This search is being managed by the search firm Heidrick & Struggles, please send resumes to BrookingsCIO@heidrick.com.
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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is part of the Operations team comprised of Facilities Management, Human Resources (HR), Library, and Information Technology Services (ITS). The Operations staff provides business support to the Institution by ensuring that the business operates in a professional and efficient manner.
ITS provides a variety of services and support to Brookings employees, whether resident or non-resident, including:
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
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.
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. This search is being managed by the search firm Heidrick & Struggles, please send resumes to BrookingsCIO@heidrick.com.
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.