DIAL (Digital Impact Alliance) originated to bring the public and private sectors together to realize an inclusive digital society that connects everyone to life-enhancing and life-enabling technology. DIAL is staffed by a global team of technology researchers, developers, investors, negotiators, and policymakers. It is supported by world-class foundations and development agencies and guided by a board of leading emerging market entrepreneurs, technologists and international development experts. With this leadership, DIAL is uniquely positioned to serve as a neutral broker, bringing together governments, industries, and other stakeholders in international development to promote new solutions to old problems.
DIAL is investing in three big bets. One of these, DIAL’s Open Source Center (OSC), provides a collaborative space and services to open source projects used in global development. The OSC assists proven technology platforms to mature by working with open source projects to establish effective governance, deepen software project management, improve technical architecture, build effective contributor and implementer communities, and develop sustainable project financing models. More information about the program is available online: http://osc.dial.community
The OSC is expanding its team to bring on board more strategic planning, program management, and business expertise. These skills will be applied to the challenge of scaling the OSC’s services and securing its ongoing operations, as well as providing guidance to OSC client projects.
The Director of Business Planning will be responsible for designing the OSC’s strategic plan for financial sustainability, setting growth targets, and working with the OSC’s Director of Community and Director of Technology to achieve these targets.
The Director of Business Planning will develop a financial model for expansion of the OSC’s services and the ongoing operations of the OSC beyond its existing multi-year runway of core funding. S/he will analyze analogous revenue models, work with the other directors to determine service delivery costs and capacity limitations, design sustainable financial models, and test key components of the model. S/he will work with colleagues to design and implement new services, refine existing services and operating models as needed.
The director must be able to develop parallel roadmaps for implementing and proving out various aspects of the overall financial model. The director must have excellent leadership, collaboration, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Responsibilities Shared with Other Directors
This is a full-time direct-hire opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology and international development. DIAL is based in Washington, DC, and colleagues for this position are located in multiple cities around the world. Applicants should demonstrate a willingness to commit to, and enthusiasm for traveling to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) up to 30% of the time.
The team will consider applicants living outside of the DC area who are interested in relocating to join the team, as well as individuals interested in working remotely from high-tech hubs such as Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, or Portland. Non-US locations will be considered.
For full-time employees we offer an excellent range of benefits, including a choice of two health plans through CareFirst (PPO or HDHP), dental insurance, vision discount plan, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Club Discounts, Commuter Benefits, and Employee Assistance Program.
12 Paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days, 3 personal days and 8 weeks of parental leave (mother or father), access to the UNFCU Credit Union, 150% match on our 403b retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, and discounted Zipcar membership.