People Not Property Project Coordinator

Job description

Position Number 998659

Functional Title People Not Property Project Coordinator

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

The People Not Property project manager will coordinate digitization and transcription activities involving student workers, volunteers, and registers of deeds in 26 North Carolina counties, providing access to approximately 30,000 pages of slave deeds recorded in the state before 1865. People Not Property is a three-year project of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives.

This position is based in the Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT) department of the UNCG University Libraries and reports directly to the digital technology consultant and also works closely with the digital projects coordinator. It is a three-year, grant-funded non-tenure-track EHRA position.

Duties and responsibilities:

Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers across the state in collaboration with county registers of deeds
Supervise project-funded student workers within the digital projects unit in coordination with digital projects staff
Assess and address technical needs to complete grant-related work in coordination with digital projects coordinator
Work closely with digital technology consultant (and other involved parties) to make sure that the scope and direction of each aspect of the project is on schedule
Apply archival standards for successful completion of grant requirements, including best practices for digital imaging and metadata
Collect and assess data and resource availability in order to best approach meeting grant requirements (surveys and data collection, coordination and discussions with county representatives, etc.)
Travel within state for on-site visits/work as needed (some overnight travel will be required)
Manage and assign/reassign resources on a county-by-county basis, based upon the unique needs of the location.
Serve as a liaison to county officials and negotiate access to site locations in coordination with digital technology consultant
Serve as a liaison to instructors at UNCG and other institutions to promote use of the collection in related coursework
Complete all funder requirements regarding reporting, documentation, budget compliance, and deadlines
Explore opportunities for ongoing funding and project sustainability

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in History, African American Studies, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • One year experience (or combination of relevant coursework and experience) in a library or archival digitization environment, including imaging and metadata creation
  • Valid North Carolina driver license.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree from an American Library Association accredited program

Coursework or research on the history of the American Civil War or antebellum South

Experience supervising or coordinating volunteers or part-time workers

Special Instructions to Applicants

Previous applicants that applied to the original posting for position #N99960, do not need to apply to this posting. Those applications are being considered.

This position is benefits eligible.

Recruitment Range $55,000

Org #-Department University Libraries - 11601

Job Open Date 10/12/2018

Job Close Date 10/22/2018

Open Until Filled No

Type of Appointment Time Limited

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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    Posted: 10/13/2018
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