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Technology is critical to the success of Brookings. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the top technology executive at the Institution and provides strategic information technology vision and leadership in the development, implementation, and management of the Institution’s technology needs.
S/he will play an integral role in helping to expand Brookings core mission of conducting high-quality, independent, high- impact research.
S/he will work closely with senior management and all levels of Brookings’s staff to ensure IT services are cost effective while meeting the overall needs of the Institution’s goals and mission. The CIO will be responsible for ensuring that Brookings is capable of meeting the complex computing and security needs of a multinational think tank and will provide the visionary leadership and oversight to direct and develop the IT staff, contractors, and technology users to produce maximum impact of IT investments in support of the mission of the Institution.
It is imperative that s/he collaborate and forge successful working relationships with cross-functional business partners, researchers and end users in a fast-paced environment and will balance long-term strategic vision with the ability to move and react quickly while displaying flexibility to plans and situations that change with short notice.
The CIO will support a global user base of approximately 800 (approximately 400 onsite), consisting of researchers, scholars, experts from government and academia and others, and will provide day-to-day oversight and professional coaching and development for a technology team of approximately 20 people. Currently the IT budget is approximately $6 million.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.