Thank you for considering career opportunities with the University of Oregon Foundation. We invite you to learn more about us and to find out if our mission and values are in line with yours. We are a diverse group of individuals with shared values in common: trust, respect, integrity, and commitment. Our mission and passion are to partner with the University of Oregon; we are devoted entirely to receiving, investing, and administering gifts for the benefit of the university. If this resonates with you, we invite you to explore the possibilities of becoming part of the Foundation team.
Current Job Opportunities
The Foundation is currently hiring for the following full time positions, offering a generous benefits package and competitive pay.
The Managing Director will be responsible for supporting the existing portfolio of UO startups and will work closely with the Launch Oregon Board, UO Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) and its Industry, Innovation and Translation office, UO leaders, and faculty to identify new startup opportunities across the campus ecosystem, providing the necessary support to help assess and validate their commercial viability. This person will also be responsible for developing Launch Oregon’s network of advisors and potential management candidates to support university startups, working with the Launch Oregon Board and UO Advancement to raise an internal seed fund that provides initial financing to UO ventures, engaging the broader venture capital ecosystem to facilitate external funding of scalable opportunities, and developing partnerships with established companies to enhance prospective business development collaborations and corporate funding, in addition to generating potential acquisition interest in UO startups.
The Data Analyst designs and maintains the code that extracts the Foundation's data from our information systems so that it can be made available to the Foundation's internal and external customers in a timely manner. This work is often described as "reporting" or "report design" or "business intelligence" and makes use of industry standard tools such as SQL, Microsoft SSRS, and Microsoft Excel. The Data Analyst might also design and maintain the code that ensures the integrity of the Foundation's data platforms as information flows into Foundation systems from external sources and between the various components (aka "ETL" or "interface" design). This role works closely with business stakeholders to ensure reports and insights are delivered on time. The Data Analyst collects requirements, resolves technical issues, designs reports to answer key business questions, and identifies new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis and reporting. Strong communication skills are essential as this role may serve as translator between technical and non-technical business stakeholders, and between Foundation and external partners.
The Applications Developer maintains critical data integrations between core Foundation systems and, working closely with other members of the Technology team and key stakeholders, streamlining and automating business processes with custom application code. The Applications Developer supports the upgrade of existing applications, as well as the design, programming and documentation of new applications. This position utilizes organizational knowledge with technology skills to provide comprehensive solutions to projects and systems.
Information on the Foundation
The University of Oregon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with EOE. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute protected by federal or state laws. Please contact our office if you need reasonable accommodation in the application process. We participate in E-Verify, and are committed to non-discrimination. For more information see Right to Work and E-Verify Participation.
Falsification of any information in the application process will be deemed grounds to reject a candidate or to terminate employment if already hired. The employment relationship is strictly voluntary and at-will on both sides and may be terminated by either the individual employee or the Foundation at any time, with or without cause or prior notice, except as prohibited by law.
For more information on the Foundation's Core Values and Relationship Between the University, Donors, and the Foundation, visit our about page.