Careers at AcademicWorks

At AcademicWorks, we believe in building a profitable business that will be around for the long term, while promoting a great work-life balance and an open culture where everyone is aware of our goals, accomplishments and challenges.

We are proud of our company, love our customers and are passionate about finding the right people to join our team. If you think you might be a fit, we invite you to learn more about our opportunities!

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team so please check back often for open positions.

Information Security Compliance Manager

Information Security Compliance Manager

AcademicWorks is looking for an Information Security Compliance Manager to join our growing team! We are the leading provider of scholarship management solutions to colleges, universities and foundations. Over 500 clients use AcademicWorks to simplify the process of matching students with scholarship funds, while improving recognition of their scholarship donors.

The Information Security Compliance Manager will assist in the ongoing development, implementation, and maintenance of our information security program and work with internal and external parties to ensure continued compliance with various security frameworks, controls, and policies.

Responsibilities (This is what you’ll be doing)

  • Monitor, maintain, and assess our controls, policies and information security documentation
  • Conduct, document, and report on internal risk assessments
  • Answer security questionnaires from clients and prospects
  • Communicate with clients and prospects on security related concerns
  • Work with Engineering to implement more robust change management controls
  • Ensure that each code deploy follows the appropriate change management process
  • Regularly review user permissions and levels of access across the organization
  • Coordinate and manage third-party information security audits
  • Conduct regular audits of employee hardware to ensure compliance with security controls and policies
  • Review penetration test results to ensure all vulnerabilities are remediated
  • Manage information from our intrusion detection system

Requirements (These are the minimum qualifications/skills you’ll need for the role)

  • A minimum of 3+ years in information security compliance
  • Proven ability to make adept business decisions as they relate to security and compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively document security related controls and policies
  • Knowledge of and some familiarity with relevant security compliance controls and frameworks (e.g., SOC2, NIST, ISO)
  • Ability to work and communicate with technical and non-technical team members across the organization
  • Strong understanding of cloud security at the network and server layers
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and above average time management skills

Valued (These are the things that are not required but would be a big plus)

  • Experience working with third party service providers and hosting facilities like AWS
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or a related field
  • CISSP, CISA, CISM, or equivalent certification
  • Proficiency with Jira

About AcademicWorks

We’re a growing 50-person, SaaS company that is improving access to education through innovative technology and fanatical customer service. AcademicWorks has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal, Texas Monthly, and Fortune Magazine as one of the best places to work in both Austin and the country.

We earnestly believe we’re making the world a better place by providing students the opportunity to attend college, and we have both the numbers and the anecdotes to stand behind.

We take pride in a culture that helps employees thrive at work and in their personal lives. Our office is at 38th and Lamar, across from Central Market, and we provide competitive salaries, a full set of benefits, profit sharing, bike storage, showers, and healthy (OK, and some less healthy) snacks on­site.

To Apply

Please email us your resume to (please do not just rely on your LinkedIn profile to convey your experience). Include “Information Security Compliance Manager” in the subject of the e-mail and then tell us a little bit about yourself and what attracts you to AcademicWorks.

AcademicWorks is a drug-free workplace and proud to be an equal opportunity employer.