Office of Scholarly Communication Program Manager at Harvard

The Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication is recruiting an Office of Scholarly Communication Program Manager ("three year funded term appointment, currently in year two, with continuation subject to an annual review").

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the faculty director and working closely with HUL administration and programs, the Scholarly Communication Program Manager is responsible for aspects of program development and implementation of new initiatives relevant to open access and to the broader set of issues related to scholarly communication. The OSC Program Manager will also be responsible for conforming with HUL and University administrative policies incl. finance, human resources, and publications. S/he provides leadership in development of the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC):

  • Works closely with the Faculty Director in the development and coordination of a program dedicated to open access for Harvard's scholarly output. At the outset, the primary focus will be on communications, consultations, and problem-solving in an effort to solicit faculty deposits of journal articles, conference proceedings and other published and unpublished research.
  • Develops effective working relationships with individuals, as designated by the faculty head, involved in the program including: FAS and HCL, Deans of the Faculties, the Office of General Counsel.
  • Monitors experience with the program to refine procedures and also the nature and frequency of consultations on policy and legal matters.
  • Coordinates, staffs, and facilitates the work of the libraries' Scholarly Communication Faculty Advisory Committee.
  • Works closely with the faculty director on policy issues.
  • Works with OIS on all aspects of the design, implementation, and maintenance of the open access repository.
  • Develops a high level of knowledge of legal and policy issues with potential to affect Harvard's program; works with colleagues in other Harvard schools regarding their programs; monitors developments in other research universities; tracks legislative developments relevant to the program.
  • Gathers and analyzes data to identify trends, problem areas, opportunities for growth; prepares periodic reports on the program; develops a plan for sustainability after the initial start-up phase of the program.
  • Supports fundraising/development efforts.
  • Act as a resource and educator to promote scholarly communication across the University:
    • Works collaboratively as directed with representatives of the faculties through their Academic Affairs Offices to increase awareness of issues relating to scholarly communication and to ensure that these deans are kept informed of the program's directions.
    • Organizes forums on open access, copyright, and scholarly communication for the Harvard community. Provide guidance to library staff regarding scholarly communication through coordinating with liaison librarians, bibliographers, and other library specialists to broaden the understanding of the program's goals. Advises faculty on procedures and options as they work with specific publishers; communicates with publishers and others regarding Harvard policies.