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SANS Institute Exam Development Coordinator (REMOTE) in Davenport, Iowa

Exam Development Coordinator (REMOTE)

Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC) · Davenport, Iowa

Department Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC)

Employment Type Employee | Full-Time

Minimum Experience Mid-level

About SANS

SANS Institute (SANS) was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. In the next 25 years it grew to become the most trusted and, by far, the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world reaching more than 300,000 security professionals around the world today, with around 60,000 having been granted Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) security certifications – the leading certification that provides assurance to employers that their people and prospective hires can actually do the job. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners – from auditors and network administrators to chief information security officers, all sharing the lessons they learn and jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face – in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.

Join the SANS Team

At SANS, our culture is defined by Mission, Brand, People. Our goal is to hire people who understand the importance of continuing to fight against the “bad guys” (Mission) while delivering the highest quality training (Brand) to our students. We want employees whose personal values align well with our culture of fairness, honesty, customer focus, and pragmatic approach (People).

Job Description:

This is an administrative position supporting the GIAC Exam Development staff. The staff’s Information Security Engineers perform the day-to-day exam development activities of GIAC as a virtual team in a telecommuting environment. The Exam Development Coordinator will work closely with the Exam Development Manager, external subject matter experts, and contractors to plan, and coordinate exam development activities.


  • Recruiting, scheduling, and directing subject matter experts for exam development tasks

  • Sending and receiving communications pertaining to exam development tasks

  • Tracking and coordinating question writing assignments

  • Help keep the team on task (working on higher priority projects)

  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments

  • Assist in preparation of regularly scheduled reports

  • Assist in tracking of change control process

  • Document and process management

  • Updating work procedures and project documentation


  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Candidates must function well as a virtual team member requiring little direct supervision

  • Eager, able and willing to take direction from others

  • Flexible, adaptable mindset suitable for fast growing company and dynamic environment

  • The ability to work alone or with a team; either in person or from a distance

  • Able to pass background check

  • Able to travel domestically and internationally, as needed (2-4 weeks per year)

Desired Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

  • Exam development or information security experience are a plus

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary with bonus program

  • Four weeks paid leave

  • Semi-flexible work schedule with core hours in a telecommuting environment

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid holidays

  • 401k

  • SANS Training

Equal Opportunity Employer

SANS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact SANS Human Resources.