The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland is seeking an experienced project manager who will provide coordination and management for research projects and initiatives in the digital humanities.
The Project Manager will work with senior MITH staff to conceptualize, implement, and manage digital humanities research work in a collaborative, team-driven environment. The successful candidate will have experience developing and administering collaborative research projects and events; strong oral and written communications skills; experience writing for, and working with, academic and public audiences; and an interest in digital research methods and tools.
The Project Manager will report to the Assistant Director and work in tandem with MITH staff to ensure the success of MITH’s various research projects and initiatives. The Project Manager will manage the execution of projects by assembling and coordinating the work of project staff and partners, tracking project deliverables, monitoring and reporting on progress of projects to all stakeholders, and completing project evaluations and assessment of results. Experience writing grants of $60,000 or more is preferred.
Prospective candidates should be familiar with the field of digital humanities, have experience with project management tools (Basecamp, Google Docs, etc.), and have proven experience in coordinating multi-institution deadline-driven research projects. Experience working with software development tools (particularly Git) is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable setting meetings and agendas, establishing benchmarks for success, and negotiating multi-stakeholder dynamics.
Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing.
Coordinate and implement research and development projects (60%)
- Elicit well-defined project materials including statements of project scope, goals and deliverables from stakeholders.
- Facilitate consensus around project processes and implementation strategies
- Develop and implement project plans.
- Schedule, and monitor project timelines and milestones using appropriate project management tools.
- Develop plans for communicating project results and outcomes to academic and public audiences
Coordinate and implement public programs (30%)
- Facilitate the Digital Dialogues Series, including handling organizational and promotional work, processing video and social media, and dealing with speakers
- Support and coordinate public programs including workshops, symposia, and lecture series as needed.
- Coordinate all internship and visitor programs
Communications and publicity (10%)
- Assist in the creation of website content for MITH and its research programs
- Lead all social media outreach and coordination
- Bachelor’s degree in Digital Humanities or a Humanities-related field
- Minimum of two years experience in project management
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience managing multi-institutional collaborative research projects
- Experience and Knowledge of project management including use of project management and social media technologies (Basecamp, Google Docs, WordPress, Twitter, Drupal, etc.)
- Familiarity with digital humanities trends/developments.
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
- Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and communication (oral and written) skills
- Ability to motivate and manage one’s colleagues and project stakeholders in a team-driven design and development process.
- Advanced degree (MA or PhD) in digital humanities or humanities field
- Successfully awarded grant writing experience over $60,000
- Experience with identifying potential partners and funding opportunities to support ongoing research.
- Knowledge of software development methodologies and their practical application is a plus.
The Project Manager is a full-time, 12-month faculty research assistant position renewable annually, contingent on funding. Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $55,000 to $65,000. The University also offers a competitive benefits package. To apply, please send: 1) a cover letter outlining your experience in project management, your particular skills in the digital humanities, and statement of your philosophy of managing collaborative research projects; 2) a CV; 3) examples of writing samples (no more than 20 pages), websites, and/or digital projects; and 4) contact information for three professional references to Jennifer Guiliano, Search Chair, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For best consideration, apply by close of business on May 20, 2013. Position would begin in August/September 2013 dependent on candidate availability.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.