Project Manager, Oregon Digital Newspaper Program- LD

University of Oregon

Project Manager, Oregon Digital Newspaper Program- LD

Job no: 532850

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Library, Planning/Project Management

Department: Libraries
Classification: Project Coordinator
Appointment Type and Duration: Limited Duration (Classified), Limited
Salary: $24.83 – $38 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes November 16, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:
1. a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and
2. a current resume, which includes dates of employment.

Department Summary

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About Digital Library Services:

The Digital Library Services (DLS) department is the center for the production and dissemination of digitized holdings from the Libraries, university, and state partners, and contributes to the acquisition and development of technologies to support the discovery and preservation of these materials. DLS is a highly collaborative environment, providing stewardship for digitized assets throughout their lifecycle, from creation, metadata application, ingest and discovery, through long-term preservation. Working closely with other Library departments, DLS staff apply their expertise in project management, digital collection management, copyright, exhibit curation, digitization and capture, descriptive metadata, linked open data, information architecture, user interface design, accessibility, and digital preservation to aid the Libraries’ mission and positively impact the University and the State of Oregon.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

Position Summary

​​​Reporting to the Director of Digital Library Services, the Project Manager manages an Oregon State Library grant to digitize Tribal newspapers, oversees the digitization of analog materials, assignment of metadata, and the ingest of new content into the Historic Oregon Newspapers site for the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program. The position tracks the project budget, goals, and milestones; assigns tasks to project staff and student employees; provides quality assurance, assessment, and evaluation; maintains communication with stakeholders and state partners; and produces reports, updates, and documentation for granting agencies and internal audiences. Additionally, the Project Manager plays an integral role in managing Digital Library Services initiatives, assisting library employees, faculty, staff, and students, and fostering collaboration and positive working relationships with cross-functional team members and stakeholders.​​

This position is full-time and has a limited duration of 1 year.

Minimum Requirements

  • ​​Four years of experience as an executive assistant, administrative analyst, researcher or administrative officer which included administrative duties, provision of technical assistance, or operations review. Two of the required years must have included administration or oversight of an on-going project or program.

    ​A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration or a closely-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience. There is no substitution for the two years of administrative experience.​

    Professional Competencies

  • ​​Excellent organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and priority-setting skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to foster collaboration and motivate teams to work together;
  • Demonstrated effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills​

    Preferred Qualifications

  • ​​ Experience contributing to grant-funded projects;
  • ​ Experience managing multiple complex projects in a professional setting;
  • ​ Working knowledge of Native American culture and the social and cultural policies and issues impacting Tribes;
  • Experience managing and/or writing grants;
  • ​ Demonstrated flexibility supporting emergent requirements;
  • ​Training in formal project management principles​

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/532850/project-manager-oregon-digital-newspaper-program-ld

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