Title: Cybersecurity Strategy & Programs Director

Large Credit Union Coalition (LCUC) Innovation

Location: Not specified; can be located anywhere in Canada

Link:  www.LCUC.ca



If Cybersecurity is your thing and you like building strategy, working on interesting projects in a multi-stakeholder environment, and collaborating to build a shared vision and strategy, then keep reading!


The Large Credit Union Coalition CIO group (LCUC CIO group) is a coalition of the 12 largest credit unions from across Canada with assets under management in excess of 120 billion dollars. Our team’s mission is to use our collective knowledge and national presence to provide technology leadership and innovation to enrich the financial lives of credit union members, and strengthen the competitiveness of Canadian credit unions. We focus on spearheading key technologies, and driving innovation in the credit union system.


Working directly with the LCUC Cybersecurity Team, you will help develop and execute the strategic vision for shared elements of an LCUC wide cybersecurity program. You will collaboratively develop and enhance strategy, and follow through on execution, whether it is the development of a SOC, threat intelligence sharing, vendor or project management, or helping develop security awareness programs.


From an operational perspective this role will report to the LCUC Managing Director – Innovation and Collaboration, while at the strategic level you will report to the LCUC Cybersecurity and CIO teams. 


Working with a high degree of independence you will need to demonstrate:


  • Excellent working knowledge of cybersecurity strategy, best practices and tools

    • Conduct architectural analysis and design shared services approach, aligning intelligence sharing, communications and incident response across the Canadian Credit Union system.

    • Partner with various credit union stakeholders and technology leaders to translate program requirements into technical solutions and system designs.

    • Identify emergent trends and opportunities for LCUC development and road map, including examining the potential for a SOC.

    • Ensure potential architectural risks are assessed and identified.

    • Produce architectural specifications, and design documents including technical requirements and statements of work with proposed vendors.

  • Excellent program and project management skills

    • Lead or assist in the management, administration and coordination of projects including associated tasks, like project plan development and reporting.

    • Develop knowledge of system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each LCUC member to coordinate SME and other resources.

    • Develop and/or identify KPI’s to measure success.

    • Design of high-quality solutions that are scalable, extensible, cost effective and vendor neutral.

    • Creatively and competently problem solve, using critical thinking skills to develop solutions to emerging challenges and opportunities.

  • Excellent communication skills

    • Provide leadership and expertise in the development of communications through appropriate channels.

    • Prepare reports & communications for relevant stakeholders, including LCUC CIO and Cybersecurity teams. Report may consist of threat intelligence, programs and work-streams status updates among other communications.

    • Basic facilitation of meetings.


To succeed in the role, you will need to:

  • Have strong Cybersecurity program experience at the strategic and execution level, ideally in Financial Services.

  • Have knowledge of the latest tools and processes in Cybersecurity.

  • Have a proven track record in cross-functional teams, working towards shared solutions.

  • Be a problem solver, not just a problem identifier.

  • Be a strong communicator, knowing how to tailor your message to your audience.

  • Be excellent at synthesis of information and creating new vision and direction based on your superior analytical skills.

  • Be the one to provide clarity in the face of ambiguity.

  • Be able to travel the levels – being strategic, working effectively with executives, and being granular and tactical as needed

  • Be comfortable working remotely.  

  • Knowledge of the credit union system would be an asset.

  • The following knowledge and/or certifications would be an asset CISSP, CISM, Security architecture, COBIT or ITIl

  • Have at least 10 years professional experience


Hard skills required:

  • Project management

  • Vendor management

  • O365 suite of tools

  • Report development

  • Presentation skills

  • Facilitation

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter quoting in the subject line “LCUC Cybersecurity Gig” to contact@lcuc.ca



LCUC is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates.


We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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