IT Director

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10-09-2018
Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
About CIPE:
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affilicate of the US Chamber of Commerce.  Since 1983 CIPE has been working from the ground up with partners to find locally driven solutions to problems that affect the lives of millions of people. We at CIPE believe that democracy is at its strongest when the private sector is flourishing. Working with our local partners that include business associations, chambers of commerce, think tanks, universities and advocacy organizations, CIPE is helping create the enabling environment for business to thrive. This can only happen when the core institutions of democracy are strong and transparent. We are there to help build those institutions. That is our mission. That is our strength.

IT Director
The IT Director’s goal will be to provide effective and efficient technology solutions to meet the needs of the organization.  The IT Director reports to Managing Director, Operations and is responsible for ensuring the user experience is both positive and predictable. The IT Director will have primary responsibility for implementing IT-related policies and procedures and ensuring the availability of necessary technical resources.  The IT Director will manage both internal systems and resources as well as outsourced vendor support. The IT Director will work closely with decision makers across the organization to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.  The IT Director will also define and implement IT policies, procedures and best practices.
The responsibilities of our IT Director include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to idenitfy and implement appropriate technical solutions and promote a sustainable technology framework.
  • Oversee IT budget and allocate funds to best meet organizational needs.
  • Lead the IT department’s operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources when applicable.
  • Develop and institute data management best practices and ensure employees are trained and up to date on procedures
  • Manage the day to day operations of the organization’s IT infrastructure and applications.
  • Actively manage MSP and other vendor relationships and ensure vendor is accountable and performing with respect to service level agreements.
  • Work closely with colleagues and technology partners to support the server and network infrastructure.
  • Oversee the management of the organization’s telephone system and manage upgrades to the sytem.
  • Develop and manage the IT Governance Committee.
  • Manage the IT Associate.
  • Support the implementation of IT initiatives as identified by the organization.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze, audit and map current network configuration including applications, remote office networks, all internal IT infrastructure and back up methodologies preferred
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications/Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; degree in the field of computer science desirable.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office suite, MS Windows Operating Systems, and core business software.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills.  Customer service oriented.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.  Ability to train users and communicate procedures and changes related to technology.
  • Self motivated and directed with strong organizational skills and keen ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and prioritization skills when faced with mulitiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendor relationships and other IT staff.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
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