Director, Information Technology
Human Rights First - New York, NY

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Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 35-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in peoples lives.

The organization is led by President and CEO Elisa Massimino. A lawyer and activist with more than two decades of experience in the field, Massimino has been recognized as one of the top 20 public advocates in the country. Massimino leads a team of more than 70 talented and committed activists based in New York City and Washington, D.C. Human Rights Firsts Board of Directors is a diverse, highly esteemed, and accomplished group of global human rights champions who are leaders in industry, law, media, the arts, and education.

The Director, Information Technology is a newly created position that will be responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions within the organization. This position will be responsible for establishing policies, procedures and security measures, maintaining technology equipment inventories, evaluating current hardware and software systems and making recommendations for upgrades to keep abreast of current technology.

  • Establish information technology policies, standards, procedures, and inventories for the organization that support efficient operations and effective business operations
  • Direct the design, development, and maintenance of software systems and applications to meet the organization's information needs
  • Develop and maintain disaster and business recovery plans to ensure timely and effective restoration of data and information technology services in the event of disruptions
  • Audit and review systems and practices to ensure compliance with procedures, regulations, and standards
  • Evaluate software and hardware products for acquisition and oversee all information technology acquisitions and maintenance agreement
  • Supervise all IT staff and work load; support staff learning and development

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field and at least 7 years experience within the Information Technology field
  • The majority of this job is performed in an office environment in an office set up for confidentiality and privacy.
  • Anticipate 30% travel, primarily between the NYC and DC offices.

ANNUAL SALARY: Competitive with comprehensive benefits package

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 7, 2014. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Please complete the online application found at our website under ABOUT/CAREERS.
You will be requested to provide:
Resume (upload)
Cover letter (secondary upload*)
Names and contact details for three (3) references (enter online)
* After completing the initial application and uploading your resume, please select VIEW PROFILE and UPLOAD ATTACHMENT to upload additional documents. You can also log into your profile from the top of the Job Opportunities page. When logged into your profile, you can upload cover letter and any other relevant documents by selecting UPLOAD ATTACHMENT at the top of the page.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email with their username and password once theyve created a profile. Please keep this information to access your application and make changes at any time.

Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.

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