Assistant Director, Online Strategy

Davis, CA
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Created: September 12, 2018


The UC Davis Library is building innovative web applications that knit together data and archives to create linkages and gateways to new research, and provide open pathways for learning and entertainment. 


This senior level position helps develop strategy and execution of digital programs that drive innovation and enable the UC Davis Library to engage with faculty, students, and external communities. You will be responsible for providing direction and oversight for launching internally sponsored projects that may later be moved to other Library or campus units for ongoing support. Projects include sustainable, scalable data management platforms; web-based sites that invite user engagement with digital content; digital applications involving Library archival and special collections material; and applications that provide research communities and the public with an easy-to-use online experience of the data, research, history, and interpretation of major fields of study. 

You will work across academic communities, active research activities, and development (fundraising) interests utilizing a requirements-driven approach to build engagement, obtain consensus on application functionality, and facilitate application development. You'll work with programming, UX design, subject specialist librarians, and other professional staff in the Library to deliver these applications. Act as liaison with other University departments, and Campus Information and Educational Technology (IET) on applications of shared interest. 

Salary: $5,916.67-$12,733.33/month

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in library science, information studies, or business and public administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with library, scientific, or cultural data and online information services. 
  • Minimum 3 years experience working as a producer or product manager for online content collections and applications in libraries, archives, museums, or content-based organizations. 
  • Experience developing online products or sites for large academic, cultural heritage, or research institutions. 
  • Knowledge of common library and archival metadata description, structured data formats, and data preparation for search engine optimization. 
  • Writing and presentation skills for forums and online publications including blogging, as well as articles for online publications. 
  • Experience working and collaborating in small, technically proficient teams with diverse job tasks. 
  • Experience Managing budgets for product delivery and presentation to senior management. 
  • Knowledge of project management workflow for application development and production. 
  • Experience speaking and presenting complex web work and digital product development to audiences of varying technical understanding. 
  • Analytical, logical and problem solving skills.  

Full time position. Limited remote or telecommuting work acceptable. 

Application deadline. This position is posted "OPEN UNTIL FILLED" with a October 15, 2018 final filing date. Application review will begin on Monday October 1, 2018. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.





Published: Friday, September 14, 2018 15:12 UTC

Last updated: Friday, September 14, 2018 15:12 UTC