For over 25 years, Citizen Schools has been a pioneer in educational equity. Since opportunity, unlike talent, is not equally distributed, we have provided hands-on learning experiences that ignite curiosity, build confidence and expand horizons for over 50,000 underrepresented middle school students. Together with our partners, including 25,000 career mentors, we have exposed students to ideas and connections, helping them access even better opportunities than previous generations.
Today, we engage underserved students in hands-on learning, in school and after school. Our students are creators and problem-solvers, not just consumers. They become scientists, artists, mathematicians, engineers, writers, and programmers. We also apply best practices from our direct service work to systems-level advancement of STEM mentorship and learning by working with communities.
Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.
As the Director of Technology, you will lead the organization’s technology systems and platforms, focusing on evaluation, adoption, and fidelity to best practices. You will work closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure the optimal use of our technology, making it possible to bring the mission to market and accelerate our team’s efficiency, collaboration, and effectiveness toward our organizational priorities and goals. You will lead technology for Citizen Schools’ 100+ staff and service members across the country, plus our consultants and partners who need to leverage shared technology for collaboration.
The Citizen Schools team is fully remote-enabled, with access to shared (WeWork) office spaces in some locations. We operate in a cloud environment and use a combination of software and apps to support our work. Citizen Schools has IT Support from an external consultant, who will be managed by the Director of Technology.
During COVID-19 this is a full-time, remote position reporting to the VP, Operations and in this role, you will serve as a thought partner in the ongoing evolution of the organization’s technology strategy.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $75,000 - 85,000; compensation is competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of comparable size and commensurate with experience. Our benefits include a generous flexible PTO policy, medical, dental and vision coverage, 403b retirement plan with a match, professional development stipend and 15+ paid holidays a year including a winter break.
ABOUT CITIZEN SCHOOLS
Citizen Schools helps all students to thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors. Our vision is that all students have experiences and career mentors that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and help them develop into the next generation of leaders. Together we are transforming education in school, after school, and across communities.
To learn more about our work, please visit www.citizenschools.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please contact us and we will work to accommodate your needs.