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Friday, January 28, 2011

F/T - Senior Manager for Web Initiatives - NYPL

Senior Manager for Web Initiatives
External Responsibilities:
The Senior Manager will have the following core areas of responsibility:
·         Directly responsible for, Digital Gallery, and the Library Intranet (LAIR).
·         Responsible for working with stakeholders from all parts of the Library (including Library Sites and Services, the Research Libraries, ITG, Communications, Marketing, Collections, EPE, Finance and Legal) to implement Web Projects, Evaluate their usability and impact,and continuously improve them.
·         Projects Include:
  • Public Interfaces of the NYPL Web Catalog (with the ILS team)
  • Digital Humanities projects (maps, menus) and on-line exhibitions
  • eAdvocacy
  • Migration of legacy content
  • Client requests for Website improvements
·         Chiefly responsible for implementing the Research Library 2.0 on-line Strategy, by overseeing the design and implementation of opt-in public profiles, social sharing layer, exposure of collections through APIs, and enabling crowdsourcing.
·         Oversees the implementation of the agile product management framework for the Library's Digital Staff.
·         Manages the continuous improvement of all Web Interfaces through design and development in response to patron and staff needs.
·         Analyzes patterns of Web use and develops strategies for increasing and optimizing traffic.
·         Partners with ITG to keep all sites up and running. This includes Security, Module, Code updates, and Bug Tracking.
·         Pitches the Steering Committee for funding and reports on business results.
·         Works with the Digital Project Mangers to allocate and Manage Developers  time across Digital Projects including those led by others (e.g. repository,certain ILS projects).  

External Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must have:
-          Technical degree or equivalent experience. Master Degree preferred.
-          Significant people and organizational management skills. A natural leader and mentor.
-          Strong quantitative and analytical abilities with deep understanding of the Internet, Search engine, Social networking and the best practices of Digital Libraries.
-          Demonstrated experience in designing highly usable web-based interfaces
-          Successfully demonstrates experience working with content management systems and interactive sites, including familiarity with database programming, user accounts and sessions.
-          Demonstrable skills in setting priorities and assigning resources strategically.
-          Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and users.
-          Experience managing budgets and staff.

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