Director of Information and Technology

Location Newport Beach, CA 92660
Date Posted January 08, 2021
Job ID 6905
Employment Type Retained

Scion Technical Search has been retained to conduct a search for a Director of Information Technology to oversee the IT operations and related risk management protocols for Orange County Community Foundation.

 Reporting to the Executive Vice President & COO, the IT Director's responsibilities include managing employees within the IT department, being a liaison with other departments to ascertain their technological requirements, and developing and implementing solutions that meet these requirements and are aligned with our organization's objectives. This position requires a strategic leader who can also roll up their sleeves to be hands on technically as well.

Scion Executive Search ( has been retained to conduct a search for a new Senior Director of Philanthropic Strategy for Orange County Community Foundation, an incredible organization with the mission to inspire a passion for lifelong philanthropy, faithfully steward the intentions of their donors and catalyze sustainable community impact. This amazing leadership opportunity is for immediate hire and will work full-time in the Foundation’s office in beautiful Newport Beach, California.  


The Orange County Community Foundation partners with generous individuals, families, foundations, and businesses to fulfill their philanthropic and financial objectives while supporting the causes they care about most. The organization has awarded nearly $690 million in grants and scholarships in Orange County, across the country, and around the world.

OCCF’s work ranges from helping veterans return to civilian life to providing at-risk teens with opportunities to overcome the challenges of poverty. The organization is working on problems of homelessness, health and wellness, and education, as well as safety-net concerns – the critical issues that arise when deep poverty and a high cost of living coexist.

OCCF at a Glance:

  • Founded in 1989 and celebrated 30 years of impact in 2019.
  • Ranks in the top 1 percent in grantmaking among 780 U.S. community foundations.
  • Home to more than 580 charitable funds benefiting a wide range of causes.
  • Recipient of a 4-star rating Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
  • Works with donor advisors, private and family foundations and professional advisors to meet giving goals.
  • Total assets of $441 million.
  • Average annual contributions of $110 million.
  • Annual grantmaking of $75 million.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating IT projects in line with organizational objectives. Overseeing all IT operations including staff and infrastructure. Ensuring the maintenance of current and future technology systems and project initiatives. Benchmarking costs and productivity levels.
  • Strong emphasis on database management expertise and experience.
  • Consult senior-level stakeholders across the entire organization to identify business and technology needs and to optimize the use of information technology. Proposing strategic solutions and recommending new systems and software. Identifying vulnerabilities, the need for upgrades, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead overall effort supporting digital transformation (cloud services, business intelligence, mobile, AI, etc.). Own and lead all internal IT capability building including business and IT requirements definition, platform/systems selection and overall implementation efforts.
  • Developing and implementing risk management protocols to ensure security of organizational data and network assets. As required, responding to information security incidents.
  • Ensuring reported IT issues are resolved and addressed in a timely manner and with high quality. Includes developing strong cross-organizational relationships with staff and external stakeholders deliver service.
  • Liaising with other departments to understand, define and address their IT needs and requirements.
  • Applying knowledge of telecommunications, IoT, networks and databases into daily tasks.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with external advisors and technology vendor partners. Acting as IT leader for IT/systems related vendor management.
  • Preparing departmental financial budgets and annual performance reports for IT staff.

What You Will Need

  • Experience in an IT management or IT leadership position.
  • Experience leading large-scale system and CRM implementations is preferred.
  • The ability and willingness to be hands-on technically, respond to technical issues directly if needed.
  • High level of expertise and or experience in the following areas: Database management, Cybersecurity and Reporting.
  • The ability to work both onsite and remotely. This position offers remote flexibility with the expectation to be onsite, full-time.


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The ability to work for an organization with a phenomenal mission, positive team-oriented work environment and a between $115K-$125K annually depending on experience plus amazing benefits including: Flexible remote/onsite schedule, Friday Flex Days, Medical, Dental and Vision, 403(b) retirement plan with automatic contribution by the organization, 3 weeks paid vacation to start and sick leave, and 10 holidays annually

About Our Firm

Scion Staffing is an award-winning staffing firm headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Over the past few years, our firm has had the pleasure of successfully assisting hundreds of local employers. No matter the requisition or size, our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms in California.

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