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Board Chair – Information Technology

San Francisco South Bay Area, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
About Us:
The Class Consulting Group is a boutique management consulting firm headquartered in SFO-Bay Area that provides consulting services to senior management and Board of Directors of nonprofit/philanthropic organizations. It also offers community leadership opportunities to professionals. CLASS collaborates with its clients - the Non-Profit Organizations to help them realize their mission and create tangible value. CLASS offers business consulting services in Marketing, Strategy, Human Resources/ Organization, Finance, and IT.
 
We are looking for motivated and committed individuals to join our volunteer-driven teams.
 
Position Type: Volunteering (All volunteering positions at Class Consulting Group are unpaid)
 
General Responsibilities:
  1. Lead the technology team to determine Class’s business requirements for IT systems and recommend new technology solutions.
  2. Define & develop strategies and guide management to keep technology at the center of business growth and identify opportunities to use it in delivering new capabilities.
  3. Build the team’s capabilities, taking initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity. Manage all IT projects by coordinating resources with team members.
  4. Recommend information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organizational outcomes, identifying problems, evaluating trends, anticipating requirements.
  5. Identify and eliminate security vulnerabilities with strategic solutions that increase data security by implementing disaster recovery backup procedures and information security and control structures.
  6. Conduct system audits of technologies implemented and maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  7. Oversee departmental finances, including budgeting and forecasting.
  8. Help develop organizational infrastructure, processes, and staffing to foster company growth.
 
Board Responsibilities:
  1. Responsible for growth and sound governing the organization.
  2. Ensure Fulfillment of the mission of the organization.
  3. Strongly believes in and advocates organizational values.
  4. Set strategic direction and overall policy.
  5. Oversee and give final approval and evaluate the organization’s progress toward strategic goals and ensure sufficient resources.
  6. Act as ambassador for the organization.
  7. Promote the organization’s image and public standing.
  8. To establish an organizational culture that embraces strategic planning and sets clearly defined goals.
  9. Help promote diversity.
  10. Report to the Board President.
  11. Report to full Board regarding committee decisions and recommendations.
  12. Work closely with the Team Director and other volunteers.
  13. Assign work to the committee members, set the agenda, run regular meetings and distribute meeting minutes.
  14. Initiate and lead team evaluation and KPI.
 
Requirements:
Education and Experience
  1. Master’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology from a reputed business school.
  2. 15+ years of experience in the area of expertise with 8+ years of prior leadership background.
Skills/Abilities
  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment and taking initiative.
  3. Desire to play role in CLASS’s growth strategy.
  4. Demonstrated effectiveness in meetings and task forces seen as a leader. 
  5. Fulfill required time commitment.
  6. Demonstrated interest/passion in the non-profit/social responsibility sector.
  7. Willing and able to make asks on CLASS’s behalf [ambassadors].
  8. Visionary future orientation.
  9. Good communication skills, open minded and articulate.
  10. Strong team builder and team member.
  11. Leadership skills.
  12. Self-confident and outgoing personality.
Commitment:
  1. Attend monthly board meetings.
  2. Attend twice in a month in person team meetings.
  3. Estimated time commitment: 10-15 hours/ month depending on the need.
  4. Minimum commitment requirement is 1 Term [3 years]
 
Benefits: 
  1. Leadership development opportunities.
  2. Networking opportunities.
  3. Group based learning.
  4. Satisfactory volunteering experience.
 
The CLASS Consulting Group believes in equal employment opportunity and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
 

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