The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative.
The Daniels Fund strives to ensure its work reflects both Bill Daniels’ written directives, and his unmistakable style. Bill was a patriotic American who served our country in two wars. He was a capitalist who loved our free enterprise system and was well known for his generosity to people from all walks of life. Guided by his compassion, Bill transferred his $1 billion estate to form the assets of the Daniels Fund to carry forward his legacy of giving.
Since its founding, the Daniels Fund has become a permanent fixture in the communities it serves and continues to make significant and lasting impact. To learn more about the Daniels Fund and its impact to date, please visit: www.danielsfund.org
The Systems Administrator responds to user helpdesk needs, maintains the servers and network, and manages vendor relationships to support the advancement of Bill Daniels’ legacy. The Systems Administrator may also have opportunities for projects and growth related to programming or cybersecurity activities.
The Systems Administrator will:
Respond to hardware and software problems identified by system users.
Provide technical assistance for specific information technology needs of system users.
Manage vendor relationships, including service contracts.
Serve as an administrator for servers, desktops, printers, and other network components.
Monitor and test established backup and recovery processes to ensure redundant sources in the event of system failures or natural disasters.
Maintain and manage hardware and software inventories.
Assist in the development and management of annual operating and capital budgets, including hardware replacement and software licensing.
Have opportunities for programming and/or cybersecurity duties, pursuant to development and interest.
Assist with special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
You are mission-oriented. You have a passionate commitment to Bill Daniels’ mission and values and an eagerness to incorporate his thinking into programmatic activities. You understand first-hand the importance of the foundation always adhering to Bill Daniels’ principles, style, and direction. You value and respect the Fund’s uniqueness, reputation, and impact. You are aligned with Bill Daniels’ values and stated priorities to advance his legacy.
You are a technology professional. You have proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Server administration, as well as Microsoft Office Suite and Office365. You have knowledge of TCP/IP network concepts and troubleshooting, and generally strong troubleshooting skills. You have skills in PHP or Python programming and a cybersecurity certification, or interest in these areas.
You are results-driven with a demonstrated desire for impact. You have an unyielding focus on impact and are driven by a desire to achieve outcomes. You are motivated by the pursuit of long-term objectives and a focus on metrics for impact.
You are a relentless prioritizer. You manage your time exceedingly well, especially balancing multiple requests. You effectively manage the details of complex, high stakes projects. You prioritize your day and re-prioritize to be responsive to the activities of the day. You are naturally oriented toward maximizing time for the team and ensuring focus on the appropriate priorities. You can effectively “manage up” to ensure tasks are completed.
You are a proactive and persistent problem solver. You have an analytical mind that examines data to understand issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. You have demonstrated experience addressing complex issues and leading significant initiatives. You adeptly adjust your strategies and approaches informed by evidence and information gathered.
You are an excellent communicator. You recognize the importance of prompt and thorough communication. You follow through with your commitments and provide frequent updates along the way.
You are flexible and learn quickly. You adjust quickly to changing priorities and skilled at refreshing the original plan with new information, while remaining organized and on track. You quickly assess new information to understand what additional information you need to be confident and knowledgeable moving forward. You seek to learn new ways of doing things and a desire to be more efficient and effective in your day-to-day work.
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation for this position will be in the range of $60,000 to $110,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Daniels Fund offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, health, dental, vision insurance, LTD, life insurance, a matched 401k retirement plan and a host of additional benefits.
Interested applicants may submit an initial application through the Careers section of the Daniels Fund website at www.DanielsFund.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Daniels Fund is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.