Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the Director of Digital Project Management.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Technology and Preservation, the Director is a member of the Libraries' Leadership Council and will lead the newly formed Digital Project Management Division in coordinating large, complex, and/or significant digital projects. These projects typically involve many Library divisions, Columbia University IT and other campus divisions, as well as external partners and collaborators such as Fedora/Hydra technology communities and Chinese Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL). Examples of projects include Carnegie grant, ArchiveSpace, Research Information Systems, Voyager replacement, telephony and network refresh.
Supervising a staff of 3.5 professionals the Director will:
Oversee and coordinate with other Library directors the development and implementation of multi-divisional Libraries digital projects, including but not limited to developing project plans, setting requirements, creating budgets and timelines, building and managing project teams, overseeing projects and communicating with stakeholders and partners as required.
Develop and modify policies, practices and workflows to support Libraries digital projects and initiatives, including but not limited to project portfolio management, tool selection and support, review and dissemination of best practices, consultation and guidance to project management staff throughout the Libraries, and lifecycle management of digital projects.
Provide reports, analysis, dashboards and strategic support as needed for executive leadership, management team and project coordinators.
Collaborate with external clients, donors and partners, work closely with Columbia IT and other University departments as required, represent Libraries within Columbia and externally, contribute to Libraries-wide strategic planning, and maintain awareness of best practices and advances in digital library project approaches and implementations.
In coordination with Library directors, assist with grant preparation, analysis of acquisition opportunities with significant digital obligations, and reporting as required.
Advanced degree in a related field
Substantial experience in project management, software development, digital library projects, or related areas.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects on budget and on time.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Project management certification.
Familiarity with library and archives digitization.
Familiarity with Fedora / Hydra / Blacklight tech stack.
Experience with grant-writing
Experience in an academic environment.
Experience with agile project development and management methodologies
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Columbia University Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. Salary is Competitive.
Columbia University Libraries is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff and hosts over 4.7 million visitors each year.