The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a program within the Aspen Institute. ANDE is a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.
Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises over 290 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions, foundations and corporations from around the world. Based in Washington, D.C. with multiple offices in emerging markets, the ANDE team works hard to support members globally, and locally, while building strong ecosystems for entrepreneurial growth. ANDE develops unique initiatives to address systemic challenges and seize opportunities that can only be approached through collective action.
The Information Systems Manager provides technology-related vision and leadership for the development and implementation of Information Technology (IT) initiatives that help the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) run efficiently while maintaining its leadership in the international development community. This is a key management position, located in Washington, DC, that is responsible for aligning the IT strategy and supporting policies with the programs business strategy and with the policies/strategy/services provided by the Aspen Institutes central IT Department. This individual will report to the Senior Manager, Chapter Operations.
Under general direction, this position plans, organizes, and directs the technical activities of ANDE; is responsible for the development of the programs overall information systems strategy; coordinates program-wide information systems planning and ensures that mid- to long-term plans are prioritized and consistent with resource constraints; oversees the development of new automated systems and programs as well as the modification and enhancement of existing systems to meet user needs; and coordinates the programs acquisition of new and replacement software and manages customer support for applications.
This position also coordinates with the Aspen Institutes central IT Department (ITS) on daily break/fix support operations and ensures that technical strategy, policy, and procurement are consistent with broader Institute enterprise architecture and the information security program.
Role Purpose :
The Information Systems Manager will have in depth knowledge about ANDEs technology systems and understand intimately how the systems contribute to the goals of our workstrengthening members, building regional chapters, bringing more attention and funding to the sectorall ultimately to improve lives through supporting small and growing businesses in developing countries.
By understanding the day to day needs of the ANDE staff and our members, this role will support all staff by creating and managing comprehensive, integrated systems that are constantly being improved for user experience. This role will also train staff in the systems and help staff feel confident in using all systems for their individual purposes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Education and Experience
Education and Experience
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