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Senior Digital Records and Information Manager, Harvard University, MA


The Harvard University Archives (HUA) seeks a Senior Digital Records and Information Manager (SDRIM) to support the Archives’ goal of transitioning to a digital-first records management environment. Reporting to the Associate University Archivist for Collection Development and Records Management Services (AUACDRMS), the SDRIM will play a principal role in developing and leading a born-digital records and information management program designed to ensure appropriate and secure identification, classification, storage, retrieval, and preservation or destruction of Harvard University’s digital content and electronic records in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  

The SDRIM will provide leadership in the transformation of HUA and Harvard’s records management program from paper-based to an electronic content model by addressing key challenges posed by the transition to a born-digital records environment. This position will recommend strategies for and participate in agency-level planning, goal setting, and development of records and information management (RIM) policies and role-based training requirements and collaborate with other Harvard Library and Harvard University stakeholders to ensure compliance, verification, authentication, and related activities that build and sustain a comprehensive electronic records management program.  

The SDRIM will be a member of the senior Collection Development and Records Management Services (CDRMS) team, along with the Senior Records Manager/Archivist, the Senior Collection Development and Electronic Records Archivist, and the Senior Collection Development Curator/Archivist, and assist the AUACDRMS in overall planning, coordination, policy, and workflow development, including strategies and goals for the collection and appraisal of University records of long-term historical significance.  

The successful incumbent will have strong experience directing, developing, planning, and implementing digital content-focused records management or information governance programs; building and sustaining effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders at all levels of the organization; persuasive and diplomatic interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate and present complexity with clarity, enthusiasm, and impact; familiarity with information security and IT service management concepts and processes; a broad knowledge of server, database, and storage infrastructures both onsite and in the cloud; comfort working at scale in a large and decentralized landscape; technical and interpersonal skills to thrive in a fast-paced, forward facing work environment; and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and antiracism.  

The Harvard University Archives has recently joined with the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Fine Arts Library, Harvard Film Archive, and Houghton Library to create Archives, Arts, and Special Collections of Harvard Library, a new administrative unit currently planning integrated approaches to technical and public services for archives and special collections across the portfolio. 

To Apply

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