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Tech Infrastructure & Systems Specialist

About CSI

The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Toronto with collaborative workspaces, communities and national acceleration programs. CSI supports over 1,000 nonprofits and social mission organizations tackling a range of social, environmental and economic challenges. Our mission is to catalyze social innovation by amplifying the success of our members and fueling a movement for people and planet. CSI works closely with our affiliate organization, the Centre for Social Innovation Institute, to make social innovation education, training and spaces inclusive and accessible.

Collaboration, entrepreneurship and systems change are embodied in everything we do. We have the passion and drive of a young tech start-up but remain rooted in the social movements of the 60’s and 70’s and bring the professionalism of the 21st century. We are wildly optimistic, committed to finding solutions that put people and planet first, while being deeply pragmatic. We are looking for someone who is committed to leveraging their skills, smarts and emotional intelligence to having an impact on our world.

This is a rare kind of crew – practical, friendly and deeply ambitious. We are determined to change the world and we have a plan, but we need your help to make it happen! We are making social change and having fun doing it.

About the Role 

The Technology Infrastructure and Systems Specialist Lead is the pillar that keeps the organization moving forward.    

You maintain internal systems for the Centre for Social Innovation ensuring operations run effectively and smoothly. You identify and implement improvements for increased technology systems efficiency and the delivery of a top-notch member experience.


  • Leads the design, procurement, configuration, and maintenance of IT infrastructure at all CSI Toronto locations, including printers, servers, PC/laptops, network components and related configurations, telecommunications equipment, telephony, mobility, email, operations related software, backup/recovery systems and license compliance with a focus on cyber security

  • Implement streamlined IT solutions for TechSoup Canada, coordinating with TechSoup Global and vendors to develop effective solutions.

  • Implement streamlined IT solutions for CSI, coordinating with vendors to develop effective solutions.

  • Identify, diagnose and implement improvements in the IT infrastructure, ensuring exceptional member and staff experience

  • Troubleshoot issues related to server, workstation, application, or network related problems, and liaise with vendors for resolution. 

  • Direct and support the Technology Infrastructure Coordinator in the deployment of  workstations, laptops, virtual machines, and mobile devices as required

  • Work with Technology Infrastructure Coordinator to create systems to support members and staff with IT needs and requests

  • Assist with updating and maintaining IT policies and documentation, including user guides, and asset inventory

  • Act as a trusted partner and collaborative colleague focused on influencing change and delivering solutions to make work easier through technology

  • Support Techsoup Canada by participating in negotiations with vendors and contractors for hardware/software

  • Support CSi and TechSoup Canada leadership on major projects, software upgrades, and organizational system deployment and changes

  • Support and participation of planning and strategic goals for systems and applications

  • Supports the Chief Digital Officer in the creation and execution of roadmaps outlining the investments in infrastructure (with a focus on cyber security) that will enable the Company’s strategic plans and deliver high availability IT resources

  • Directs, prioritizes, and expedites multiple work assignments in accordance with scheduled IT service commitments

  • Participates in hardware and software upgrades where necessary for optimal performance in alignment with Vulnerability and Patch Management best practices

  • Remains current with relevant advancements in technology with a focus on cyber security

  • Remains current with relevant technology advancements, cyber security toolsets and recommends new technologies and best practice solutions (cloud, remote managed services, digital transformation)

  • Assist in the development of the operating and capital budget and ensure the department operates within the approved budget

  • Provide technical support to internal customers to ensure each is able to work at optimal capacity free of any IT-related limitations

  • Effective and efficient triaging and solving all IT issues based on importance, topic, and urgency

  • Perform remote troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions

  • Ensure security and business continuity through access controls, backups, firewalls and hardware tracking

  • Proactively communicating application issues to leaders and the team as needed

  • Regularly monitor network and infrastructure performance, security, and system status and report any potential problems

As with all members of the CSI team, you will be expected to:

●   Connect people and ideas

●   Brighten peoples’ days

●   Build social networks

●   Create a culture of openness, sharing, and caring

●   Work collaboratively and constructively

What you can expect working with us

We are a dynamic and collaborative team invested in our mission. We are constantly seeking to improve processes and increase our impact in the community.

We advocate for the presence and contributions of all people regardless of ability, age, cultural background, education, ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, language, marital status, nationality, physical appearance, political affiliations, perspective, race, religion, sexual orientation, sexuality, family status, socioeconomic status, or other such considerations, and intersectionalities therein. We recognize international experience and strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 17, 2021. Please also submit your response to the questions given in the application, including your resume and cover letter as soon as you are interested.

Only those selected will be contacted for further interview processes.

Please let us know of any specific requirements needed in advance of visiting any of our spaces – we will be happy to work with you on any accommodation requests.

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