Digital Initiatives Program Manager

Riverside, CA
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$65,700 - $97,500

Position Information
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Library, the Digital Initiatives Program Manager leads the Library in both on-going and future development of a comprehensive program to generate, manage and preserve born-digital and digital surrogates, and to build value-added services on top of these digital assets. The incumbent manages digital programs and services including needs assessments; converts legacy collections from analog to digital format; manages born-digital assets; develops and adheres to digital library standards and best practices; surveys the digital scholarship landscape to monitor trends in the use of digital assets; and ensures the creation of metadata to support perpetual access to and preservation of digital assets. The Digital Initiatives Program Manager collaborates with various Library departments, vendors and other stakeholders on the planning and implementation of project design, digitization workflows, and file transfer into content and delivery systems. The incumbent plays a pivotal role in an innovative, deeply collaborative environment, and has strong knowledge of digitization best practices, and practical familiarity with scripting languages and database technology.

Minimum Requirements
Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks.
Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts.
Broad knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
Demonstrated advanced organization and project management skills.
Requires ability to assess campus, medical center or Office of the President needs for information technology products and design services to meet those needs.
Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to put forth persuasive arguments.
Knowledge of most aspects of computing and communications including hardware infrastructure, networking, software, operations and disaster recovery.
Demonstrated effective writing skills.
Demonstrated competency in selecting and implementing project management methods and techniques.
Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.
Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
Requires effective communication and organization skills.
Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress.
Ability to accurately apply a wide variety of policies and procedures.
Ability to foster a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous environment, maintain confidentiality, and employ tact and diplomacy.
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
Demonstrated success in project management, including documentation of project functions and activities and a strong understanding of digital asset management systems, content management systems, and integrated library systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of metadata formats and standards such as Dublin Core, encoded archival description (EAD), machine readable cataloging (MARC), metadata encoding and transmission standard (METS), metadata object description schema (MODS), preservation metadata: implementation strategies (PREMIS), extensible markup language (XML), text encoding initiative (TEI), cataloging cultural objects (CCO), and VRA Core, as well as emerging metadata formats and standards such as the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM).

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal 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 receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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