Library Technology Project Manager – Harvard Law School – Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Co-Director of the Law Library Innovation Lab, the HLS Library Project Manager is responsible for the design, implementation and management of special and ongoing projects across the library and in partnership with the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. The Library Project Manager will work closely with a project manager from the Berkman Center to enhance development of joint and related projects and to foster cross fertilization of ideas for future collaboration.  This partnership will include time spent in the Library and at the Berkman Center.

The ideal candidate would be expected to play a coordinating role, serving as a manager of the intake and scheduling of projects based on available resources, budget and staffing. The project manager would be expected to articulate and drive project milestones and resourcing strategies. The responsibilities would not include direct ownership of projects, but rather the high level view and management of all projects across the office.  The ideal candidate would also define the direction and guide the implementation of tools to fulfill this work, including workflow and project management software.

There are three current projects the Library Project Manager will manage. These include H2O,, and Free the Law.  H2O is a suite of online classroom tools which allows professors to freely develop, remix, and share online textbooks under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. is a pilot project that allows authors and journal editors to create a permanent archive of web content cited in their published work. Free the Law aspires to create a searchable database of digitized U.S. federal and state case law.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • For H2O, the project manager will work with the CS and AT group, external developers (End Point), the Berkman Center, and HUIT to ensure that bugs are fixed, enhancements developed, new courses loaded, and future opportunities for expansion are considered and implemented.
  • For, the PM will work closely with the Library Innovation Lab, external partners, and HLS ITS to take from pilot to production.
  • For Free the Law the PM will work closely with the current library project participants and our external partners to ensure that the library successfully executes the Proof of Concept phase.
  • As new projects arise in the Library Innovation Lab, the PM will work closely with the Co-Director to assign and manage tasks across the team.
  • For all projects, will facilitate and plan content of project meetings and provide feedback on local project ideas and/or work product.
  • Assess project needs and resources to prepare project proposals and detailed project work plans.
  • Ensure that deliverables of acceptable quality are completed on schedule, and manage available resources to achieve that goal.
  • Organize and manage project meetings and provide technical and analytical guidance to project teams as needed.
  • Communicate promptly and effectively with clients, business analysts and technical staff.
  • Work with internal and external partners to ensure the smooth execution of tasks.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred)
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge of IT project management
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (Email and Calendar)
  • Supervisory experience overseeing and managing staff, interns, or student employees

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, positive attitude and diligent work ethic
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders on a given project
  • Proven ability to manage external vendors
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority, across departments and divisions
  • Basic knowledge of and experience with web technologies, like HTML, Blogs, Social Media and RSS
  • Basic knowledge of information architecture, user experience and web content strategy
  • Experience with project management tools and software
  • Independent worker and self starter, does not require extensive direction
  • Naturally curious and motivated, collaborative and willing to take on all tasks
  • Familiarity with U.S. legal system and structure.  Law degree preferred.
  • Experience with multiple models of project management and an understanding of how and when to apply each methodology
  • Experience with project management tools and software

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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