Assists in the development and review of grant program plans defining resources, timelines, stakeholders, and deliverables.

· Develops and oversees the grant schedule to ensure timely completion of program plans.

· Identifies staff competencies and assign resources to program tasks appropriate to each individual’s knowledge, skill, and abilities.

· Supports relevant Cyber Florida, FLDOE, and/or USF staff to ensure satisfactory delivery of assigned deliverables.

· Defines and disseminates methods for communication of program status and outcomes and oversees program event planning and execution.

· Communicates program goals, monitors program progress, and adjusts resources as necessary to keep the program on track. Tracks progress toward sub-recipient project milestones, budgetary guidelines, and other performance indicators, and prepares reports for senior leadership.

· Applies project management tools and tracking systems to coordinate all aspects of the program.

· Develops operational policies, resource documents, and training documents including the documentation of best standards and practices. Structures, implements, and maintains defined operational standards and procedures to ensure useful practices and effective outcomes.

· Designs integrated solutions which may include tools, training, reports, as well as requirements for grant queries, applications, databases, data capture forms, online web pages, and related systems.

· Works with various stakeholders, FLDOE staff, contract consultants, subaward recipients, and regional coordinators to ensure that agreed-upon timelines, milestones, and deliverables are met.

· Collects and prepares final summative grant and subgrant evaluations and drafts the final report and recommendations for approval by the PI/Co-PI, Cyber Florida and USF leadership, prior to submission to the FLDOE.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

As a minimum, this position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field (a graduate degree is preferred), project management certification (such as PMP), and at least 2 years of project management experience.

Additionally, the candidate should have the proven ability to (1) work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work across multiple project deadlines; (2) work as part of a team and build collaborative internal and external relationships to achieve goals; (3) effectively interact with all levels of the state government and the academic community, including faculty and senior management; (4) deliver presentations to various groups, including students, working professionals, public officials, and senior leadership. In addition, the candidate should have creative and critical thinking skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; project management skills; and the ability to work flexible hours to meet deadlines, as needed. The candidate should also be driven, self-motivated, able to work independently and exercise initiative and sound judgment. This position may require occasional travel to deliver services, conduct presentations, and workshops, and/or meet with stakeholders, or for other purposes required to support Cyber Florida grants.