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December 12, 2012

Know an IT professional with a passion for liberty? The Mises Institute is looking for a Chief Technology Officer. See the ad below (html) and here (jpg), and please share with potentially interested parties.

Chief Technology Officer The Ludwig von Mises Institute, a research and educational organization promoting free markets, individual liberty, and peace, seeks a Chief Technology Officer.
About the Institute The Mises Institute is the world’s leading center of research, teaching, and outreach in the tradition of the Austrian school of economics. The Austrian school emphasizes individual choice, voluntary cooperation, and decentralized approaches to social and organizational problems. Through its website, www.mises.org – consistently ranked among the world’s most important economics sites – the Mises Institute distributes freely a wide range of materials to researchers, students, policymakers, and the general public, most available free of charge via Creative Commons. These include books, essays, research reports, videos and audios from conferences, interviews, and other events, blogs, wikis, discussion forums, and online courses.
About the Position The Institute seeks to leverage its existing content, develop new content, and manage its internal systems more effectively in spreading the message of free markets, individual choice, and peaceful cooperation. The Chief Technology Officer will oversee all aspects of the Institute’s external and internal technology platforms. The CTO will partner with the Institute’s authors, editors, content strategists, and other personnel to develop and implement new and improved procedures for delivering content, facilitating the creation of new content, maintaining and protecting data, managing internal systems, and other technology functions appropriate for a nonprofit organization. The CTO will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Institute’s senior staff. The successful candidate will have a strong technology background, excellent leadership and management skills, and a commitment to the ideas of personal and economic liberty and the free and open exchange of ideas. Relevant experiences and skills include, but are not limited, to:
  • mastery of content management systems
  • experience leading teams of employees and contractors and managing relationships with external vendors and volunteers
  • ability to envision new technical opportunities and create new technical solutions
  • experience with enterprise resource management applications
  • familiarity with information security and risk management
Applicants with a variety of formal qualifications and experiences are welcome. The Institute is located in the university town of Auburn, Alabama, less than two hours from downtown Atlanta. It is expected that the CTO will spend significant time onsite. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applying To apply, or for more information, write Peter Klein, Executive Director, pklein@mises.org.

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