Director of Information Technology

Position Overview

Division – Administration & Finance
Supervisor – Assistant Vice-President for Admin & Finance
Benefits – Yes
Status – Full-time, 12-month

About Bushnell University

Founded in 1895, Bushnell University provides a holistic Christian education, fostering wisdom, faith, and service in its students. In joining the staff here, you will be part of an academic community that seeks to cultivate your faith while you make a difference in the lives of our students. Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant university district, which also includes the University of Oregon. Eugene is a college town small enough to know your neighbors and large enough to offer fantastic arts, entertainment, dining, healthcare, and educational opportunities. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest, being just one hour from the Oregon Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, and less than two hours from Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.

Position Information

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Director of Information Technology is responsible for information technology throughout the organization, and for all facets of information technology management and control, including planning, supervision of information technology employees; budget preparation and management; recommendations for technical acquisitions; and development of guidelines, standards and procedures.


Coordinates technology projects to ensure project and campus goals are accomplished. Researches and implements security best-practices appropriate for our environment. Directs the work of all IT staff.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for supervision and management of Information Technology department. Exercises discretion and independent judgment by:

  1. Overseeing the information technology resources of the university, including network support, infrastructure, telecommunications, core campus applications, data reporting, cloud applications, and user support
  2. Implementing a strategic information technology plan for the campus to support the academic and administrative needs of the university, with emphasis on system and information security
  3. Making suggestions and recommendations for the hiring, termination and the promotion of IT employees
  4. Researching and evaluating new and emerging technologies in accordance with University objectives
  5. Identifying campus technology needs, evaluating, recommending, and procuring and coordinating the IT budgets
  6. Developing and implementing campus-wide policies, procedures, and standards related to network hardware/software acquisition, use and support
  7. Implementing and maintaining system documentation, inventories and licenses
  8. Planning, implementing and supporting the campus network infrastructure
  9. Facilitating project prioritization with an understanding of overall campus-wide needs
  10. Negotiating maintenance contracts with computer hardware and software vendors
  11. Maintain a relationship with third party providers to meet campus needs as needed
  12. Responding to other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Experience and Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in computer technology required. Master’s degree desired.
Required Knowledge:
  • Proven managerial and leadership skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of telecommunications, networking, and computer hardware and software
  • Experience and skills in technical and administrative areas
  • Excellent oral/written communication abilities and organization skills
  • Calm, professional demeanor, ability to work independently as well as in groups

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

  • Bushnell employees must have a maturing Christian faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
  • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
  • All employees of Bushnell are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See for specific information.
  • The employee must have knowledge of strong office management techniques; operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the office; research methods and report writing techniques; record-keeping techniques; operation of office machines including computer equipment and specified software; principles of training and providing work direction.
  • The position requires a strong ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing, utilizing tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
  • This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
  • This position may require lifting up to 50 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
  • This position description is subject to change at any time.

This position may require evening or weekend work to respond to facilities emergencies where life-safety, property damage, or student housing is or could be threatened.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application materials through Bushnell’s Online Recruiting site.


Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.

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