Metadata Project Specialist

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on August 26, 2021
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Job Description

The full-time Metadata Project Specialist will serve as a project manager and to facilitate discussions with the VT community around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and metadata. Reporting to the Associate Director of Metadata Services, and as a member of the Metadata services team, the Metadata Project Specialist will apply the latest project management techniques to newly emerging work in metadata in the University Libraries. Essential to the position is clear communication, managing change in projects, and a desire to work closely with library colleagues as well as faculty and students from across the Virginia Tech community.

Required Qualifications

- Demonstrated communication skills with wide range of constituencies
- Familiarity with metadata within a library setting
- Demonstrated experience facilitating conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Proven organizational skills and a willingness to learn how to adapt project management best practices to metadata projects and engage in creative problem solving
- Experience ensuring that projects meet deadlines, facilitating planning sessions, or conducting periodic reviews to report on project progress.
- Experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships or optimizing workflows and processes.
- Strong computer literacy skills including fluency with basic office tools (Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, and Google products); willingness to learn new tools and technologies
- Experience in an academic environment

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
- Library work experience
- Proven record of customer service excellence

Pay Band


Appointment Type

Regular appointment, University staff, full-time position

Salary Information

$43,000-47,000 dependent upon experience and education

Review Date

September 13, 2021

Additional Information

Work schedule of: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • This position is eligible for 100% telework along with at least one on-site trip per year for the right candidate. The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. We are committed to mentoring and establishing safe spaces, both physical and virtual, where employees from current and historically minoritized groups can thrive.

The members of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech strive individually and collectively to create, sustain, and share inclusive ways of knowing in conscientious community with each other and all the people we serve in every space we shape. In keeping with our Aspirational Identity and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, the University Libraries commits to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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