Feb 21, 2024

Senior IS Associate, Data & Systems Integration

$80,000 - $83,000 yearly
  • Proteus Fund
  • Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
Full-Time Information Services/Technology

Job Description

ABOUT PROTEUS FUND

Proteus Fund connects philanthropy to the frontlines of social justice. We strive to advance the interconnected goals of racial, gender, queer and disability justice, and an inclusive, fully representative democracy. To do our work effectively and with significant impact, Proteus Fund creates dynamic relationships between progressive philanthropists, movement leaders, and other allies that go far beyond transactional grantmaking. Our trusted position among funders and field actors enables us to support, both through collaborative grantmaking and other efforts, a broad array of strategies to achieve social justice victories. Our donor collaboratives are best-in-class models for bridging responsive philanthropy and cutting-edge social justice movements for deeper impact, aligning resources to address critical needs, and shaping strategy alongside our partners. Through our fiscal sponsorship program, Proteus Fund partners with initiatives which play a powerful role in the larger ecosystem for social change, providing them with tailored and comprehensive organizational support.

To date, Proteus Fund, and its affiliated 501c4 organization, the Proteus Action League, have distributed $280 million in grants, and provided other essential tools to support activists, advocates, networks, coalitions, and issue-specific campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Proteus Fund is headquartered in New York City, with staff based across the entire United States.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior IS Associate, Data & Systems Integration will apply a continuous improvement approach to enhance Information Services (IS) asset management strategies, and to optimally track IS assets throughout their lifecycle. They will be responsible for researching, designing, implementing, and managing data integration improvements at Proteus Fund, suggesting and executing improvements when necessary. Reporting to the Director and working closely with the other Senior IS Associate, the Senior Is Associate, Data & Systems Integration will additionally be tasked with providing general help desk and technical support to in-person and remote employees on a regular basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work directly with IS team members to resolve issues including but not limited to, LAN, WAN, VPN, and special application issues.
  • Maintain and assist in the design of database solutions to store and retrieve data efficiently.
  • Design, implement, and manage data integration processes between different systems and platforms, being sure to document the transformation process.
  • Monitor database and systems integration performance and optimize for ease of use and maximum efficiency.
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in database management, system integration, and Microsoft 365 applications.
  • Perform a range of work in development/programming, communications, technical support, or similar functions depending on the department/organization’s needs.
  • Carry out help desk support in Microsoft 365 Office Suite and basic user administration.
  • Support users with data transfers and file sharing while maintaining security and data integrity.
  • Carry out all functions of troubleshooting process for onsite and remote users, from diagnosis to implementation of corrective action, to documentation in helpdesk database.
  • Assist with basic website support, updates, and vendor coordination for larger design and/or development work.
  • Create easy to understand written documentation and training videos and assist with live and virtual trainings/webinars.

Hiring Organization

Proteus Fund

Qualifications

CANDIDATE PROFILE

While the Senior IS Associate, Data & Systems Integration will need to have the back-end skills to support the technical needs of the organization, it is imperative that they additionally have the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with various teams to determine and address their identified needs. The Senior IS Associate, Data & Systems Integration will have a bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in Information Technology or equivalent discipline is preferred. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree with a minimum working experience of 3 years in IT/ IS support. We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them to contribute to the organization’s mission. Candidates with excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional requirements and experience include:

  • Proven experience in overseeing the linking of cross-functional applications between disparate business units and systems.
  • Experience with securing integration scenarios using appropriate authentication, authorization, non-repudiation, and data encryption methods.
  • Direct, hands-on experience with automated integration tools.
  • Experience in management and administration with cloud-based database platforms, including expertise in SQL (e.g., MySQL, Azure SQL Database).
  • Knowledge and experience with supporting Microsoft 365 applications, including SharePoint, Power Automate, and Teams.
  • Knowledge of data visualization and reporting tools (e.g., Power BI).
  • Comfortability with scripting languages (e.g., PowerShell, Python) for automation and data manipulation tasks.
  • Willingness to learn and intellectual curiosity.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of the following systems is a plus:
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Microsoft Power BI
    • WCAG
    • WordPress
    • Wix
    • Techsoup

Alignment to Culture and Values

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Proteus Fund as a progressive social justice organization.
  • Cultural responsiveness and an alignment with our values and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Strong relationship building skills, high ethical standards, discretion, and tact.
  • Personal qualities of humility and empathy.

Industry/Service Area

Social Justice

Level

Associate

Benefits

COMPENSATION

The starting salary for this role is $80-83k and is based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, skill set level, years of previous/applicable experience, and Proteus Fund's commitment to ensuring pay equity within the organization. The recruiting team will share more details regarding salary bands based on the candidate's specific geographic location as well as the other factors noted above. Salary is one part of the total compensation that Proteus Fund provides to employees.

BENEFITS

Proteus Fund is committed to ensuring that its employees are supported holistically, from compensation, benefits and resources to an enriching work environment and collaborative culture. Proteus Fund leads the market in a number of its offerings, including a sector-leading retirement plan contribution and robust benefits package. The recruiting team will share more information regarding this commitment and offerings. Medical and dental benefits for employee and eligible dependents available on first day of work

  • Retirement savings account (401k) with an organization contribution of 10% of annual salary.
  • Three weeks’ paid vacation in first year of work; four weeks in subsequent years.
  • Fifteen sick days per year.
  • Three personal days per year.
  • Fifteen paid holidays.
  • Professional development initiatives for growth.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Paid Family Leave, short-term, and long-term disability.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY

This is a hybrid position located in New York, NY. For consideration, please submit a resume by April 5, 2024. A cover letter indicating your interest in Proteus Fund is highly encouraged.

Proteus Fund believes that one of the greatest strengths of an organization is the rich diversity of its staff and board and is committed to providing equal employment and promotional opportunities based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under the law. Proteus Fund’s policies and practices are to reflect Proteus Fund’s commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

Proteus Fund is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Proteus will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact People and Culture (HR) at jobs@proteusfund.org or 413-256-0349 option 3. Additionally, throughout this document, use of the pronoun “they” is intended to be inclusive of humans who identify as non-binary as well as those of gender expansive identities and experiences.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Please note that in an effort to maintain and safeguard staff's health, well-being, and safety, Proteus Fund requires all employees to be vaccinated prior to their employment and adhere to the regular upkeep of COVID-19 vaccination requirements as per CDC recommendations while employed. Proof of the CDC-recommended level of COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment with Proteus Fund.


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