Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Director Of Communications- Remote

Job Locations US
Sales and Business Development
Regular Full-Time


CIS (Center for Internet Security) is the trusted guide to confidence in the connected world. CIS collaborates with the global security community to lead both government and private-sector entities to security solutions and resources. CIS is an independent, not-for-profit organization.


The Director of Communications will be responsible for developing and executing the overall

external communications strategy oriented toward U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) government organizations, particularly current and potential member organizations of the Multi-Sate Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Elections Infrastructure Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). These ISACs are funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and support the cybersecurity of U.S. State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments, and U.S. election offices, respectively. A core part of the responsibilities for this role will involve close coordination with our public affairs colleagues at DHS and select security vendor companies, internal leaders and stakeholders at CIS, and representatives of MS- and EI-ISAC member organizations.


Please submit a writing sample (as a link or attachment) that effectively demonstrates your skills as a writer.

What You'll Do

  • Lead the development and execution of the external communications strategy toward SLTT organizations for CIS
  • Lead the development of key messages for all CIS products, services, initiatives and partnerships related to the SLTT community
  • Lead, mentor, and coach team members in all aspects of communications and professional development
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and DHS Public Affairs to develop the media relations and social media strategies to drive national and trade media coverage of key CIS SLTT initiatives
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and execute a member communications strategy focusing on streamlining and continuously improving member communications
  • Collaborate on audience segmentation and persona development activities for SLTT audiences with CIS product marketing managers
  • Collaborate with CIS Marketing & Communications leadership to develop and refine standardized presentation material for use by the organization when presenting at external events
  • Collaborate with internal leadership to ensure a consistent and effective ISAC member experience in the development of the company’s member portal
  • Speak at public engagements on behalf of the ISACs as appropriate and/or requested
  • Lead regular media training for OSS staff
  • Lead the relationship with DHS Public Affairs, to develop a comprehensive public affairs strategy that advances the policy objectives of CIS at both the state and federal levels
  • Act as a senior advisor for CIS leadership on external communications and reputation management topics
  • Collaborate regularly with CIS government affairs and legal representatives
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications, or a related discipline
  • 8+ years of communications experience
  • 5+ years of B2B communications experience with a focus on technology
  • Previous experience as a media spokesperson
  • Superior writing skills
  • Experience with a media monitoring and measurement platform (BrandWatch or similar)
  • Experience developing and executing digital and social media communications strategies
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

 It's a Plus if you have:


  • Advanced degree in a communications, business, or information security discipline
  • Experience working with federal, state, or local government organizations
  • Experience developing and executing integrated marketing and communications plans
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and executing crisis communications plans
  • Demonstrable experience writing technically-oriented content
  • Experience with a Content Management Platform (CMP) (Welcome or similar)
  • Experience with Lean and/or Agile methodologies


*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.


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