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Friday, October 31, 2014

Records & Archives Mgr, Ford Foundation (NY)

Records and Archives Manager, Ford Foundation – NY

The Records and Archives Manager (RA Manager) at the Ford Foundation is responsible for implementing and managing a foundation-wide records management program for all departments and offices. The RA Manager ensures appropriate protection of the foundation’s archival and vital records – in both print and electronic formats – and facilitates preservation and ongoing access to these records.


  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in information/library/archival science or related discipline.
  • Expertise in print and electronic records management and broad knowledge of information management and organizational principles.
  • Seven to nine years’ professional working experience in records, archival, and information management.
  • Experience should reflect progressively responsible roles in print and electronic records and archives management.
  • Demonstrated and significant experience in managing print and electronic records programs from strategy to development and implementation
  • Command of current records management practices, trends, and issues and of archival theory, standards, and best practices—especially as they relate to the issues associated with born digital content
  • Advanced proficiency in the technology and workflows associated with content, document, and electronic records management; digital archiving; digital asset management; format validation and conversion methods; data integrity techniques; and long-term storage planning
  • Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description, and management of born-digital materials
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly evolving applications and systems for managing print and electronic records
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting user trainings and group presentations
  • Experience managing large-scale digitization and microfilm projects
  • Experience with a wide range of computing operating systems, storage systems, and file formats
  • Excellent administration, project management, and evaluation skills
  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills, including an aptitude for complex, analytical, and detailed work
  • Effective collaboration and relationship building skills across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to juggle multiple priorities in a busy, time-sensitive environment
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication skills
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