Compassion International

  • Director of Enterprise Agile

    Job ID
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    This director leads the agile practice, driving the strategy, maturity, and adoption of Agile/SAFe within the ministry, ensuring that the culture and practice is evolving, and that the model efficiently translates effort into value delivery. Through coaching, development, education, and influence this person will drive improvement and efficiency through the use of these Agile principles including technical approaches such as CI/CD, test-driven development, and behavior-driven development. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction through subordinate managers and staff to a major sub-function or geographic region of the ministry. This responsibility includes hiring, discipline, and termination, as well as, coaching, performance management, assigning, checking, and approving work to achieve global strategies and objectives. The incumbent collaborates with other senior leaders and contributes to the development of functional strategy and makes decisions based on operational strategy and priorities.

    Essential Job Functions


    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Provides leadership and development to direct reports.  Works with staff to foster an environment of professional growth, in alignment with compassion’s strategies and objectives.  Consult with peer management and senior leaders to successfully align departmental resources and priorities across Compassion.
    • Compiles or prepares and administers the annual budget and departmental expenses, ensuring accountability for on-time completion of deliverables based on department objectives, SLAs, and other Compassion standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and board policies.
    • Selects, manages and develops assigned staff, establishing goals and objectives, coaching and managing performance, including discipline, motivation, and annual reviews; supports continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organizational capability.
    • Responsible for intentional guidance toward maturity (plan), measurement toward that goal, and improvement of the model/efficiency.
    • Coach, develop, and maintain cadre of SAFE/Agile experts who reinforce and accelerate adoption, use, and leverage of core SAFe/Agile concepts in the practice.
    • Accountable for the alignment and maintenance, through subordinate managers and professionals, of effective methods to align with ministry portfolio work and define the methods whereby work flows into and through IT.
    • As a leader, creates transparency by communicating proactively, assertively, and openly with involved parties. Drives communities of practice across the organization, and drives methods & tools to radiate information.
    • Drives Agile culture adoption by ensuring the maintenance of required artifacts and rituals. Directs teams on effective use/leverage of rituals to ensure the appropriate amount of “overhead” is present.
    • At a high level, designs, develops, communicates, and continually improves meaningful metrics at both the program and team level that demonstrate increased value delivery and practice maturity.



    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree in related field.

    Work Experience

    • Relevant work experience required to enable the individual to be able to successfully perform the job as listed.

    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 20% of normal schedule


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