Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination - California Digital Library
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: $43K - $50K for 50% appointment.
Position Summary: California Digital Library and partner institutions - Educopia, Strategies for Open Science (Stratos), Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Longleaf Services, and LYRASIS - are embarking on a 2.5 year, grant-funded 'Next Generation Library Publishing' project to improve open-source scholarly publishing infrastructure and position library publishers to offer compelling publication tools and services to the academic community. CDL will be taking the lead in managing this project and will be hiring a part-time project manager to perform this function. If you are self-motivated and eager to be involved in an ambitious project with the potential to change the scholarly communication landscape for the better, this is the job for you!
The project manager for this effort will: support the project by applying standard project management concepts, frameworks, and methods to ensure the timely delivery of project deliverables within a highly distributed project team comprised of six partner organizations; create and maintain a project work plan that indicates deliverables, responsibilities, timelines, and progress; meet regularly with each partner organization and help organize and attend collaborative project meetings to establish near and long-term deliverables, track progress on monthly work plan goals, and realign or reprioritize work as needed; meet regularly with project PIs to discuss progress, resourcing and timeline feasibility; and create quarterly progress reports for the larger stakeholder community.
This position is a 2.5 year contract appointment hired at 50% FTE, including a range of employee benefits. Applicants from outside the Bay Area who wish to work remotely will be considered.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment:
Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.
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Assembles and directs small project teams and may monitor aspects of budget and resources. Organizes project activities with the goal of establishing and tracking an approved work plan to complete the project on schedule and within budget constraints.
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Requires effective communication, time management, and organization skills.
Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts.
Demonstrated effective organization and project management skills.
Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
Broad knowledge of many aspects of computing and communications.
Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.
Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks.
Experience managing the work of a distributed team with multiple deliverables and dependencies. Required
Professional certification preferred.
Requires ability to assess campus, medical center or Office of the President needs for information technology products and design services to meet those needs.
Familiarity with the domain of scholarly communications infrastructure, particularly as applies to library publishing initiatives.
Familiarity with 'open source' as a technology model and any related community engagement and governance issues. Preferred
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