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Deputy Chief Technology Officer

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ColorOfChange.org
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New York, NY
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Published 14 days ago

ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE

Color Of Change is one of the largest Black-led racial justice organizations in the country with more than 7 million email and SMS subscribers. We specialize in providing our members with easy, strategic actions to take in response to racial injustices - that when added with the voices of others - create the leverage for winning real-world change for Black people. From our work to replace district attorneys unwilling to punish violent police officers to pushing back against Silicon Valley enablers of white supremacists, Color Of Change has a track record of holding decision-makers - corporate and political - accountable to Black people.

ROLE SUMMARY

There has never been a more exciting time to work on technology at Color Of Change: the organization has been making deep investments in technology and data, including the recent hire of the organization’s first executive-level CTO. This scaling process includes the addition of new skill functions, including designers, product managers, engineers, and more to boost the overall capabilities of the team. We are creating cross-functional technology teams that build the software and data intelligence products needed to help our work reach the next level of impact.

With this increased capacity comes increased complexity. Due to time constraints and prioritization, the CTO will not be able to touch all the critical department functions and needs a partner in the running of the technology team.

KEY OBJECTIVES

The CTO will delegate important functions to her deputy so that she is able to focus on areas where she is uniquely equipped to lead. While the ultimate split of team responsibilities will depend on the profile of the hired candidate, we expect that the Deputy role will have day-to-day ownership of several key areas:

Team performance management

  • Hiring, including drafting job descriptions and engaging with the internal HR team, and when necessary, external recruiters
  • Goal-setting processes, both at the team and individual levels
  • Ensuring quality management practices across the team, including strong 1:1s, performance reviews, and related processes
  • Taking the lead on HR processes for the team

Team coordination and communication

  • Ownership of team meetings, including agenda development, facilitation, and post-meeting follow-through
  • Champion best practices in internal communication across our collaboration platforms (Asana, Slack, etc.)
  • Work closely with the CTO to ensure important organization information is regularly shared with the team, and that important team information is regularly shared with the organization

Vendor management

  • Regularly review our vendor contracts to make sure we are getting what we need, and not paying for services we no longer use
  • Negotiate contracts with a resource stewardship mentality

Budgeting & Financial Management

  • Draft team budgets in coordination with team members
  • Work with the Finance team on reviewing budget-to-actuals and making adjustments as needed

Discrete Projects

  • Lead specific projects for which there is no clear natural owner, or when team capacity is stretched
  • Support the CTO as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for a creative and mature leader with vision and insight, recognizing that person could come from a range of backgrounds.

Some or all of these would be great to see in the ideal candidate’s background:

  • Experienced manager who understands what it takes to successfully run a complex team and navigate the accompanying people dynamics
  • An excellent project manager who can keep the trains running on time
  • Ready to wear many hats and do what it takes to support the CTO and ensure the team is successful
  • Demonstrated alignment with Color Of Change’s mission, and a strong commitment to racial and/or social justice
  • Budget management experience 
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Strong facilitation, prioritization, and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in running a remote, virtual team, including preparing for and running good virtual meetings
  • Experience and skill with collaboration tools like Asana, Slack, Miro, and others in order to help the team create strong internal processes
  • An ownership mentality
  • Willingness to engage with and execute on a plan, even in situations you may disagree on some of the elements
  • Orchestrate collaboration by removing roadblocks and fostering communication
  • Experience prioritizing competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve conflict
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a willingness to give (and receive) feedback.

HOW TO APPLY

Click the "Apply for this position" link below and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

MORE INFORMATION

Location: Washington, DC / New York, NY / Oakland, CA / Los Angeles, CA/ Chicago, IL preferred, but remote candidates are welcome

COMPENSATION

The salary for the Deputy Chief Technology Officer is $185,000. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.

Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.



ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE

Color Of Change is one of the largest Black-led racial justice organizations in the country with more than 7 million email and SMS subscribers. We specialize in providing our members with easy, strategic actions to…

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185,000

Benefits

Color Of Change offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation and holiday schedules and medical, dental, and disability insurances.

Color Of Change offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation and holiday schedules and medical, dental, and disability…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Click the "Apply for this position" link below and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

Click the "Apply for this position" link below and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

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