Small Business Development Center- Cyber Security Small Business Coordinator

Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties


The cyber security small business coordinator focuses on the following responsibilities:

  • Providing training, advising, resources and support to entrepreneurs and existing business owners related to our Oregon statewide cybersecurity initiative.
  • Providing training, advising, resources and support to cybersecurity students of MHCC related to our Oregon statewide cybersecurity initiative.
  • Providing training, advising, resources and support to the greater community and partners
  • Prepare any necessary preparing course materials, collateral, small business cybersecurity kit and branding towards the program and the website
  • Evaluate student performance and small business owner’s ongoing impact and document results,
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Perform other tasks related to instruction and assessment as assigned.


  • Provide cybersecurity counseling to existing and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Provide counseling and advising to students of the MHCC cybersecurity department
  • Promote the services of the SBDC Cybersecurity Program through sales calls, activities with community organizations, and by providing information to interested parties.
  • Arrange seminars and training programs to support the small business community.
  • Build community events to support the cybersecurity program
  • Continue to add information, blogs, and articles to
  • Act as a liaison between clients and cybersecurity students.
  • Keep current on Information Technology security trends, standards and news; research security enhancements; participate in and develop, recommend and implement Cybersecurity best practices, technologies, standards, policies and procedures for the Cyber Security Program
  • Lead and participate on cross-functional teams of internal and external stakeholders; develop and deliver user trainings, security awareness programs, and similar activities.
  • Serve as designated point-of-contact to external agencies for small business cyber-security events


  1. Work with the Cybersecurity Department to help formalize a cybersecurity career pathway that features dual enrollment, stackable credentials that double as standalone certifications, and paid internships through the CLINIC, along with associated recruitment, marketing and advertising materials as stated in the NSF grant.
  2. Conduct an expanded survey of small businesses to determine knowledge of current cybersecurity issues, presence of cybersecurity policies, capacity to respond to cybersecurity threats and breaches, cybersecurity skills within their incumbent workforce, interest in improving cybersecurity within their businesses, visibility of cybersecurity skills within applicant pools for IT and cyber-related job openings, among other relevant factors to establish the state of the cybersecurity environment for small businesses in Oregon as stated in the NSF grant.
  3. Develop the architecture and infrastructure of a small business specific cybersecurity virtual toolbox that puts resources and tools at the fingertips of small businesses and program graduates. Utilize CyberOregon homepage and develop toolbox as a virtual domain to centralize tools and resources, including access to the CLINIC.
  4. Develop and launch discrete, standalone portions of the toolbox:
    • Cybersecurity Awareness Video Series – video one (funded outside of ATE project).
    • Small-business specific cybersecurity self-assessment tool.
    • CLINIC policies and applications for small businesses and students.
    • Sample cybersecurity policies, checklists, and similar resources.

5. Recruit students & small businesses for CLINIC

  • Recruit students & workers for certification
  • Build Cybersecurity partnerships

Minimum and Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of 2 years of small business experience, 2 years of security experience, and 1 year of community engagement experience.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in teaching adult learners and students.


  • A minimum of 2 years of small business experience, 3-4 years of security experience, and 1 year of community engagement experience.


  • Positions in this classification require use of personal transportation, personal insurance and possession of a valid driver’s license.

Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of basic information related to:

  • Firewalls, antivirus, network and Information security principles and practices.
  • Project management, communication, outcome analysis and problem-solving methods and practices, with the ability to anticipate needs and resolve conflict.
  • Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to an Associate’s Degree in Cyber or Network Security or closely related field and two (2) years of applied work experience in cyber security, tools and operational practices.
  • Security certifications such as Security+, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP, CEH, or similar are preferred.
  • Experience working in a richly diverse community and environment is necessary.
  • Any other combination of training and experience which demonstrates the applicant is likely to possess the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.
  • Business degree preferred. Bilingual a plus

Working Conditions and Important Information

• Within the general range of an office environment.
• May required overnight travel.

Important Information
MHCC only accepts applications through our online application system at For technical assistance with this, please call 877-204-4442.

Please note:  We do not request or read letters of recommendation.  Also, it is not necessary to upload a large number of documents with your materials.  We are looking for the required documents and perhaps one or two additional documents of your choosing (optional).  Faculty applications require a current resume, cover letter and official transcripts (copies are fine for application purposes) and/or any required certificates or licenses.

Please note:  this is initially a self-screening system.  We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them.  Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position.  Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Position subject to budget consideration and approval.  For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in the faculty association agreement to assess education and experience.  For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement.  Any appeals to placement must be submitted in writing to the human resources recruitment specialist no later than one week after an offer is made.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran’s disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

If you are seeking this preference, appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of application.  You may submit an electronic copy in the document upload area of the application in the section marked “veterans’ preference document,” or fax to 503-491-7257 or mail to Human Resources, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR   97030.  If you do not have your documentation, you may request it through your Veterans’ Administration Office.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three working days prior to the date of need.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.


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