Center of Academic Excellence – Cyber Defense Application Coordinator

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for an Center of Academic Excellence – Cyber Defense Application Coordinator.  

Posting Date

August 27, 2019


The Center of Academic Excellence – Cyber Defense Application Coordinator will identify, gather and submit detailed documentation in an to achieve CAE-CD designation by December 31, 2019.

Scope of Work

Fall 2019 with an estimated time of 100 hours.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

The primary responsibility will be to deliver a complete CAE-CD application through the National Information Assurance Education and Training (NIETP) web site by December 31, 2019. During this process, the Coordinator will:

  1. Identify TMCC curriculum that meets the Knowledge Unit requirements for CAE-CD, gather required evidence of the curriculum and organize and upload all evidence to the NIETP site.
  2. Identify and document institutional policies and practices that meet CAE-CD requirements. If deficiencies are found, work with faculty and administration to immediately address the deficiencies.
  3. Collaborate with Cyberwatch West Center and other mentors to help ensure documentation meets program requirements.
  4. Attend web conferences and in-person meetings with mentors and reviewers to improve the quality of the final submission.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 2 academic years experience teaching cybersecurity related classes at TMCC.
  • Detailed knowledge of the CAE-CD program requirements and submission process.
  • Specific knowledge of academic and government programs, mentors and reviewers who work with applicants to improve their submissions.


1.5 credit hour release. This is an additional assignment scheduled to begin at the start of the Fall 2019 semester.  Release time will ensure that an academic faculty has time to complete detailed submission process by the deadline of December 31.

Reports To

Greg Ellis, Department Chair, Computer Technologies.

Application Process

Interested individuals will submit a letter of interest describing qualifications no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2019.

The letter should be emailed to Barbara Walden, Acting Dean of Technical Sciences.

NOTE: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Acting Dean of Technical Sciences will notify the individual no later than September 17, 2019.