University Libraries: Project Management Specialist (temporary, 10-month appointment)
The Miami University Libraries seeks an innovative and motivated individual for a Project Management Specialist. The successful candidate will assist the Dean and the leadership team with projects, strategic planning initiatives, comprehensive campaign and other development priorities as well as assessment and other organizational effectiveness efforts. They will also be asked to conduct environmental scans and research on initiatives undertaken by libraries and innovative corporate and non-profit organizations and ideas proposed by "thought-leaders". They must maintain a high level of confidentiality in the execution of broad and complex assignments related to the duties of the Office of the Dean and University Librarian. They act on behalf of and/or represent the Office at day/evening/weekend events, activities, and meetings in a manner that reflects priorities and University Libraries’ mission, goals and values.
Provides research, analysis, and project management.
Participates collaboratively in strategic planning processes; drafts/presents proposals for new and/or revised strategic policies, programs, and/or operating procedures; follows up on the statuses of strategic organizational initiatives; writes confidential reports and prepares executive summaries.
Conducts comprehensive research/analysis, identifies options, prepares/presents reports for management review, makes recommendations, and elicits strong support for potential actions and/or changes; investigates/analyzes best methods/practices relative to achieving library-wide or intra/interdepartmental operating goals and objectives.
Incorporates principles of teamwork and collaboration with all organizational levels in the resolution, completion, and follow-up of various responsibilities.
Keeps current with related legislative developments, trends, and practices.
Require: Bachelor's degree; displays the ability to be collaborative and a quick study; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; ability to manage multiple priorities and pivot from one assignment to the next with ease. The University will not sponsor H1-B for this position.
Desire: Prior library experience (e.g., an internship, externship, fellowship, student employee, or applicable employment); working knowledge of Microsoft Access and/or statistical software packages.
Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to http://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/495874. Direct inquiries to Donna Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins on August 29, 2019 and continues until position is filled.
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Internal Number: 495874
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“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”