The Information Products and Technical Services group in Harvard Business School's Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) seeks an experienced, collaborative person to join its Information Management Team.
The Information Management Team provides expertise in information structure, content description and access, entity management, taxonomy development and ontology management to the Harvard Business School community. Reporting to the Manager of Information Management, the Taxonomy and Information Architecture Specialist is responsible for working with stakeholders and customers to develop and maintain taxonomies and other vocabularies and/or entity lists used at KLS and HBS, tagging content with relevant taxonomy terms, and contributing to the ongoing development of our local ontology. The Taxonomy and Information Architecture Specialist works closely with the IPTS Technical Team to develop and maintain instance data for our local Knowledge Graph.
Taxonomy and Vocabulary development, including text analysis and user testing
Develops and maintains the KLS Ontology
Conducts authority control and entity management for HBS-related entities such as people and organizations.
Conducts content inventories, analysis and requirements gathering for consulting customers.
Produces content structure recommendations and reports for consulting customers.
Provides colleagues and customers with training and support in tagging and metadata management best practices.
Other relevant duties as assigned.
Reports to the Manager, Information Management
Collaborates closely with KLS, HBS and Harvard University (HU) customers by leading consulting projects and/or providing subject matter expertise. Customers include all levels of administrative staff and faculty.
Works closely with other members of the Information Management Team and the Information Products and Technical Services Group.
This position is approved for a 2-year term (with possibility of renewal/extension) which begins on the person's first day of employment. This 2-year term limit does not apply to current Harvard employees.
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree in Library/Information Science, Information Management, Linguistics or other relevant discipline is required.
Minimum of 3 years of applicable work experience in information management, content management, entity management, taxonomy, or other metadata work is required.
Demonstrated ability to translate theory and big-picture thinking into concrete goals and tasks.
Demonstrated ability to write process documentation and train users (individually and/or in small groups) in applying taxonomies to content.
Data manipulation and data visualization skills.
Experience working with customers to analyze content, gather requirements for accessing content, and develop vocabularies.
Working experience with tools such as PoolParty and Protégé for taxonomy & ontology management; working experience with Schema.org, Dublin Core, RDF, RDA, and/or BIBFRAME, and name authorities or identity management practices.
Working experience with SPARQL, Python, R and/or other scripting tools. Advanced Excel skills highly desirable.
Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to work autonomously as well as within a team environment.
Self-motivated learner with ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment, and produce timely, high quality results.
Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:
Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
Accountability for personal behavior
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54142BR
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