Information Technology Manager

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Created: August 24, 2010


Information Technology Manager Eugene, OR Closes: Sept. 15, 2010

The Orbis Cascade Alliance seeks a collaborative and technically strong colleague for the position of Information Technology Manager. This new position is responsible for leadership in evaluating technologies and technical support of Orbis Cascade Alliance services, whether centrally hosted, hosted by member institutions, or contracted to other consortia or vendors.

Responsibilities: The Information Technology Manager works closely with member institutions across the Northwest U.S. and with Alliance program managers to oversee technical support for existing consortium services, including Summit resource sharing system, Northwest Digital Archives, cloud computing, content management system, web site, administrative databases, etc. including responsibility for upgrades, migration, monitoring performance, security, and 24/7 support; and participates in teams developing and implementing the Alliance’s Strategic Agenda, including researching, recommending, implementing, and supporting new technologies in a complex multi-state multi-institutional environment.

The ideal candidate will excel in a distributed and collaborative environment that includes regular contact with colleagues with diverse responsibilities representing a broad array of academic libraries. The position requires strong project management skills and expertise in providing robust network services while learning new technical skills and designing, selecting, implementing and maintaining network services.

Desktop computing support is contracted out and not a responsibility of this position. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. Extensive travel is not required but this position is expected to be involved in professional IT organizations and to participate in regional events directly related to Orbis Cascade Alliance services. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment, and will have knowledge of Section 508 web accessibility requirements.

Qualifications: Required: BS or BA degree; excellent project management, analytical, customer service, oral, and written communication skills; experience supporting *nix systems (Unix, Linux, etc.) in a production environment, programming, and writing documentation; demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks in a complex and changing environment; demonstrated ability to work independently, collaborate at a distance, and inspire the participation of colleagues. Position is located in the Orbis Cascade Alliance offices in Eugene, Oregon. Flexibility in timing of relocation may be possible. Desired: Degrees in computer science, library science, or related fields; 3+ years experience in server support; experience working with consortia, libraries, or in higher education; experience with Web and database servers; integrated library system (ILS) support and integration; support for Institutional Repositories; evaluating and implementing open source software; vendor collaboration; distributed computing environment (e.g., cloud); principles of interface design; extensive programming experience; PHP; MySQL.

Salary & Benefits: $50,000 minimum. Salary beyond the minimum will be based on prior professional experience and education. This position includes a generous benefits package. For details, see:

About the Orbis Cascade Alliance: The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of academic libraries in the Northwest U.S. The Alliance supports a number of successful programs, including: • Conferences & Workshops • Cooperative Collection Development • Courier Service • Electronic Resources • Northwest Digital Archives • Summit Resource Sharing System

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a nonprofit corporation that contracts with the University of Oregon to provide office space, human resources, and desktop computing support services. As is true of all consortium staff, the IT Manager is an employee of the University of Oregon assigned to work for the Orbis Cascade Alliance. This position is located in the Orbis Cascade Alliance offices in Eugene, Oregon. For more details, see:

To Apply: Please send Word or PDF attachments via e-mail and include the following: cover letter addressing relevant qualifications for the position; résumé; and a list that includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references (one of whom must be indicated as your most current supervisor) to: Letters should be addressed to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299. See for more information.

Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2010. Applications will continue to be received until position is filled.

The University of Oregon [host site] is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA-compliant institution committed to cultural diversity.

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Kyle Banerjee

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Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 11:15 UTC

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