VP, Social Impact at DigitalOcean

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Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We want people who are passionate about building programs to empower and give back to the communities in which we serve and operate to drive social progress and business.

We are looking for a creative, engaging, and results-oriented leader to build out our global social impact programs. Reporting directly to the CMO, this is a strategic role within DigitalOcean that’s focused on continuing the momentum DigitalOcean already has experienced with Hollie’s Hub for Good and our recent Pledge 1% commitment, while building out additional aspects of our social impact strategy: giving initiatives, employee engagement, go-to-market planning, internal and external campaigns, educational initiatives, and so much more. 

The VP of Social Impact will, in collaboration with senior leaders across the organization, design an overarching strategy for corporate citizenship, lead the development of new and existing programs, mobilize the organization on issues that impact the company and the community, and serve as a champion inside the company and to external audiences. DigitalOcean’s corporate social impact program will include connecting our technology platform, people, and company assets to nonprofits, putting our resources to work to enable them to mission.

As a VP of Social Impact, you will own the positioning strategy for our giving program, develop educational content to inform our employees of their impact, create volunteer and engagement opportunities, seek and develop relationships with partners, and regularly report to the leadership team on program goals and results. 

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Strategy: Build out global social impact strategy based on alignment between values of the business and benefit to the community.
  • Reporting: Develop appropriate goals and metrics and process for measuring the company’s performance with respect to corporate citizenship. 
  • Industry Trends: Advise the company’s leadership on global best practices with respect to social impact. Understand the strategies, policies, and programs of other companies. Stay informed of current trends and results of new approaches to social impact.
  • External Communication: Partner with content and comms team to create compelling content and storytelling campaigns.
  • Partnerships: Design and execute on partnerships that address issues of strategic alignment and importance. Collaborate with corporate and non-profit partners and align internal resources.
  • Budgeting/Compliance: Develop and maintain an operating budget. Assess, prioritize, monitor and address potential business risks/legal compliance with respect to corporate responsibility.
  • Employee Engagement: Educate internal and external stakeholders to the importance and benefits of programs implemented, activate engagement across the entire organization—at every level, in every department—through meaningful community contributions.
  • Go to Market: Oversee all efforts to expand the use of the platform by non-profits.
  • Green Initiatives: Analyze DigitalOcean’s current business practices and identify key areas/create programs to decrease impact on the environment
What We’ll Expect From You:
  • Senior-level leader with significant experience (15 years+) and previous management responsibility for issues and activities related to corporate citizenship and social impact in a global corporate setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility; team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible
  • Can establish clear priorities, drive alignment and execution across multiple functions within an organization.
  • Seasoned in the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems and marketing
  • Sophisticated understanding of the social impact landscape, key global issues and best practices, along with knowledge of the roles of private, non-profit, and public sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate trends and issues in business and society that affect the company’s social impact agenda and reputation.
  • Excellent written communications skills; excellent oral skills, including public speaking, meeting facilitation, and presentations.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data; strong business and financial acumen.
  • Ability to constructively challenge conventional ways of thinking, introduce new ideas, and communicate effectively with senior leaders.
  • Relevant technology industry experience, including a demonstrable understanding of how technology intersects issues of public good and corporate citizenship. 
  • Bonus: nonprofit experience.
  • Excellent reputation for integrity and judgment
Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC, Cambridge and Palo Alto, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Easy to access for employees both in and outside of NYC, our HQ is located in the heart of trendy SoHo.

An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

What are some social events your company does?

We host an annual Shark Week where the entire company comes together for a week of learning, team time, opportunities to network cross-functionally, social activities, and more. We also host internal Hackathons (or Shark-a-hacks, as we call them) twice a year along with an annual Shark Day!

Olivia

Senior Manager, People Operations & Analytics

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really excited about our Managed Databases and App Platform offerings. Getting started on a new project can be hard, let alone the overhead of setting up infrastructure. With our App Platform and Managed Databases, developers can focus their attention on writing code.

Greg

Engineer II

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on my team is fueled by my team’s mutual respect and trust. My team has given me all of the necessary tools needed to get the job done and I am trusted to contribute to company projects that will transform the business. It is invaluable to be surrounded by a team that is just as committed to my success as I am!

Melonie

People Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

DO is in a unique position as the entry point to the internet for 500,000 customers today, and with the potential to reach many millions more over time. We have an incredible opportunity to help the world's developers and entrepreneurs test their ideas, build their business and realize their dreams.

Yancey

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

DigitalOcean sources meetups, conferences, projects, non-profit organizations, student-run hackathons, and individual developers who create useful content. The ethos here is community driven, and based on love, so we go out of our way to support developers and entrepreneurs who are creating meaningful technologies and businesses.

Daniel

Senior Developer Relations Manager

What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees.
- Commuter Benefits: Local employees receive a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Fitness Reimbursement: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Free Meals In-Office Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
DigitalOcean's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
DigitalOcean gives employees unlimited PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited days of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Our NYC office provides free catered breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the warmer months.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DigitalOcean hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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