OPEN POSITION: ALLStAR PROJECT MANAGER (PART-TIME)
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 125 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 based in Albany, New York’s capital city.
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 oversees the 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 several years by academic law librarians, originally led by Yale Law Library, and now in partnership with NELLCO. ALLStAR runs on the Counting Opinions LibPAS platform. The ALLStAR Project Manager will work closely with the ALLStAR Advisory Board and oversee the continued development of ALLStAR Benchmarking, including the ALLStAR Official Survey (AOS). The ALLStAR Project Manager will edit ALLStAR in LibPAS CMS; solicit input for refinement from the academic law library community; take the initiative to create tools and make 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.
- 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
- Work closely with the ALLStAR Advisory Board and its two committees, Communications 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, create user-friendly tools, and 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, content management system, and data analysis is required.
- 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
ALLStAR Project Manager is an hourly position, serving as an independent contractor, with a competitive range.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL
Albany-area residency is not required. It is anticipated that the ALLStAR Project Manager will work remotely.
On-site training will take place in New Haven, Connecticut; Albany, New York; and/or remotely. The position will require travel for workshops, training sessions, and conferences.
Send current resume, letter of intent, contact information for three references, and related inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted through October 25, 2019. The position is available November 1, 2019 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.