Head, Application & Digital Services

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Created: July 9, 2015


East Carolina University's Joyner Library is seeking a Head of Application & Digital Services.

Job Description

The Head's primary roles will be as a project manager for new and existing development projects and manager of the staff in the department (currently 6 people). Knowledge of and ability to institute and communicate a development process to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate each project will be critical. Key skills in the position will be effective communication and decision making, as well as the ability to work with stakeholders to maintain and improve tools and interfaces. Knowledge of these technologies support instruction/learning throughout the university.

Additionally, this person will collaborate with colleagues to establish and manage metrics for measuring, analyzing, and optimizing user satisfaction. An important role for the Head of ADS will be to monitor trends in web design/development within the library environment and plan strategically to implement innovative changes for the Libraries, and implement information technology and/or multimedia approaches that directly support instructional delivery. Also important is the responsibility of setting priorities, ensuring professional growth of the members of the department, and managing department activities to assure the best use of time and resources to meet project-defined objectives and deliverables.

Minimum Qualifications 

· A master's degree in library/ information science or an alternative relevant degree, such as a master's in computer science, management information systems, technology systems, or network technology
· Demonstrated leadership ability
· Success at developing and communicating a vision using existing data for long range planning
· Knowledge of project management methodologies, principles and practices
· Managerial/supervisory experience, preferably of technical staff
· Recent project management experience
· Ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment
· Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects of different sizes simultaneously and deliver successful products/solutions
· Client-facing experience
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Knowledge of trends in application development and web design.

Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited insitutions and conferred by the time of hire.

· At least two years' work experience in an academic library, archives, or museum IT department
· Experience with open-source software, such as Dspace or Blacklight

Attach a resume, cover letter and list of three references to include email, mailing addresses and phone numbers.

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.


Published: Thursday, July 9, 2015 16:47 UTC

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