ALLStAR Project Manager Position
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OPEN POSITION: ALLStAR Project Manager

NELLCO is a vibrant consortium of law libraries established over thirty years ago. Founded as a regional cooperative network of just 15 New England Law Libraries, NELLCO now has more than 120 member law libraries across the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. A nimble, dynamic, member driven organization, NELLCO has proven its value to members in four vital realms: collaboration, communication, innovation, and education.
NELLCO is currently based in Albany, New York’s capital city, known for its quality of life and low cost of living. Albany frequently ranks in the lists of best places to live among all cities in New York and across the United States.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

NELLCO is seeking an experienced, collaborative, Project Manager to work directly on ALLSTAR (Academic Law Libraries: Statistics, Analytics, and Reports) Benchmarking, the academic law library data collection, analysis, and benchmarking project and tool developed by academic law librarians. 

Under the general supervision of the NELLCO Executive Director and in consultation with the ALLStAR Advisory Board, the ALLStAR Project Manager will oversee the rapid development of ALLStAR Benchmarking, a sophisticated, web-based data collection and analysis tool. ALLStAR allows subscribers to input and compare data; create, analyze, and export data and reports; and conduct internal assessment and peer benchmarking utilizing the data. Some of the data is publicly available and mass-uploaded; other data requires manual entry by participants.

ALLStAR was collaboratively developed over three-years by academic law librarians, led by Yale Law Library, and in partnership with NELLCO. ALLStAR runs on the Counting Opinions LibPAS platform. The ALLStAR Project Manager will chair the ALLStAR Advisory Board and oversee the continued development of ALLStAR Benchmarking. The ALLStAR Project Manager will edit ALLStAR in LibPAS CMS; solicit input for refinement from the academic law library community; work closely with the ALLStAR Advisory Board; take the initiative to implement enhancements to ALLStAR; advise subscribers on how to use and maximize ALLStAR including creating reports relevant to their institutional needs; help subscribers analyze data; work closely with Counting Opinions to upload publicly available data and implement high-level changes to ALLStAR; demonstrate ALLStAR’s value to subscribers and potential subscribers; maintain NELLCO’s ALLStAR webpage; promote ALLStAR at conferences, meetings, and other venues.

The part-time position is estimated to work approximately ten hours per week, with some weeks requiring less time while others requiring more. This position is a one-year appointment with the option of continued employment at the end of the year. The successful candidate will be highly organized, productive, self-motivated, and an excellent communicator and team player.  

More information on ALLStAR Benchmarking can be found at www.nellco.org/allstar
 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the primary contact between ALLStAR/NELLCO and Counting Opinions
  • Lead the development of ALLStAR Benchmarking in consultation with the NELLCO Executive Director, the NELLCO Board of Directors, and the ALLStAR Advisory Board
  • Lead the ALLStAR Advisory Board and its two groups, Publicity & Outreach and Content, in executing their charges and overseeing their work
  • In consultation with the Advisory Board, make substantive changes to ALLStAR, including adding/modifying/deleting collections, performance indicators, and definitions
  • Exercising independent judgment, make refinements to ALLStAR.
  • Develop a calendar that includes a timeline for data input deadlines, report summary data, and survey changes and upgrades
  • Assist ALLStAR subscribers  with using and maximizing ALLStAR data
  • Create sample and template reports that will assist law libraries in justifying and lobbying for stable/increased library expenditures, positions, collections, and more
  • Support and present ALLStAR at workshops, training sessions, webinars, and other venues
  • Other duties related to ALLStAR as required


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree required JD, MBA, MLIS, and/or advanced degree in a related field preferred

Experience with project management and data analysis is required. Experience taking a prototype to post-production is preferred 

Experience working in academic libraries and conducting library assessment is strongly preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategy for and lead a complex project from inception to completion in a timely matter with an excellent final product
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a content management system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using  advanced Excel features
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic statistics and statistical tools 
  • Demonstrated superb oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse clientele; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven record of reliable attendance, punctuality, and diligent performance
  • Demonstrated record of agility, flexibility, and openness to change

Ability to perform responsibilities ethically, confidentially, and with integrity
 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of advanced statistics and statistical tools

SALARY 

ALLStAR Project Manager is an hourly position with a competitive range.
 

LOCATION AND TRAVEL

The ALLStAR Project Manager may work out of the NELLCO offices at 756 Madison Avenue in Albany, New York. Remote work may also be considered.

On-site training will take place in New Haven, Connecticut and/or Albany, New York. The position will require travel for workshops, training sessions, and conferences. 


TO APPLY

Send current resume, letter of intent, contact information for three references and related inquiries to corie.dugas@nellco.org.  Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted through December 31, 2017.  The position is available January 15, 2018 and start date is negotiable.

NELLCO is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

 

 

Mission

NELLCO, an international consortium of law libraries, advances justice through access to global legal information. Together NELLCO libraries collaborate to maximize resources and to support the missions of their institutions. NELLCO members share the risks and rewards of implementing innovative ideas, and capitalize on enduring successes.

Contact Us

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Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-694-3025
Fax: 518-694-3027
Email:admin@nellco.org