Director, Information Technology

Committee for Children - Seattle, Washington - Full time

Hi, we’re glad you’re thinking about joining us.

Are you looking for purpose-driven work where technology makes a positive impact on communities around the world? If so, then Committee for Children is an amazing place to grow your career as a Director of Information Technology. We’re a social enterprise dedicated to advancing the well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). As CFC’s Director of Information Technology, you’ll provide strategic direction for our IT, infrastructure, systems, and data center services.

Our team is collaborative, creative, and passionate about our work. Every day brings new challenges and we jump at the opportunity to solve them. So, if you’re looking for a place that values your unique perspective and empowers you to do great work, then CFC is the place for you.

We’re also growing fast, which means you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact every day. Growth at CFC isn’t just up. It’s up, left, right, around, and through. You’ll have a say in the direction your career takes, the skills you learn, and the way we use technology to transform the lives of children.

Let’s talk about benefits.

What we do matters. But we can’t achieve our goals unless we empower every team member to pursue their own goals and live a more fulfilling personal life. Our benefits, perks, and rewards are aimed at doing just that: helping you live your best life at CFC.

  • We cover 100% of your premiums for medical and dental coverage and 60% for your dependent’s medical and dental premiums
  • Retirement plan + company match up to 6%; CFC also makes a $3,500 annual contribution on your behalf at the end of the year!
  • A flexible work subsidy: $100 per month that you can use on things like phone and internet costs, office supplies, or even commuting costs
  • 16 paid holidays (including winter break and 1 floating holiday), 3 weeks' vacation in your first year, and separate sick leave accrual
  • Monthly contribution to childcare expenses

What you’ll do when you join us:

  • Provide direction and guidance to IT staff to support technology goals, ensuring the team receives the necessary training, mentorship, and skill development opportunities to foster technical growth and operational excellence.
  • Manage performance of direct report(s) by establishing measurable goals and providing regular feedback.
  • Prepare and implement equitable policies, procedures, best practices, and SLA’s relating to technology, corporate systems, telecommunication, and disaster recovery.
  • Partner with the Director of Engineering and the Director of Business Systems to develop the strategic direction for the organization’s technological future.
  • Lead efforts to develop strategies and plans to enhance technology services, improve user effectiveness, foster innovation, and improve speed of technical solutions.
  • Drive the implementation of IT initiatives throughout the organization while ensuring objectives are achieved including risk management, resource allocation, project prioritization and budget compliance.
  • Conduct system capacity and scalability planning for our systems architecture and networks.
  • Develop effective procedures to measure the capacity for network devices and hosted applications relative to current and future activities.
  • Lead efforts to improve IT infrastructure and processes by proactively identifying, researching, and recommending innovative solutions.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior IT leadership position
  • 5+ years of experience developing strategic and tactical plans for delivering technology services and solutions.
  • Ability to be a player-coach that can successfully lead the strategic technology vision and individually contribute to the work necessary to achieve the goals.
  • Proven self-starter that is motivated to initiate projects and successfully take them from the planning stage to launch and beyond.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to create RFP’s, project plans, roadmaps, prioritize work and drive projects to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. Comfort working with cross-departmental teams to accomplish goals.
  • Experience with vendor management with the ability to negotiate contracts, communicate demands and track against agreements.

Transform the lives of millions.

Grow your career while you do it.

At Committee for Children, we’re dedicated to advocating for policies to enhance, gathering research to support, and developing educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). Our goal is to impact the lives of 100 million children around the world by 2030.

We’re best known for our innovative Second Step® family of SEL programs, which blend research and rigor with intuitive design to help young people build strengths that will help them realize their goals throughout life. And we feel like we’re still just getting started. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children, the ripple effect will help a family, school, community, and ultimately, the world.

We’re proudly building a more equitable workplace.

We’re committed to providing a place that empowers you to bring every bit of who you are to work. When you’re able to be yourself, you do your best work. It’s as simple as that. And to that end, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Apply now and help us achieve our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world. 

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Operations

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Senior Level

Committee for Children

Committee for Children creates research-based, social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life, helping create a world in which children can grow up to be peaceful, kind, responsible citizens. For more information, visit cfchildren.org
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