Project Manager: BitCuratorEdu

Educopia Project Manager: BitCuratorEdu
*Exempt, Full-time position
24-month position with possible extension (grant funded)
Reports to Community Facilitator

Job Purpose:

This position will be responsible for project coordination and daily management of project activities for the “BitCuratorEdu” project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The BitCuratorEdu project is a partnership between Educopia Institute and SILS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study and advance the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in libraries and archives through professional education efforts. The project addresses two main research questions:

  • What are the primary institutional and technological factors that influence adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in LIS classes in different educational settings? Through interviews, surveys, and solicitation of various forms of community input, we will report on factors and implications for educational implementation strategies.
  • What are the most viable mechanisms for sustaining collaboration among LIS programs on the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods? In close collaboration with the project partners, we will investigate several sustainability mechanisms. This will include, but not be limited to, potential establishment of a special educational member category within the BitCurator Consortium.

The individual recruited for this position must have professional experience in digital curation and must be a self-starter with a passionate belief in the importance of digital curation as a key component in the management of knowledge worldwide.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Fostering strong relationships between community members
  • Developing and monitoring project schedules and deadlines
  • Developing engaging and productive meeting agendas
  • Communicating regularly with project partners
  • Recording & disseminating detailed meeting minutes
  • Providing research assistance to advance objectives, such as compiling and synthesizing data from multiple sources to inform community/project priorities
  • Documenting accomplishments and findings in a timely and professional manner
  • Providing logistical assistance and support for virtual and in-person events
  • Preparing and presenting outreach communications for major project deliverables, including via listserv, web, and social media platforms
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting analytics related to outreach activity
  • Cultivating relationships with individuals and organizations outside of the partner institutions and project teams that will contribute to the sustainability of these research partnerships

Qualifications:

  • Masters in an information management field (e.g., MLIS) or related field, or substantial completion toward such a degree
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • At least one year of work experience in digital curation
  • Ability to work under pressure, to adjust to change, to handle multiple tasks, and to coordinate the work of extended groups of project participants
  • Experience populating or designing websites
  • Ability to approach work and team members with a practice of care

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Facilitation experiences with a range of communities
  • Experience using the BitCurator environment, including the Linux operating system and core tools
  • Experience in managing collaborative projects
  • Proven ability to produce/execute reports and project plans
  • Experience with hosting and organizing both virtual and in-person events
  • Demonstrated success creating and delivering creative outreach and instruction
  • Hands-on experience using and integrating OSS tools in archival workflows

Compensation and Application

Salary range is $45K-55K/year, commensurate with experience, with additional funding for professional development and travel. Benefits include 24 vacation days per year (accruing monthly) and 10 paid holidays, as well as insurance options and retirement match options.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Caitlin Perry (Caitlin (at) educopia (dot) org).

Timeline

We will begin reviewing applications on November 15th, and we will continue to welcome applications until the position is filled.

Work Environment

Educopia Institute is a distributed team, and applicants must be able to work remotely. Success in working in a geographically distributed, collaborative, and research-intensive environment requires a demonstrated ability to accomplish timely, high-quality work, handle a variety of duties, adapt to changing priorities, work successfully in a team, and communicate effectively with all segments of an extended community. Educopia team members are deeply committed to infusing our work and relationships with a consistent and coherent ethic and practice of care.

About Educopia

The Educopia Institute’s mission is to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.educopia.org.

Educopia Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

*This is an exempt position.  Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.