Technology Officer

  • LOR Foundation
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Jan 30, 2020
Full-time Cloud Information Technology (IT) Operations Product Management Project Management Technical Support Training

Job Description

Mission Statement

Listening first, LOR works with rural communities in the Mountain West to enhance livability and prosperity while preserving the character that makes each community unique.

About LOR

LOR was founded on the simple premise that communities can find prosperity without sacrificing what they love about the place they call home. No two rural towns are the same nor are the projects we support. We listen to communities to better understand what they need and how we can help.

How We Work

The rural West is beautiful and complex. LOR believes the best solutions are rooted in the community. Our work is place-based and driven by a community’s vision for their future.

We partner with small towns in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Our staff works locally and supports projects in communities where they live. With offices across the region and a presence in the Nation’s Capital, our local roots help us elevate the rural voice and improve quality of life across the Mountain West.

We always want to learn more about communities in our region and encourage people to get in touch with us and share their story. To learn more about our community-driven approach to grantmaking, read our Impact Stories and follow us on Twitter (@LORfoundation), Instagram (@lorfoundation), and Facebook (@LORfoundation).


The Technology Officer will serve as the strategic thought leader for technical innovation at the Foundation. They will work closely with LOR management to understand the Foundation’s short and long-term goals and define the technology objectives to meet them. The role requires a passion for process and a diligent approach to optimization. The ideal candidate will thrive in a start-up environment and has values that align with LOR’s mission.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Across each department, understand workflows, needs, and technology gaps and implement solutions to make LOR more operationally efficient and effective; develop and lead the technology roadmap for 2021 and beyond
  • Proactive research on technology trends and products that can advance LOR mission work; as appropriate, create prototypes to ensure the best use of technology tools at LOR and in community work
  • Serve as a strategic advisor on LOR opportunities (e.g., grants, partnerships, community events) that could or do involve technology
  • Management of LOR’s cloud-based digital infrastructure, including ongoing systems configuration and reporting to ensure desired utilization and/or identify opportunities for innovation
  • Select and integrate new tools to maximize the capabilities of LOR’s existing systems (e.g., identify and test plugins, use APIs)
  • Project management of digital application vendors (as needed); Ensure custom technical solution development efforts meet scope, quality, and business goals
  • Lead demonstrations of new platform features, conduct staff trainings, and update documentation (as needed)
  • Oversee enterprise-level security protocols


While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

  • Education: College degree required
  • Employment: Minimum of 7 years related work experience preferred (e.g., technical operations, product management, technical project management, developer, IT management/help desk)
  • Skills: Strong understanding of web, social, mobile, and emerging technologies; Self-motivated and willing to expand knowledge; Client-facing experience required


This search is being led by Tamar Datan and Chris Cannon of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG). Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Click the "Apply Now" button on this page to send your application including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position.

LOR Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.