Position Description

The George Washington University Libraries invites applications for a Digital Services Manager to plan, implement and lead a full service digital projects program to support the Libraries’ growing need for managing strategic digitization and digital assets management.

The position is located within Special Collections and Archives, an area of strategic priority for the University Libraries, and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Archives. Working in close collaboration with appropriate individuals and units across the Libraries and the University, the Digital Services Manager coordinates the Libraries digitization program and projects, assists in preparation of grant proposals with significant digitization components, and consults with colleagues in metadata and digital preservation to develop effective workflows and implement appropriate standards.

As scholarly and administrative products are increasingly born digital, the Digital Services Manager will help to lead the development of strategies for preserving and providing access to the university community’s digital scholarly and institutional assets. The Manager works closely with colleagues in repository development, interface development and user testing to create and sustain an infrastructure and user experience that will support GW’s digital scholarship long term.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Digital Services Manager:


Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary & Benefits

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave plus 12 days per year paid sick leave; medical; TIAA/CREF; tuition assistance.

To Apply

To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/25462 and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification. Some positions may require additional background screening.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

Posting Number: Fac/Lib000690
Title: Digital Services Manager
Discipline: Libraries
Specialty: Digitization and Digital Assets Management
Contract Type: Renewable Appointment (initial appt period)
Proposed Start Date: 04/13/2015
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Open Until Filled: Yes


The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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