Senior Digital Project Manager - Columbia University Libraries

Posted on August 27, 2019


The incumbent oversees and supports several high visibility or complexity multi-stakeholder, digital projects produced in partnership with various library units. The Senior Digital Project Manager is responsible for creating project plans, timelines, and resource requirements. The Senior Digital Project Manager will manage the entire project lifecycle of high visibility projects, ensuring delivery of project objectives within the prescribed timeframe and budget. They will provide project management consultations to library staff working on complex self-managed digital projects. This position will aid in designing the evolution of the Digital Project Management unit and mentor the Digital Project Coordinator.


-Provides leadership on assigned projects, directs and/or co-directs the entire lifecycle of an individual project, and shepherds the project through the production process.

-Collaborates with library partners and the Director of Digital Project Management to explore and scope grant projects. Leads pre-proposal project scoping for high complexity and/or visibility projects.

-Serves as the principal liaison with clients on a per project basis and makes presentations to senior leadership, Columbia University stakeholders, and external stakeholders and collaborators.

-Participates in professional development activities and conducts independent exploration of digital projects and technology to advance digital project management services and capabilities.

-Leads library wide workshops on Project Management in conjunction with the Director of Digital Project Management.

-Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent related experience required. -Minimum of 4-6 years related experience. -Experience in all relevant project methodologies and tools.

Preferred Qualifications

-Library experience preferred. -PMP certification strongly preferred -Advanced degree preferred


New York, NY


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Columbia University Libraries is a top-tier academic research library, serving one of the world’s most important centers of research and learning. The Libraries build, sustain, and make discoverable collections that transcend traditional boundaries of format and domain, keeping pace with a dynamic and rapidly evolving information environment and creating unique opportunities for users to encounter global thought. As vital partners in the University’s research and learning ecosystem, the Libraries connects users with rich and distinctive collections, fosters meaningful learning experiences, and provides innovative research support for a large, diverse user population.

The Libraries’ collection includes resources in more than 450 languages and primary source materials that span over 4,000 years of human thought. The collection is comprised of 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The Libraries employs more than 350 staff and hosts over 4 million physical and 20 million virtual visitors each year. A leader in strategic partnerships for shared collections, collaborative collection development, and reciprocal borrowing and use, Columbia University Libraries is a key node in a network connecting users to a boundless multitude of resources around the world.