Senior Project Manager

at HathiTrust at the University of Michigan (view profile)
Published May 13, 2024
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Recommended
Education Requirements Bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $85,000
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HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of 18+ million titles digitized from libraries around the world. We are administratively based at the University of Michigan Library and our staff are employees of the University.

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who has experience managing projects, including in a technology environment, and an interest in applying their skills to our mission of making accessible the record of human knowledge. You will be a member of a new team focused on business process and business intelligence, and, along with your team, you will help bring about organizational change and support HathiTrust's Strategic Vision. You will fill a new role to become our first dedicated project manager, working collaboratively to improve our organization's project planning, execution, and governance. You will report to the Business Process Consultant Lead, who provides overall leadership for the team and guides the development of program strategy for business assessment and workflow design, portfolio and project management, and service roadmapping and design. You will eventually be joined on your team by a Business Intelligence Analyst (also a new position at HathiTrust).

On-site, hybrid, and remote options are available for this position.

What You'll Do

  • Guide the development of common and sustainable project management practices and techniques, and work with HathiTrust colleagues to integrate these practices into our ongoing work and organizational culture.
  • Be a resource for members of the HathiTrust staff to apply these practices to specific tasks or projects.
  • Lead major strategic projects, including complex, technology-focused projects, through the entire project life cycle, coordinating with HathiTrust staff and external stakeholders such as partner entities, committees and working groups, members, and users.
  • Partner with the Business Process Consultant Lead and the Associate Director to provide oversight and management of our portfolio of projects.
  • Support the execution and evolution of activities that ensure successful delivery of our services and programs, including development sprints and priorities planning.
  • Understand diverse perspectives and promote the use of best practices to foster an inclusive climate that encourages and affirms all individuals.

Why Work at Michigan?

The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Generous time off (24 vacation days per year, and 15 sick days per year).
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting.
  • Professional development opportunities, including support for ongoing training and certification.
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses.
  • Life insurance, long-term disability coverage, and more.

Skills You Have

  • Bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.
  • 4+ years of comprehensive project management and change management experience, including in a technology environment.
  • Demonstrated experience applying project management best practices in a complex organization.
  • Experience implementing new practices to bring about positive organizational change.
  • An understanding of the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion expressed through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Additional Information

We have been thoughtful about the required qualifications listed in this posting to provide a framework for the core skills and competencies that are needed for success in this role.  We also recognize that talent and expertise come from a variety of experiences and value the unique perspectives each individual may have gained along their career journey. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment and encourage applicants who can demonstrate, through the application and interview process, that their skills are aligned to the role's needs.  We assess all qualified candidates based on their arrival point, not the path they took to get here. More information on the University of Michigan Library's Diversity Plan can be found here.

Your contributions in this role are essential to meeting the goals of HathiTrust's Building Resilience for Access and Preservation grant, a multi-year effort to strengthen our preservation and access mission.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.