Project Manager, Digital Systems and Stewardship

College Park
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Created: October 31, 2013


Campus Information
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary
The UMD Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division provides services and technologies for managing digital content in all phases of its lifecycle. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Digital Systems and Stewardship, the Project Manager will manage projects for which the Division plays a primary role. Working with department managers in DSS, the Project Manager coordinates stakeholders throughout the UMD Libraries to conceptualize, manage, implement, and prioritize projects. This includes participating in day-to-day project-based tasks, providing oversight of project milestones vis à vis individual workloads, providing clear and efficient communication to staff regarding their assigned tasks and deadlines, and providing clear and timely documentation (verbal and written) on project progress. The project manager functions as an important translator and liaison between the DSS staff and the rest of the UMD Libraries and external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage several complex tasks or projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively across an organization, and to set and manage priorities.
  • Experience and knowledge of project management principles and techniques, including use of project management tools (for example, Microsoft Project, Sharepoint, Basecamp, JIRA, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage one’s colleagues and project stakeholders in a team-driven design and development process.
  • Ability to learn new information quickly and keep up with rapidly changing technologies.
  • Ability to address performance and personnel issues.

  • Experience managing projects involving different units of an organization or involving multiple organizations.
  • Experience managing multi-year projects.
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary projects involving members with diverse skill sets.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience conducting virtual meetings using tools such as Adobe Connect, Skype, etc.
  • Relevant experience in an academic research university setting.
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies and their practical application.
  • Knowledge of enterprise-level library systems (for example, Aleph, SFX, Kuali, Ares, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the lifecycle management of digital material; an understanding of issues related to digital formats, media, and migration
  • Knowledge of digital libraries or digital repository (for example, Fedora, DSpace, etc.)
  • Understanding of metadata standards in a digital library environment.

Diversity Statement
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 20:07 UTC

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