Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name
Director of Technology – Compassion Canada
This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Compassion Canada
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Possess expertise in digital and technology disciplines, along with a deep understanding of modern approaches and methodologies.
Able to balance long-term technology roadmaps with the real-time demands of an agile and innovative organization.
Proven experience in promoting agile mindsets and fostering innovation.
Strong written communication skills, catering to multiple audiences.
A self-motivated learner, consistently enhancing skills and staying current with trends and data related to the area of responsibility.
Able to maintain a forward-thinking and experimental approach, coupled with a learning mindset, and eager to advance the organization in relevant areas.
Able to build relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups.
A demonstrated competence in collaborating with cross-functional teams on multiple projects simultaneously.
Excellent verbal and visual presentation skills, and capable of engaging with various levels within the organization and multiple external audiences.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Post-secondary education in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related discipline.
A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the field of information technology, with at least 5 years in a leadership or management position, preferably within a non-profit or similar sector.
Demonstrated experience in managing large-scale technology projects, including the successful implementation of software systems, infrastructure upgrades and digital transformation initiatives.
Continuous learning credentials or education in area of expertise is an asset.
Non-profit experience: familiarity with the unique challenges and requirements of the non-profit sector, such as managing donor information, reporting and optimizing technology for maximum impact with limited resources.
Compassion Canada is looking for a self-motivated and collaborative tech leader with experience managing large-scale projects to join their team as a Director of Technology.
The Director of Technology is a fully remote position, and will champion Compassion Canada’s technology roadmap with the aim to establish the organization as a leading example of how a Canadian charity can deliver exceptional experiences. As a key member of the Marketing & Digital Growth division, you will play a pivotal role in Compassion’s ongoing digital transformation journey, fostering an agile and learning-oriented mindset.
Responsible for leading the team that ensures that Compassion Canada’s marketing and technology efforts provide thrilling, relevant experiences, the Director of Technology will focus on both architectural and integrative aspects, contributing to internal efficiencies as staff pursue the organizational objectives. Tasked with maintaining a critical perspective on internal processes, you will drive efficiency in existing workflows and collaborate with the larger leadership group to relentlessly explore and test innovative approaches.
As a crucial senior leader within the Marketing & Digital Growth division, you will significantly influence the overall direction of the technology portfolio, working alongside other members to drive the organization forward.
If you are an innovative leader with a computer science background and a conviction that aligns with the values of Compassion Canada, we would love to hear from you.
Compassion Canada is a Christian organization, committed to being child-focused, Christ-centered and church driven. As such, each employee of Compassion Canada shall:
Agree with Compassion Canada’s core documents, including a Statement of Faith;
Conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at work and outside the workplace;
Participate in regular Staff Gatherings which include spiritual practices like worship, Scripture reading, and prayer;
Pray with staff or supporters when requested or deemed appropriate.
WHO WE ARE
As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion partners with the local church in 27 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families. Today, two million children are discovering lives full of promise and purpose as they develop in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships.
HOW DOES COMPASSION WORK?
If you could sum up our ministry in a phrase, it would be “holistic child development.” This might sound a bit dull, but this concept is key to Compassion’s ministry. It means we don’t simply respond to poverty by handing out food or Bibles. Instead, we seek to develop children in all the diﬀerent aspects of their lives.
HOW DOES HOLISTIC CHILD DEVELOPMENT WORK?
Through Compassion’s programs in partnership with local churches, children are ministered to in every aspect of their lives, receiving:
Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleship at a local church;
Formal and non-formal educational opportunities;
Health care, hygiene training and supplementary food;
Personal attention, guidance and love.
WHY FOCUS ON THE CHILDREN?
For a long time, the focus of helping others has been giving people things. But what Compassion has learned over the years is that things won’t change communities—people will.
Real and lasting change happens when children are developed to become the adults who will create change in their community. In Compassion’s program, children learn they are loved, they begin to develop hope for their future, and they realize that God wants to use them to help others. And these children grow up to be givers and community leaders.
WHY PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES?
Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need.
Location: Remote in Canada
Application Deadline: June 6, 2023
Start Date: September 2023
TO APPLY please send a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Compassion – Director of Technology” in the subject line.
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