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Director, Information Technology 

About the Organization As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.



We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.


 
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Remote

About Center for Policing Equity

At the Center for Policing Equity (CPE), we truly are Justice Nerds. CPE uses evidence-based approaches to social justice problems and conducts research to create levers for social, cultural and policy change.  We believe that racism isn’t just about feelings, it’s about behaviors.  Join our team of passionate nerds, and help us change behaviors in policing.  Join this dynamic, diverse, empowered team of unicorns to make a change.

As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Position Description

  • Are you a justice nerd who is passionate about social justice? 
  • Are you a seasoned information technology wiz?
  • Do you get excited about technological efficiency and love to discuss tools and systems improvements that lead to more effective ways of working for a team?
  • Do you get a lot of satisfaction from shaping how technology interfaces and supports an organization?
  • Do you thrive working in a rapidly evolving environment that requires innovation, agility, and managing ambiguity?
  • Do you excel at using your planning and management skills to deliver excellent tech support?
  • Are you able to identify trends and anticipate challenges and opportunities?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of an “all-hands-on-deck” team?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you may want to check out this exciting opportunity with the Center for Policing Equity (CPE)! 

CPE is looking for a Director, Information Technology (IT), reporting directly to the Senior Director, Administration. The Director, Information Technology will play a critical role in technology operations and partnering with the Finance and Operations leadership team in strategic decision making as our geographically distributed, fully-remote organization continues to scale. This is a role for an experienced and motivated individual who will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring that computing systems and equipment are operating effectively and efficiently. Additionally, this individual will have at least one direct report.

This position is ideal for someone comfortable with change at scale, building capability, and seeking the opportunity to shape the full scope of IT offerings at CPE to help achieve our mission.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the industry’s best practices and have a professional track record of effective technical management, information analysis, and a thorough understanding of computer hardware and software systems. 

Key Responsibilities

Information Technology Strategy

  • Set the overall vision and strategy of the internal IT function at CPE, identifying opportunities for the use of operational IT across the organization to improve staff effectiveness, productivity, and satisfaction
  • Leads the selection, implementation, management, and performance of all operational information systems, both hardware and software, that support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Build and execute on operational system roadmaps and provide best practices, policies, and procedures relating to IT
  • Oversee the annual IT budget and ensure cost-effectiveness.

Information Technology Management

  • Manage and improve people, systems, and processes in the areas of IT and technology initiatives; collaborate with key stakeholders to assess the IT efficacy of program operations and establish and/or support systems.
  • Serve as the organization’s subject matter expert and coordinator in matters pertaining to internal IT infrastructure
  • Coordinate technology provisioning / de-provisioning, installations, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Oversee the planning, procurement, implementation, and maintenance of internal technology infrastructure and systems
  • Test, troubleshoot, and modify operational information systems to ensure optimal performance
  • Manage third-party resources used to supplement IT services and/or infrastructure
  • Ensure IT activities are performed within the parameters of applicable laws, codes, and regulations

Security & Risk Management

  • Ensure security of operating systems, internal enterprise data, network access, and devices
  • Evaluate and monitor technology risks, including the development of mitigation plans (e.g., disaster recovery plan, backup procedures); continually review and recommend adjustments where needed

Training & Knowledge Management

  • Lead technical competency and skills training for all enterprise platforms to ensure technical proficiency for the relevant users
  • Create and refine training materials and build a knowledge-base library (e.g., tutorials, FAQs)

Operations

  • Work with the Finance and Operations leadership team to play a key role in CPE’s efforts to further its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work, including raising and leaning into important and sometimes uncomfortable conversations with authenticity, thoughtfulness, openness, and sensitivity
  • Support with the annual budgeting process and the annual financial audit in conjunction with the Finance and Operations leadership team.
  • Work with the Finance and Operations leadership team to ensure internal controls and budget management in the areas of IT, asset management, cyber security policies and best practices, and cyber business insurance
  • Develop organizational resources and tools to empower leaders within CPE to work smarter, not harder

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate is/has:

  • Passionate about CPE’s mission.
  • Proven experience as a leader responsible for the development and design of the technology function, working in IT operations, supervising technology team(s), and overseeing IT projects, with nonprofit or foundation experience a plus
  • Experience assessing, negotiating, implementing, and maintaining software and hardware offerings
  • Successful track record in setting priorities; keen organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent client-centric skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and contractors.
  • Ability to be flexible in order to meet the needs of key stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • A collaborative project manager: Can manage multiple projects involving different individuals, teams, and vendors to meet collective goals on time and with excellence, and can model and extend these practices throughout the organization.
  • Integrity and experience managing IT budgets.
  • A supportive manager and developer of people and teams (both with internal teams and external partners): Has experience supervising and developing staff and creating a productive, inclusive team culture.
  • Knowledgeable about emerging technology, market trends, and is up to date on industry best practices
  • Keenly aware of issues impacting organizational culture: Driven by a commitment to equity, and considers decisions through that lens. Can lead and strengthen an organizational culture that is deliberately diverse, equitable and inclusive.
  • An excellent ambassador: Can clearly communicate both one-to-one and with a staff as a whole. Models the values of CPE. 

Application Guidelines

Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to CPE. Open until filled.

Hiring Process

At CPE, we are committed to providing candidates with a robust, yet inclusive and transparent hiring process. We understand that interviewing can be a stressful and time-consuming process, and aim to set you up for success and minimize that stress and uncertainty. In terms of timing, steps three to eight below will typically take anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks. Finally, we use scenario-based exercises throughout our recruitment process to expose you to our work and to evaluate your potential to contribute to our team. Our recruitment process stages are outlined below:

  1. Review of your resume/CV, and/ or any relevant work samples submitted for initial screening
  2. Optional: Q&A with the hiring manager, allowing candidates an opportunity to discuss and inquire about salary, role expectations and priorities, the hiring manager's leadership style, organizational culture, values, "unwritten rules", and any additional questions the candidate may have before deciding to proceed with the process NOTE: This is a great opportunity for candidates to get a better understanding for what it is like to work for CPE. This conversation will not be used to evaluate candidates in any way. This conversation is meant to serve as an open and honest opportunity for candidates to learn more about CPE's work environment before the candidate decides to continue in the hiring process.
  3. Candidate's submission of a one-way video interview via Spark Hire
  4. First-round interview with the Talent & Culture team to assess culture and values fit
  5. A Performance Task to evaluate and review the candidate's technical and strategic-thinking skills
  6. Second round interview with several of the candidate's future team members, including direct reports, if applicable
  7. Final interview with the organization's SVP, Finance, and Operations
  8. Reference checks

CPE is an equal opportunity employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

CPE strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

 
EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

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