Project Manager, Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP)

at Princeton University Library (view profile)
Location Princeton, New Jersey, New Jersey
Date Posted November 21, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) is seeking an outstanding and experienced Project Manager, adept at delivering complex digital projects to support the next phase of the ReCAP Shared Collection project. The ReCAP Shared Collections Service Bus (SCSB) is a middleware system that coordinates the sharing of collections between Columbia University Library, New York Public Library, and Princeton University Library by communicating with Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and discovery systems at the three partner libraries as well as ReCAP’s Inventory Management System (IMS).


This phase of the project will refactor the code and deliver enhancements to add Harvard Library into the program including their ILS, discovery system, and IMS.


This is a two year term position with possibility of extension.



The Project Manager will serve as the liaison, facilitator, and coordinator for the project working groups, partner technical staff, development contractors, and other stakeholder groups. This individual will be expected to identify issues proactively, resolve conflicts, escalate if necessary, and work across multiple organizations to execute the project.


The Manager ensures that project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, and assists in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility. In addition, this individual ensures resource availability and allocation, develops detailed project plans to monitor and track progress, and manages changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs when needed and communicate this information to project teams and stakeholders.


Reporting to the ReCAP Executive Director, this Manager is responsible for ensuring that project performance is consistently being monitored and evaluated against goals, and creates and maintains project documentation for assessment and evaluation.


Essential Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree 3-5 years’ experience in management of agile and traditional multi-stakeholder digital projects or equivalent combination of experience and education required.
• Capacity to work effectively in a networked environment with cross-functional teams
• Proven ability to develop and maintain a professional, collaborative, and spirited environment across several distinct institutions
• Capacity to function effectively and independently
• Proven ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, adjust to unanticipated circumstances and balance multiple competing demands
• Experience in delivering digital projects and products
• Demonstrated strength in critical thinking and in identifying system solutions (including technology) for evolving business needs
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to identify mutual interests and create consensus among stakeholders
• Ability to work with a wide variety or technical and non-technical individuals who have different sets of skills and different amounts of professional experience.
• Able to work in a distributed/remote, multicultural, collaborative team environment.
• Project managed medium to large software development or customer-facing initiatives
• Experience managing vendor relationships and projects involving vendor selection and implementation


Preferred Qualifications:


• Experience working on digital projects within libraries preferred.
• Experience in generating the documentation, working in wiki and ticketing spaces, plus current knowledge of digital practices in libraries is also highly desirable.
• Prior work with open source projects is a plus
• PMI Certification is highly desirable


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 050

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


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This is a two-year term position.

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