Security awareness Training Specialist – Verizon – Colorado USA

Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Full-Time Technology
Job # 599785
When you join Verizon
Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing…
Creating technologies to solve the world’s biggest challenges is no small task. Join our Corporate Information Security Team focused on security education and awareness. You will help drive a security focused culture and enable users of our systems to make sound security decisions. If you think creatively and converse as easily with engineers as with artists, then we want you!

You will coordinate security awareness activities and initiatives designed to influence teams supporting both technical and non-technical disciplines to exercise sound security behaviors. You will play a significant role in helping us reduce risk to our organization by ensuring all individuals with access to Verizon information resources understand and follow our security requirements, and behave in a secure and responsible manner.


Effectively interpret customer needs and, through collaboration with subject matter experts and independent research, support the planning, development, and implementation of effective, high-quality cyber security education, training, and awareness materials.
Collaborate with cyber and information security experts to augment or further develop non-technical and technical targeted training on cybersecurity risks and cyber health.
Partner with Verizon’s Learning & Development and Corporate Privacy and Compliance organizations to provide critical cybersecurity and information protection resources to employees that adhere to customer, government, and regulatory training requirements.
Actively evaluate cyber security education, training, and awareness programs for efficiency by identifying and gathering workforce trend analysis and performance improvement metrics, and then actively shape new products to address gaps and provide awareness on the cyber threat landscape, emerging threats, and best practices to follow.
Actively lead efforts todrive deeper adoption of the Cyber Health program that promotes a cyber aware culture.
Coordinate targeted awareness training to enable system operators, innovators, and security practitioners to adopt sound security behaviors while executing day-to-day functions.
Support security awareness initiatives as assigned to help minimize the human threat to Verizon information assets.
Formulate communication strategies and plans to support major security initiatives that are visually appealing, branded appropriately and convey the appropriate tone for interacting with users in a positive manner.
Manage projects that will require the ability to plan, manage, maintain and sustain a complex, organization wide program long-term.
Identify creative and innovative methods to effectively leverage a variety of communications channels, activities, and events to drive positive security behavior adoption.
Coordinate with team members and openly share thought leadership and experience on proven techniques.
Develop and operationalize measures to determine if awareness and education efforts are accomplishing the desired outcome.
Maintain current with cyber security threats and trends.
Consistently deliver high quality work products that fully address the criteria for which they were intended, require minimal modification, and are grammatically sound.
As a contributor, take ownership for assigned areas of responsibility and effectively manage workload to meet team deadlines.
Project confidence, poise and competence under pressure while interacting with team members, and partners.
Where you’ll be working…

This is a work-from-home role performed almost exclusively from your home office with occasional in-person meetings and training.

What we’re looking for…

You’ll need to have:

Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of experience.
Four or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience in one or more of the following fields: Learning & Development, Communications, IT, Network Engineering, or Cyber Security.
Even better if you haveone or more of the following:

A degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Systems or other related fields.
Knowledge of information security and foundational principles.
Ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to complex security and risk related issues.
Project management experience.
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work with technical subject matter experts and translate that information seamlessly to non-technical employees and stakeholders.
Kknowledge of Verizon business operations.
Knowledge of the foundational technologies used across environments.
Experience preparing and providing executive level communications and reporting.
Experience working in a Fortune 100 or other large enterprise.
PC skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office / G-Suite tools.
Interpersonal skills.
Ability to thrive in a team environment.


Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401 (k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives,we’ve got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the compensation range for this position is between $98,000 and $183,000 based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience. This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part-time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your hours.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – and celebrate our employees’ differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical, religious, or state law recognized reasons).