Digital Initiatives Specialist

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Digital Initiatives Specialist Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201908075083 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $61,600 - $106,300 Position Information Under the supervision of the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Library, the Digital Initiatives Specialist will work collaboratively with staff and departments across the library on a variety of projects related to digital scholarship technologies, digital cultural heritage access, interpretation and digital preservation. The position will provide consulting services, manage individual digital projects, and also work collaboratively on team-based digital initiatives. The Digital Initiatives Specialist will work in all phases of development on digital library initiatives, including initial research and requirements gathering, prototyping, project and website design, web page and digital content development, digitization, digital preservation, and contributing to project communication and distribution plans. In this capacity, this position will work closely with the library cyberinfrastructure team on technology solutions. Within the Digital Library Division, the Digital Initiatives Specialist provides support to the Digitization Services unit, assisting with scanning and ingest processing on digital collections projects. This position will also work in partnership with key staff in the Research and Instructional Services Division, such as the Digital Scholarship Librarian and Innovative Media Librarian, and will contribute to the development, staffing and management of the forthcoming digital/scholarly laboratory space within the university libraries. Please note: The budgeted hiring range is up to $76,500. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in a related field. Preferred
Conditions Condition Requirement Every 1 year of formal education beyond the bachelor's degree may substitute for 1 year of work experience. Required Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Minimum Requirements Thorough technical skills in computer applications for web production, image handling, publishing and design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and/or other state-of-the-art web communication capabilities.
Thorough skills to develop and implement original ideas and correctly identify and effectively solve problems.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of design and user experience, including skill to design in an appealing, lively and relevant way.
Thorough skills to create clear, easy-to-navigate, informative, accurate, well-designed, and functional web sites that provide web content consistent with the organization's message and in keeping with management directives and client objectives.
Thorough understanding of technical language and requirements of the assigned work.
Thorough interpersonal communication skills.
Thorough knowledge of content management systems and/or relevant web applications used for web production and organization-specific computer application programs.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough understanding of organization's processes, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations for web communications.

Basic understanding of Digital Scholarship, Digital Arts and Humanities technologies and research methods.

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


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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Posted: 8/10/2019
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