Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Arts And LettersDepartment:
Al Research And Scholarship 40000801Sub Area:
FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:
Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation:
Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Community Development Manager, Humanities Commons
The community development manager will work toward sustainable, accountable business growth for the Commons by cultivating interest in the network among scholarly organizations and institutions, and working to bring them in as participating members. The manager will work as part of a team to onboard new organizations and institutions and to ensure their success through the development of documentation and training materials, as well as ongoing communication and support. The community development manager will work with the team to develop a strategy for bringing new organizations into the Commons and will work with the project director to develop regular reporting mechanisms that track community growth and financial impact, and to organize and convey feedback to the development team.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
The successful candidate for this position will have strong interpersonal skills and intellectual curiosity and will be able to work both independently and collaboratively with internal and external team members.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have:
- An advanced degree (MA/MS, MLS/MLIS, or equivalent) in a relevant discipline or a bachelor’s degree and comparable experience
- Demonstrated experience in community development in an academic context
- Demonstrated facility with the development and maintenance of business reporting mechanisms
- Excellent communication skills, exhibited through the development of outreach materials, training materials and workshops, and documentation
- Experience with using WordPress for community engagement as well as the ability to support new users in those processes
- Experience working collaboratively across disciplines and institutions to support academic work
Further desirable qualifications include:
- Familiarity with recent trends in scholarly communication
- Experience with project management in a technical context, as well as with active collaboration with a technical team
- Knowledge of user experience research methods
The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) and MSU Libraries promote an academic and organizational culture that actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members to achieve excellence. We are interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. We seek candidates with integrity and a strong work ethic, who possess an understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain research projects within a major academic research institution.
We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and others who are traditionally underrepresented in the academy. We invite you to apply even if you have not currently mastered all of the skills listed. We seek someone with the ability to collaborate and to expand their technical skill set in creative ways; we’re happy to discuss whether you’ve got the skills we need for this role.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:
a) a cover letter, including a statement describing your alignment with project goals
b) a current curriculum vitae or résumé
c) links to examples of prior community management work
d) email addresses of 3 potential references.
Review of applications will begin 09/06/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu Posting Number 725212. For more information, contact Scott Schopieray, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Advertised: Aug 23, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 23, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time