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Cybersecurity Fellow

Apply now Posting Number: 493071
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration, Temporary

Position Title:

Cybersecurity Fellow


Information Technology

Job Summary:

Marist College welcomes applicants for an exciting new opportunity as a Cybersecurity Fellow. This fellowship opportunity begins January or June of 2022. This position will be a full-time temporary employee within the Cybersecurity Team in Marist IT. The Cybersecurity Fellow will report directly to the Director of Cybersecurity. The selected candidate will gain real-world experience in day-to-day cybersecurity operations by participating in dedicated small and mid-sized projects, contributing to cross-functional IT projects, collaborating with disparate IT functions, and providing customer service to internal and external clients. This is an excellent opportunity to gain cybersecurity experience in a fast-paced and stimulating department. On-campus housing opportunities may be available. Marist College values building a community which appreciates and supports our rich cultural differences, and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

This opportunity is available to recent graduates who have successfully earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major or minor in Cybersecurity.

Essential Functions:

In this position, you will perform the following functions:

  • Manage operational Cybersecurity risk and facilitate completion and closure outstanding issues
  • Vulnerability management for patching and hardening in-house systems and platforms
  • Serve as liaison between the Cybersecurity team and other functional IT units
  • Participate in special projects under the oversight of the Director of Cybersecurity
  • Support day-to-day activities of the Cybersecurity Analyst


A day in the life of the Cybersecurity Fellow may look like:

  • Monitor existing platforms to identify current and potential Cybersecurity threats
  • Monitor and report on the progress of vulnerability remediation
  • Attend cybersecurity team meetings and Marist IT project meetings

The Cybersecurity Fellow will also have the unique opportunity to propose an idea for a key project, which they will get to lead under the management of the Cybersecurity team.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals, which makes Marist unique within higher education.

Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.

We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you are a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard-working team, we welcome your application for the Cybersecurity Fellow position.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:



Administrative, Temporary

Months per Year:

9-month fellowship, begins January or June 2022

Work Schedule:

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Hours per Week:



The Cybersecurity Fellow position includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Paid sick time and unlimited paid personal time for use at the supervisor’s approval.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College. 



Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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