LYRASIS is seeking a thoughtful and collaborative individual to serve as the Fedora Program Manager to help build and sustain Fedora’s strategic direction and user community. Fedora is a community-maintained, open-source, standards-based, and interoperable repository system that supports durable access to digital objects and long-term digital preservation. First released in 1998, it has been adopted over the course of two decades by hundreds of institutions across the globe. The Program Manager will be at the center of one of the signature academy-led and community-driven open-source software programs developed by libraries, archives, and museums, collaborating with a dedicated and engaged leadership team and active user community to spur the migration to or adoption of the recently released version 6 of Fedora.
The Program Manager serves as strategic liaison to the Fedora steering group, leadership group, sponsors, service providers, and other stakeholders. Key activities of the role include providing general project oversight, building communication and outreach plans, and coordinating meetings and presentations. Additional work includes assessing and providing guidance regarding community adoption, budget, strategic partnerships, and potential grant activities. Duties will include a wide range of communications and the ability to manage work with agility. If you are someone who enjoys collaboration and solving interesting problems, you will thrive in this role.
The Program Manager works with other key staff to oversee essential program processes and performs international outreach to institutions, government organizations, funding agencies, and others. The Program Manager works closely with the Fedora Governance Chairs to ensure smooth oversight of leadership team activities. Even if you are not an expert in digital repositories, the ability to learn, listen, and develop new skills will serve you well in the role.
Individuals with excellent communication skills, the ability to interact with a variety of different stakeholders in a global community, and an interest in developing relationships with current and potential community members are encouraged to apply. You should apply even if you don’t feel that your credentials are a 100% match with the position description. We are looking for relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the position itself.
This position is part of a geographically and institutionally distributed team. Applications from candidates interested in telecommuting and/or a flexible schedule between 75% and full-time are welcome (and eligible for full medical benefits).
At LYRASIS, one of our core values is to provide an inclusive environment to all who are employed here. Therefore, the organization is intentional in providing fair and equitable employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
You can see the full position description and submit your resume and cover letter at https://lyrasis.isolvedhire.com/jobs/465175-25777.html
Applications are accepted until the position is filled but review of applications will begin December 15, 2021.
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