Senior Director of Information Technology & Security

Information Technology United States


Why Workit:
Workit Health is an industry-leading provider of on-demand, evidence-based telemedicine care. Our programs are based in harm reduction, and bring together licensed clinicians who really listen, FDA-approved medication, online recovery groups and community, interactive therapeutic courses, and care for co-existing conditions. Workit Health's patient-centered telemedicine model is improving clinical outcomes and eliminating barriers to treatment, making long-term recovery accessible to individuals who need it, without disrupting their daily lives. 
We’re excited to expand our team as our impact and coverage areas continue to grow. Our team members are dedicated and passionate about our mission of making exceptional, judgment-free care for addiction more accessible. 
We believe everyone deserves respectful, effective treatment for substance use disorder at the moment they're ready for it. We're looking for driven and compassionate individuals who share this goal. Join us in reducing stigma, saving lives, and changing the way addiction is treated in America.

Job Summary: 

The Senior Director of Information Technology and Security plays a critical role in leading and managing Workit Health’s technology infrastructure and cybersecurity initiatives. You will be responsible for developing and implementing IT strategies aligned with the organization's goals; ensuring the reliability, security, and scalability of IT systems; and mitigating cyber risks to protect sensitive data assets. You will oversee a team of IT professionals, collaborate with other senior leaders, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

Core Responsibilities:

The Senior Director of Information Technology (IT) and Security is responsible for a wide range of duties aimed at managing and safeguarding Workit Health’s technological infrastructure and data assets. Some of the key responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the design, implementation and maintenance of the organization's IT infrastructure, and day to day operations, including network infrastructure, systems administration, cybersecurity, and help desk support.
  • Develop and implement IT strategies, policies, and procedures to support the organization's short-term and long-term goals.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team and with cross-functional stakeholders to align IT initiatives with business objectives and priorities. 
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and trends to identify opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage.
  • Build and lead a high-performing IT team, including hiring, training, and mentoring staff and fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Lead efforts to protect the organization's digital assets from cyber threats, such as hacking, data breaches, malware, and insider threats. 
  • Ensure that the organization complies with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to IT and data security, such as HIPAA, SOC2, 42 CFR Part 2 and others. 
  • Identify potential risks to the organization's IT infrastructure and data assets and implementing measures to mitigate those risks. 
  • Develop and managing the IT department's budget.
  • Oversee relationships with third-party vendors, contractors, and service providers.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement encouraging innovation, and seeking opportunities to optimize processes, enhance efficiency, and drive business value through technology.


Qualifications (Required):
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or experience in related fields.
  • Proven experience (5 years or more) in progressively responsible positions within IT departments, with a proven track record of success in managing complex IT projects, teams, and budgets.
  • Strong technical expertise across a broad range of IT domains, including network infrastructure, systems administration, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and emerging technologies.
  • People management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and build consensus around IT strategies and initiatives.
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive approach to problem-solving, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members, foster a culture of collaboration and accountability, and drive results.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements and compliance standards, such as SOC 2 and HIPAA
  • Health sector experience (healthtech, pharma, behavioral health, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles, best practices, and technologies, including NIST, ISO 27001, SOC2, HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2
  • Experience implementing security controls and protocols to protect organizational assets
  • Experience in budgeting, strategic planning, and making data-driven decisions to maximize the value of IT investments


Qualifications (Optional):
  • Nice to have / optional: 
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
    • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
    • PMP (Project Management Professional)
    • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
  • Nice to have / optional: 
    • Familiarity with industry-specific regulations, compliance requirements, and challenges to effectively address the unique IT needs and priorities of the organization

  • 5 weeks PTO (includes your birthday, 2 mental health days, and 2 floating holidays!)
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health, dental, pharmacy, and vision insurance with options to fit your family's needs
  • Company contributions to dependent premiums at higher than market rates (65%)
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave after 1 year of employment (includes maternity, paternity, adoption, and all ways in which our people build modern families)
  • 401k + matching
  • Healthcare & dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Flexible schedules and flex-time work for all full-time and part-time employees
  • Employee assistance program, complete with financial coaching and counseling sessions
  • Professional development allowance for healthcare providers
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within the company
  • Fully remote roles throughout the company
  • Vibrant, employee-driven cultural initiatives including multiple ERG groups
  • Colleagues who care deeply about closing health disparity gaps within the addiction space for underserved populations
As we are an addiction recovery company founded by people in recovery, those in addiction recovery themselves are encouraged to apply. Workit Health is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.