Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Old Dominion University is looking for a University Records Manager

If you're a seasoned records manager who relishes the thought of living in close proximity to Colonial Williamsburg or Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University may have a position for you.

I find it kind of interesting that the individual who takes this position will report to the university's Office of Computing and Communications Services and not the Department of Special Collections and University Archives -- most universities combine the positions of university records manager and university records manager -- but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.  In fact, it's likely a sign that the person who takes this job will have the chance to work closely with the people who build, purchase, and maintain the university's core electronic recordkeeping systems and to influence the design of these systems.
The Office of Computing and Communications Services (OCCS) at Old Dominion University is seeking a full time Faculty Administrator to serve as the University Records Manager. This position will ensure university-wide compliance with the Virginia Public Records Act by developing, managing and directing a service-oriented comprehensive records management program. Core responsibilities include: Management of University Records Management Office; Retention and Disposition of Records; Collaboration and Communications with others at Old Dominion University and other state agencies; and Project Management.

Required: Professional records management experience in a university or government agency. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of physical and electronic records management theory and standards, relevant statutes and administrative rules, and technologies that enable effective records management. Leadership and communication skills and customer service orientation including the ability to work with all academic levels, including faculty, administrators, staff and students. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver effective training to a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement operational plans, to include the identification and investigation of additional resources to promote the program, and to advise agency management on organizational and operational issues. Advanced degree in a relevant field (MLS/MLIS/MIS, MPS), coursework in records management or an equivalent combination of education and professional records management experience.

Certified Records Manager (CRM) or an equivalent certification preferred. Knowledge of the Virginia Public Records Act is preferred.
The position description, which indicates that the review of applications will begin on 25 July 2012 and continue until this post is filled, doesn't say anything about salary and benefits.  However, information about benefits is available online, as is the university's statement concerning administrative/professional faculty pay practices, which indicates that the salary will vary in accordance with education, work experience, and other variables. 

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