Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CIO is a core member of Earn’s executive leadership team, critical to defining success for Earn and ensuring we achieve our ambitious goals. The CIO leads the development and implementation of Earn’s overall strategic direction and holds primary day-to-day operational responsibility for Earn’s success.
Strategy and Executive Leadership
- Leads Earn’s organization-wide strategic and operational planning, ensuring Earn’s vision is realized through clear prioritization and high impact operational execution.
- Facilitates consistent quality in all EARN operations; sets timelines and determines resources needed to achieve programmatic goals and works collaboratively with staff to lead and improve program activities, cross functional teamwork and organizational learning.
- Attracts, develops, coaches, and retains high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance.
Marketing, Communications and Partnerships
- Leads the national expansion of Earn’s programs, ensuring all annual client success targets are met, and delivers on our commitments to clients, partners, funders and other stakeholders.
- Oversees all marketing communications, digital and community building efforts in support of EARN programs while maintaining and growing Earn’s brand.
Program Design, Research and Product Development
- Ensures that research, data and user input drives the design and implementation of all of Earn’s programs and products.
- Determines Earn’s key indicators of success and leads the collection and dissemination of program information to ensure we are meeting our organization wide goals.
Planning and Administration
- Leads the creation and implementation of an annual operational plan; assists the team in the creation of individual and group work-plans; coaches staff and teams towards successful outcomes.
- Directly manages a high-performing team of seven (and growing) and provides a strong day-to-day leadership presence for the entire team.
- Provides a strong leadership presence in the field by representing Earnat conferences, high-level working groups, national, state and local coalitions, and representing Earn’s work to partners, funders, and policymakers.
WHO YOU ARE
- You love to make the complex simple – especially when you’re sitting at the intersection of a matrixed organization and can create clarity for others.
- You excel at ensuring everyone has a clear lane for their work and knows how it aligns to the organization’s goals, and you also know when to roll up your own sleeves to get the job done.
- You are a natural partner and inspire and motivate others to join you in being courageous and bold.
- You are committed to disrupting patterns of financial inequality. You address issues of race, class, and privilege because equity leads to better results for everyone.
- You are passionate about the client experience and user centered design.
- You have successfully designed and led sizable programs, are known for being able to quickly synthesize existing resources, and can “2.0’” something faster than anyone thought possible.
- You have a track record of producing outstanding leaders. Those who have worked with you rave about the incredible team you built and would follow you anywhere.
- You achieve quick wins while always keeping the long game in mind. You are energized by doing the tough work today while also keeping your eye on the ball ten years from now because when you do, you ask bigger, more important questions and deliver better, short-term success.
- You demonstrate confident leadership and can successfully lead across all levels of an organization
OUR OFFER AND COMMITMENT
The salary and benefits package for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.
Earnvalues diversity in our workplace and encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category to apply for this position.
YOUR NEXT STEP
If this CIO opportunity sounds like you, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Kristy Koberna at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24, 2017. If you are not sure if this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please email Kristy.