IT Risk & Compliance Analyst

IT Risk & Compliance Analyst

  • 528452
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 80
  • SW Office of Chief Security Officer

As an IT Risk and Compliance Analyst at the University of Alaska, you’re at the forefront of cybersecurity. This role blends technical expertise, strategic thinking, and education, making it both challenging and fulfilling. You’ll safeguard digital assets, strategize risk mitigation, and ensure adherence to regulatory standards. You’ll be learning and growing with the evolving nature of the industry. You’ll empower users to understand and enhance their own cybersecurity awareness and understanding and help them predict and prepare for changes in information technology. As the IT Risk and Compliance Analyst, you’re not just safeguarding the present, but also shaping the future.

In this role, you'll have a direct impact on improving security, reducing risk, and ensuring the continuity of business operations at UA’s 20+ locations throughout the state of Alaska. Security Risk & Compliance is responsible for a number of critical functions, including cybersecurity risk evaluations, compliance management, operation and maintenance of a variety of risk analyst tools and services, and education and outreach to the UA community on topics like IT Risk, cybersecurity awareness, data handling, privacy, and compliance. You’ll be part of a collaborative team providing excellent service to the University of Alaska system.

To thrive in this position, you should enjoy solving problems, and be able to track and actively manage your time appropriately to prioritize work. You should enjoy working independently or collaborating in a group setting, have strong written and verbal communication skills, enjoy researching cybersecurity compliance topics, awareness, and best practices, and feel comfortable collaborating and presenting in person or online with both your peers and others across university departments. You should have a passion for learning and growing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree and two years of relevant experience, OR an equivalent combination of training, education, and documented professional experience, and;

One or more relevant IT, risk, audit, and/or cybersecurity certifications at the time of hire (preferred) or ability to attain within one year of hire.

An Associate’s Degree in any kind of computing technology will give you the background and experience to understand how data flows across a system. A combination of work experience and a degree can give you the context necessary to be a professional within an IT environment. Having a fundamental understanding of computing technology is critical to applying IT risk concepts to an organization.

Position Details:

This position can be based at the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, or University of Alaska Southeast. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 80, based on education and experience. In addition to the tuition waiver, we offer further development opportunities through conferences and training.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Terra Preslan, UA System Office HR Coordinator, at ua-so-hr@alaska.edu or 907-450-8261.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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