Working within Computing and Information Science at Cornell University, the arXiv Administrator is primarily responsible for the daily administration and management of arXiv.org moderation processes.
arXiv.org is an automated and open electronic archive and distribution server for research papers serving physics, computer science, mathematics, and other scientific communities. Begun in 1991 and operated by Cornell University since 2001, arXiv is intensively used by researchers worldwide, currently receiving 10,000 submissions per month and over 5 million download requests per week. The communities served benefit from immediate awareness of, and equal access to, the newest research results in their areas.
The arXiv Associate Administrator will work on the arXiv article submission process following up on requests from users and volunteer moderators. The Associate Administrator will be involved in implementing arXiv submission policy and interacting with subject moderators worldwide in enforcing policies and procedures.
The operation of arXiv is a team-based effort and effective coordination and communication among team members is critical. The arXiv Associate Administrator must work closely with other staff to meet service obligations, many of which have routine daily deadlines.
Associate degree or other formal training program of two years or equivalent. One or more years of professional experience in a technical computing environment. A people- and service-orientation and attitude. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Proven ability to work productively in a supportive role with colleagues and in a team environment, yet also self-motivated and possessing good independent decision making abilities. Excellent trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills, as demonstrated by previous job experience. Able to work effectively and comfortably in a fast-paced, changing environment. Detail oriented with good record-keeping skills and documentation habits.
Degree in a physical science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, library science or information science desirable. Experience with end-user technical support (such as help desk) a plus. Experience with technical documentation or help function development helpful. Experience with Unix/Linux helpful.
This is a nine-month temporary part-time, benefits-eligible position.
Recommended work schedule 1-5PM, Monday - Friday, but is negotiable.
There is no relocation assistance or visa sponsorship available for this position.
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