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The contact for more information on this position is Louis King (firstname.lastname@example.org), Digital Information Architect.
|Project Manager, Digital Content Infrastructure|
|Managerial & Professional|
|Standard – 37.5 hrs (M-F, 8:30-5:00)|
|234 Church Street, 7th Floor|
|Yale’s Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure (ODAI) is charged with developing a digital content management strategy for Yale and building digital content and technical infrastructure in a coordinated and collaborative manner across the entire campus. Programs include the development and deployment of large-scale digital asset management systems, long-term preservation repositories for Yale digital content in all formats, cross-collection search capabilities to enable discovery of collections hosted by numerous departments, and many other innovative initiatives.
Reporting to the Digital Information Architect, the Project Manager will manage the core projects comprising the ODAI infrastructure and related support services. This includes but is not limited to digital asset management systems, digital library systems, content management systems, knowledge management systems, web content management systems, media processing systems, storage systems, and related ancillary products and services. The Project Manager will coordinate activities within ODAI and across distributed work teams assembled from ODAI staff, faculty and staff from academic units, academic partners, Information Technology Services, university service providers, external solution providers, and consultants.
|1. Work with distributed project teams to develop long term plans and establish milestones for all phases of the project lifecycle: A) establishing requirements, product development, quality assurance, and deployment of new services; B) production, maintenance, and upgrades; and C) end-of-life and forward migration of content and data to new systems.
2. Work with distributed project teams to develop detailed project plans that clearly delineate timelines, roles, responsibilities, resources, and measures that will lead to the successful completion of the project or specific phase of the project.
3. Manage the timeline, work effort, and budget of each project.
4. Monitor and regularly report progress to the project teams, stakeholders, ODAI staff, and Yale community. Collaborate with the project teams and stakeholders to modify plans when adjustments are needed.
5. Function as primary project liaison for ODAI to academic units, academic partners, Information Technology Service, University service providers, external solution providers, and consultants.
6. Implement a project management and communications system within ODAI to keep project teams, constituents, and ODAI staff informed as to the essential components of the projects, their working history, and their current status and activity.
7. Work collaboratively across project teams and the Yale community to evangelize ODAI activities and foster adoption of ODAI services.
8. Plan and participate in assessment and usability activities.
|1. Bachelor’s Degree and seven years of experience in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.|
|1. Broad understanding of enterprise digital asset management systems, digital library systems, content management systems, knowledge management systems, media processing systems, storage systems, and related technologies.
2. Five or more years experience managing projects to successful conclusions with demonstrated ability to plan, make assignments, manage work process, level resources, contain costs, monitor performance, and report results.
3. Experience managing multiple complex projects across distributed project teams while maintaining alignment of project activities to unit objectives.
4. Experience in managing customer and community expectations and communications.
5. Experience with digital content and digital content production.
6. Experience with a variety of project management methods desirable.
7. Preferred: MS Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Science, Business Administration, or other related field; experience working in an academic environment; experience with Open Text digital asset management solutions, Fedora digital repository, D-Space digital repository, Open Archives Initiative, and VuFind desirable.
|1. Strong organizational and project management skills.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people from all levels of an organization.
3. Strong social networking skills, presentation skills, and comfort in reaching out to build new relationships.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Excellent analytic, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
6. Ability to multi-task in complex work environments.
7. Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
8. Strong desire and motivation to learn about digital infrastructure at Yale and in the higher education environment with the ability to learn quickly.