Call for applicants – Manager of Information Technology

November 30, 2021 | 

SCA Communications

Behind the scenes of the Known World, information technology under pins and enables our functions in the modern world! The Manager of Information Technology leads our strategy on technology solutions for SCA Inc.

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Manager of Information Technology for a three-year term beginning April 1, 2022. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies. The position is reports directly to the President and indirectly to the Vice President of Operations and to the Board of Directors by way of an Ombudsman.

The Manager of Information Technology (MIT) leads a team of volunteers who maintain and manage the SCA’s Internet servers for web, email, and related infrastructure services. The MIT’s team manages the SCA’s Internet domains, SSL certificates, the technical aspects of e-commerce clearinghouse services, and similar aspects of the corporation’s online identity. The MIT may also lead and direct external paid contractors for specific business critical projects or administrative duties.

This position requires specific project management, interpersonal and technical skills, including the following:

Qualified applicants should have a technical college degree and at least ten years of experience in project management and information technology, or equivalent.  Reliable high-speed Internet access, including while traveling, is essential, and ownership of a laptop computer is highly desirable.

The Manager of Information Technology leads and/or implements strategic projects on a largely self-directed basis or as requested by Society officers or the Board.  He or she also will direct a technical team that corrects problems on the SCA servers, sometimes on an emergency basis.

The SCA Information Technology team receives multiple daily reports from the servers, including status of important software systems, e-commerce summaries, and security bulletins.  These reports need to be monitored on a daily or near-daily basis.

The time commitment of the MIT position is approximately ten hours per week normally, but can be considerably larger in the event of problems or major strategic project work.  The term of office is normally three years.  The job of Manager of Information Technology is a considerable work commitment, but also a very unique challenge seldom found in the corporate world, with a great deal of latitude for leading technical and strategic creative initiatives.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Louise Du Cray
Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 611928,  San Jose, CA 95161

with courtesy copies sent to [email protected] 

Applications close February 1, 2022.

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