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The technical manager will report to the executive director and spearhead the organization’s technology development in all its aspects. The technical manager will identify and meet the present and future technological needs of the organization with an eye toward innovation and using effective and cost-efficient methods for meeting the organization’s mission. We anticipate that this is at least a half-time job. The successful candidate will be hired as an external consultant.
Initiates technical improvements, applies significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve IT infrastructure;
Holds responsibility for IT staffing;
Reviews work of IT team; oversees TOL’s system administrator, IT support in the office and programming needs. Reviews the status/work reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate;
Oversees all IT-related purchasing and budget usage, works with Accounting to develop budgets;
Provides technical support for TOL projects, manages technical resources within budget and project schedule;
Effectively communicates relevant IT-related information to company management.
Experience in maintaining small-scale computer networks
Good knowledge of Windows/Linux/Mac OS operating systems
Understanding of benefits of the various programming languages
Intermediate knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JS, GIT and WordPress CMS
Understanding of Internet systems architectures
Good written and communication skills, with a fluency in English
Strong organizational skills
Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, or at least a minimum level of multicultural understanding
Previous experience at similar IT position in a not-for-profit organization a plus.
The fall of communism brought with it expectations of an unfettered press safeguarding the young democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. But for the region's media, the past quarter-century has turned out to be much less uplifting. From oligarch-controlled television stations to politically partisan newspapers, from woeful ethical standards to outright corruption, the media often fall far short of acting as independent watchdogs over their societies, despite the existence of some scrappy publications and feisty reporters willing to uncover official wrongdoing and expose poor governance. If that weren't enough, the region's press has been hit hard by the same trends transforming the media around the world, including an explosion of alternative forms of entertainment, the growth of social media, decreased advertising revenues associated with the rise of the Internet, and general economic malaise. Get your copy here.