Herbarium Project Manager- Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
TheTENN herbarium is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented individual tojoin our department as the Herbarium Project Manager. This key team member willoversee all regular project operations for the NSF-funded Digitization TCN project; Building a global consortium ofbryophytes and lichens: keystones of cryptobiotic communities(GLOBAL).
The HerbariumProject Manager(HPM) reports to the Project Lead of GLOBAL, TENN Herbarium Director, Dr.Jessica M. Budke. The HPM will work in close collaboration with the ProjectLead, Technical Leads, and Executive Committee to integrate tasks and productsinto the overall project workflow. The HPM will facilitate communication andensure that the data mobilization needs of the project are met, i.e.coordinating progress reports and communication between participatinginstitutions; providing quality control and assessing progress by reviewingdata; participating in bi-monthly meetings and training workshops; administeringdata analytics, generating visualization graphics, and writing technicalreports submitted to NSF; providing regular announcements and progress reportsto the GLOBAL Executive Committee, ExternalAdvisory Committee, and members of the participating institutions; and managingthe GLOBAL website. In addition, the HPM will also oversee a team of studentsand volunteers to image and database the non-North American bryophyte andlichen specimens at the TENN herbarium.
The TENN herbarium houses over 640,000plant and fungal specimens and is one of the largest collections in thesoutheastern United States. The herbarium supports research focusing ontaxonomy, systematics, invasive species, conservation of rare plants/fungi, andfield botany/mycology. For moreinformation on our collection, see the TENNherbarium website - http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/
Duties and Responsibilities
Willinclude but are not limited to:
1.Overseethe day-to-day project management, including thedevelopment of workflow documentation to facilitate data scheduling,prioritizing, and reporting on digitization activity for participatinginstitutions.
2.Facilitate communication among project participants atmeetings and via virtual communication, including email and project managementsoftware.
3.Track, analyze, and graphically visualize the digitizationand outreach progress of participating institutions for project reports.
4.Refine the project timeline and identify and resolvebottlenecks in the project's workflow.
5.Generate whole-project quarterly and annual reports.
6.Be aware of non-GLOBAL TCN activities and identify possiblepaths for collaboration or shared engagements.
7.Serve as liaison to iDigBio in digitization activities.
8.Managethe GLOBAL website to share plant information with internet users worldwide.
9.Hire,train, schedule, and supervise members of the public as herbarium volunteersand undergraduate student curation technicians to imageand database the non-North American bryophyte and lichen specimens at the TENNherbarium.
Internal Number: 204706
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