Information Technology (IT) Associate (WA)

Department                            Operations

Reports to                               Information Technology Manager

Location                                  Washington, DC

Status                                      Full Time

FLSA Status (OT eligibility)    Exempt


Wellspring Advisors, a private philanthropic consulting firm, is currently hiring for the position of Information Technology Associate for our Washington, DC office. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing comprehensive technological support to a diverse and highly mobile professional work force, with main offices in DC and New York, as well as field-based staff in East Africa. The right individual for this position will be someone who is meticulous, forward thinking, highly motivated, and who truly thrives on helping others to succeed.


The Associate, in conjunction with the New York based Information Technology Manager, is responsible for supporting and proactively maintaining the day-to-day infrastructure of a state-of-the- art office environment, including responding to both remote and hands-on Help Desk-related tasks.

In addition, day to day responsibilities will include deploying and maintaining computer hardware, software, mobile devices, managing IT assets, promoting IT policy and security practices, and training and assisting staff with the use of new systems or technologies. The associate will also maintain and develop the company intranet, leveraging the capabilities of SharePoint to create workflow and knowledge management efficiencies.

The Associate will have a comprehensive command of current technology standards along with outstanding credentials of achievement in a technology related field. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills as well as the technical skills necessary to effectively develop and deliver successful solutions with both passion and clarity. S/he will establish relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders to ensure production and delivery of the highest-quality technology solutions with the greatest achievable efficiency.


  • Dedicated to our philanthropic mission, and has a personal commitment to the ideals that we foster as an organization
  • Smart, friendly, and dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Able to operate effectively within a globally dispersed, complex, highly collaborative organization.
  • Capable of communicating technical information to nontechnical audience effectively
  • Thoughtful in assessing the need for improving IT and adept at presenting a business case for change to upper management
  • Understand the effectiveness of a collaborative IT environment and willing to engage the team on any projects or research that align with the organization’s goals.
  • Able to support all internal Information and Communications technology systems and respond to users’ needs both proactively and reactively in a timely manner.
  • Highly adaptable and can think strategically and creatively in an entrepreneurial environment.
    • Comfortable with working independently in an unstructured, dynamic environment while managing competing projects and priorities.
    • Can quickly identify, research, and resolve technical problems by leveraging the use of approved resources.
    • Concrete knowledge of modern computer networking technologies
    • Capable of seamlessly multi-tasking with minimal supervision
    • Able to handle confidential client information with complete discretion.
    • Fluent in Windows, Office, iOS, and cloud technologies
    • Versed in some code. HTML5/CSS, SQL, JavaScript or python experience is not a requirement, but an advantage
    • Exceptionally patient and outgoing, meticulous and organized.
    • Understands the importance of promoting the company's information security policies and procedures


  • College degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent
  • IT certifications such as ITIL, MCSA and/or PMP preferred


  • Two or more years of experience managing and supporting a Microsoft Windows environment (Servers, Desktop, and Office 365) including iOS product integration.
  • Work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector highly desirable; a commitment to issues relating to human rights and social justice required.
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft SharePoint design, workflows and administration is highly preferred.
  • Experience with cloud-managed network and mobile device management platforms.
  • Experience supporting enterprise level video conferencing systems – knowledge of Polycom room systems, Crestron and Bluejeans a plus.
  • Knowledge of PowerShell, Group Policy and administration of Office 365 a plus.
  • Experience developing and implementing end user trainings preferred.
  • Familiarity with digital security risks faced by organizations that support human rights
  • Experience supporting grant management applications
  • Experience delivering technology for an organization with staff who travel frequently, including to remote locations with limited IT resources and internet bandwidth
  • Proven track record managing IT projects and vendors

Additional qualifications

  • Able to stoop, bend, and carry moderately heavy objects such as computers and peripherals, and stoop or climb as needed to occasionally inspect cables in flooring and ceilings
  • Have reasonable dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
  • Available to travel between NY and DC monthly, to domestic conferences as needed, and internationally once a year.


Salary range:  $60,000-$70,000 based on experience.  Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members. Wellspring also offers life insurance, long-term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan and is committed to providing transgender-inclusive healthcare.


Established in 2001, Wellspring is a private philanthropic consulting firm that coordinates grantmaking programs that advance the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC.

Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

  • Social institutions and structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should be accountable to these ends.
  • The rights of all people are advanced when the rights of the most marginalized and vulnerable peoples are protected.
  • Social justice movements should employ means that are consistent with their ideals, and should give agency to the people whose interests they seek to advance.
  • As responsible stewards, we must strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments.

The firm’s services include: working with donors to develop, implement and administer giving programs that meet their philanthropic goals; conducting research and education tailored to the interests of our donors; managing programs, administering grants and monitoring grantee performance; and working to promote the effectiveness of programs that receive donor funding. 

Wellspring Advisors, LLC, hires, promotes and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Firm’s service needs and business requirements. 

All personnel decisions are made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law (each a “protected characteristic”). This policy applies to all our activities, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge. This policy also bans discriminatory harassment. 


For employment consideration, please submit application to [email protected]. Subject Line: “[Your name]— IT Associate - DC.” All applications must include a resumé and a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e., job portal, referral, etc), and your salary requirements.

The application deadline October 14, 2016.

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