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Website: LOR Foundation
The LOR Foundation, an innovative philanthropic institution working to enhance livability and quality of life in the Intermountain West, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Technology Officer. In recent years, the foundation has partnered with rural communities in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming to protect the character of their towns and the surrounding landscapes. The Technology Officer will be a key member of the foundation team, partnering with both grantees and internal program leaders to design and implement a range of tools and tech solutions to challenges both internally at the foundation and externally in the communities it serves.
The LOR Foundation is founded on the idea that small, rural communities ought to have the resources, tools, and support they need to create thriving, beautiful places to live and that a philanthropic force can be a catalyst for self-determined, community-led solutions to problems that mutually support social, economic, and environmental wellbeing. Eschewing more traditional models of philanthropy that bring heavy agenda-based funding strategies into communities, the LOR Foundation strives instead to be a regional resource and co-creator of solutions to problems that the community itself identifies, thereby improving Livability, Opportunity, and Responsibility (L-O-R) throughout the Intermountain West.
Reporting to Chief Communications Officer, the Technology Officer will serve as the visionary and strategic thought leader for technical innovation at the foundation and in the communities it serves. S/he will work closely with LOR leadership, grantees, national subject matter experts and other key partners to the LOR Foundation as well with program and administrative staff across the organization to identify opportunities to increase the Foundation’s effectiveness through a variety of technology innovations and applications.
The Technology Officer will craft strategies for the application of both new and existing technologies that can empower individuals and groups to address and solve local challenges more effectively and more quickly. S/he will manage all efforts to ensure the successful development and implementation of the foundation’s technology advancements, leveraging financial resources and relationships to support creative and sustainable solutions to regional problems. The Technology Officer will be based in the foundation’s Jackson, WY office and will travel regionally and nationally as needed.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing a variety of platforms and technological properties while ensuring that solution development efforts meet scope, quality, and grantmaking goals. S/he will have a strong orientation toward collaboration and will work effectively internally and externally across cross-functional project teams and with key partners both in industry and in communities. S/he will be proactive in identifying, developing, and delivering creative concepts to ensure the best use of technological tools that align with the vision and mission of the LOR Foundation including staying up to date on relevant cross-sector and industry insights. S/he will think about meaningful ways in which to use a variety of tools and emerging platforms to amplify the work of the LOR Foundation and serve as a resource to grantees and community partners. Finally yet critically, the Technology Officer will have a passion for preserving the natural resources of the Intermountain West and a commitment to advancing the livelihood and wellbeing of often overlooked, disenfranchised communities.