The IT team at Kindercare creates digital experiences that help
working parents stay informed on their child’s early education and
so much more. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, KinderCare
operates more than 1,500 early learning centers and employs more
than 32,000 team members. In 2021, KinderCare earned its fifth
Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award – one of only four companies
worldwide to win this award for five consecutive years. Our devoted
family of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and
includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at
Work®, Champions® Before- and After-School Programs. We keep this
team online and help parents be where their kids are, even from the
KinderCare Education is looking for a Director, Information
Security & Compliance to drive our security and compliance
In this unique role, the information security leader will act as
process owner for the development and implementation of an
organization-wide information security program and ongoing
activities to preserve the availability, integrity and
confidentiality of the company’s information resources in
compliance with applicable security policies and standards.
You will bring your leadership presence and security
experience to oversee the implementation of the information
security program, working closely with your business partners and
This role leads two distinct functions at KinderCare and partners
closely with external vendors, including KinderCare’s a Managed
Security Service Provider. The ideal candidate will have a
deep security and compliance background and demonstrated experience
influencing and driving change through an organization. This
position is both strategic and tactical in
What you’ll do\:
• Lead KinderCare and the InfoSec team in our
• Partner and influence all business groups in
formulating policy and strategy for Information Security
• Communicate and educate all levels of business
leadership on the value and their role in IT Security to the
• Develop and maintain IT security strategy,
policies, procedures and guidelines as required ensuring changing
enterprise needs are met.
• Define high level security requirements across
multiple disciplines of IT including applications, network and
systems, new technologies.
• Regularly discover and assess security threats
& risks that could reasonably be of impact to KCE and create
strategic and tactical plans to mitigate those risks.
• Review and approve service provider’s security
solutions and procedures as they apply to services being utilized
by KCE as well as identification of unacceptable levels of supplier
risk and hold those suppliers accountable to action plans to
mitigate those risks.
• Review incident reports for compliance with KCE
policy and procedures and provide for modification of policies and
procedures to address new security threats.
• Coordinate development and end user training in
accordance with KCE security policies and procedures.
• Regularly review and approve project level
security requirements and impacts, ensuring IT security best
practices, policies and procedures are applied.
• Conduct routine audits of KCE systems &
processes to assess adherence of KCE’s systems to regulatory,
compliance, and best practice standards requirements.
Collaborate cross functionally to ensure remediation plans
are clear and meeting objectives.
• Communicate in written and verbal forms to all
levels of the organization on security issues and plans.
• Incorporate ITIL best practices in the go
forward plans and procedures for KCE security.
• Coordinate responses for customer-initiated
documentation requests, regarding KCE security policies, procedures
• 7+ years of professional IT security and
leadership experience with advanced knowledge of information
security principles and processes including security risk
assessment standards, risk assessment methodologies, and
• Certified Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP) is preferred.
• Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
and Certified Information Security Manager preferred.
• Demonstrated cross functional partnership
experience in implementing security initiatives
• In-depth knowledge of IT security and
compliance practices and procedures for enterprise environments
including, but not limited to, mobile devices, cloud services,
enterprise applications, data centers and networks.
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships
with direct team, business partners, suppliers, and technology
KinderCare Education employs more than 32,000 team
members across 1,700 locations nationwide. Our devoted family of
education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes
KinderCare® Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work®,
Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge
Schools™, Knowledge Beginnings® and The
KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex,
religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military
or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other
basis protected by local, state, or federal