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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

F/T (temp) - Project Manager - Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library, the nation’s 5th largest public library system with a network of 60 neighborhood libraries is committed to providing the borough’s 2.5 million people quality services, programs, and a vibrant learning environment.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Strategic Planning, the Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives will play a crucial role in the development and implementation of Brooklyn Public Library’s strategic plan.

This position will take an active role in all aspects of Strategic Planning. S/he will work closely with other department members and division personnel on data collection, business analysis, framing hypotheses, developing tactical and strategic insight, developing and delivering recommendations to BPL management, and often implementing recommendations. The Project Manager for Strategic Initiative will focus on the library’s relationship with DOE and education-related initiatives. Project management skills for complex initiatives required. This is a temporary, two-year, grant funded position through 2014.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Oversee implementation schedules for institution-wide strategic initiatives.
·         Work closely with managers to identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues critical to success by developing insights, conducting analysis, and meeting with staff throughout the library to assure initiative progress.
·         Troubleshoot wide-ranging issues, identifying and mitigating risks, and helping to ensure key strategic initiatives are achieved on-time and on-budget.
·         Develop conclusions and recommendations, writing reports, and assisting or delivering Senior Management presentations.
·         Lead and assist on various special projects as needed.
·         Work closely with the Web Applications and Enterprise Applications departments, product manage the implementation of the BiblioCommons online catalog, including the implementation of BiblioCommons as part of a new partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
·         Act as lead manager for the Department of Education union catalog pilot, particularly focusing on the delivery of core services to the participating schools during the pilot year.
·         Managing and developing other strategic projects as directed.

Skills & Qualifications:
·         Minimum B.A. in relevant subject area; Masters Degree preferred
·         Minimum 3 years relevant project management experience
·         Highly organized and detail-oriented
·         Strong computer skills
·         Excellent verbaland written skills
·         Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
·         Project management experience
Please send all resumes to: EOE
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