Reports to: Jonathan Garcia, Senior Director of IT, National
Start date: October 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Position Filled By: September 2019
Potential and talent are equally distributed, but opportunity is not. Nearly identical percentages of 10th graders from low- and high-income communities aspire to complete a postsecondary education. Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas. At OneGoal, we believe that all students – not just those with the best grades or the most resources – have the ability and deserve the opportunity to earn a postsecondary degree. What’s more, we have developed a solution that works, and we believe this problem is solvable within our lifetime.
We are looking for individuals who will join OneGoal during this unique window in time:
OneGoal is seeking a Director of IT to assist with the day-to-day operations, as well as the development, customization, and maintenance of in-house IT application life-cycles. This individual will support staff members across a variety of contexts to ensure that they have the IT resources and infrastructure necessary to effectively and efficiently get their work accomplished. This person also will work in partnership with the Senior Director of IT to set a long-term strategic vision for technology at OneGoal and deliver on that vision through execution of various strategic IT projects.
The Director of IT will work to expand in-house solutions and assist in cross-team collaborations; work to integrate other departments’ technology and keep the organization’s technology streamlined. Specific responsibilities include:
Though the Director of IT is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples, these are not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.
You believe deeply in our Fellows and their ability to graduate from college.
You build the capacity of others.
You excitedly identify and confront challenges and opportunities.
You value working collaboratively and innovatively.
You are a creative thinker and thrive in complex and nonlinear systems.
You are a clear and direct communicator.
Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 150 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?”
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, 13 holidays and 6 wellness days.
*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need.
You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.
Apply by following the link below to submit an online application which includes attaching an updated resume and cover letter explaining your passion and alignment to this position.
OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.