Job Title:
Manager of Technology


Reports to:
VP & Chief Operating Officer

April 22, 2015

FLSA Status:

Salary Range:
$35,000 – $45,000

Responsible for the following four key areas: 1) ensures the smooth operation of the office’s information technology, such as desktop and laptop computers, the phone system, email and server, and more; 2) participates in the development of new website tools and features; 3) works with our donor database and key stakeholders to ensure that the database is properly tracking and managing our donor activity; and 4) provides day-to-day technology assistance and training to all staff to help improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

Requisite Education or Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required or minimum 2 years of related work experience.

Required Experience:
Excellent computer skills are required, including proficient knowledge of HTML coding, CSS, PHP, Javascript, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite. Strong verbal/written communications and the ability to work with people with varying levels of technical proficiency are needed. Familiarity with Blackbaud’s Sphere or similar fundraising database a plus.

Working Conditions:
General office work environment.


Specific Responsibilities:

Technology Management

  • Responsible for ensuring a high level of customer service and support to all users — ensuring timely/effective feedback and resolution to internal and external users on IT-related issues.
  • Works with outside vendors to ensures that internal and external servers are maintained, serviced, and replaced to support the workload of the organization.
  • Works with COO to identify new technology solutions and works with key stakeholders to put together implementation plan.
  • Develops any necessary materials, manuals, guides and policies for all systems used by American Forests.
  • Provides training for all IT users to ensure productive use of existing and new systems and tools.
  • Manages software for the organization.

Web Site

  • Works with communications team and COO to create and update website functionality, plugins, templates, and themes.
  • Monitors web site performance and makes necessary adjustments to ensure maximum availability and performance including web site capacity planning.
  • Ensures integration between the website and relevant databases.

Donor Database

  • Responsible for training and ongoing use of the donor database.
  • Works in collaboration with corporate partnerships, individual giving, and financial teams to ensure that the database is properly tracking and managing our donor activity.
  • Supports corporate and individual giving in creating new pulls and queries within the database.
  • Oversees regular updates and maintenance for the database.

To Apply:
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Peter Hutchins at