CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Passionate and established CHICAGO GROUP with philanthropic operations seeks creative and experienced CIO.  This is an exciting position, which is going to grow as we launch several new initiatives together.  We need an experienced leader who is excited to build our technology capabilities as well as our team.

Candidates should possess:

  • A strong technical foundation.  A graduate (preferred) or undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field is required with ten (10) or more years in a lead IS role, managing process, technical projects and other solution-driven initiatives.
  • Experience in cultural organizations or media.  Previous work experience in museums, galleries, other cultural organizations, or in news media will help you make informed decisions with us.
  • Referenceable knowledge and skills with Information Systems.  Substantial exposure to in-house and shared or outsourced systems, multiple hardware platforms, and integrated information and communications systems.
  • Strong leadership and people skills. An ability to develop collaborative relationships with a variety of business leaders, constituents and stakeholders.

We operate in a very progressive, LGBTQ-friendly environment.  It’s an unusually forward-thinking organization pursuing important and interesting social goals.  It’s NOT the typical business environment.  We are a small and close-knit team working in a great urban Chicago location with easy commuting (transit/bike/auto).

You will lead IT for our group, which includes a family office, real estate holdings, investments, and substantial nonprofit charitable activities largely focused on the arts, advocacy, and social progress.  This is a group with a 45-year history and very strong financials.  You will initially serve as both a technology strategist and hands on “do-er,” ensuring the effective staffing and implementation of technology to deliver the mission, support the staff, operate the entities, and enhance our connections in the region and the world.

The CIO will develop and execute long-term IT strategy.  Implementation of major capital expenditures will be part of the job.  This includes bringing to completion a major new facility.  All new digital infrastructure is being created from the ground up in this new building, without the constraints of legacy systems.  The CIO will also oversee the day-to-day environment, including security, computer operations, network, desktop, server, data storage, IT service management, and development functions.

The CIO will serve as part of the senior leadership team.  Come join us and make a difference!

We're looking forward to hearing from you.  Send credentials and salary requirements to: itsearchchicago@gmail.com.

FEBRUARY 2017