Assessment and Planning Project Manager

at Harvard University (view profile)
Location Cambridge, MA
Date Posted May 4, 2018
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
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Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Harvard Library Head of Assessment and Program Management, the Project Manager will be part of a four person team supporting assessment and project management activities of the 30+ libraries that make up the Harvard Library. This position plays an important role in advancing cross library/ school programs and initiatives and shaping the future of the Harvard Library.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scoping, researching, planning, and assisting with providing oversight and guidance for critical and time-sensitive Library-wide projects.
  • Advising librarians and unit heads on the scoping, creation, implementation, and assessment of cutting edge library projects.
  • Tracking and analyzing project deliverables.
  • Assembling and analyzing information: preparing reports, agendas, and other project communications.
  • Anticipating and making recommendations for solving project-related problems.
  • Assisting in designing, managing, and monitoring performance measures for project assessment.
  • Coordinating participation of different stakeholder groups in requirements gathering, specifications, design, development, and implementation of key projects.
  • Ensuring alignment among stakeholders and contributors, and when alignment is absent, recommend revised approaches; help to keep both project teams and management well-informed of project changes in scope and corresponding impact on time, budget, and outcomes.
  • Assisting in the oversight of deliverables assigned to cross functional library teams, consultants, vendors, and business resources.
  • Working as a team to develop and manage a training program for library staff that will allow an initial lift for the provision of services and allow staff to maintain an appropriate level of expertise in new processes and products.
  • Organizing and overseeing logistics of meetings, speaker series, trainings, and related events; manages to a budget, organizes presenters, and creates materials to further program goals.
  • Helping to maintain horizon scans for trends and best practices in libraries and education.
  • Assists with the pre and post-award administration of a wide range of library grants.Please note: to be considered for this position a cover letter is required. Also, this position will be posted until filled, but applications will be reviewed starting Friday, June 8, 2018.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Science or relevant subject Masters with library experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Five plus years of demonstrated project management skills.

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills.
  • Strong service orientation and commitment to user service and support.
  • Experience providing training to various audiences.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and send of responsibility for achieving the goals of the organization.
  • Structured thinking, strong organizational skills, and pedagogical orientation.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies and their application in academic settings preferred.

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