Mason Dixon on Sat, 1 Sep 2007 19:59:50 +0200 (CEST)

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The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is committed to establishing New York City as the arts education capital of world by making the arts a core component of every public school child’s education. CAE uses public engagement and strategic alliances with the city’s elected officials, arts and cultural organizations, business and creative industries, education leaders, parents groups, funders and other arts education supporters to enrich the lives of children, their families, and neighborhoods across the city and help improve the quality of New York City public school education. Since its founding in 1996, CAE has provided almost $40 million in funding to schools, cultural and community-based organizations to stimulate the restoration of arts education to the New York City public school system.

The Center for Arts Education (CAE) seeks a versatile information technology generalist to fill the position of Director of Technology. A member of CAE’s senior staff and leadership team, he/she will play a key role in guiding the future of CAE. CAE seeks an individual who can lead and supervise a wide variety of technology initiatives in an efficient and cost-effective manner. CAE is looking for a staff member to lead the organization in using technology to advance an aggressive programmatic agenda.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Managing CAE’s multiple-enterprise information technology systems, which include internal administrative systems as well as two web sites

• Leading the development and implementation of the next generation web site that supports a wide range of new approaches in public engagement, advocacy, constituency building, and dissemination of research and policy information

• Supervising organization-wide technology-related budgeting and expense control

• Working with fellow CAE board and staff members to develop, implement, and maintain a strategic plan for the CAE’S technology operations

• Ensuring that technological operations are meeting the program and administrative needs of CAE staff and constituents, and serving as source of ideas for new initiatives

• Providing hands-on services in IT operations, including, as appropriate, coding, configuration, maintenance, and security supervision.

• Providing hands-on tech support for CAE staff, including maintaining equipment, setting up email accounts, and troubleshooting software and hardware problems

• Prioritizing needs among the departments and various projects of the CAE

• Supervising outside contractors, including web design firms, IT firms, etc.


• Broad knowledge of information technology standards and practice across a variety of platforms, including Windows 2003 Server, MS Exchange Server and Mac OSX

• Deep knowledge of the full range of internet technologies, including JS, CSS, rich media and database application servers (ASP, Lasso or ColdFusion)

• Significant experience with database design and maintenance, including work with SQL Server, Access, and Raiser’s Edge

• Ability to work successfully and communicate well with non-technical staff

• Willingness to work within a non-profit organizational environment and an interest in realizing the mission of The Center for Arts Education

• Some knowledge of K-12 arts education is preferable

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Starting salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

Position is open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter (no phone calls, please) to:
Search for Director of Technology
The Center for Arts Education
225 West 34th Street/14 Penn Plaza, Suite #1112
New York, N.Y. 10122

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