NYPL Digital is the department responsible for the digital transformation of the Library in order to facilitate the successful transition to the delivery of core patron-facing services through digital platforms.
Success will be achieved by the development of an affordable, scalable and achievable long-term plan comprising Infrastructure, Policies, Processes and the management of an appropriately motivated and skilled workforce to guarantee digital Preservation, Discovery and Access to the materials, assets and other resources provided by the Library, to all patrons in accordance with its stated mission and values.
The Project Manager’s responsibilities are to plan, track, communicate and help deliver the projects to which are assigned. They will manage projects drawing on methods from both Agile and traditional project management practice. The Project Manager will serve as the liaison, facilitator and coordinator for the technical staff, the NYPL Digital product staff, and other stakeholder groups. They will also be expected to identify issues proactively, resolve conflicts, escalate if necessary, and work across the organization to execute the project.
You will manage one or more agile projects, typically to deliver a specific product or transformation via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team. You’ll be adept at delivering complex digital projects, breaking down barriers for your team, and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed.
Defining project needs and feeding these into the program/portfolio process will enable resource to be appropriately allocated. You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.