Director of Applications Development and Integration

Eugene OR
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Salary: $90,000-$112,500
Created: December 5, 2023

Description

The University of Oregon Libraries has exclusively retained Jack Farrell & Associates (www.jackfarrell.com) to find the winning candidate for this important position. Interested candidates should provide a CV and 2-page cover letter (details below) by email to Amy Morse (amy@jackfarrell.com). Thank you. 

Department Summary

About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls over 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant year-round climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, to providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and to disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. For more information about the UO Libraries, go to https://library.uoregon.edu/overview.

About Applications Development & Integration:
Applications Development and Integration (ADI) handles the digital application infrastructure for UO Libraries and offers technology services that align with the libraries and the university’s missions. These services encompass various aspects of web-based application development, such as installation, customization, management, maintenance, and support. ADI works closely with and provides assistance to library departments and units that have high technology needs, such as Open Scholarship, Digital Library Services, Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA), Communication, Collection Strategies, etc. ADI developers and librarians apply web and application design principles to facilitate the discovery and delivery of collection, information, and knowledge in all formats, such as text, image, audio, video, etc. They also provide oversight and configuration of licensed service platforms, cloud-service technologies, and open-source software solutions that sustain a research library’s service in the academic community.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost and University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Digital Strategy, the Director of Applications Development and Integration provides high-level technical leadership, project management, and vision and direction in planning, developing, and maintaining the library’s digital infrastructure, web interfaces, and digital applications that support and enhance library workflows and services aligned with the libraries’ strategic plan and the campus academic and research priorities. This position is responsible for conducting evaluation, designing, testing, maintaining, and supporting a wide range of library applications, ensuring compliance with accessibility guidelines and standards. This position provides consultation to AVPUL on best practices, digital strategies, and business models of digital services and platforms, and manages the department of ADI that includes two Career Faculty Librarians and four classified developers.

We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications. Relocation assistance to Eugene is available.

Salary

$87,500 – $112,500 per year, commensurate with experience

 

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
• Six years of progressive information technology experience.
• Three years of technical experience working with web applications, including front-end or back-end programming skills.
• Two years of experience leading projects in a cross-functional environment.
• Two years of experience in management or supervisory capacity.

Professional Competencies

• Strong supervisory and performance management capabilities.
• Demonstrated ability in managing complex technical projects and teams.
• Ability to gather data, perform analyses, solve problems, and prioritize among competing demands in order to meet deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to successfully communicate technical/complex information to technical and non-technical audiences across an array of multimedia types.
• Demonstrated experience with web accessibility and usability norms/guidelines.
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment, maintain a respectful workplace, and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Knowledge of contemporary trends in library practice that influence digital infrastructure and application needs.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in library science, information science, computer science, information systems, or related field.
• Experience working in an IT environment in higher education.
• Experience working with library discovery and management systems (Alma, Primo VE).
• Experience working with content management systems (Drupal, WordPress), and collaboration tools (GitHub, Confluence, JIRA).
• Experience with front-end web programming languages and frameworks (JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Angular.js, Node.js, others).
• Experience with digital repositories.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

Application review begins November 27, 2023; position open until filled.

 

 

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NOTE: The University of Oregon Libraries has exclusively retained Jack Farrell & Associates (www.jackfarrell.com) to find the winning candidate for this important position. Interested candidates should provide a CV and 2-page cover letter by email to Amy Morse (amy@jackfarrell.com). The cover letter should address: 1) why am I interested?; 2) how am I qualified?; and 3) how do I envision this role advancing the broader mission of the Libraries? Thank you.  JO 202310084

 

How to apply

Contact:

Amy Morse, amy@jackfarrell.com

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