Senior Grants Management Specialist (Senior Program Officer)

at IMLS (view profile)
Location Washington, District of Columbia
Date Posted January 7, 2019
Category Public or Governmental
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @US_IMLS


Ever wondered what it would be like to work with a bunch of libraries and archives instead of a single one? Relish working on a national scale and fostering the great work of libraries and archives? Come join our team of fantastic program officers in IMLS' Office of Library Services, Discretionary Programs!

This is the position of Senior Grants Management Specialist (Senior Program Officer) with responsibility for contributing to and assisting with the management of the national digital initiatives and infrastructures portfolio of grants (see here for more information about NDII) within the Office of Library Services (OLS). Provides expertise internally within OLS and externally on programs and other initiatives related to ongoing development of digital library infrastructure and services nationwide. In particular, the Senior Program Officer is responsible for a portfolio of grant projects focusing on approaches, practices, and impact of digital libraries, digital preservation, and digital and community archives. S/he supports programmatic activities and grant projects involving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the research, design, or modification of library and archival digital collections, practices, tools, methodologies, and services. The Senior Program Officer’s portfolio will also include projects involving user-centered design thinking and accessible and inclusive practices for digital library design, development, and scaling. Reporting to the Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs, s/he works closely with team members and discretionary and programmatic grant programs within OLS to develop overall strategy encompassing research, grant making, and policy agendas, as well as communications initiatives, in support of ongoing national development of digital services and resources in libraries and archives. As a member of OLS Discretionary Programs, a collaborative team, s/he will contribute to and manage a variety of assigned grant programs, and will also be responsible for working on project-based and interagency teams.