Project Manager: Library Publishing Workflows

Project Manager
Exempt full-time position*
24-month contract

Job Purpose

This position will be responsible for project coordination and daily management of project activities for the Library Publishing Workflows project, a two-year effort funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Through a partnership between Educopia Institute, the Library Publishing Coalition, and 12 partner libraries, Library Publishing Workflows aims to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of workflows to increase the capacity of libraries to publish open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Among other deliverables, the project will create workflow models that other libraries can adopt and adapt.

Job Responsibilities Include

Communications:

  • Establishing and maintaining strong, ongoing communication among project participants, including staff, advisory board members, partner libraries, and other stakeholders
  • Establishing and maintaining communication structures to facilitate peer mentoring within the partner cohort
  • Helping to prepare and distribute outreach communications, including website and social media
  • Documenting and communicating project findings and accomplishments in a timely and professional manner

Scheduling and logistics: 

  • Managing project schedules and ensuring that the project meets relevant deadlines
  • Scheduling and assisting with partner interviews
  • Making logistical arrangements for the in-person project meeting in Detroit

Documentation:

  • Creating initial workflow documentation based on interviews
  • Assisting with the development of the workflow template
  • Assisting with the creation of final workflow documentation

Analysis:

  • Collecting and reporting analytics related to project and program activity
  • Assisting with the analysis of initial workflow documentation
  • Providing research assistance to advance project objectives

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in library/information studies, publishing, or a related field; or equivalent education and experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • 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 in managing collaborative projects
  • Experience in or familiarity with library-based scholarly communications work
  • Familiarity with library publishing
  • High level of independent judgment, resourcefulness, creativity, and initiative

Preferred

  • Experience with library publishing
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to produce/execute reports and project plans
  • Ability to work with qualitative data
  • Ability to visualize information meaningfully
  • Experience with hosting and organizing events

Compensation and Application

Salary range is $48,000-50,000/year, commensurate with experience. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Educopia provides a competitive benefits package that aligns with other nonprofits.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Caitlin Perry, caitlin@educopia.org.

Timeline

We will begin reviewing applications on August 5th, and will continue to welcome applications until the position is filled.

Work Environment

Educopia Institute is a distributed team, and we will consider applicants who are 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.

About Educopia

The Educopia Institute empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration. In all of our work, we encourage knowledge sharing and network building—across institutions, communities, and sectors.

The Educopia Institute provides training, knowledge, and a neutral administrative backbone to cultivate and facilitate community networks. Educopia’s decentralized staff moderate, encourage, and elevate community member efforts, while distilling, disseminating, and aligning emerging practices and standards. The Institute’s community program managers also facilitate applied research projects resulting in impacts on three levels: 1) within the communities, 2) across the broader network of Educopia’s affiliated communities, and 3) across the library, archives, publishing, and museum sectors.

For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.educopia.org.