Senior Security Operations Manager

New York, NY; Washington, D.C; Oakland, CA | Operations | Full-time



Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. We move members from analysis to action on crucial issues so that we can build the Black political power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Color Of Change was founded in 2005 in response to the realization that during the crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina, as Black people were left stranded on their roofs to die, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. When government, media, corporations and other decision makers are not afraid of to disappoint Black people, Black communities are negatively impacted and cannot move forward.


The Operations Team at Color Of Change (COC) consists of Information Technology,  Security Operations and Facilities Operations. We are creative and passionate professionals from a range of backgrounds, all committed to operational excellence in pursuit of Color Of Change’s mission. Our team collaborates closely with the Campaigns, Finance, Talent & HR, Marketing and Storytelling, and the President’s Office teams to ensure that the entire organization has the tools and resources to achieve the Color Of Change mission.


Color Of Change seeks a dedicated Security Operations Manager who will be responsible for managing our Security Operations function. The Security Operations Manager reports to the Director of Operations and will work to i) proactively monitor and manage security operations in accordance with COC policies, procedures, and standards, ii) coordinate with security consultants, vendors and our internal risk management committee to manage risks, remediate vulnerabilities and iii) lead our response to cyber or other attacks against the organization. The ideal candidate has 5+ years of security experience and is committed to working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.


Incident Management & Rapid Response Coordination

  • Act as the primary point-of-contact for matters relating to security while working closely with Operations & IT to manage day-to-day security operations in our three physical offices and remote users.
  • Participate in monitoring, validating, classifying, and responding to escalated security events
  • Manage technical security systems in offices, including access control and CCTV
  • Prioritize and process incoming security reports and requests
  • Conduct forensics and root cause analysis on escalated or repeat security events
  • Drive the implementation and and refinement of of COC’s Incident Response framework
  • Compile reports and information on emerging security threats and develop proposals on how to address these threats through building/enhancing security controls and processes
  • Manage relationships with office location’s landlord security and building maintenance.
  • Oversee our executive protection program, including travel intelligence


Assessment, Planning, and Improvement of Systems

  • Work with IT & Operations to assess and account for of our employees, assets, and facilities in emergency situations
  • Develop, plan, execute and review fire safety programs and evacuation drills
  • Manage the maintenance and upkeep of the Business Continuity Plan
  • Work closely with IT team to conduct of periodic user access reviews on critical systems and data
  • Work with the IT team to review and refine existing security processes; including threat hunting, vulnerability management, log ingestion, security monitoring, threat analysis, and our security incident response lifecycle.
  • Drive the identification and reporting of vulnerabilities and associated remediation
  • Collect and compile key Information Security Metrics for presentation to leadership and the organization at large.
  • Perform regular assessments on detection and response controls to improve the security posture and prevent regression
  • Execute vendor, infrastructure, and other security reviews as necessary
  • Plan, execute and review operational security risk assessment for office locations, internal and external event and executive travel destinations


  • Develop and manage our enterprise-wide Security Awareness Training program and function as a security advocate for the organization.


You are outgoing and proactive, and demonstrate calm under pressure. You have strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrate attention to detail, and can balance time-sensitive requests and competing priorities. You have a desire to learn more about processes, technologies, and ways of continuously improving. You demonstrate a willingness to implement new strategies and continuous improvement to increase effectiveness on an ongoing basis. Above all, you are a creative problem-solver, have excellent relationship-building skills,.

 To excel in this role, you likely bring the following experience(s) to the table:

  • 5+ years of experience in Security Operations roles, preferable managing a Security Operations Center
  • Self-starter who demonstrates strong ownership of their domain and can benchmark the current state, propose improvements, and implement with little supervision
  • Strong collaboration, planning, and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to share ideas and communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of employees, guests, and executive leadership
  • Interpersonal and collaborative skills and the ability to clearly communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Experience securing cloud based infrastructures, (Google Workspaces (GSuite) a plus.
  • Experience utilizing emergency communication and incident management platforms a plus
  • Possession of or ability to obtain professional certifications in information security or risk management, such as CISSP or CISM.
  • Knowledge of security, regulatory, and control frameworks, such as ISO270001, HIPAA, NIST, and CIS a plus.
  • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters.
  • Natural passion for security and strong drive to see both projects and investigations to completion
  • Has a social justice analysis on their approach to security.



Interested applicants should click the "Apply for this position" link and submit a resume and COC-tailored cover letter.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.



The salary for the Security Operations Manager position is $85,000. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.

Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.