Employment Opportunities at NESCent
A full-time position is available at NESCent for a senior program coordinator to have a leadership role in communications and digital curation for the Dryad Digital Repository (datadryad.org).
Communication: Establish standards and provide oversight of editorial content for websites, publications and other internal and external communication channels; assist in development of communication plans; consult with stakeholders; organize promotional and informational events online and at scientific conferences; maintain a social media presence to disseminate project information and engage the project audience; establish editorial guidelines and provide oversight for creation of content; manage freelancers and interns to produce content; consult in the development, review and distribution of communications released by project partners; develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with related units and organizations and provide guidance related to project-related content for websites, social media, publications and other communication channels, including consultation, editing, writing and development or oversight of development of multimedia content; coordinate with the Office of News & Communications on media inquiries and news releases; communicate with and handle inquiries from prospective partners; communicate new features and updates to existing and prospective partners; with other team members, document and coordinate the content submission process; document interactions with content partners in a manner that can be used by other team members; ensure that documentation about the submission process is maintained, up to date, and optimal for use by prospective and existing partners.
Liaison with content partners: Communicate with and handle inquiries from prospective data content partners; communicate new features and updates to existing and prospective partners; document and coordinate the integration of data submission to Dryad with manuscript submission to journals; ensure that documentation of the integration process is up-to-date, accurate and useful; document all interactions with partners in a manner that can be used by other team members.
Digital curation and customer service: Serve as backup lead for the digital data curation and user support team, including overseeing and monitoring new data submissions and executing the curation workflow from deposition through to article publication; perform metadata maintenance procedures for repository holdings; train and supervise assistant curators; consult in development of curation policy and practices, particularly regarding communications to users; assist in development of user support practices and policies; provide documentation, support and training for users and research organizations, including help ticket resolution, phone support and documentation; document, monitor, and evaluate the curation workflow; assist in identifying opportunities for greater efficiencies and improved outcomes.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
- Education: Analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
- Experience: Three years of experience in program administration or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
- Graduate degree in library science, information technology or communications-related field.
- Demonstrated proficiency with information systems and digital media;
- Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently within a team management environment.
Benefits and Salary
This is a full-time grant-funded position with a standard Duke University benefits package and an initial annual salary in the range of $40,000-$64,000, depending on qualifications.
For inquiries, contact Laura Wendell, Dryad Project Manager (email@example.com, 919-668-4005). Apply online using requisition number 400777650 at http://www.hr.duke.edu//jobs/apply/external.php. Review of applications will begin on Nov 4th and the position will remain open until filled.