Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Tech Manager

Finance and Operations Manager

Patti Birch Fellow for Africa Research


Tech Manager

Reports to: Deputy Director of Finance and Administration

Location: New York, USA

Status: Full-time, exempt

Start date: Immediate

Application Deadline: November 25, 2019

Salary range: $85,000 - $95,000, plus full benefits package

About CPJ

CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

Background

It has never been more dangerous to be a journalist. And CPJ’s work has never been more important. The Tech Manager has an opportunity to play a crucial, role at a time of unprecedented growth and change at CPJ.  The position oversees strategic planning, implementation and ongoing management of CPJ’s overall IT infrastructure and operations, including network, servers and software and plays a key hands-on role to develop and deploy creative inward-facing tech solutions in alignment with CPJs strategic goals and mission.

Who are you?

You are a resourceful leader who brings deep tech experience, skilled communication, curiosity and passion for CPJ’s mission to creatively foster technology solutions that support staff and help advance CPJ’s important work. CPJ is known as an org that ‘punches above its weight.’  You will be a tireless advocate ensuring CPJ staff has the tech and tools needed to pursue our mission. Your mission is to ensure IT infrastructure is secure, nimble, scaled appropriately, deployed impactfully and above all strategic. And your objective is to support, guide and train staff to engage effectively so tech is never a barrier to our work. You are energized by teaching and cultivating tech expertise in others. You listen actively, ask questions and communicate clearly and often.

Key Responsibilities

The Tech Manager:

  • Develops and implements impactful technology solutions across the organization that support staff in our work.
  • Communicates clearly and often with CPJ staff and supporters to make sure IT initiatives are aligned with CPJ’s strategic goals and focus.
  • Works collaboratively with external security consultant to develop and implement appropriate security policies and procedures.
  • Implements consistent IT standards, automate common procedures, and ensures high levels of security and efficiency across the organization.
  • Provides staff training on compliance that is engaging, clear and replicable
  • Provides clear and useful documentation to support training.
  • Manages and guides staff by listening, having two-way communication and sharing pertinent IT information on a regular basis.
  • Develops, executes and oversees IT strategic plans that support and forward CPJ’s mission.
  • Oversees IT consultant to build, maintain and evolve systems that ensure physical, network and data security to protect CPJs information and system integrity.
  • Oversees outside help-desk vendor to ensure effectiveness of their work.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of network equipment and applications including additions, removals and major modifications to IT infrastructure.
  • Manages/monitors existing IT equipment for security and loss prevention and procure any new equipment needed for local and remote employees.
  • Manages voice and video communications systems for local and remote employees.
  • Drafts and monitors the annual IT budget to ensure resources are allocated appropriately.

Professional Experience

  • Several years experience as an IT manager in journalism, media, research, non-profit or startup environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to customer service and a genuine interest in creating technology solutions that enable creativity instead of locking down users.
  • Desire to get hands dirty. We are a small team and the person in this position will need to be an implementer as well as a strategist.
  • Ability to sell small changes to reluctant users and to make the business case for large changes to management
  • Excellent time-management skills and strong attention to detail is required.
  • Ability to track and process multiple issues simultaneously and accurately.
  • Strong oral and written communication in English.
  • A friendly, collaborative nature

How to Apply

  • Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], with "Tech Manager" in the subject line. Due to volume, we cannot reply to individual inquiries on the status of applications. If you are selected as a candidate, CPJ will contact you directly to arrange an interview. No phone calls please.
  • CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Finance and Operations Manager

Reports to: Deputy Director of Finance and Administration (DDFA)

Location: New York, USA

Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Start date: Immediate

Application Deadline: Nov 25, 2019

Salary range: $65,000-$75,000, plus full benefits package

About CPJ

CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

Background

It has never been more dangerous to be a journalist. And CPJ’s work has never been more important. The Finance and Operations Manager has an opportunity to play a key role at CPJ at a time of unprecedented growth and change.

Job Summary

The Finance and Operations Manager will help support CPJs mission by providing great service to CPJs staff and visitors in our new offices. This role will provide critical operational and facilities support to foster a great work experience for CPJ staff. Additionally, the role will provide important support to the Finance team as needed.

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated commitment to customer service with strong operations experience and communications skills. You have a head for numbers and are highly organized. You are energized by CPJs mission and thrive on a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

Responsibilities

Facilities - 30%

  • Day to day management of CPJ facilities including front desk, office space, work areas, break room and meetings rooms; liaise between staff, visitors and vendors.
  • First point of contact for all building systems including maintenance, mechanical, fire/life safety, elevators, etc.
  • Liaise with all vendors (maintenance, HVAC, security, mechanical and building management etc)
  • Maintain master maintenance schedule and list of tasks to be accomplished.
  • Troubleshoot any facilities or operations issues and make sure they are resolved timely. 
  • Coordinate general repairs, maintenance and replacement of equipment and appliances
  • Consult with the Tech Manager to ensure AV requirements are met in conference rooms.
  • Coordinate with the Tech Manager to troubleshoot tech issues
  • Work with DDFA to draft and maintain fire and life safety guidelines.
  • Conduct regular fire and life safety orientation for staff and new hires
  • Maintain and manage a calendar of regular fire and life safety drills

Front Desk Management – 30%

  • Manage and vet visitors through CPJs online system.
  • Maintain master meeting room calendar.
  • Liaise with staff and visitors on meeting scheduling, and resolve conflicts.
  • Maintain office supply inventory and manage storage spaces
  • Manage messenger service and deliveries. Open and route department mail.
  • Order and maintain office and kitchen supplies
  • Oversee office phone system and account.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Occasional overtime may be required to support CPJ events

Finance and Accounting - 40%

  • Receive and sort all invoices
  • Enter accounts payable into accounting database
  • Track accounts payable and compare to contracts or agreements.
  • Create all vendors/payee files; maintain vendor files.
  • Perform monthly donation reconciliation
  • Manage Finance department corporate credit card
  • Provide support for financial reporting, year-end audit, and 990 reporting.
  • Provide support for annual budget creation process.
  • Petty cash management

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of work experience in non-profit operations and finance
  • Experience managing facilities, service technicians and outside vendors contracts
  • Skill with Google Suite, MS Office, including PowerPoint and Word; intermediate Excel skills
  • Strong oral and written communication in English
  • Extremely organized and able to meet daily deadlines.
  • Ability to track and address multiple issues simultaneously
  • Team player with strong communications skills who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Commitment to the CPJs mission and core values of equity, openness, collaboration and accountability
  • A friendly manner with a sense of humor
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential issues
  • Action-orientated and entrepreneurial self-starter who can work well independently and in teams

How to Apply

  • Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], with "Finance and Operations Manager" in the subject line. Due to volume, we cannot reply to individual inquiries on the status of applications. If you are selected as a candidate, CPJ will contact you directly to arrange an interview. No phone calls please.
  • CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Patti Birch Fellow for Africa Research

Reports to: Africa Program Coordinator
Location: New York
Application Deadline: September 9, 2019

About CPJ

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a qualified individual for the Patti Birch Fellowship program to focus on research for its Africa program, with an emphasis on technology. This is a one-year fellowship that was created in honor of Patti Birch, with support from the Patti and Everett B. Birch Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate, or early career journalist with an interest in projects related to sub-Saharan Africa and an understanding of the technologies used to monitor internet activity and block access to information. The Patti Birch Fellow will carry out an independent project on technical censorship and press freedom while working closely with the Africa Program team on reporting press violations across the region. The fellowship comes with annual stipend of $40,000 and benefits.

Responsibilities

The Patti Birch Fellow's duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide background research on press freedom abuses across the sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on cases involving technology.
  • Draft alerts, blogs, or other content as needed for the Africa program.
  • Use social media effectively to disseminate the Africa program's work.
  • Work with the Africa team to ensure that technical censorship issues are highlighted in CPJ's reporting in the region.
  • Identify potential partnerships or opportunities for CPJ advocacy and engagement on technical censorship issues.
  • Participate in wider-ranging collaborative projects, or regionally focused efforts at CPJ as needed.

Qualifications

  • A deep interest in and knowledge of press freedom, journalism, online censorship, and human rights.
  • Fluency in French both verbal and written, is required.
  • Demonstrated reporting experience and working knowledge of databases.
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills, and attention to detail.
  • Deadline oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, including with remote management and staff.
  • An undergraduate degree, Master's degree preferred.

How to Apply

  • Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to [email protected] by September 9, 2019. Please include "Patti Birch Fellow for Africa Research" in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Due to volume, we cannot reply to individual inquiries on the status of applications. No phone calls, please.
  • CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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