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Director of Information Technology – Philadelphia, PA ; Baltimore, MD; Atlanta, GA

ABOUT REINVESTMENT FUND:

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Reinvestment Fund operates nationally with regional

offices in Baltimore, MD, and Atlanta, GA. Reinvestment Fund is a national mission driven financial institution that creates opportunity for underserved people and places through partnerships. We marshal the capital, analytics, and expertise necessary to build strong, healthy, and more equitable communities.

As a federally certified community development financial institution (CDFI), our job is to make finance an agent of positive change and equitable growth. We provide loans, grants and technical assistance to businesses and nonprofits. Our borrowers and grantees educate students, support local economies, and create jobs. They build affordable housing and provide community goods and services that include access to nutritious food, hunger relief, physical and mental health care, and other social services.

At Reinvestment Fund, you’ll be part of a talented and passionate team of communicators and business development staff, lenders, portfolio managers, analysts, grant program managers, accountants, and policy researchers who bring their unique talents to our mission.

Reinvestment Fund is currently undergoing a multi-year race, equity, and inclusion organizational change process, and we are seeking candidates who share a commitment to advancing racial equity and anti-racism and are prepared to engage in that work.

 

WORK LOCATION:

Reinvestment Fund is maintaining a 100% remote work environment to at least January 2022 due to COVID. Reinvestment Fund expects to provide a flexible work arrangement that will be a hybrid home/office work arrangement in 2022 and beyond. It is anticipated that a combination of working remote and a minimum of days in the RF office location will allow for face-to-face interactions. Depending on the nature of the job, a more flexible work schedule may be considered.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Director of Information Technology is the senior IT leader in RF. They will provide leadership and direction to the Information Technology (IT) department (5 FTE’s + external partners). The leader of the Information Technology function must be a strong and capable business partner to other functions and organizations.

They must be knowledgeable about the current industry state and how other organizations are using technology to improve internal processes and external, customer-oriented capabilities.  They must be a source of information and experience on multiple technologies and able to find answers when needed.

They must be highly capable of delivering technology projects including business applications, data and analytical tools, collaboration, and productivity tools

They are accountable for developing technology roadmaps, technical architecture, and teams to support RF strategy and direction. IT is a shared service organization intended as an enabler and agent for positive change. The successful candidate must balance the drive for overall efficiency, standardization across all of RF with the individual department needs for collaboration and continuous improvement.

They must ensure operations and solutions are built and sustained adhering to all compliance requirements and standard operating procedures.  They are responsible to RF Audit Committee on technology risk assessment, remediation plans and status.  Collaboration with Risk and Compliance management is critical.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Planning

  • The Director of IT is the lead IT business partner
  • Responsible for the development and administration of the IT annual budget and long-range plans
  • Leads prioritization processes related to IT programs
  • Collaborates with department heads or delegates to plan for IT services and projects to improve quality, efficiency, and productivity, reduce costs, increase profits, or improve control measures.
  • Translates departmental priorities and plans into a comprehensive 3-year IT roadmap and architectural plans
  • Leads and accelerates adoption of standardization and best practices; utilizes data and process improvement techniques to drive continuous improvement
  • Participates in COO leadership teams, management and employee staff meetings as required
  • Responsible for the design, build and operation of a computing environment that supports shared data, analytics and connectivity between core applications

 

Operations / Control

  • Supervise IT staff to ensure day to day operating requirements are met
  • Build / Maintain a Software Development Lifecycle, and compliance framework
  • Develop a Risk Framework and registry for IT, Cyber, SOX, …
  • Develop governance and reporting capabilities for IT to document plans and progress and report through appropriate RF Steering Teams
  • Use principles of continuous improvement to drive efficiencies, quality, and cost reductions within IT

  Delivery

  • Ensures successful delivery of enterprise and departmental projects and efforts within defined parameters of time, quality, and cost
  • Builds capabilities to sustain and evolve technology solutions in line with defined service levels
  • Eliminates or mitigates single points of failure that represent unacceptable risks for Rf
  • Develop professionals on the IT team to expand skills, capabilities, and value

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or technical field
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills and ability to oversee implementation of technology solutions
  • 8-10 years of experience in leading technical professionals and technical teams.
  • Significant project management experience working across multiple disciplines, technologies, and complex political landscapes
  • Demonstrated experience in building IT capabilities in data management, analytics, process improvement, collaboration, and virtualization
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a business partner within all levels of an organization, build productive relationships and lead or be part of a team driving changes using technology

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Outstanding Project manager, capable of managing multiple projects concurrently Technical capabilities to manage and direct data, systems engineering, service desk professionals
  • A Relationship builder, able to adapt to varied client styles and approaches
  • Balanced and nuanced – able to identify common ground and build to mutual common goals
  • Analytical and process and data oriented – adept at using data and technology to improve processes
  • Adaptable to change, sees the value of differing positions and adapts own positions and strategies in response to new information or changes in a situation
  • Must be systemic thinker who sees across departments and function to champion best outcomes for Reinvestment Fund
  • Process Excellence or similar discipline

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Reinvestment Fund offers a competitive salary based on experience and skills, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, disability and life insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care), commuter benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and EAP program.

To Apply:
Please complete the online application at www.reinvestment.com and attach your resume and a cover letter.

Reinvestment Fund uses E-Verify to validate all new hires’ ability to legally work in the United States. Reinvestment Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reinvestment Fund does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job related disabilities, or status as a veteran.

Reinvestment Fund, Inc. has an affiliate, RF Impact Advisers, Inc. (“RFIA”) that is a state-registered investment adviser.  In order to advance compliance with and prevent violations of federal and state securities laws and to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, RFIA has adopted a Code of Ethics to govern certain conduct of its staff, including certain staff of Reinvestment Fund because Reinvestment Fund is an advisory affiliate of RFIA.   As part of this Code of Ethics, there are specific personal reporting and other requirements and disclosures of personal financial and/or securities transactions information. For certain individuals this reporting will extend to your household members. You may be subject to a background check.

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