External job announcement (internal applicants welcome)
Position: Chief Information Officer
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Classification: Unpaid internship
Founded in the philosophical works of the distinguished Prof. Richard Buckminster Fuller, original designer of Tokyo Tower (among many, many other things) the mission of the Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation (“TGEC”) is to apply currently accepted scientific principles to the design of projects that cannot be implemented until the emergence of a global state. Headquartered in the North Aoyama Ward of Tokyo, TGEC has “employees” around the world, with well-educated persons, such as university professors, as the organization’s advisors, and learners, such as university students, as the laborers. None are remunerated, nor do they feign unremunerative intent. TGEC has two divisions, and two corporate boards: the Operations Division and the Support Division, and the Board of Investors and the Board of Advisors. Within the Operations Division exist the following departments: Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, Civil Engineering, Space Engineering, Global Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Communication Engineering. Within the Support Division are the following bureaus: Art, Business Development, Communication, Diversity, Econometrics, Editing, Employment, Finance, General Counsel, Grants, Health, Information,Innovation, Knowledge, Networking, Philanthropy, Procurement, Reputation, Scheduling, Strategy, Threat Analysis, Translation, and Workforce Education.
TGEC seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and strategic leader to become its next Chief Information Officer (CIO). The successful candidate will be committed to the Corporation’s mission and will serve as the leader of its information bureau. Working in partnership with the Chief Strategy Officer, the CIO will be an integral member of the organization’s leadership team and will be responsible for all Web-based communication.
As TGEC prepares to expand to all of the world’s ten most populated cities in 2018, this is a prime opportunity for the CIO to be the principal architect of a growing corporate information program. The CIO will build on existing information efforts and aggressively pursue new opportunities for Web-based communication in support of TGEC’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Essential job accountabilities:
The incumbent of this position directs the mission and oversees the work of the Information Branch. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Serves as a voting member of the TGEC Outreach Committee and works directly with the other members of the Committee, TGEC’s Board of Advisors, and TGEC’s executive officers to maintain and enhance the outreach plan with the following five components:
o Increase TGEC project portfolio, including larger university and government relationships.
o Augment existing outreach model.
o Explore options for outreach.
o Develop the TGEC Operations Division.
o Build TGEC outreach capacity.
• Coordinates and oversees the Information Branch’s employees, contracts, technology, and budgetary resources.
• Works with senior leadership, other branch managers, and employees across the Corporation to test, deploy, and support IT systems.
• Serves as the Corporation’s primary point of contact regarding all IT matters.
• Serves as principal webmaster for the Corporation.
• Supervises a team of subordinates, the majority of whom are located around the world. All communicate using English, and no knowledge of the Japanese language is required.
• Ensures workforce acumen is developed for continuous improvement to meet information needs.
• Develops and sustains relationships with other corporate information officers, officials at state commissions, and partner organizations.
• Supports the Chief Philanthropy Officer in leading annual philanthropy campaigns and encourages growth of online giving.
• Maintains a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation, and that promotes intra- and inter-departmental teamwork.
• Fosters an environment of achievement and ensures staff accountability for excellence through clearly defined, measurable goals.
• Creates a climate that promotes positivity for others and acceptance of alternative ideas and approaches, as well as the highest ethical standards and practices.
• Embraces diversity as a strategic advantage.
• Seeks to offer professional-development opportunities that promote the growth of individual team members and strengthen team performance.
• Identifies new Board prospects who are key information leaders with an affinity for the mission and programs of TGEC, with an eye towards building the TGEC network, including and especially by assisting TGEC’s Chief Networking Officer.
• No travel is required; however, university students seeking internship placement in Tokyo have some options available to them, pending approval from universities assigning grades.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
The ideal candidate will possess exceptional information-management skills, and equally outstanding oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated exceptional Web-based information experience in an organization of similar or larger size, or equivalent experience in another field, along with the following additional experience and attributes:
• Undergraduate degree preferred; graduate degree in business, management, computer science, or a related field strongly desired
• Experience managing an IT testing, training, or deployment organization at a senior level within a large, complex government or corporate IT enterprise
• Skill in executing a complex IT budget at the business unit or divisional level within a large, complex government or corporate enterprise
• Ability to implement and manage automated software development and test tools in a large, complex government or corporate enterprise
• Intense desire to lead and innovate
• Demonstrated ability to build, supervise, and motivate teams and individuals in a collaborative manner
• Supervisory experience strongly preferred
• Results-driven, resourceful, and action-oriented
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Flexibility and creativity
• Thrives in a collaborative, intense, quickly paced, global work environment
• Technological savvy, with excellent computer skills
Please complete a TGEC Form 1, Application for Employment, which can be obtained from TGEC’s Employment Branch at the e-mail address featured on the “Careers” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TGEC offers this position as a highly competitive unpaid internship. TGEC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of anything that otherwise lands the worst of corporations in court, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. All persons that believe themselves capable of performing all of the tasks outlined in this announcement should apply without delay.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated by the TGEC Employment Branch’s rating panel to determine the most qualified applicants and will be based upon the degree to which qualified applicants meet the preferred qualifications. The rating panel will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.
Please follow all instructions very carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.