Seattle Children’s has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for their next Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
The Chief Information Security Officer will embody Seattle Children’s mission to become the country’s #1 children’s hospital. This position is an incredible opportunity to serve as a senior IT leader setting strategic direction for information security and provide mentorship and leadership for a team of around 22, as well as outsourced staff.
Seattle Children’s, an award-winning leader in pediatric care and recognized as a Best Place to Work, invests in their people, passionately supports a healthy work-life balance, and provides great benefits. They are in the top five facilities in pediatric research and are experiencing tremendous growth, currently involved in multiple construction projects, including additions to the hospital, new research buildings, and a new build out for IT, located in downtown Seattle. The hospital serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.
Seattle Children’s Key Network Indicators:
- 429,255 patient visits
- 403 licensed beds
- 7,977 employees
Seattle Children’s Chief Information Security Officer Position Overview:
Seattle Children’s lives its mission in everything it does: “We provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.”
They are seeking a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who will embody this mission while serving as a senior leader in the IT department. The CISO leads an information security team of approximately 22 individuals and manages outsourced staff. The CISO will play a key role in continuing to mature the information security program and policies, as well as building information security awareness. This position will work collaboratively with business stakeholders including appropriately managing risk while balancing agility.
Seattle Children’s is a complex organization. The Chief Information Security Officer will oversee information security for the health system as well as the ground breaking research done at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. The Seattle Children’s Research Institute was recently joined by The Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR). CIDR brought an annual $25 million National Institutes of Health-funded research portfolio. CIDR will add to the research institute’s extramural funding, which totaled over $120 million in 2017, and boost its position among the nation’s top five pediatric research centers.
Seattle Children’s is currently involved in multiple construction projects, including additions to the hospital, new research buildings, and a new build out for IT, located in downtown Seattle. One of their five pillars is innovation and involves relationships with major companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, as well as working with startups and conducting Hackathons. The entire organization is invested in being the best children’s hospital in the country. They are in the top five facilities in pediatric research and are experiencing tremendous growth.
The organization provides low-cost mass transit passes and actually provides a daily stipend for not driving solo to work. For each day you bike, take mass transit or carpool, you earn money. They also fit you for a bike and provide a helmet and maintenance if you agree to ride to work, two days per week.
Seattle Children’s is a great place to live your values and help care for children.
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)
- 10+ years of experience in information security and risk management leadership roles in an academic medical center, complex health system or life sciences role
- CISM or CISSP preferred
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Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.