System Manager, Identity and Access Management

Job title: System Manager, Identity and Access Management

Company: Uncommon Schools

Job description: Company Description


Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Job Description

The System Manager will lead the development, implementation, and execution of a holistic Identify and Access Management (IAM) program. This role will act as the specialist on IAM and collaborate with all levels of Uncommon Schools including Talent, Accounting, Finance, IT, and school based teams. They will supervise the planning, prioritization, and execution of the IAM roadmap!

The System Manager, IAM is responsible for how users are given an identity and how it is protected, including ensuring critical applications, data, and systems are not subjected to unauthorized access while handling the identities and access rights of people both inside (staff and students) and outside the organization.

Systems design/management:

  • Evaluate and understand the current state of IAM at Uncommon. This includes the people, processes, and technology (OneLogin, Active Directory, Google Cloud/G Suite)
  • Utilize deep subject-matter expertise in all areas of IAM including single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, privileged account management, password vaulting, role-based, just-in-time access, and domain design to create, implement and maintain a roadmap for IAM organizational development.
  • Identify and raise issues with technology partners and manufacturers
  • Serve as a technical project manager to coordinate sophisticated or long-duration initiatives. Establish, document, and communicate IAM services, capabilities, roadmap, policies, and procedures to key IAM partners
  • Independently create and present clear, detailed communication and change management plans to Product Managers, IT Support and Regional Representatives that enable clear and fast decision making.
  • Train IT Support team to resolve common issues Tier 1 and 2 issues and act as escalation for Tier 3.
  • Support the maintenance and upkeep of our technology tools in order to understand the integrations between them, and identify both efficiencies and resolutions related to transactional work.

Stakeholder Representative:

  • Partner with Product Managers and IT Support team to deeply understand the goals and use cases for IAM
  • Understand and champion the appropriate long-term vision for the IAM platforms
  • Ensure user adoption of new processes by creating training materials and providing mentorship, guidance, support, and performance feedback to IT Support and end users of our systems

Data Governance and Reporting:

  • Partner with other Data & IT team members in their day-to-day operations (reporting, auditing, integration) to support processes related to identity and access management
  • Under the guidance of the Sr. Director of Enterprise Systems and Data Governance, create and implement solutions, standards, and controls to ensure data accuracy and integrity in our current and future systems

Vendor Management:

  • Contract & Payment: Lead renewal and payment of the yearly contract.
  • Establish relationships with vendors, act as a liaison between vendor and Uncommon on any projects, and own school-level issues & difficult conversations.
  • Work with Director to handle vendor issues


  • Develop, rollout and supervise policies as it relates to IAM
  • Train end-users (staff and students) in security standard methodologies
  • Recommend areas for improvement in the organization’s security posture, taking into account business objectives and priorities


Experience Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of work experience
  • 3-4 years of directly related experience
  • Experience configuring and managing IAM tools such as: OneLogin, Microsoft Entra, G Suite, Okta

Educations Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or equivalent subject preferred)
  • Security certifications preferred

Travel/ Working Schedule:

  • 3 days in person in our central office located in the Financial District
  • Travel to other regions as needed

Additional Information

Our people are what make us uncommon. It’s important to us that our compensation practices align with our values and enhance our ability to attract and retain talent. Our compensation philosophy is focused on equity and fairness, retaining our talented staff and valuing their expertise, and transparency and clarity.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in New York City is between $95,200-$112,00 and generally, we expect that qualified candidates in this location will be made an offer between $95,200 and $100,800. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. Because one of the things that we value is staff tenure in a role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than New York City.

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive compensation, benefits and perks that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Comprehensive Health Insurance

Financial Planning & Wellness

403(b) retirement savings plan and/or region specific Pension plan

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program & 529 Savings plan

Generous Time-Off plan aligned with school calendars

Leave of Absence

12 weeks of fully paid parental leave +

Mental Health and Counseling support

Relocation Assistance

Other Perks and Discounts

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, Uncommon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions. If you would like to request an accommodation, please email .

Expected salary: $95200 – 100800 per year

Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Sun, 17 Mar 2024 05:00:12 GMT

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