Information Technology Director
Hiring Organization Information
$175,000 to $225,000
Technology | Information Systems
Inatai Foundation is a growing 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to working with communities to shift the balance of power to ensure racial justice and equity across Washington and beyond.
We are hiring an Information Technology (IT) Director to join our expanding team.
Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of Washington communities is essential to these aspirations. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and multicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.
To learn more about our work, our approaches, and our values, please visit our website.
In addition to a positive and flexible work culture, we attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary ranges are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant data are reviewed when setting ranges for each position. The salary range for this position is $175,000 to $225,000. A compensation enhancement is provided to employees with indigenous or advanced language proficiency in more than one language that they utilize to advance the Foundation’s work across Washington.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and dependent children (and partial coverage for partners and spouses), a 10% retirement contribution, generous and flexible paid time off (29 days annually, 5 paid holidays, and an office closure between 12/25 and 1/1), paid family and medical leave (12 to 18 weeks), a transit pass (where available), and support for ongoing professional development.
The Information Technology (IT) Director leads IT strategy and oversees IT operations across the Foundation. The IT Director determines long-term organization-wide IT needs and develops detailed plans for technology improvements, systems development, and hardware acquisition. The IT Director sets policies, procedures, and technical standards, and oversees IT training and support for team members. The IT Director partners with team members across the Foundation to ensure that technology systems and processes are aligned with the Foundation’s goals and values.
The IT Director reports to the Executive Vice President and oversees the technology team, which includes Foundation employees and external vendors.
This is a full-time, exempt position based in the greater Seattle area. Priority will be given to applicants who both live in and have a deep connection to this region. Some early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be required, and occasional statewide and regional travel should be expected. All employees participate in our offsite retreats, which often require travel and overnight stays.
- Set the overall strategic direction for technology and lead short- and long-term organization-wide IT planning
- Serve as an advisor and partner to senior leadership and the organization as a whole regarding all matters related to the use of technology
- Direct and prioritize the workload of the IT department, including external vendors
- Create and maintain an ongoing organization-wide IT training program, and curate resources for individuals to obtain additional training as needed
- Ensure that the Foundation’s values and commitment to accessibility are reflected in our technology-related decisions
- Create, maintain, and implement technology policies and standards
- Ensure consistent and effective usage of existing applications
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all information-related tasks and workflows within the organization
- Support team members across the Foundation in technology vendor selection and management
- Work in partnership with the IT Manager to establish appropriate duplication in roles to ensure uninterrupted support for team members
- Lead the Foundation’s cybersecurity program to ensure the safety and security of systems and data
- Oversee cybersecurity assessments by outside vendors
- Ensure that processes and procedures are in place and followed so that Foundation data is available, reliable, and secure
- Research and forecast new technology developments and system improvements to support the Foundation’s needs and future growth
- Ensure a cohesive and integrated technology experience across all office locations
- Provide technology expertise and guidance for internal and external events and meetings
- Partner with the grantmaking operations and communication teams to support the grants management system and contact relationship management system
- Participate as an active member of the Leadership Team
- Contribute one’s own ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences to the emerging culture of the Foundation
- Assume other responsibilities and explore new opportunities that arise with the evolving needs and aspirations of the Foundation
- A deep commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values
- Ability to authentically connect the Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities
- Minimum of five years of experience managing and leading IT strategy and operations
- Minimum of three years of supervisory experience
- Experience overseeing external vendors and consultants
- Experience working in moderately complex IT environments
- Experience supporting team members with varying degrees of technological proficiency
- Experience managing database systems
- Experience with remote employees and multi-site organizations strongly preferred
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and related programs
- Humility and curiosity, and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to success in this role
- Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection
- Strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills combined with the ability to listen deeply and authentically
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) and Adobe (Acrobat DC) and ability to adapt to new technologies
- Enthusiasm for traveling throughout Washington and engaging with communities that may be different from your own (travel is estimated at 5-10% for this position)
How to Apply
Wednesday, April 5
Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests through our online application portal. Priority will be given to applications submitted by April 5, 2023. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application once you submit your materials, and you can expect updates from the Foundation every two to three weeks once the priority deadline has passed.
We are committed to creating conditions where all candidates are able to fully express their talents and potential and invite you to let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to support you in your pursuit of this role.
Thank you for your interest in joining Inatai Foundation!
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