California Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO

California Federation of Teachers


Information Technology Director

Based in the Bay Area, Los Angeles Area, or Sacramento Area Office


Position: Information Technology Director
Employment Date: ASAP
Location: Bay Area, Los Angeles Area, or Sacramento Area Office
Salary Range: $97,850 – $136,734.00 (Steps 1-5 on a 10-step schedule depending on qualifications and experience), plus full employee fringe benefit package: health, dental, and vision plans and Pension and 401K retirement plans.
Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2024

The CFT is the California affiliate of the AFT, AFL-CIO, representing education workers in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education.

The CFT Information Technology (IT) Director is responsible for providing data and technical support to the CFT and AFT Locals in California and manages a broad spectrum of CFT’s information technology needs. The IT Director also has direct responsibility for supporting CFT locals in developing and maintaining accurate data on members and potential members throughout California. This responsibility entails working closely with the CFT, AFT, and California CFT locals, including training locals in membership software programs and procedures.

Working under the general direction of the CFT president or her/his designee, this position will coordinate with CFT Leadership and AFT. A significant portion of duties require on-site presence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a resource for information management and technology, including the managing of internal lists, daily technical operations, and coordination of technology services.
  2. Provide technical support to CFT locals on AFT electronic membership platforms.
  3. Develop and provide data management training on AFT-provided electronic data management platforms and support locals in membership and dues tracking.
  4. Serve as a liaison between CFT and AFT’s Technology and Membership Department
  5. Provide data management support to the CFT Political Department for elections and campaigns.
  6. Provide data management support to the CFT Organizing Department during new organizing and membership outreach drives.
  7. Provide regular reports and updates on CFT membership, both on a statewide and by local basis.
  8. In consultation with the CFT Communications Department, establish and maintain electronic communications infrastructure, including email, listservs, and website technology for CFT.
  9. Serve as a resource for CFT and its locals on technology service vendors, services, and contracts.
  10. Establish and maintain relationships with IT providers, telephone companies, and ISPs, including AV companies.
  11. Provide technical support for the CFT website and CFT locals as requested.
  12. Assess CFT’s technology needs.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Minimum five years of experience in information technology and data management, including experience in direct local and/or customer support.
  2. Knowledge of database systems, architecture design, implementation, and backup systems.
  3. Experience managing complex interactions between diverse ecosystems. Direct experience and knowledge of AFT systems and priorities is a plus.
  4. Practical knowledge of membership and organizing data sources, and data management system deployments.
  5. Knowledge of web-based platforms and technology.
  6. Experience with website management and design technology.
  7. Knowledge of emerging technology and software.
  8. Proven ability to learn new systems and integrate industry advances into the work.
  9. Ability to analyze service agreements with hardware and software providers.
  10. Ability to provide training on IT support systems to groups and individuals.
  11. The ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical individuals, including external customers and vendors.
  12. Knowledge of or experience with labor or union work is a plus.

Membership in the CFT Field Representative Union (CFT/FRU) is required. CFT requires proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.
The CFT will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You do not need to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until a conditional job offer is made to you. After making a conditional offer and running a background check, if the CFT is concerned about the conviction that is directly related to the job, you will be given the chance to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide mitigating evidence, or challenge the accuracy of the background report.

To Apply:
Email a letter of application, résumé, and a list of all software applications and language codes you are well familiar with to: hr@cft.org.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Callahan, Executive Director, at 510-523-5238 or email her at scallahan@cft.org

The CFT is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer

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