Principal Technical Program Manager
The Intersection of calling and career…
Join World Vision as Principal Technical Program Manager
00 At a Glance
Role: Principal Technical Program Manager (consumer/donor facing solutions)
Level: Senior (8-10 years minimum experience)
Job Design: 33% Driver, 33% Solutionist, 33% Coach
Required Experience: Program management, software development, leadership/staff development (i.e. coaching). Additionally see 05 below.
Preferred Experience: Former Developer
Location: Prefer Seattle (Federal Way, WA) base. Remote possible w/preference for Pacific NW base for ease of travel to the HQ office as needed post-pandemic.
Salary Range: $120K-135K (approx. DOE)
Benefits: Yes. Visit https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/job-opportunities/working-for-world-vision to learn more.
Company Size: 900+ (World Vision USA) / 37,000 worldwide (World Vision International)
01 The Job: At World Vision USA we invite people to positively impact the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children through charitable giving. Our recipe includes love of all people, thriftiness, and targeting the root causes of poverty to bring about human transformation and fullness of life. With us every 60 seconds a family gets water, a hungry child is fed, and a family gets the tools to overcome poverty. As Principal Technical Program Manager your expertise will be brought to bear on work that is close to the heart of God (in the spirit of Matthew 25:34-40). If you have a passion to connect your talent to life-changing work with impact, look no further. Start the pursuit of a role that would see you leading major organizational technology initiatives, catalyzing tech and marketing teams, and ultimately changing the world in a life-changing way. Bring your proven track record of technology program management experience and help us create, develop, and drive complex technical initiatives that span multiple teams and levels of leadership. Use your adept ability to discern and translate requirements from marketers, fundraisers, and the like to technologists through vision casting and outlining actionable developer work that consistently delivers solutions and desired results. Most importantly, the leadership of your team and outwardly across the organization is steeped in “multipier” characteristics, that is, you use your intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around you. Report to the Senior Director of Development & Delivery and lead an integral 3-person team that sits within the larger Digital Services group which includes digital experience and design, digital product management, social, content, web development/delivery, and other technology teams. Not to mention other close collaborators in our internal creative agency and other segment, product, and channel marketing teams. You’ll be joining the organization that flipped the script on child sponsorship with the introduction of Chosen®, recognized by AdWeek, MediaPost, Upworthy, Christianity Today, and winner of two 2020 ANA REGGIE Awards. And fundamental to your life: you’re inspired by your faith in Jesus to love God and love your neighbors. Does this sound like you? Want to be a part of creating the future of this incredible organization? We’d love to hear from you.
02 What success looks like: An evolving sketch of your first 12-24 months. Digital Innovation. You’ll partner with other digital leaders in a series of digital innovation efforts. The focus of these efforts will be to push digital into a more effective stand-alone fundraising channel that ultimately becomes a source of disruption within our industry. Your role will be to assist marketers and other digital professionals in leveraging technology in new and innovative ways to achieve these goals. Digital Strategy. You’ll assist the senior leaders across the digital teams in crafting and then executing a multi-year strategy aimed at transforming World Vision into people-based marketing connecting our brand to real people. Agility. You’ll continue existing work to evangelize and spread agile practices across the digital teams and broader organization. Program Management and Development. You’ll lead further process improvements within the overall technical program management practice, coaching program managers to increased levels of effectiveness.
03 Where this job could take your career: World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership. Globally, we have over 37,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Just over 900 of us call World Vision USA home. You’ll have opportunities to advance within our robust and talented group of professionals as you continue to stretch and grow your career for the future.
04 About World Vision USA: When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That’s because we’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For nearly the last 70 years. Jesus’ love at the center. Always. We’re Christian and follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.
05 You Bring: A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or other related field, or equivalent (8 years) experience. In addition to education or education equivalent, this role requires 8-10 years of relevant technical and business work experience as well as previous leadership skills and demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of business operations, systems requirements and testing processes.
06 Additional skills we’re interested in: Previous experience as a software developer, preferably within the context of consumer or donor facing solutions.
07 Let your work be your faith in action: Every day, nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Our call to action is urgent. That’s why we’re looking for someone who is ready to place their expertise behind helping the world’s most vulnerable children. Every project, every shoot, every edit can help influence whether someone chooses to help today or not. If not you, then who?
08 Salary Range & Benefits: See approximate range above. In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Visit https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/job-opportunities/working-for-world-vision to learn more.
09: Go to the job ad over on our careers page at https://worldvision.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=287945&company_id=15719&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1012996&aid=1. Still not sure? I’d really like to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask a question about the job or have a chat in confidence. Message Chad in Talent Acquisition at 253-815-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with me on LinkedIn over at https://www.linkedin.com/in/chadkopkas/.
10 What happens next? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to meet additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands on deck to move this important work forward.[/vc_column_text]