Data Systems Manager

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Reports to: Director of Application Services
About Children International

Children International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to eradicate poverty around the world. At CI, we believe that ending poverty starts with children. Without help, children in poverty become adults in poverty. Our vision is to bring people together to put an end to that through programs focused on health, education, empowerment through life skills and, ultimately, employment. Ours is a unique, long-term, customized approach that allows us to stay with our children for the first two decades of their lives. We’re in it for the long haul because we know that the 200,000 children we support in 10 countries around the world deserve a fighting chance.

Children International’s work is made possible by generous and caring sponsors, donors, corporations, more than 9,000 dedicated volunteers and approximately 1,600 employees. To ensure our programs give children the best possible chance of breaking the poverty cycle, we are elevating our practices for growing our people talent worldwide. That’s where you come in.

Position summary

Children International is looking for a highly skilled data systems manager to help lead, innovate, and manage data solutions worldwide and break children out of the cycle of poverty.

Do you live and breathe data technologies, cloud solutions, and collaborating with development? Do you have skill, initiative, and a sense of urgency in your work habits?

Let’s talk!


  • Enterprise Information Management: Create and maintain an information practice where information is understood and mapped and can be tied to strategic initiatives and core business process.
  • Modeling: Create and maintain information models in coordination with business process that allows data to immediately be identified and mapped as data ownership becomes more distributed.
  • Governance: Create and maintain an ownership model for data and collaborate with business and technology leaders to create and maintain the data governance process.
  • Information Strategy: Influence business leaders to understand and leverage their owned and potential future data assets by partnering and through thought leadership.
  • Security: Enable the analysis of data security and work with the security and compliance functions to ensure that data and analytics are treated as protected assets.
  • Innovation: Explore new strategic data solutions and technologies across multiple locations and environments including on premise, cloud, and our agencies.
  • Decision-Making: Improve the present ability to leverage data in decision-making by preparing and socializing a future-state view of information management in the firm that is specific enough to communicate the method and value without implying specific technologies to implement it.
  • Risk Management: Suggest and help to select an information classification system in order to treat each piece of data with the proper care and tracking. Will create a process that can ride along with governance that keeps this practice active, even as the information economy becomes federated to the business.
  • Resource Management: Manage data engineer resources, working closely with IT peers and with business leadership to properly align tactical work with strategic goals and objectives.
  • Seven years in a technology or data field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Two years in information architecture or senior data management.
  • Strong Azure or AWS cloud data solutions experience.
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities at a time.
  • Background in data operations (former SQL admin / data developer, etc.)
  • Experience supporting systems across multiple locations a plus.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Certifications in Azure or AWS a plus.
  • Experience with Azure DevOps CI/CD a plus.

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