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Cyber Partner Specialist, Federal
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Are you great at supporting customer and partner relationships across industries including federal relationships? We’re currently hiring for a Cyber Partner Specialist to help build and maintain a cybersecurity-focused communication and engagement strategies for key stakeholder audiences within federal communities. You will help to identify, build, and manage relationships with external stakeholders/audiences, representing Information Technology and Security. This is an excellent opportunity to build your cybersecurity experience and interacting with federal partners.
Have experience with partnership programs that provide insight into customer requirements.
Support a comprehensive external cyber security partner engagement plan.
Help support communication of general cybersecurity team functions to partners using various communication channels and materials (including but not limited to customer messaging, presentations, talking points, articles, leader announcements, newsletters, and digital content).
Help to draft strategic communications plans and support the day-to-day tactical execution of DHS cross-channel communications activities.
Help coordinate and plan key partner engagements on behalf of the leadership team.
Partner with cybersecurity incident response teams to provide communications advisement on business continuity and crisis communications efforts for cybersecurity events and incidents.
Support subject matter experts, management and legal teams to prepare current, audit-ready responses and general tactical/operational communications, as needed.
Maintain an understanding of current cybersecurity policies and standards and general industry best practices.
Track status of key deliverables.
Participate in ad-hoc projects and provide other general support for the broader Information team as needed.
Active/current Secret clearance required per government contract.
Bachelor's degree in business, communications, cybersecurity, information systems and security, or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
3+ years of experience.
Ability to keep abreast of current IT and cyber security concerns and trends, regulatory compliance requirements, vulnerabilities, and emerging technologies to include best practices across the cyber security industry.
An innovative and creative thinker who can get to the essence of the matter and communicate concisely and in an engaging manner.
Business acumen, change management, project and stakeholder management skills.
Ability to develop clear and concise presentations, reports and dashboards to inform upper management of relevant metrics and trends.
Ability to proactively obtain and leverage new and current information to efficiently achieve team and corporate goals.
Proficiency with usage of Microsoft tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and others.
Excellent written and verbal communications, effective interpersonal skills, strong formal presentation abilities, project management skills
Professional, clear, and concise verbal and written communication to internal customers, subject matter experts, upper management and other audiences
Strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, prioritization, attention to detail and consultative skills
A collaborative team player who will solicit and offer input and support decision-making.
Proven organizational skills (time management and prioritization), and also employ a rigorous process for all follow-up / coordination activities.
Ability to deal diplomatically and effectively at all levels of the business including both technical and non-technical staff, management, and senior leadership.
Customer service orientation with strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills.
*** Location On-site in Arlington, VA; active Secret clearance required.***
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