Director, Advancement IT

Director, Advancement Information Technology

University Advancement


University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the University of Oregon to create awareness, build long-term relationships, and secure resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include: Advancement/UO Alumni Association, Development, Stewardship and Public Events, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.


Advancement Operations provides essential services that build a strong foundation from which University Advancement departments can promote the university’s fundraising priorities, manage its donor portfolios and operate within a framework of efficient business practices. Programs within Advancement Operations include: Prospect Management and Analytics, Financial Services, Employee Relations, Facilities and Office Operations, IT Services and Talent Management.


The Director, Advancement Information Technology (director) is responsible for University Advancement (UA)’s information technology (IT) strategy and for the development and management of the IT infrastructure. This position supervises IT services and staff that support the missions of UA, University Communications (UC), UO Board of Trustees and the Oregon Bach Festival. In addition to the Eugene campus, it also oversees IT support for external staff located at the UO Portland campus, the UO Bend Center and regionally located development and fundraising staff. The position is responsible for planning, recommending and administering the budget for a comprehensive portfolio of IT services; collaborates with other UO units on information technology issues; participates in task forces, work groups and committees; and also serves as UA’s technology liaison to Development offices in the university’s schools and colleges. A high level of decision-making and confidentiality is required.


The director is responsible for the supervision and overall administration of a complete range of information technology, including approximately 500 user accounts, 300 workstations, 100 mobile devices housed mainly within the Ford Alumni Center, and 25 servers, mostly virtualized and hosted with UO Information Services. The position also provides limited services to Development personnel housed in the university’s schools and colleges and is responsible for developing and administering the UA and UO Alumni Association network systems and the interface to other university and UO Foundation systems. In addition, the director will develop and manage the UO and UC IT budgets and implement policies for cost effective and efficient management of information systems. They also supervise the design, implementation and on-going management of the UA Intranet and web applications.


Specific responsibilities include: supervision of installations, upgrades, and maintenance of servers, workstations, and network hardware; installation, configuration, and patching of operating systems and software; management of backup and recovery services for all vital data; quality testing and implementation of new technology; conduct security audits; maintenance of security and integrity of department servers, workstations, mobile devices and data; and the implementation, maintenance and regular review of the UA IT Disaster Recovery Plan.


The director is responsible for the strategic direction for technology and computer systems within UA, management of all IT projects and rollouts, and oversees the in-person and remote end-user support for Windows and Macintosh workstations, common desktop applications and Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices.


This position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Advancement Operations at the University of Oregon, and directly supervises 3-4 classified or unclassified IT employees.


Salary is commensurate with experience. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at, #522296.


Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by June 21, 2018. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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