Deputy Director, Office of Digital & Information Strategy

Washington, D.C.
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Created: November 6, 2015


As the leader of the Digital and Information Strategy team at IMLS, this individual will be the single point of contact to the agency’s leadership as a visionary thought leader of where and how to take information management; data collection, storage, and analysis; and new media and technology within the agency. This person will have strong knowledge of the current and emerging technologies in information management, data collection and standardization, and the technologies of new media. This person will also be an excellent leader who can contract, hire, build and motivate a team of internal and external high-performing hires. In addition, they will be a collaborator who will work with stakeholders across the IMLS, as well as with IMLS’s community, to develop innovative and effective strategies and plans.

The position reports to the agency Director and the incumbent will be responsible for leading, developing, implementing and overseeing the integrated policies, programs, and objectives for the agency's technology and digital strategy, data collection and analysis, and web/new media activities. This position has direct oversight managing the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE). The successful individual should be passionate about new technology trends, will continuously research new IT technologies, will be a thought-leader and evangelist for the application of technology and data collection to further the agency’s goals both internally and through grant-making programs to libraries and museums. In addition, he/she will serves as a resource to support other divisions and create a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation. The incumbent will seek opportunities for growth and change, exploration of new ideas, methodologies and alternatives to reach agency outcomes. This will require the introduction of new concepts and strategies that significantly improve or revise the way the agency uses information technology, applies digital tools/new media, and collects and manages data

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