Manager of IT & Operations
The California Wellness Foundation
515 Flower St #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Position: Manager of IT & Operations
Reports to: Vice President of Operations
Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The California Wellness Foundation seeks an innovative and customer service oriented, Manager of IT and Operations to join its team! The Manager of IT and Operations is a new hybrid position that will manage daily IT operations and oversee a variety of operations functions including facilities, security, and planning for two offices (Los Angeles and Oakland) supporting 45 staff. The manager will oversee the work of a technical support specialist, and two office services coordinators. The manager must balance department leadership, project and policy design and management, and direct, day-to-day user support.
Cal Wellness' mission-critical work and high-performing team rely on a robust and dynamic operations group to provide a high-quality IT, office, and operations experience to staff, board, visitors, and guests. This position will play a critical role in delivering on that goal. Successful candidates will share our vision for improving the way we work at work. They will bring enthusiasm for operations, superb technology skills, strong managerial skills, proactive communication skills, and a deep commitment to collaborating with team members.
Information Technology (70%)
With the organization’s core IT infrastructure already moved to the cloud, the manager of IT and operations will have the opportunity to operate a nimble IT team. That work will include:
Facilities & Operations (30%)
Periodic travel, for example between the LA and Oakland offices, and for periodic trainings and conferences, may be required.
The ideal candidate will embody Cal Wellness’ core competencies:
THE CALIFORNIA WELLNESS FOUNDATION
The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with approximately $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. The Foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes three interrelated portfolios: Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. In addition, the foundation is proud of its $15 million initiative focused on women of color and its recent investments in the area of immigration. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. Its annual operating budget is approximately $13M, and its annual grantmaking is approximately $37M. In addition, Cal Wellness awards approximately $2 million in Program Related Investments (PRIs) each year.
As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including using the foundation’s voice to speak out on critical issues that affect health and wellness, and investing $50 million in mission related investments (MRIs).
Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 40 located in our Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 11-member Board located throughout the state of California. The Foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment and safety.
Please visit calwellness.org for more information.
For this position, the selected candidates starting salary commensurate with skills and experience. Highlights from our benefit package include: a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission and values driven organization.
Lucas Group has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by uploading their resume and letter of interest. All correspondence will remain confidential. Here’s the link to apply: https://www.calwellness.org/mission/employment/#op-376912-manager-of-it--operations
Candidates selected for advancement will be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews, complete a writing assignment and skills assessment. The final offer will be contingent upon background check, inclusive of credit, and professional references. If you require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our interview process, please let us know.
The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.
The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments. This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job and duties may differ from those as outlined above.
Our generous benefits package includes: