The LOCKSS Program seeks a Community Manager to foster partnerships and serve as a thought leader in the digital preservation sphere. You will become a familiar external face in three of the LOCKSS Program's key constituencies: libraries and memory organizations, scholarly publishers and content providers, and open source software developers. You will play a pivotal role in facilitating business and technical conversations between LOCKSS Program staff and existing or prospective stakeholders, to apply LOCKSS technologies toward establishing new digital preservation initiatives. Are you a creative communicator, enthusiastic about digital preservation and passionate about access to information? Join our dedicated team and help the scholarly community meet its digital preservation needs with the LOCKSS Program.

In this role, you will:

  • Pursue partnerships with libraries and publishers, but also state and national agencies, scholarly content providers, and other memory institutions, to form digital preservation initiatives using LOCKSS technologies.

  • Ensure continuity of institutional and interpersonal contact with existing and prospective partners.

  • Organize community outreach events to promote the LOCKSS Program and foster engagement, such as webinars, trainings and unconferences.

  • Develop informational and instructional materials for the LOCKSS Program's Web site and documentation portal, and to aid in conducting technical and business conversations with partners.

  • Track, participate and help advance long term digital preservation both individually and through organizing and applying technical and community efforts

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Experience in the areas of digital preservation, Web archiving, or digital libraries.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise and business needs.

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies and in systems analysis.

  • Skill in conducting interviews and facilitating group meetings.

  • Skill in developing and conducting training programs.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Experience with managing products or programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of various marketing elements (e.g. pricing, audience, channels, communication).

  • Demonstrated ability to understand the target audience life cycle and ability to convert leads into new business.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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