Associate Director, Digital Project Management

New York, NY
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Created: January 12, 2022


Position Summary

Reporting to the AVP Technology and Preservation, the Associate Director DPM leads Digital Project Management activities, including overseeing project origination, workflow, reporting, and methods for project management across Libraries. Projects may involve many Library divisions, other campus departments, external partners and vendors.  Larger projects may be assigned to dedicated project managers.  The incumbent will advance Libraries interests by aligning with strategic priorities, maintaining strong relationships with key partners, and apply best practices in project management.


  • Effectively manage and coordinate the development and implementation of large, multi-divisional digital projects, including but not limited to developing project plans, identifying requirements, creating budgets and timelines, defining stakeholders and project management teams, overseeing projects, and communicating with stakeholders and partners as required.
  • Supervises the Digital Project Management Group, including recruitment, management, training and development.
  • Develops, updates and advances policies, practices and workflows to support Libraries digital projects and initiatives, including project portfolio management, project management tools, creation and dissemination of best practices, consultation and guidance.
  • Provides reports, analysis, dashboards and strategic support as needed for executive leadership, management team and project coordinators.
  • Working with Library directors, assist with grant preparations, analyze acquisition opportunities with significant digital obligations, and generate reports as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 5–7 years of related experience required.

  • Experience with digital production procedures, tools, and technologies.

  • Must be comfortable with project management software and conventions.

  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to motivate a team also required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in project management of multi-stakeholder digital projects

  • PMP certification preferred. Advanced degree desirable.

  • Preference for a candidate with experience working on digital scholarship or publishing projects.

  • Experience with particular methodologies for digital project management (e.g., Agile) and in directly supervising and mentoring junior staff is also preferred.


Published: Thursday, January 13, 2022 04:13 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, January 13, 2022 04:13 UTC