Working America

Working America

Chief Technology Officer

Based in Washington, DC


With 4 million members, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. As the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we unite working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared economic agenda.

The Chief Technology Officer leads the acquisition and development of new technology systems, processes, and tools for Working America to serve our organizational mission. The Chief Technology Officer also works in close collaboration with the Chief Information Officer on the assessment of Working America’s existing systems, processes, and tools aimed integration, acquisition, and development.

Reports to: Executive Director

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide high-level strategic advice to Working America’s executive leadership on our technology architecture including but not limited to recommendations for exponential organizational expansion and growth;
  • Lead the acquisition and development of new technology systems, processes, and tools to expand our organizational capacities and capabilities;
  • Design and implement technological solutions, applications, automations, and systems and tools integrations that streamline workflows throughout the organization including integrations through the use of third-party APIs;
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on short- and long-term integrated technology enhancements and solutions that optimize for effective and efficient campaigning and the organization’s overall objectives;
  • Develop mechanisms to accept, process, and analyze large-scale data sets to inform campaigning decisions;
  • Consider and assess new technologies for compatibility and interoperability across Working America’s systems, processes, and tools;
  • Align technology architecture with organizational priorities;
  • Effectively recommend hiring, promoting, demoting, disciplining, and termination of Technology staff;
  • Evaluate and manage consultant and vendor relationships and ensure that timelines are met effectively and efficiently;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 10+ years’ related work experience including the development and deployment of new technologies and leading technology teams;
  • Expert knowledge of computer systems, networking, database, mass communication technologies, system reliabilities, and software algorithms;
  • Knowledge of programming languages; ability to read and write code; 
  • Excellent abilities in strategic planning, direction, and goal setting that results in measurable outcomes;
  • Demonstrable experience working in fast-paced and complex work environments both on site and remotely;
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems;
  • Strong research and analytic skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to exercise a high level of discretion;
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours as necessary.


  • Washington, DC


  • Full-time
  • FLSA Classification: Exempt

Starting salary is $160,000. Includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution.

Working America is an equal opportunity employer. Working America is committed to building a diverse workforce and encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other non-conforming individuals, and individuals with disabilities.

To Apply:
Please email a résumé and cover letter to work@workingamerica.org, or fax a résumé and cover letter to 202-508-6900.

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