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Cybersecurity Analyst

Computing and Information Services

Reed College seeks a Cybersecurity Analyst. As a Cybersecurity Analyst, your focus will be to stay up to date on IT security and to stay ahead of the game in regards to methods attackers are using to infiltrate  systems. The Cybersecurity Analyst will report to the Cybersecurity Architect.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary of $90,000 per year. The work week at Reed College is 37.5 hours, and hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with a one-hour unpaid lunch. This is not a remote position. 

Who you are

  • You are curious. You ask questions and are constantly finding ways to improve processes and procedures. 

  • You are a self starter. You take initiative and are motivated. You enjoy being challenged and no task is too small or too big to complete. 

  • You are a critical thinker. You enjoy solving complex problems, and for you, everything has a solution. 

  • You are a strategic thinker. You are passionate about the work you do, and understand that the cybersecurity environment is an ever evolving landscape. You like anticipating problems and solving them before they occur. 

  • You understand that the work you do is high stakes. You weigh risks and make informed decisions based on this. 

  • You’re an excellent communicator. You exercise tact and are adept at modifying your communication style to those of your audience or listener.

  • You enjoy working with users with various levels of experience. You enjoy working with various departments on business needs. 

  • You are a lifelong learner. You are inspired by the work you do and interested in strengthening your skills and knowledge in the fields of Information Technology and Cyber Security  

  • You prefer a team environment. 

  • You are organized, intentional, and thoughtful. You’re a task juggler. You like having a lot going on at work and you excel at prioritizing.

What you’ll do 

  • Monitor networks for security breaches, violations, or other related issues 

  • Implement system security measures in accordance with established procedures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation

  • Investigate breaches when they occur 

  • Work in conjunction with the Cyber Security Architect and all Reed IT Divisions to develop security procedures and processes 

  • Install information security related software, and other programs, in order to analyze environment and in support of taking proactive stance in protecting sensitive information 

  • Educate others on security products and preventative measures 

  • Simulate attacks to look for vulnerabilities 

  • Research the latest trends in IT and security 


  • CISSP Certification or other related security certifications that demonstrate technical abilities such as CEH, CFA, GCFA, SSCP or cloud security certifications such as CCSP

  • Bachelor's degree and/or 6-8 years of relevant technical experience in network engineering, system administration or cyber security

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?

  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.


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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.