Job Opening: Systems Manager

 
The Center of Complex Interventions, Inc. (CCI) is a nonprofit that applies scientific research to large scale, complex problems, such as COVID testing and climate change, and builds open source data tools. In addition to research and open source work, CCI hosts a vibrant and diverse community of researchers and entrepreneurs who attend regular CCI community meetings, share their own research and expertise with other community members, and contribute to CCI projects. CCI is looking for IT and systems administration support as the organization and community continue to grow and as CCI looks to scale its work. This role will be flexible in nature as this person will help set up, and manage CCI’s tech services, hardware, and software needs.
This is a part-time (~20 hours per week) contract position reporting to the Director of Technology. CCI is a fully-distributed organization and you can be located anywhere in the world.
Responsibilities
  • Manage and provision internal cloud services such as G Suite, Slack, 1Password, Zoom, Miro, etc.
  • Manage websites, servers, and hosting associated with CCI projects across multiple platforms (Heroku, Dreamhost, GCP, WordPress etc.), provisioning, updating, and replacing servers as needed.
  • Establish, maintain, and automate IT best practices related to security, password management, file storage and sharing, onboarding, and so on.
  • Research and implement new technologies and software to support the work of the CCI staff and community.
  • Provide quick support to staff and community members when they need technical assistance.
  • Assist with managing IT budget, including researching nonprofit discounts and pricing for new services.

Qualifications
  • You have some experience in IT and system administration roles
  • You are well-versed in IT best practices, including security, user management, server provisioning, and so on.
  • You‘re extremely detail-oriented and enjoy writing documentation.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • You work well independently, build good working relationships remotely, and are a proactive communicator. 
  • You enjoy helping people and building a community.
  • You're probably curious and enjoy learning new things.
  • Nice to haves:
    • Programming experience.
    • Remote work experience.
       
How to Apply
Please fill out this application form.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Center of Complex Interventions, Inc. (CCI) is an equal opportunity employer. CCI complies with and adheres to all United States state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. CCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, termination, re-employment, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Job Opening: Research Assistant

 
The Center for Complex Interventions, Inc. (CCI) is a non-profit that applies scientific research to large scale, complex problems such as COVID testing and climate change. CCI is looking for a research assistant to support senior researchers as well as provide administrative help to the organization’s Executive Director. This role will be flexible in nature as the research assistant will be expected to provide research and writing support to a number of different projects.
 
Core aspects for this role include
  • Researching and preparing detailed reports on existing policies and research in the climate and public health sectors. 
  • Researching approaches to impact measurement across several different disciplines including network science and ecology.
  • Managing a large database of information for a climate related project. The research assistant will be required to continually update entries as the climate field evolves. 
  • Regularly checking in with 3-5 CCI researchers to keep track of how projects are progressing and reporting back to the Director of Research and the Executive Director. 
  • Writing project updates to send to CCI’s funders. 
  • Assisting the Executive Director with administrative tasks including HR and finance. 

Requirements
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Proven ability to complete independent research. 
  • Independent and self-motivated, comfortable working with little outside direction.
  • Resourceful, curious about a range of different topics, and enjoys investigative research that involves following multiple threads in order to identify connections/themes that may be challenging to uncover through a straightforward Google search.
  • Wide-ranging interests and a willingness to help with a variety of tasks.
  • Experience with technical and scientific subjects such as machine learning, human biology, medicine, and environmental science. 
  • Excellent critical reading skills: must have the ability to absorb large amounts of material quickly. 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. 
  • Willingness to perform administrative tasks in addition to research.
 
Salary and Benefits
You will be a full time (1-year term that may be renewed based on fit and performance) salaried employee if you're in the US and an independent contractor otherwise. We offer a competitive salary in the nonprofit sector. 
US employees have the following benefits:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (CCI covers 80% of employee costs and 70% of dependent costs for medical insurance and 50% of employee costs for dental and vision insurance).
  • Life insurance coverage
  • 401(k) forthcoming
     
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Samantha Bates, at samantha@centerofci.org. Feel free to reach out to Samantha with any questions.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Center of Complex Interventions, Inc. (CCI) is an equal opportunity employer. CCI complies with and adheres to all United States state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. CCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, termination, re-employment, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.