University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 224826

Position Summary:
Internet Scout is a research group based in the Computer Sciences Department, focused on developing tools and technologies for digital collections and online resource dissemination and discovery, primarily for the Higher Education and Research communities.

The Project and Collaborations Coordinator (PCC) will work closely with the Scout Directors to facilitate and help manage everyday group operations, coordinate efforts for Scout's various grant-funded projects, and liaison with outside partners and collaborators as needed to ensure deadlines are met. The PCC will also help organize and track internal metrics, coordinate in-house software testing, and support and manage events and related content creation as needed for Scout's multiple projects. The position requires outstanding communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team.

Principal duties:
Position responsibilities include:

Content and Project Management (50%)
- Work with Scout Directors to set and track goals and deadlines quarterly and annually for grant-funded projects
- Organize and drive updating of in-house intranet content
- Coordinate and manage graduate and undergraduate student hiring
- Spearhead coordination of Scout outreach events and materials (conferences, meetings, webinars)
- Support creation of better workflow, practices, and procedures for Scout team

Partner Liaison and Collaborations (30%)
- Track and manage agreements and details of Scout contract/consulting work
- Research and help integrate and manage new communication and collaboration tools (intranet, web, video, etc) as needed
- Support effective collaboration, teamwork, and working relationships within and across Scout's projects and partnerships

Internal Data Management and Software Testing (20%)
- Drive analytics gathering for formative project feedback loops
- Coordinate software testing and bug reporting

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