Part time, contract-based, with the potential to become full-time employment.
Strong security starts with people.
We are a cybersecurity firm that focuses on holistic and human-centered delivery of our services. Representative clients include environmental rights organizations and human rights defenders, and female-presenting, BIPOC political candidates in the US.
We are looking for a proactive project assistant to work collaboratively with our team on operational and client-facing projects part-time. We’re growing rapidly and expect this position to grow into full-time employment for the right person.
You are a fit for us if you are highly self-motivated and can thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, small-team environment. Strong teamwork skills, communication skills, and adaptability are important.
The ideal candidate should have:
Strong people and communication skills: we work to address some of the most pressing challenges people and teams face;
A knack for problem solving: you’re proactive and prefer to address potential issues before they become problems;
Technical aptitude + people skills: not only are you good with technology, you’re keen to make it work for people;
Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills: we’re rapidly growing, so need every team member to excel;
Strong level of thoroughness and attention to detail;
An interest or experience in security, and drive to deepen your knowledge in these fields;
Familiarity with critical social theory: we work with progressive organizations in the US, and our international clientele includes organizations working in areas such as human rights and environmental justice.
Nice to have:
You speak/read/write a foreign language
You’ve taken coursework in one, some or all of the following: computer science, cybersecurity, national security, international affairs, public policy or even environmental security;
You’re interested in technology, project management, product development, and / change management;
You dig psychology, behavior change, group dynamics and change management.
Project Assistant Duties and Responsibilities
In this role, you will support our client work both in the US and internationally, from client onboarding to service delivery. Duties include but are not limited to:
Liaise with clients to support the delivery of human-centered security solutions including:
Gather and analyze data from clients regarding their security & technology practices, through surveys or interviews.
Analyze data from readings and desk research, to support our understanding of security issues.
Monitor latest trends in surveillance in various settings.
Produce trainings and reports, among other outputs.
Support new product research.
Perform logistics, operations and other administrative duties as assigned.
Compensation range is $30 - $40/hour, depending on experience. This is a part-time role, with the opportunity to grow into a full time position.
Please submit a short cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position of interest in the subject of the email.
Deadline for submissions is May 30, 2021. For more on us, please see www.securitypositive.com.
About Security Positive
We are a woman-owned cybersecurity research and strategy company based in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. We focus on the special needs of women and folks of intersectional identities, environmental activists, and political candidates in the US and abroad. We customize existing cybersecurity services and products to the specific security needs of these groups, and offer strategy, advice, and our own products where existing support fails to meet those needs. We aim to make our services accessible and inclusive. We believe lived experiences are the best data for determining risk and creating an appropriate strategy. Our goal is to make security and privacy accessible.
Throughout 2020, we saw tremendous growth in demand for our services. As we launch our own tools and products alongside our typical consulting services, we are committed to maintaining the quality of service our clients have come to know us for. We expect you to approach your work with curiosity, communicate regularly, and bring kindness and compassion to your interactions with clients and teammates.