Company: Foundation for the Global Compact
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2021
The Foundation for the Global Compact seeks a highly motivated
technology management professional to support digital solutions for
the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The
Foundation for the Global Compact directly supports the United
Nations Global Compact which is a call to companies to align
strategies and operations with universal principles on human
rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions
that advance societal goals, such as the Sustainable Development
The Head of Digital will both report to, and work closely with the
Managing Director of the Foundation for the Global Compact and will
be at the forefront of overseeing the creation and upkeep of
technology solutions that will allow the organization and
individuals within it to thrive. The Head of Digital will oversee
the governance and implementation of the organization's open-source
technology solutions; this includes application development and
maintenance of the organization's technology infrastructure. Key
software includes Ruby on Rails and Salesforce. The UN Global
Compact strives to implement a modern digital strategy to better
connect with our network of 13,000+ organizations around the world.
The Head of Digital will bring insightful and innovative ideas for
how this strategy can be shaped and will lead a lean, agile team to
bring this strategy to life.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee functionality and governance of UN Global Compact
public-facing digital properties. This includes responsibility for
the features of the main UN Global Compact website and database,
which contains data from over 13,000 organizations around the
Demonstrated experience with website content management, preferably
in a leadership role (i.e., setting and enforcing direction, not
just executing direction from others); the Head of Digital must be
able to sustain a strong governance role and lead change management
efforts for organizational stakeholders.
Experience and fluency with one or more leading Web Content
Management platforms; We are seeking a professional with experience
transitioning an organization to a new Web Content Management
platform, as this will be one of the most important immediate
Ability to lead the website redesign effort with minimal external
support; alternatively, demonstrated experience in effectively
managing website design vendors.
Keen knowledge and comfort with overseeing the implementation of
data integrations between software platforms and services.
Manage and set priorities for a team of technology professionals to
align their workflow with the organization's requirements and
Work front-line with organizational stakeholders to define
requirements for technology solutions.
Responsible for existing UN Global Compact software solutions used
by participants, general public and employees, including our CRM
(i.e. Salesforce) and reporting system (i.e. Communication on
Progress, currently a native-built application). Where needed,
recommend course of action for enhancing the organization's ability
to deliver on its current and future technology needs.
Manage developers to create new content and features in line with
Technology Management: Ability to manage and guide team that
provides web user interface design, web programming skills,
software requirements, software architecture, software development
fundamentals, object-oriented design, multimedia content
development, software debugging.
Ethical Practice: Ability to integrate core values, integrity and
accountability throughout all organizational and business
Leadership and Navigation: Proven ability to lead and develop a
team; engage and motivate others and contribute to initiatives and
processes within the organization.
Critical Evaluation: Ability to gather and interpret data to
support making business decisions and recommendations. Ability to
thrive in a complex environment and distill complex situations.
Agility: Fast, curious learner who questions the status quo and is
capable of making sense of complexity. Ability to connect actions /
decisions to broader (downstream) implications and can adapt to
Communication: Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively;
listen to others; correctly interpret messages; effectively convey
information; demonstrate openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.
Environmental & Organizational Awareness: Leverage environmental &
organizational insight to improve talent and business outcomes;
demonstrates enterprise thinking. Ability to understand the
organization's overall strategy, operations and organisational
Global and Cultural Effectiveness: Ability to value and consider
the perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals.
Relationship Management: Ability to manage interactions to provide
service and to support the organization.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Education: Minimum of a bachelor's level degree required
Work Experience: A minimum of eight years of experience in
governance of digital interfaces and data systems.
Please include the following materials in your e-mail submission to
UNGC1@unglobalcompact.org with the subject heading Head,
1. Cover Letter
Applications will be accepted until 19 November 2021.
Given the anticipated volume of submissions, only highly qualified
candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or unsolicited emails
outside of the submission process.
Applicants must be authorized to work in United States. The
Foundation for the Global Compact does not sponsor work visas
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