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Project Manager [Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 3, 1973 in job announcements |

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland is seeking an
experienced project manager who will provide coordination and management for research projects and
initiatives in the digital humanities.
The Project Manager will work with senior MITH staff to conceptualize, implement, and manage digital
humanities research work in a collaborative, team-driven environment. The successful candidate will
have experience developing and administering collaborative research projects and events; strong oral
and written communications skills; experience writing for, and working with, academic and public
audiences; and an interest in digital research methods and tools.
The Project Manager will report to the Assistant Director and work in tandem with MITH staff to ensure
the success of MITH’s various research projects and initiatives. The Project Manager will manage the
execution of projects by assembling and coordinating the work of project staff and partners, tracking
project deliverables, monitoring and reporting on progress of projects to all stakeholders, and
completing project evaluations and assessment of results. Experience writing grants of $60,000 or more
is preferred.
Prospective candidates should be familiar with the field of digital humanities, have experience with
project management tools (Basecamp, Google Docs, etc.), and have proven experience in coordinating
multi-institution deadline-driven research projects. Experience working with software development
tools (particularly Git) is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable setting meetings and agendas,
establishing benchmarks for success, and negotiating multi-stakeholder dynamics.
Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of
Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of
technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage
collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing.
DUTIES:
Coordinate and implement research and development projects (60%)
Elicit well-defined project materials including statements of project scope, goals and deliverables from
stakeholders.
Facilitate consensus around project processes and implementation strategies
Develop and implement project plans.
Schedule, and monitor project timelines and milestones using appropriate project management tools.
Develop plans for communicating project results and outcomes to academic and public audiencesCoordinate and implement public programs (30%)
Facilitate the Digital Dialogues Series, including handling organizational and promotional work,
processing video and social media, and dealing with speakers
Support and coordinate public programs including workshops, symposia, and lecture series as needed.
Coordinate all internship and visitor programs
Communications and publicity (10%)
Assist in the creation of website content for MITH and its research programs
Lead all social media outreach and coordination
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Digital Humanities or a Humanities-related field
Minimum of two years experience in project management
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience managing multi-institutional collaborative research projects
Experience and Knowledge of project management including use of project management and social
media technologies (Basecamp, Google Docs, WordPress, Twitter, Drupal, etc.)
Familiarity with digital humanities trends/developments.
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and communication (oral and written) skills
Ability to motivate and manage one’s colleagues and project stakeholders in a team-driven design and
development process.Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree (MA or PhD) in digital humanities or humanities field
Successfully awarded grant writing experience over $60,000
Experience with identifying potential partners and funding opportunities to support ongoing research.
Knowledge of software development methodologies and their practical application is a plus.
The Project Manager is a full-time, 12-month faculty research assistant position renewable annually,
contingent on funding. Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $55,000 to $65,000. The
University also offers a competitive benefits package. To apply, please send: 1) a cover letter outlining
your experience in project management, your particular skills in the digital humanities, and statement of
your philosophy of managing collaborative research projects; 2) a CV; 3) examples of writing samples (no
more than 20 pages), websites, and/or digital projects; and 4) contact information for three professional
references to Jennifer Guiliano, Search Chair, via email: guiliano@umd.edu. For best consideration,
apply by close of business on May 20, 2013. Position would begin in August/September 2013 dependent
on candidate availability.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment
opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex,
color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital
status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and
women are encouraged to apply.

Jennifer Guiliano
Assistant Director
Email:guiliano@umd.edu
Office Phone: (301) 405-9528
Skype: jenguiliano
twitter: @jenguiliano
website: http://mith.umd.edu/

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