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Job: Product Manager at DuraSpace

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Winchester, MA DuraSpace (http://www.duraspace.org) is
seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial Product Manager for the open source
Fedora Repository project (http://www.fedora-commons.org), a world-wide
community focused on creating a robust, modular, open source repository system
for the management and dissemination of digital content. The Fedora Product
Manager will have the opportunity to play a key role in the evolution and
growth of the Fedora platform as it positions itself for the coming decade
through a major new development effort.

  
Fedora is especially suited for digital libraries and archives, both for
access and preservation. It is also used to provide specialized access to very
large and complex digital collections of historic and cultural materials as
well as scientific data. Fedora has a worldwide installed user base that
includes academic and cultural heritage organizations, universities, research
institutions, university libraries, national libraries, and government
agencies. The Fedora project is supported under the stewardship of the
DuraSpace organization.

  
The Fedora Product Manager is a new, full-time position. The Product Manager,
accountable to the Fedora Steering Committee and employed by DuraSpace, will
lead the Fedora community in accomplishing its goals by fulfilling the
following responsibilities:

  
Primary Responsibilities

  
Product Management

  
● Set vision for the product working with the steering committee, establish
the long-term roadmap

● Serve as strategic liaison to steering committee, advisory group, sponsors,
service providers, and other stakeholders

● Seek out and engage in collaborations and partnerships that will leverage
resources and expertise for the advancement of Fedora and digital preservation

● Raise annual funding for project through sponsorship, grants and in-kind
contributions

● Articulate non-technical needs to technical stakeholders; articulate product
functionality to non-technical audiences

● Be an effective spokesperson for the project through outreach, public
speaking, and advocacy



Operations Leadership

  
● Work with stakeholders, committees, and staff to ensure timely
implementation of products and services.

● Plan and manage budgets and resources for the project

● Provide regular status and financial reports to the steering group,
DuraSpace, and sponsors.

● Work together with Technical Lead to oversee key project processes such as
gathering requirements, setting work priorities, coordinating user acceptance
testing, coordinating efforts to produce documentation, and others essential
to project operations.

  
Community Management

  
● With the Steering Committee and DuraSpace, solicit new institutional and
corporate sponsors as well as providers of services to the Fedora community

● Perform international outreach to institutions, government organizations,
sponsors, funding agencies, and others

● Recruit and cultivate new adopters and contributors.

  
Marketing and Communications

  
● Develop marketing strategy for product

● Develop and document key use cases within community

● Explore and define market opportunities in new areas

● Develop and execute communications with stakeholders, contributors,
sponsors, partners, service providers, etc.

● Coordinate representation for Fedora community at key conferences and
workshops

  
Skills and Competencies

  
Required

  
● A bachelors degree with at least 7-10 years of progressively responsible
experience in higher education and/or business, or equivalent work experience

● Experience working with technology project teams; ability to communicate
effectively with technical staff

● Excellent product management skills and demonstrated success with managing
teams working in disparate locations

● Entrepreneurial skills, especially the ability to successfully promote
innovative concepts and enroll stakeholders in new solutions

● Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at
bringing concepts to realization

● Able to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety
of media and technologies.

● Experience creating and managing fiscal budgets

  
Preferred

  
● Experience working with Fedora Repository

● Experience with digital preservation issues and solutions and working with
libraries and/or IT organizations

● Analytical skills in crafting successful funding and business models for
innovative projects.

● Fund raising skills in a non-profit domain.

  
About DuraSpace

  
DuraSpace is a small not-for-profit organization providing leadership and
innovation for open source technologies that promote durable, persistent
access to our digital culture. We collaborate with academic, scientific,
cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects and creating
services to help ensure that current and future generations may discover and
access our collective digital heritage.

  
DuraSpace is an equal opportunity employer. Non-traditional applicants are
welcome. We offer health and retirement benefits. Salary is commensurate with
experience. We are headquartered in the Boston MA area, but most of our
employees work virtually and are located around the USA. We are a true
believer in the virtual office and use a variety of online tools to facilitate
our ability to work as a collaborative and collegial team. Extensive travel is
expected for this position, both

within the US and internationally.

  
To Apply: A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and
should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should
address your specific interest in the position, include your salary
requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this
position. Please email the cover letter and resume to [log in to unmask]



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