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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Equal Opportunity Schools in Seattle, WA, USA


$150,000 to $200,000 Annually

Employment Type


Equal Opportunity Schools seeks an innovative, equity-driven Chief Technology Officer. We are a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to ensure that black, brown and low-income students have access to America’s academically challenging school programs and that they succeed at all levels.

This new position offers you the opportunity to transform the way we use technology to serve students in over 350 public high schools nationwide and provide leadership to level up our next phase of scale. We are looking for people with the ability to handle the design, development, and implementation of our software to meet current demands and to lay the foundation for the future. Through our own online, web-based student information system, our robust reporting infrastructure, and our equity-driven data and analytics, the use of technology strategies is deeply embedded in our work.

EOS is a rapidly growing, continuously improving organization with diversity initiatives.

We want individuals who share our desire to be innovative leaders in technology, software, and data focused on mission-critical work to transform public education.


As the CTO you will provide the leadership and tools to enable our national, equity-driven organization to achieve our growing needs. Technology and data analysis are key to our ability to improve access for traditionally underrepresented students in academically rigorous high school programs. This leadership role reports to the CEO.


In general, in this role you will lead in the following areas:

  • Driving company and technical strategies around innovative technology to improve access to a high-quality education for underrepresented students
  • Building and leading a strong and diverse software development team with skills in design, engineering, data science, data security, and product management
  • Working collaboratively with internal teams and our clients to scope and prioritize software development
  • Building a culture and tools around measuring progress and success

We'd Love to Hear from you:

  • Experience in a startup or other environment with rapid growth and/or change
  • Experience with equity, public schools and/or mission driven work preferred
  • Experience with a broad range of software development technologies, including AWS, SQL, Ruby on Rails (or similar frameworks), and reporting/analytics technologies (such as Tableau)
  • Experience working and leading across a range of technical skills, including design, engineering, data science, and product management
  • Experience hiring and leading technical teams
  • Works well with many non-technical partners, including management, sales, and customer success teams
  • Extraordinarily self-motivated and directed with demonstration sound judgment even in ambiguous or rapidly changing situations
  • The eagerness to effectively manage and communicate the balance between customer expectations and operational capacity.
  • A hands-on leader with a high level of integrity and ethics with the ability to work within and maintain our Company core values this job might be for you if:

You are committed to equity. You steadfastly believe that all students – particularly black, brown and low-income students – should have access and succeed in the most academically rigorous high school programs. You understand that working for equity is a continual journey and you are motivated by a passion for that journey.

You enjoy collaborating with others. You recognize that working with a diverse team of individuals with varying roles and skills can be challenging, but you enjoy this challenge. You work to find creative solutions to best fit a wide range of contexts, needs, uses, and timelines.

You love to learn and grow. You are always looking to improve and to develop new skills, and welcome constructive feedback that helps you get there. You’re excited to learn from other perspectives that will inform your thinking, and to contribute to others’ learning.

You are comfortable working in a dynamic, growing organization. Equal Opportunity Schools has experienced incredible growth and success in our 10+ years of existence, but we don’t have it all figured out. You’re excited to take on the challenges that come with a relatively young organization, evolving internal systems and structures, and long-term visions that are still works in progress.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a CV, and a cover letter highlighting relevant skills, and how EOS’s work, social justice, and equity connects with their professional goals.

Equal Opportunity Schools

About Equal Opportunity Schools:

We are a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to ensure that black, brown and low-income students have access to America’s academically challenging school programs and that they succeed at all levels. The nonprofit organization’s partnership model is consultative, collaborative, and requires a commitment to specific and measurable results. Since its incorporation in 2010, EOS has helped more than 540 schools identify tens of thousands of students of color and low-income students who qualify for – but are missing from – Advanced Placement or other rigorous levels of coursework. EOS is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Equal Opportunity Schools is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer.

Equal Opportunity Schools considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. Equal Opportunity Schools provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process.