Collaborating with the Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies (LTDS) and the Assistant Director for Library Technology, this new and exciting role will provide strategic direction for processes around implementation, improvement, extension, and integration of Emory Libraries’ end-user products and/or programs. This portfolio supports faculty, staff, and students in their teaching, learning, research and scholarship endeavors. As a member of the LTDS's leadership team, we will team up to advance the strategic and annual planning for the Division.
In this role you will lead a Digital Product Strategy Department, which includes major product and program development for end-user technology. Together with your department's staff, we will cultivate roadmaps for your portfolio to develop the larger technology roadmap. Working jointly with Library Technology Department, internal library partners, the Project Management Office, and the wider Emory community you will promote a portfolio of creative end-user products and programs.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
You will be responsible for the hiring, mentoring, and evaluating departmental staff. At Emory Libraries, we believe it is important to ensure staff receive the support they need to be successful in their careers. Together we will work build a cross collaborative division whose employees complement one another's skills.
You will sponsor the end-user technology portfolio maintained by LTDS and construct a meaningful portfolio by mentoring your staff to establish relevant product and programmatic goals.
Together the LTDS leadership team, will establish standard methodologies and procedures for portfolio management within the division. We will develop the processes for taking in new initiatives while also communicating the impact of change to internal and external partners as well as leadership. We will handle issues surrounding resourcing, staffing, challenges, risks, etc. for new technology initiatives. We believe that we should constantly evolve, so together, we will seek out opportunities for process improvement and develop standard methodologies rooted in service design principles ensuring promised value is delivered.
You will mentor Digital Product Strategy staff in developing product and/or program roadmaps and ensuring projects stemming from those roadmaps are appropriately resourced. To do this, you will work with LTDS leadership to document available resources and associated constraints while advocating for or negotiating with the Director of LTDS for additional resources or adjustments to the division's strategic direction.
You will champion consistent and visible documentation, harmonize disparate advisory groups, and provide support for strategic initiatives. Your department will blend traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach to deliver an appropriate balance of agility and predictability. You will guide staff, so they can appropriately communicate priorities, objectives, challenges, and results to Emory Libraries' and its partners.
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Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.
Candidates applying by August 1, 2018 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.