Reporting to the Director of Digital Strategies and Innovation, the Program Manager is responsible for building and guiding the development of Research Data Management Services at the Harvard Library. This position plays an important role in advancing cross library/school programs and initiatives and shaping the future of RDM at the Harvard Library.
- Scope, plan and implement a slate of services that the Library should provide to support research data management at Harvard University.
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.
Create a plan for triaging requests and oversee the provision of data services.
Supervise the data portions of two librarians, one in the Cabot Science Library and one at Countway Library.
Oversee the development of a web directory that will provide a service catalog, direct contact to data service providers, and all relevant data policies at the university. Coordinate participation of different stakeholder groups in requirements gathering, specifications, design, and development of the site. Oversee maintenance and accuracy of the directory.
Create and manage a formal assessment plan for RDM services at Harvard. Track and report key project metrics and use them to identify, track, and resolve impediments to program's success. Engage with the UX Librarian to ensure user input is part of the assessment program.
Ensure alignment among stakeholders and contributors, and when alignment is absent, recommend revised approaches; keep both program team and management well informed of changes in scope and corresponding impact on time and budget.
Work closely with IQSS and Research Computing departments at Harvard.
Coordinate internal and external communication and marketing initiatives with the Harvard Library Director of Communications.
Maintain horizon scans for trends and best practices for RDM in libraries and higher education.
Develop strategies to present new initiatives to the Library community.
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Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary