For more than two decades, middle school students in Boston, and across the United States, have been participating in hands-on learning opportunities that inspire curiosity, foster social-emotional learning, and better position learners to discover and achieve their dreams in college and beyond. We’ve impacted the lives of thousands of students because of the creativity, dedication, and commitment of our staff and AmeriCorps Service Members. Together, we work hand-in-hand with the communities we serve to imagine and design solutions that build on existing successes and cultivate new wins. It is in this spirit, that we continue to explore new avenues to serve students and families and are launching a search for a Director of Information Technology (IT); a revamped position focused on transitioning Citizen Schools’ technology infrastructure to meet the evolving priorities of the organization.
Citizen Schools has a long history of leveraging enterprise level systems in ways that support program, facilitate training and promote the use of data to inform decision-making. We are eager to continue to use technology in robust ways while exploring opportunities to use web-based, software as service, solutions that simplify the associated systems administration required. As the Director of IT, you will take ownership of Citizen Schools' Help Desk function and help lead the migration of the organization from on-premise infrastructure/equipment (such as network and file servers, Cisco phone system, etc.) to SaaS-based platforms. Additionally, this migration will be paired with a physical move from Citizen Schools long-standing headquarters office to a co-working space where the technology infrastructure will be managed across multiple locations.
An ideal candidate for this position will thrive in managing and leading through change, possess the skills to effectively project manage large scale projects and be able to garner buy-in and support for new technology solutions. The core focus of the role will be a balance between preparing for and leading the change while also supporting the evolving technology that delivers high-quality day-to-day service offerings to the network of ~200 users.
This full-time position will report directly to the CEO and serve as a key partner in the ongoing evolution of the organization’s technology strategy in ways that support Citizen Schools needs of today and the future.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring the work. This said we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary will be competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of comparable size, and you will also receive a robust benefits package. We offer medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with match, paid vacation, professional development stipend, and more.
ABOUT CITIZEN SCHOOLS
All children deserve the opportunity to discover and achieve their dreams. Citizen Schools makes this possible for thousands of high-need middle school students nationwide through partnerships with public districts that extend the school day and introduce volunteer and paid adults to increase hands-on learning opportunities. Extended Learning Time or ELT is an evidence-based model, that consistently accelerates the rate of student learning, reduces absenteeism, leads to more students reaching grade-level proficiency, and prepares students for college and beyond. You can review our results or see our impact first hand through the story of one of our students .
We are on a mission to reimagine the learning day, and with partners like Cisco, Fidelity, Biogen, and AmeriCorps, we are getting closer to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps every day.
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.